Police search for suspect in failed robbery attempt

Saskatoon police are searching for a would-be robber who tried to steal from a woman on the University of Saskatchewan campus.

Police say a man approached a 21-year-old woman and tried to rob her around 6:15 p.m. on Friday.

The woman was knocked to the ground and the man produced a knife but a passerby intervened and the suspect fled before anything was taken.

The woman was not injured.

Yorkton elementary school vandal charged

A 19-year-old man has been charged for vandalizing a school in Yorkton.
On Thursday a man broke into Saint Mary's Elementary School through a window, shortly after 1 a.m. He then threw books in the library, smashed several religious statues and computers and destroyed a trophy case.
Kayden Victor Sparvier of Yorkton has now been charged with breaking and entering, mischief over $5,000 and obstructing or resisting a peace officer.

Woman hit by car in driveway near Battlefords dies

A woman is dead after being hit by a car in a driveway on the Moosomin First Nation Wednesday night.

The 37-year-old woman from Medstead was standing on a driveway at a home on the First Nation just north of the Battlefords. RCMP say there was some sort of gathering at the home at the time.

The woman was struck by the car and later pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy has been ordered and will be done Friday in Saskatoon. RCMP are continuing an investigation.

The woman's name is not being released at the request of her family.

Nine years for Saskatoon gang member involved in brutal killing

A Saskatoon gang member was sentenced to nine years in prison for numerous violent crimes in what a provincial court judge called one of the most tragic cases he's ever seen.
Shelby Pinnell, 20, pleaded guilty to several charges Thursday morning at Saskatoon Provincial Court, including aggravated assault, attempted murder and manslaughter. The charges stem from five separate incidents starting in 2012 and continuing throughout Pinnell’s time in custody at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre. 

Family of alleged stabber accuses victim of misconduct

Allegations of improper conduct are coming out against a 49-year-old social worker who was stabbed in Regina’s Cathedral neighbourhood two weeks ago.

Colleen Piapot, 21, is charged with attempted murder in the case. Now Piapot’s family is claiming she and the victim had an inappropriate relationship.

Terrilyn Piapot and her mother Barbara spoke to reporters in front of the provincial courthouse on Wednesday.

PHOTOS: Vandal to be charged after Yorkton school damaged

A young man is facing charges will be facing charges after causing thousands of dollars of damage to a Yorkton school.

RCMP in Yorkton were called around 1 a.m. Thursday to St. Mary's Elementary School. A 19-year-old man from the Cowessess First Nation was found outside the school and arrested.

Man allegedly exposes himself to kids at playground

Saskatoon police are looking for more information after children reported a suspicious vehicle twice Wednesday.

The first occurrence happened just before 6 p.m. in the 200 block of Avenue S South. A man driving a white pickup truck came up to two young girls and tried to talk with them.

The man is described as being older with white hair, glasses and a turquoise shirt.

Saskatoon police investigate pharmacy robberies

Saskatoon police are looking for a suspect in a pair of pharmacy robberies.

The incidents happened about a half-hour apart, starting with a pharmacy on the 10 block of Kenderdine Road.  Police arrived at that location just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A man is reported to have come in, demanded drugs and then shown what police are describing as a 'bladed weapon.'  In that instance, police say the suspect ran away before officers arrived at the scene.

Updated: Guilty plea in Saskatoon manslaughter case

20-year-old Shelby Pinnell pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of a Saskatoon man. 

Pinnell entered the plea Thursday morning, admitting to killing Mervin McAdam, whose body was discovered after a dumpster fire on Avenue S South in February 2012.  His co-accused in that incident was sentenced to 11 years.

Along with the manslaughter charge, Pinnell pleaded guilty to several other counts stemming from seperate incidents, including an attempted murder.

Trio charged in Regina cocaine bust

More than $13,000 worth of cocaine is off Regina's streets after the latest arrest in the Regina Police Service's investigation into drug trafficking in the city.

Two men and one woman are facing charges for selling cocaine in the city after Regina police searched two separate homes on Wednesday. One home was on the 3100 block of Tregarva Drive and the other was on the 0 block of Newton Crescent.

Officers recovered $6,700 in cash, more than 3 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and $13,500 worth of cocaine.