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Defence lawyer Mark Brayford is representing Rodney Wilkie, who is accused of planting a crude homemade bomb outside the Saskatoon Provincial Courthouse on March 29, 2017.

Bail hearing set for alleged courthouse bomber

By Bryn Levy April 12, 2017 - 12:51pm Updated: April 12, 2017 - 12:56pm

The man accused of planting a crude homemade bomb in front of the Saskatoon Provincial Court building had a short hearing Wednesday morning.

Rodney James Wilkie, 45, is...

A Saskatoon police survey found more than half of respondents left their keys in stolen vehicles. According to officials, many stolen vehicles are then used in other crimes.

Police remind drivers again about leaving keys in vehicles

By 650 CKOM April 11, 2017 - 6:43pm Updated: April 11, 2017 - 6:43pm

The results of an online survey conducted by Saskatoon police are highlighting a major preventative problem with auto theft.  

According to the survey, 58 per cent of...

Flames from a grass fire spread quickly near Valley Road outside Saskatoon on April 11, 2017.

Crews respond to large grass fire outside Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM April 11, 2017 - 4:41pm Updated: April 12, 2017 - 7:05am

More than a dozen firefighters battled large flames in a farmer’s field outside Saskatoon Tuesday afternoon.

Crews got a report of a car fire shortly before 3 p.m. When...

Alexa Emerson, also known as Amanda Totchek, is facing a combined 69 charges for 13 white powder deliveries in Saskatoon between November 2016 and April 2017.

54 new charges for woman accused in white powder scares

By 650 CKOM April 11, 2017 - 9:54am Updated: April 11, 2017 - 2:18pm

The woman accused of sending packages with white powder to several Saskatoon businesses is facing more charges.

Alexa Emerson, who changed her name from Amanda Totchek,...

The governance and priorities committee, which consists of the entire council, forwarded recommendations that filled a $9 million budget shortfall while keeping average tax increases to $44 per household.

Council keeps tax increase low in proposed budget revision

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 10, 2017 - 8:37pm Updated: April 11, 2017 - 11:29am

It was a confusing afternoon for Saskatoon City Council Monday, but a solution to handle the provincial budget fallout in the short-term may be just around the corner.   The...

An 11-year-old girl was taken to hospital after five kids were hit by a car in Big River, Sask.

Child airlifted to hospital in Big River hit and run

By 650 CKOM April 10, 2017 - 5:43pm Updated: April 10, 2017 - 5:43pm

Five kids were injured when they were hit by a car on Big River First Nation.

It happened Sunday evening, an 11-year-old girl was airlifted to hospital in Saskatoon...

Mario Isaac Ahenakew, 18, was sentenced to three years in prison for dangerous driving causing death over a Sept. 7, 2016 crash on Circle Drive that left a 70-year-old man dead.

Man sentenced as an adult for fatal Circle Drive crash

By Bryn Levy April 10, 2017 - 5:36pm Updated: April 10, 2017 - 5:36pm

A young man charged in the wake of a fatal collision on Circle Drive was sentenced in Saskatoon Provincial Court on Monday.   Mario Isaac Ahenakew, 18, pleaded guilty to...

As of May 1, 2017 AV Transit will operate a shuttle between Martensville, Warman and Saskatoon.

New transit option for Warman-Martensville area

By 650 CKOM April 10, 2017 - 3:47pm Updated: April 10, 2017 - 3:47pm

A new shuttle service will offer rides between Martensville, Warman, and Saskatoon as of May 1.

The service from AV Transit is set to run 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through...

A passenger on a United Airlines flight April 9, 2017 filmed as a man was pulled from the plane by authorities.

Video of passenger getting dragged off flight sparks uproar

By The Canadian Press April 10, 2017 - 2:33pm Updated: April 10, 2017 - 7:53pm

CHICAGO — Video of police officers dragging a passenger from an overbooked United Airlines flight sparked an uproar Monday on social media, but United's CEO defended his...

Amanda May Totchek, also known as Alexa Emerson, is facing charges in connection to several suspicious packages delivered to Saskatoon businesses and institutions since November 2016.

Woman accused of white powder deliveries in police custody

By 650 CKOM April 10, 2017 - 11:00am Updated: April 10, 2017 - 2:53pm

A woman accused of nearly a dozen white powder scares in Saskatoon has been arrested.   Amanda Totchek, who now goes by the name Alexa Emerson, was taken into custody Monday...

Saskatoon City Council will get its first look at recommendations on how to fill a $9 million shortfall caused by funding and tax changes in this year's provincial budget.

City council to begin looking at budget shortfall options

By 650 CKOM April 10, 2017 - 8:25am Updated: April 10, 2017 - 8:25am

Saskatoon councillors have some major decisions to make about the city's finances in the wake of the provincial budget.   The budget released in mid-March contained two items...

Members of the 46 East Saskatoon Scout Group are looking to re-raise cash stolen from a fundraising dinner held April 1.

Cash stolen from Scouts headed to Nova Scotia jamboree

By 650 CKOM April 10, 2017 - 6:52am Updated: April 10, 2017 - 7:09pm

A Scout troop is calling foul after their cash box was stolen from a fundraising dinner held at the Circle Drive Alliance Church.

The 46 East Saskatoon Scout Group held...