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Feb 12 , 2016
Two Charged in Marystown Drug Bust
A drug bust in the town saw 50 grams of cocaine, one pound of marijuana, along with a quantity of cash and electronic devices seized.
Pregnant Woman Handles Fire Before Crews Arrive
A 27-year-old woman took matters into her own hands with a bathroom fire in Mount Pearl yesterday.
Snowmobile Accident Leaves 13-Year-Old in Hospital
A single vehicle-snowmobile accident on the Northern Peninsula has a 13-year-old boy in hospital in St. Anthony.
Court Date Set in Deer Lake Drug Bust
20-year-old Marcus Healey had already been serving a conditional sentence order that was set down in 2014.
Fisheries and Wildlife Sees Record Year for Violations
1,500 violations were investigated in 2015, up 96% from 2013. The rise, included 271 firearms charges, coincided with an increase in hospitalization.
St. John's Residential Taxes Being Lost in Discussion: Whalen
The Chair of the St. John's Board of Trade says tax increases in St. John's should only be allowed to go up in accordance with the cost of living.
Feb 11 , 2016
Fogo Ferry Resumes Limited Service
Change Islands remains without ferry service until at least today.
Two Syrian Families Arrive in St. John's
The Muslim Association Of NL and the Church of the Good Sheppard today welcomed two families of refugees to the province.
Layman Pleads Guilty to Nova Scotia Thefts
The charges stem from a shoplifting spree in Nova Scotia that occurred three months before Layman stabbed an 11-year-old boy in 2014.
Driver 'Lucky' After Outer Ring Road Crash
A car crashed through the guardrail and travelled 20 feet down the embankment before coming to a rest this morning.
'Come From Away' Play Takes Home Six Awards in California
'Come From Away', about the planes that landed in Gander on 9-11, garnered six awards earlier this week in a ceremony honouring the best in local theatre.
Protesters at Roncalli Highlight Dangerous Roads
Parents are upset with drivers who won't slow down or are inattentive in the school zone, as well as high snow banks making navigation dangerous for children.
Ghomeshi Trial Highlighting Weaknesses in Justice System: Moore
St. John's lawyer Lynn Moore says there are very high rates of sexual assault in the community, but very low conviction rates.
St. John's Board of Trade Launches Petition for Tax Relief
It's part of an ongoing outcry from the business community, many of whom are facing a 20 per cent hike in their business taxes as a result of the city's latest budget.
Gas Drops Almost Five Cents
As predicted, there's a big drop at the pumps today.
Local Rugby Player Signs Pro Contract in Europe
30-year-old Ciaran Hearn has signed a one year deal to play with the London Irish.
Local Advocacy Group Responds to RNC Warning of Drugged Drinks
Kerri Claire of SPAAT says she takes offence to suggestions that changing your behaviour can prevent you from being sexually assaulted, but the RNC's Sergeant Colin McNeil says they are in no way blaming the victims of sexual assault.
Surveys Coming to Larger Communities Across Northeast Avalon
The confidential surveys aim to inform policy, planing, and the delivery of services in each of the municipalities.
Fogo - Change Islands Ferry May Be Back on the Run Today
The MHA for Fogo - Cape Freels is hopeful that the Captain Earle W. Windsor will be back on the Fogo-Change Islands run some time today.
Breen says Council Meeting will 'Be a Good Start'
St. John's City Councillor Danny Breen says although one meeting won't solve all the issues on council, it's a good start.
Federal Conservatives Looking to Reconnect with NL
After being shut out across Atlantic Canada, fingers are being pointed in many directions in an attempt to try and explain and mend the disconnect.
Anaconda Acquires White Bay Mine
Toronto-based Anaconda Mines has announced that it has acquired another gold deposit in the province.
Association of Realtors Seeking Answers on Fate of Exit Realty On The Rock Commissions
PricewaterhouseCoopers has been named the receivor in the case. The move means hundreds of thousands of dollars in commissions to agents remain in limbo.
'Business as Usual' for Avalon Ford After Fire Scare
Crews from St. John's Regional Fire Department responded to reports of smoke at Avalon Ford this morning.
Feb 10 , 2016
Husky Layoffs Impact Atlantic Region
Specific numbers are not known at this time.
Driver's Licence Renewal Moving Online
The provincial government has introduced a new online drivers' licence renewal service which will help to alleviate long line ups at Motor Vehicle Registration.
Air Labrador Picks Up Fogo Service
Mayor Stephen Brinson says the helicopter is unable to fly from Gander because of freezing rain conditions in that area, combined with two downed ferries and a submerged dump truck.
St. John's City Manager Resigning
The City of St. John's has announced that city manager Neil Martin will be resigning from his position as of March 31st.
Recall Issued on Silverado, Sierra Trucks
2015 and 2016 model years are affected. It's not immediately clear how many vehicles have been sold in this province.
George Street Association Urges Caution after Women Drugged, Assaulted
Seamus O'Keefe of the George Street Association asks that any suspicious activity be reported to the RNC and bar security immediately.
Oil Prices Slipping Again
After a brief recovery last week that saw Brent Crude prices rise to almost $36 per barrel, the price is back down around $31 this morning.
Gas Heading for a Big Drop
The Consumer Group for Fair Gas Prices says fuel across the board may be going down this week, while the biggest drop will be at the pumps.
Deputy Mayor says Council Needs to Talk about Direction, Lack of Respect
An upcoming St. John's city council meeting on Sunday is an opportunity to have discussions about how well they're working as a group, and to talk about lack of respect.
Environmental Review Being Conducted on Fire Lake Connection
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed route 389 Improvement Project between Fire Lake and Fermont, Quebec.
St. John's Reconfiguring Dangerous Intersection in Spring
Traffic Committee Chair Sandy Hickman says the city is targeting the intersection of Polina and Kenmount roads for this spring.
Dean Brody Rounds Out Eastbound Hoedown
Two more artists have been announced for the lineup at this summer's Chevrolet Eastbound Hoedown.
Four Charged in Rash of Trinity-Conception Thefts
Trinity Conception RCMP now have a 23-year-old Spaniard's Bay man in custody after getting several complaints of vehicles being damaged and broken into in the region. Three more have also been charged.
Two Women Arrested on Warrants, Breaches
One woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court. While at the home, police also arrested another 20-year-old woman for three breaches of court orders.
Rollover on Outer Ring
Icy wet roads are making for treacherous driving conditions after Tuesday's storm.
Man Suspended for DUI, Picked up Under the Influence Again
A 57-year-old man, who had already been banned from driving because of an impaired charge, was charged again Tuesday night for driving while under the influence.
IceCaps Break Losing Streak
Play again tonight at Mile One 730
Tuesday's Scores/Wednesday's Schedule
Habs win third straight.
Feb 9 , 2016
Greening Shipped to Toronto in Big NHL Trade
Colin Greening and Coady Donaghey are part of a big swap that includes Toronto Captain Dion Phaneuf.
'Cartwright 12' Pick Up Winnings
The group of school employees received their share of a $1 million dollar jackpot today.
Fortis Buys U.S. Company for $11.3-Billion
The deal will see Fortis add ITC's high-voltage transmission lines in seven American states to its holdings across North America.
City, Mayor, Defend $7 Million Retirement Package
The move cost taxpayers millions, but Mayor Dennis O'Keefe says it's short-term pain for long-term gain.
CBS Postpones Byelection Due to Weather
Residents of Conception Bay South were to go to the polls today to elect a new councillor for ward two, which is mainly the Foxtrap-Long Pond area. However, the byelection has been postponed.
James Taylor to Play Mile One
Music legend James Taylor is coming to St. John's.
O'Keefe says Closed-Door Council Meeting 'Not about Me'
The mayor of St. John's says Sunday's closed-door meeting is about all of the issues which are dividing council, and not his leadership, but others on council may disagree.
Holyrood to Make up for Low Reservoir Levels on Island
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is going to be relying more heavily on thermal generation from Holyrood to meet power needs.

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