London Officer Dragged By Vehicle

Friday, 18 August 2017 09:59 Megan
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A London police officer sustained minor injuries after he was dragged by a vehicle trying to get away.

Shortly after midnight, Middlesex OPP stopped a vehicle for going the wrong way on Exeter Road on the 401. The vehicle was directed to a nearby hotel parking lot for further investigation.

Police learned that the vehicle was stolen. The driver refused to follow instruction and turn off the vehicle, where he eventually reversed to pull away, dragging the officer by the vehicle.

Police are currently looking for a 2014 grey Ford Edge SUV. Occupants in the vehicle include three black males, one with a heavily tattooed left arm and the other with a smaller build and a diamond like earring. A black female was also in the vehicle, said to have bleached blonde hair and wearing a pink tank top. If anyone has any information on the incident, contact police right away.

(Meghan Spotswood)


Deceased Identified In Hydro One Death

Friday, 18 August 2017 07:56 Megan
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Police have identified that man found at the Hydro One substation in Zorra Township yesterday.

Police along with fire services and paramedics responded to the hydro one compound on Road 78 between Line 19 and 23. A passerby noticed that a man was lying on the ground in the compound.

64 year old Ronald Hammond of Durham was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigation is ongoing but OPP have determined that the male was not an employee of Hydro One and was trespassing at the time of the incident.

(Meghan Spotswood)


Fire To Two Unfinished Homes In London

Friday, 18 August 2017 07:55 Megan
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Two unfinished homes were set ablaze early this morning in the northwest end of London.

Six fire trucks responded to the blaze on Lawson Road just past Sandbar Street shortly before 1:30 a.m.

Firefighters faced problems trying to extinguish the fire but crews were able to put it out in about an hour before it spread to a neighbouring home. The two homes ended up collapsing as a result of this.

Estimated damage is valued at close to $400,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

(Meghan Spotswood)


Recreational Hub In Simcoe Faces Problems

Friday, 18 August 2017 07:53 Megan
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A potential recreational hub set to be built in Simcoe is facing problems, especially since Norfolk council rejected the idea of spending $98,000 on a consultants review this week.

Norfolk council budgeted $50,000 for the study in March but balked Tuesday when the lowest qualified bid came in at nearly double that amount.

Talks of the hub have been ongoing for the past year, but the future doesn't look bright.

The Simcoe Seniors Centre is not willing to have a facility outside the downtown core, Fanshawe is unwilling to commit money to the project, its a huge expense and would take 5-6 years before it could officially be opened.

(Meghan Spotswood)


Barcelona Terrorist Attack UPDATE

Friday, 18 August 2017 06:28 Megan
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Catalonia's regional president says at least one terrorist is still out there after attacks in Barcelona and the resort town of Cambrils.

Thirteen people were killed and more than 100 wounded after a speeding van drove onto a sidewalk in Barcelona's city centre.

Three people have been arrested, although the driver of the van escaped.

Another six people -- including a police officer -- were injured when a car plowed into pedestrians near the boardwalk in Cambrils.

Police shot and killed five suspects in that attack.

(The Canadian Press)


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