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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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Falconer appealing murder conviction to Supreme Court

PICTOU – Christopher Alexander Falconer is going to the highest court of appeal in hopes of having his first degree murder conviction overturned. Falconer was found guilty in January 2014 in the death of 19-year-old Amber Kirwan. Falconer, 33, had his lawyer represent him at a Nova Scotia Court of Appeal hearing in November, requesting...

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One man, multiple charges

PICTOU – A New Glasgow man is facing a range of charges from a number of different incidents in the county. Jeffrey  Lawrence Gammon, 28, pleaded guilty provincial court to one charge of theft under $5,000 on March 30 of this year; he also pleaded guilty to an April 2 incident of theft of merchandise...

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