Jennifer O'Brien, The London Free Press

Jennifer O'Brien covers crime and policing for the London Free Press. O'Brien also has a special interest in First Nations, multiculturalism and diversity issues. Email or twitter @OBrienatLFPress


Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks to supports during a rally at the campaign office of Nick Steinburg in London, Ontario on Monday, June 9, 2014. (DEREK RUTTAN, The London Free Press)

Wynne vows not to support a PC gov't

With only two days left and the latest polls showing her party locked in a dead heat with the Progressive Conservatives, Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne vowed Monday she would never back the Tories.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath speaks about high electricity prices during a campaign stop Friday morning next to the Bluewater Bridge in Point Edward. She also called for changes in the way Ontario develops renewable energy projects. PAUL MORDEN/ QMI AGENCY

NDP leader Andrea Horwath calls for major hydro shakeup

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says she wants to lower Ontario's hydro bills by merging the province's four electricity agencies, capping what their CEOs earn and getting better prices for power exports.

A nine year old girl was killed when the car she was a passenger in collided with fertilizer sprayer on Main St. in Otterville, Ont. on Sunday, May 11, 2014. DEREK RUTTAN/QMI Agency

Deadly weekend on Southwestern Ontario roads

A Mother's Day tragedy that left a nine-year-old girl dead has devastated this tight-knit community south of Woodstock, Ont., after an already brutal weekend on area roads.

An Ontario Provincial Police cruiser sits on a near a highway in Belleville, Ont., in this Jan. 16, 2013 file photo. (QMI Agency files)

OPP commish addresses rising police costs

Join the debate about the role of the OPP in your community. Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Chris Lewis takes questions at 1 p.m.

Jacques Beaulieu

Sarnia Sting coach faces assault charges

Sarnia Sting head coach Jacques Beaulieu is charged with two counts of assault in a weekend dust-up at a Strathroy-area home, The Free Press has learned.