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Windows shot out

A Barrie man faces weapons charges after windows at a Tiffin Street home were shot out early Tuesday.


Truck into ditch

A speeding truck ended up in an Essa Township ditch after police tried to stop it Sunday night.

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Careless driver

INNISFIL – Squealing tires led to a careless driving charge and a 'warn' range suspension against a local senior here Monday evening.

Warren Mann has been found guilty of attempted murder. BARRIE POLICE/COURT PHOTO

Man found guilty in escort beating

After only two hours of deliberations, a jury found Warren Mann guilty Monday evening of the brutal beating of an escort because she refused to be his girlfriend.


Fire at GEEP

Three fires in less than a year has led to an Ontario Fire Marshal's Office investigation of a Barrie electronic recycling operation.

BECKI CREWE/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET AND TIMES Jennifer Slattery, a local resident of Orillia, recently boarded a plane to California. This weekend, she will go through a stem cell transplant with hopes of being able to fully walk again. After her procedure, she'll have physiotherapy five days a week as well as doing her own physical rehabilitations with running and playing tennis.

'The support is just phenomenal'

An Orillia woman will get her dream fulfilled with a new, innovative medical procedure that will allow her to once again run, play tennis and, most of all, play with her grandchildren.

Mayor Jeff Lehman, Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca were at the South Barrie GO station, Friday, to announce the expansion of GO train service from the current 70 to 200 trips per week on the Barrie line. CHERYL BROWNE /BARRIE EXAMINER

GO plan on track: Wynne

Premier Kathleen Wynne hopped off a southbound GO train at the Barrie South station shortly after 9 a.m. Friday.