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Assault charges dropped against YMCA CEO

PICTOU — Assault charges against the CEO of the Pictou County YMCA have been dropped. The assault causing bodily harm case against Dave MacIntyre was called in Provincial Court on Monday morning and, although MacIntyre was not present, his lawyer, Craig Clarke, appeared for him. Crown attorney Patrick Young officially withdrew the final of the...

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Two men charged after violent assault

Paq’tnkek First Nation – Two men have been charged after a violent incident on Petow Loop, Antigonish County, on January 23. One man swung a broken table leg at another man, cutting his hands. The second man then stabbed the first man several times with a knife, causing injuries that required hospital treatment. Terry Matthew...

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Crown, defence both file appeals in Amy Hood case

PICTOU — Both Crown and defence have filed notices of appeal in the criminal case of Carolyn Amy Hood. After being sentenced on December 14 of last year, the legal matters for Hood are being brought back to the attention of the court system. Crown attorney Bill Gorman filed a notice of appeal at the...

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No jail time for teacher guilty of sex crimes

A former Pictou County school teacher found guilty of sex crimes will not serve any jail time. Three years after the incidents,  Carolyn Amy Hood was sentenced last Wednesday morning for sex crimes with former students. About a year after her trial, which took place last November, Hood was found guilty of two counts of...

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Two arrested for drug possession for purpose of trafficking

STELLARTON – A man and a woman appeared in Pictou Provincial Court today (Wednesday) after a search warrant turned up a number of illegal drugs. At approximately 2 a.m. today, the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with assistance from Stellarton and New Glasgow police departments, conducted a search warrant on MacKay Street Stellarton....

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County man remanded after court appearance

A county man has been remanded following his appearance in Provincial Court today (September 8). On September 7, Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit arrested 47-year-old Lawrence James Murray in New Glasgow on several drug-related offences along with multiple counts of failing to comply with a court order.  Additionally, Murray was charged with failing...

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Preliminary set for accused murderer Robert Jason MacKenzie

PICTOU –  A sigh of relief could be heard from the family of Nicole Campbell in Provincial Court on Tuesday as the dates for a preliminary inquiry were set. Robert Jason MacKenzie, 36, is charged with the second degree murder of 33-year-old Campbell, as well as two other indictable charges, theft of prescription drugs with...

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No plea on mischief charge

PICTOU – No pleas have been entered yet in a case of mischief. A Westville man appeared in Pictou Provincial court Monday morning after an April 27 incident in Westville. Steven Michael Smith, 46, was charged with one count of mischief by striking a truck with an axe, causing over $5,000 in damage. Smith will...

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Accused remains in custody

PICTOU –  A local man is facing a number of charges after a run-in with police on May 18 in New Glasgow. Barrett Johnston Fraser, 34, Green Hill, is charged with three counts of assaulting a peace officer as well as one count of resisting a police officer by refusing to hand over the keys...

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August sentencing for assault

PICTOU – A Halifax woman appeared in Pictou Provincial Court on Monday in regards to a Christmas Day incident in Little Harbour. Samantha Marie Francis, 26,  is charged with one count of assault with a weapon, namely a vehicle, as well as operating a vehicle in a dangerous manner and failure to stop at the...

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