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Local news for St. John's, NL continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

1 hr ago | CBC News

N.L. fossil shows earliest evidence ever of animals with muscles

The fossil, dating from about 560 million years ago, was discovered in the Port Union area by a team of researchers from the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, and Memorial University in St. John's.

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Related Topix: Canada, Geology, Science

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Ham and High

Queen's Park robber jailed for vicious attacks on women in...

A violent robber from Queen's Park who throttled two women from behind before snatching their valuables has been jailed for 12 years today.

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Related Topix: Canada

The Compass

Sentencing for priest, wife postponed

A provincial court judge agreed to set over sentencing until Friday for an Anglican priest and his wife who took thousands of dollars from their church.

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Related Topix: Anglican, Religion, Canada

The New Zealand Herald

Drivers cash in on ambulance rort

Transport Agency spokesman Andy Knackstedt said anyone who falsely licensed a vehicle as an ambulance was effectively rorting ACC.

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Related Topix: Canada

Western Star

Child pornography trial postponed

A two-day trial for a man accused of accessing and possessing child pornography was scheduled to begin today but has now been rescheduled for November.

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Related Topix: Canada

CBC News

Road cost derails bid for St. John's addiction centre

St. John's city council has rejected an application to set up an addiction treatment centre on the outskirts of St. John's, although the decision was based on the cost of a road rather than the type of programming the centre plans to offer.

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Examiner.com

U.S. and Canadian chefs are fired up in support of local farms in Hudson Valley

On Sunday, August 17, the Northern Chefs Alliance collaborated with the FarmOn! Foundation to bring 10 all-star chefs from the U.S. and Canada to the bucolic Hudson Valley in support of creating awareness about the importance of sustainable farming and eating local.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Local Food, Non-Profit, Vegetables, Canada, Culinary Institute of America

Brandon Sun

Newfoundland and Labrador appeals latest loss in hydro fight with Quebec

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador is appealing its latest loss in a decades-long fight with Quebec over Churchill Falls power.

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Related Topix: Canada

Nor'Wester

St. John's floated for new offshore supply base

A Norwegian company specializing in offshore supply base and support operations is considering establishing a new marine base in St. John's.

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Related Topix: Canada, Norway, World News,

CBC News

Pickup truck catches fire near Outer Ring Road ramp

Some commuters in St. John's experienced an unusual delay on Tuesday morning, when a pickup truck caught fire near a ramp on the Outer Ring Road.

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Related Topix: Canada

Telegram

Court issues arrest warrant for George Street fighter

A judge was forced to issue an arrest warrant yesterday for a man who already pleaded guilty to committing aggravated assault after he failed to show up for his sentencing hearing.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Telegram

Bail hearing Thursday for co-accused in St. John's shootings

One of the two men facing attempted murder charges in connection with separate shooting incidents in St. John's last fall will have a bail hearing on Thursday.

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The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

LCMS responders ready to assist after 6.0 quake

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod's disaster responders are posturing to assist the people of California's North Bay area and members of St. John's Lutheran Church in Napa, after a magnitude-6.0 quake struck there around 3 a.m. Sunday.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Canada, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

Business Journal

Nation's largest drydock floats toward its new Portland home

After years of planning, a massive piece of equipment used to lift gargantuan ships out of the water is close to arriving in Portland.

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CBC News

Nick Coates remembered at 2nd annual car show

Organizer Corey Prosser, with the Edition 709 car group, said friends and family created the event because Coates always wanted to put off a car show.

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CBC News

Katsheshuk Fisheries fined $90K for incident that killed worker

Aaron Cull was killed in 2012 while working on the Katsheshuk II, seen here moored in St. John's.

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Western Star

Life's details hidden in the moments

They are the small stories, maybe even just small parts of a story that reporters never forget, and that readers should get to see.

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The Daily Herald

Soccer Sunday

During the DSA's Soccer Sunday at the St. John's Annex, teams in the 4-5 age group take their turns on the pitch.

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Related Topix: Canada, Delphos, OH

Sun Aug 24, 2014

TheAlternativePress.com

Willow Grove Church Youth Group Fights Global Hunger at Heifer Project Farm

Youth and adults from Willow Grove Presbyterian Church and St. John's Baptist Church drove to Heifer Project Farm in Rutland, Massachusetts for their annual service mission trip this summer.

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Related Topix: Youth, Alternative, Canada, Rutland, MA

Darlington and Stockton Times

Archbishop of York begins week-long prayer vigil

THE ARCHBISHOP of York has invited people to join him in praying for peace and justice as he begins a week-long fast and vigil.

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Related Topix: Canada, Fasting, Health

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