Hold fire: Re-enactors fear being targeted by NY gun law

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some historical battle re-enactors in New York are holding their musket fire because of worries over the state’s new gun rules — an unplanned side effect of a law designed to protect the public’s safety. The law that went into effect this month declares parks, government property and a long list … Read more

TV detective Tompkinson denies grievous bodily harm assault

Stephen Tompkinson denies accusations (Image: GETTY) The 56-year-old, best known for playing the title role in hit ITV crime drama DCI Banks, will face a jury at Newcastle Crown Court next year over a late-night altercation outside his home. Outlining the charge, the clerk of the court said Tompkinson “unlawfully and maliciously inflicted grievous bodily … Read more

Police launch appeal after girl, 12, hit by car outside Ayrshire school

Police are now appealing for witnesses after a schoolgirl was hit by a car yesterday. The 12-year-old was struck by the vehicle on Friday afternoon on Saltcoats Road, Stevenston. The Auchenharvie Academy student was knocked down outside her own school at around 12.40pm and rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow for treatment. The … Read more

Growing pains surrounding pedestrian crossovers in the Sault

The City of Sault Ste. Marie and the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service are reminding drivers about several pedestrian crossovers throughout the city. The crossovers, a common sight in larger urban centres, were installed within the last couple of years. However, it seems some motorists are failing to adjust. There are currently five pedestrian crossovers … Read more

‘Historic’ Hurricane Fiona expected to bring extreme weather to eastern Quebec

Eastern Quebec will likely witness severe winds and rainfall Friday night and Saturday morning as Hurricane Fiona makes its way to Canada. Quebec’s Magdalen Islands will be hit the hardest after Nova Scotia and P.E.I., according to Peter Kimbell, a meteorologist with Environment Canada. He expects 125-kilometre winds on top of 100 millimetres of rain … Read more

Canada tops France to take control of group at World Cup

SYDNEY (AP) — Nirra Fields scored 17 points and Shay Colley added 11 to help Canada beat France 59-45 on Friday in the women’s basketball World Cup. The victory moved Canada (2-0) into the driver’s seat as the only unbeaten team left in its group. “It’s great for us,” Canada guard Kia Nurse said. “Great … Read more

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