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SUNDAY SEVEN: BarrieToday's top stories of the past week

Wednesday morning's bomb call on Anne Street in Barrie dominates local headlines this week
A remotely navigated robot holds up what is believed to be a fragment of an explosive device, after police safely detonated it, during an investigation in Barrie on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023. The initial explosion was reported shortly before 3 a.m., on Anne Street North near the bridge over Highway 400.

Editor's note: The following were some of BarrieToday's most widely read stories from the past week.

Bomb squad remains on scene in Barrie inspecting vehicles

One of the vehicles in the Anne Street parking had damage around its gas cap following explosion early Wednesday morning near the bridge over Highway 400. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

VIDEO: Robot explodes possible fragment at Barrie bomb scene

City police continue to investigate bomb call on Anne Street; no injuries reported in early morning incident Wednesday. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Barrie bomb squad successfully 'defuses the situation'

'We don’t see a lot of this, but our officers were able to take that training and put it into practice and do what they do best,' police official says of Wednesday morning's incident. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Police searching for woman who's been missing for two weeks

Barrie police say 39-year-old woman was last seen in the Ferndale Drive and Livingstone Street area on Sept. 13. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Barrie man, 63, killed in morning crash on Hwy. 400: OPP

Provincial police say victim had exited his vehicle after breaking down in a construction zone near Innisfil Beach Road on Monday morning, but was struck by pickup while re-entering his vehicle. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Community mourns RVH security officer with 'bright smile'

Katie Marshall, who was killed last Sept. 23 in a crash near Stayner, was well known in the horse world through barrel racing; husband was also seriously injured in the wreck. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Angus man charged in crash that killed former Olympian

Sukhwinder Sidhu, 28, faces numerous charges in connection to fatal crash that killed Barrie resident Alexandra Paul on Aug. 22 in Melancthon Township. READ THE FULL STORY HERE