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Ellen Silk is seen in an undated photo. (SUPPLIED PHOTO)

Passenger decapitated in crash: Court

Seconds after a horrific collision which decapitated his friend, an Orillia man was hysterical and called his mother, a court heard Monday.

Joseph Nicholson, convicted in the murder of Joey Tanner. (FACEBOOK)

Family stunned at earlier parole date for teen's killer

Bitter tears flowed in court Tuesday when a mother and father learned that the man who stabbed their 16-year-old son to death on Father’s Day in 2007 will now become eligible for parole at an earlier date.

Mark Leblanc holds a picture of him and his wife, Deanna. (TRACY MCLAUGHLIN PHOTO)

Nurse told hubby his wife’s heart would 'explode'

Sitting by his dying wife’s hospital bed, husband Mike Leblanc was told he would have to sit and watch his wife’s heart “explode” if he didn’t let nurse Joanna Flynn shut off the ailing woman’s life support, a jury heard Thursday.

Dr. Darryl Gebien outside of Barrie court Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (Tracy McLaughlin/Toronto Sun)

Barrie ER doctor a 'slave' to Fentanyl addiction

Dressed in a suit and pink tie as he stood at the front of the court on one of his fast fleeting days of freedom before prison, former Doctor Darryl Gebien apologized for his drug crimes in a lengthy speech to the judge Friday.

Tonie Farrell (Tracy McLaughlin)

Good Samaritan sues cop, OPP over attack

An Orillia grandmother who suffered “catastrophic” injuries in an altercation with a police officer has launched a $4-million lawsuit against the cop and the OPP, saying she’s “fed up” with waiting for justice.

Maria (Tony) Farrell leaves Orillia court house. (Tracy McLaughlin photo)

SIU reopens OPP attack on Good Samaritan

The province’s police watchdog has announced it will reopen the investigation of an OPP officer who a judge said caused “catastrophic injuries” to an Orillia woman who was only trying to help.

Sudbury independent candidate Andrew Olivier held a press conference in Sudbury on Jan. 15, 2015 where he released recorded conversations with Pat Sorbara and Gerry Lougheed Jr. (John Lappa/QMI Agency)

Liberals behind alleged byelection bribe: OPP

Ontario Liberals illegally tried to lure Sudbury byelection candidate Andrew Olivier into dropping out of a nomination race with an offer of a job or appointment, an OPP document says.

Lawyer Angela McLeod on Dec. 17, 2014, holds photographs showing client Marie Farrell’s badly bruised leg and aftermath of surgery after incident with OPP officer. (Tracy McLaughlin photo/Special to the Toronto Sun)

SIU urged to probe OPP officer's attack on grandma

The lawyer representing a woman who a judge found was karate-kicked and beaten by an OPP officer is crying out to the province’s police watchdog to launch a criminal investigation.

Best friends Ashley Fogal, left, and Alyssa Blight shortly before leaving for a concert by country artist Miranda Lambert at Casino Rama Aug. 11, 2011. The women would be hit head-on and Fogal would die. (Supplied)

Hearts 'shredded' when woman killed by drunk driver, sentencing told

Hearts were “shredded to pieces” and a family was “sliced apart like a razor” when 23-year-old vibrant, beautiful Ashley Fogal was killed by an impaired driver who had just got out of rehab, a packed courtroom filled with sobbing friends and family heard Thursday.

Shayne Lund, 22, and Avery Taylor, 20. (Facebook photo)

Mom horrified as babysitter, boyfriend face 130 charges

The mother of a five-year-old girl says she is horrified after learning the babysitter she trusted with her child is now facing, along with her boyfriend, some 130 charges of sex-related offences against young children.