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Linda Richardson

Linda Richardson is a freelance journalist who has been covering Sault Ste. Marie's courts and other local news for more than 35 years.

Recent Work by Linda

Fish Hatchery Road firearm incident lands man in jail

Fish Hatchery Road firearm incident lands man in jail

The gun in question was broken
Judge urges local man jailed for break-ins to seek drug treatment

Judge urges local man jailed for break-ins to seek drug treatment

'You appear to be in a bit of denial' — judge
Witness descriptions of cocaine deals at Elliot Lake man's home were enough for a warrant, appeal panel rules

Witness descriptions of cocaine deals at Elliot Lake man's home were enough for a warrant, appeal panel rules

One informant told police Fred Rojas-Machuca kept cocaine at his home and delivered it by foot, the Ontario Court of Appeal heard
Witness descriptions of cocaine deals at local man's home were enough for a warrant, appeal panel rules

Witness descriptions of cocaine deals at local man's home were enough for a warrant, appeal panel rules

One informant told police Fred Rojas-Machuca kept cocaine at his home and delivered it by foot, the Ontario Court of Appeal heard
Honest girlfriend, tattoos gave away gas thief's true identity

Honest girlfriend, tattoos gave away gas thief's true identity

He had stolen gas in Iron Bridge to fill up the stolen van he was driving
Local man ends up in jail after winning $283 on scratch tickets

Local man ends up in jail after winning $283 on scratch tickets

His defence lawyer says he is struggling with serious addiction issues and is now sober
Honest girlfriend, tattoos gave away gas thief's true identity

Honest girlfriend, tattoos gave away gas thief's true identity

He had stolen gas in Iron Bridge to fill up the stolen van he was driving
Man admits to stealing $10,000 worth of weed

Man admits to stealing $10,000 worth of weed

It was stolen from a McDonald Avenue dispensary
Tim Mitchell sues police for $6.5 million over 2016 arrest

Tim Mitchell sues police for $6.5 million over 2016 arrest

Lawsuit comes on the heels of Mitchell's acquittal, in which a judge ruled city police officers breaches his Charter rights
Personal trainer to pay fine after pleading guilty to trafficking steroids

Personal trainer to pay fine after pleading guilty to trafficking steroids

He is also not getting back the Hummer RCMP seized three years ago