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1 hr ago | The Compass

17th-century coins unearthed in Carbonear

Archaeology students from Memorial University in St. John's excavate at the site of an early 18th-century planter settlement at Crockers' Cove.- Images are copyrighted to Dr Peter Pope, Dept.

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5 hrs ago | Nor'Wester

RNC make arrest in armed robbery investigations

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary criminal investigation division has arrested and charged a 27-year-old St. John's man in relation to a number of robberies and armed robberies in the St. John's area.

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5 hrs ago | The Labradorian

RNC to issue stun guns to officers Video

RNC Chief Bill Janes announced Wednesday morning at RNC headquarters in St. John's that the police force has ordered 15 stun guns, which will be given to a "select group of officers," including the tactics and rescue unit, which responds to high-risk situations such as armed barricades, patrol officers, and the crime suppression unit, a new team ... (more)

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8 hrs ago | Prince George Citizen

One of two candidates in Tory leadership race drops out in Newfoundland

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A contender in the race to become leader of Newfoundland and Labrador's Progressive Conservative party has announced he is dropping out, likely clearing the way for a coronation of the one remaining candidate.

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13 hrs ago | The Labradorian

Birthday boy becomes 10,000th Canadian to have head shaved for charity

Today is Tyler Haley's eighth birthday and his is the 10,000th head in the country to be shorn for the annual Shave for the Brave.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Labradorian

Nominees for NL Book Awards announced

In the Writers' Alliance Fiction Award category, the finalists are "Strays" by Ed Kavanagh; "Caught" by Lisa Moore and Wangersky for "Whirl Away" .

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CBC News

Real estate agent David Norris facing tax evasion charges

Re/Max real estate agent David Norris, seen here in a file photo, appeared in provincial court in St. John's on Wednesday.

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The Compass

Cab driver's collarbone broken, fingers severed in assault

A foreign exchange student at Memorial University who was working part-time with Co-op Taxi was severely beaten early Sunday morning by a customer in St. John's, according to company general manager Doug McCarthy.

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Bucks Herald

Top cadet uses first aid skills to treat ill mum

A schoolgirl whose first aid skills have been put to the test looking after her ill mother has been named as the South-East's top St John's Ambulance cadet.

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Gazetteandherald.co.uk

Families have fun at Calne Barnardo's Sure Start centre

A fun day to raise awareness of the emergency services at Barnardo's Sure Start Children's Centre in Calne attracted more than 150 families last Thursday.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

CBC News

Saint John warned over freezing city's maintenance budget

Saint John councillors were warned on Monday night about the long-term implications of freezing spending on city buildings and vehicles.

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CBC News

Used syringes found on Mundy Pond shore, walking trail

A man walking his dog on the Mundy Pond trail made a disturbing discovery when he spotted used syringes lining the shore.

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Malvern Gazette

Easter Eggsa travaganza at St John's Library on Thursday

CHILDREN aged between four and 11 can design their own Easter cards and munch on chocolate treats at St John's Library this Thursday.

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The Chronicle Herald

Muskrat Falls project costs going up, power may be delayed, says Nalcor

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The head of Newfoundland and Labrador's Crown energy company says costs for the $7.7-billion Muskrat Falls hydro project are going up and first power may be delayed.

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The Compass

Early morning fire in St. John's under investigation

An investigation continues into an early morning fire on Duckworth Street in downtown St. John's.

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Nor'Wester

Province backs shrimp harvesters

While the provincial government is backing shrimp fishermen, the federal government remains firm on its latest quota decisions.

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This is Wiltshire

We object to St John's 1.19m sixth form centre, say Marlborough councillors

Parking problems have lead Marlborough Town Council to object to St John's A 1.19 million sixth form centre.

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CBC News

Fire strikes downtown St. John's law office

A fire broke out early Tuesday morning at a two-storey law office on Duckworth Street in downtown St. John's.

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The Labradorian

The pure, sweet promise of spring

Spring is coming; it's just around the corner. Never mind that I can't see the beach from the house because of the plowed-up ridges of snow along the road; never mind that drifting snow is still blowing off the tops of buildings, or that potholes everywhere, especially in St. Anthony, are enlarging and reproducing exponentially.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Telegram

Man accused of killing girlfriend with car expected to plead guilty

A man suspected of hitting and killing his girlfriend while driving drunk in Airport Heights last fall in St. John's will likely be pleading guilty.

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