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UPDATE: Missing snowmobilers found safe in Labrador

The RCMP posted on Twitter Saturday morning that two missing snowmobilers have been located in Labrador and are safe.

A search had been underway for two missing snowmobilers who left Northwest River on Wednesday afternoon destined for Rigolet. 

On Friday morning, police received the report indicating that the two people, a man and a woman, who were traveling together on one snowmobile, had not reached their destination and have not been located.

RCMP thanked everyone who helped in the search.

Two people dead after head-on collision on Trans-Canada Highway near Goobies

Two people are dead after a head-on collision Thursday evening on the Trans-Canada Highway east of the Goobies Weigh Scales.

Police responded around 5 p.m. to the collision, which involved a pickup truck and a SUV.  Both drivers, a 46-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman, died as a result of the crash. The only other occupant, who was a passenger in the truck, was transported to the Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville for medical attention of non-life-threatening injuries.

A Collision Reconstructionist with RCMP Traffic Services attended the scene. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is engaged and the investigation is continuing.

Police charge 31-year old man with three arsons in St. John’s

Police have arrested a 31-year-old man after an arson investigation in St. John’s. Alex has has been charged in connection with three recent fires, one of which occurred Jan. 25, and two separate fires that occurred Jan. 19.

Hayes was held to appear in court on the following charges;

–       Arson x 3

–       Break and Enter x 3  

The RNC wishes to thank the public for their assistance and quick response in identifying HAYES. 

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Woman charged after crashing vehicle, boarding school bus and assaulting students

A 37-year-old Grates Cove woman is facing a number of criminal charges, including assault and refusing to comply with a breath demand, after a single-vehicle crash that occurred yesterday afternoon in Lower Island Cove.

Shortly after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Harbour Grace RCMP received the report of the crash that occurred on the Main Road in Lower Island Cove, involving a suspected impaired driver.

While police were responding, the driver of a school bus, who came upon the crash, stopped to see if help was needed. The woman involved in the crash boarded the bus, which was occupied with students from grades 7-12, and assaulted two students inside. Another bus, which was without students, arrived at the scene and stopped to assist. The woman entered that bus and was detained inside until police arrival.

Police attended the scene and the driver, Nicole Driscoll, who showed signs of impairment. She was arrested for impaired driving and assault and was transported to the detachment where she assaulted an officer and refused to provide breath samples.

Driscoll, who was on conditions of a court release order, was held in police custody. She appeared in court Wednesday today and was charged with the following criminal offences:

  • Assault – two counts
  • Assaulting a police officer
  • Refusing a breath demand
  • Failing to comply with a condition of a court release order

The investigation is continuing.

The Beluga has landed: Unusual cargo aircraft makes refuelling stop in St. John’s

Photo courtesy St. John’s International Airport

St. John’s, the Beluga has landed.

The unusual-looking cargo plane called the Airbus Beluga arrived at St. John’s International Airport Wednesday morning. The airport authority says there are only five aircraft like it in the world.

The plane is making a refueling stop in St. John’s as it transports Inmarsat’s newest satellite from Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida.

We will have more on this story tonight on the NTV Evening Newshour.

N.L. artists do well in ECMA nominations

The 2023 East Coast Music Award nominations were announced Tuesday. Once again, there was an impressive showing from Newfoundland and Labrador. NTV’s Amanda Mews reports.

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RNC arrests Lisa Driscoll, charges her with fraud involving falsified nursing credentials

Lisa Driscoll has been arrested and charged with fraud involving falsified nursing credentials, the RNC announced Tuesday.

Police responded to a report of a fraud at a local long-term-care facility in St. John’s on June 10, 2022. They were informed that 43-year-old Lisa Driscoll had obtained a position in the long-term-care facility through fraudulent means.

The investigation was forwarded to the RNC’s Economic Crimes Unit. The investigation lad to the discovery of more cases in which Driscoll had applied for and obtained nursing positions in long-term-care facilities in the St. John’s area by fraudulent means. Police say Driscoll has applied for and obtained nursing positions under various surnames, including Driscoll, O’Driscoll, Strickland and Harris, with the use of similar given names.

As a result of the investigation, Driscoll was arrested and charged Monday with multiple Criminal Code of Canada offences, and offences under provincial legislation connected to the use of falsified nursing credentials. 

Driscoll was held to appear in court on the following charges:

–       Fraud x 3

–       Breach of Probation x 3

–       Identity Theft x 2 

–       Perjury x 1

–       Breach of the Licensed Practical Nurses Act

–       Breach of the Registered Nurses Act

This is not the first incident involving Driscoll. Back in December, Central Health released a statement saying that Driscoll had impersonated a registered nurse at one of its facilities. She had worked 25 shifts at Lakeside Homes between Aug. 19 and Nov. 7.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this or any similar incident is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com or use the P3Tips app #SayItHere

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