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Monday, July 16, 2012

Man Charged In Pitt Street Death

Matthew Thomas Foley is charged with second degree murder in the death of a 31-year-old man.

50-year-old Foley is the President of the Bacchus Motorcycle Club in Saint John.
The victim was found dead near the corner of Pitt and Leinster just before 8pm Saturday night.
Police told CHSJ news earlier the victim and suspect knew each other.

The preliminary hearing is set for August 15th at 1:30pm.

Police Make Arrest In Pitt Street Murder

City police making an arrest in a weekend murder on Pitt street. 

In a release, the Major Crime tells CHSJ News a 50-year-old man will be in court later today on a charge of second degree murder.

A 31 year old man was found dead in the area of Pitt and Leinster street just before 8pm Saturday night.

City police confirm the victim and the suspect knew each other and a handgun was used in the crime.

Norton Promotes Renaissance Saint John

Renaissance is about rebirth, and that's the rebuilding of Saint John, so says Mayor Mel Norton.

Norton tells CHSJ news Port City needs to be focused around people. He says Plan SJ's focus is on building complete neighbors so you can bike or walk to all the services that you need.

Norton adds he'd like to see Saint John as a place for commerce, and the city's #1 priority is clean water.

Norton speaking at a Rotary lunch in the North End. 

Animal Cruelty In Musquash

St. George RCMP are looking into a case of animal cruelty in Musquash.

The Mounties got a call Saturday that a pitbull cross was left trapped in a steel cage at a gravel pit without food, water or shelter.

Police believe the dog would not have survived long due to the 30 degree heat because the cage was wired shut.
RCMP believe the dog was dumped in the pit sometime on Friday night.

The Provincial SPCA provided assistance and the dog is now in the care of the Saint John Animal Rescue League.

If you can provide the RCMP with any information on this, contact the St. George RCMP 506 755-1130 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

Garnett Settlement Man Dies After ATV Crash

In a deadly weekend around the province, we hear today a 57 year old man from Garnett Settlement died after an ATV crash.

RCMP were called to the scene yesterday but could only find a damaged ATV and later found out the driver was taken home and he died a short time later.
People who saw what happened have told police the victim lost control of the ATV and it flipped over.

Ideas To Fix Mispec Beach

The city has no money to fix up Mispec Beach, but it needs to be maintained or lost says Common Councillor Susan Fullerton.

She tells CHSJ news it'd be nice if businesses around the area could sponsor and adopt a portion of the park, such as up keep of the washrooms or doing grounds work.

Fullerton adds that people have suggested selling the gravel from the park and use it to level the parking lot. Her motion is scheduled for the horseshoe tonight.

HMCS Kingston In Port

From the Canadian Navy, HMCS Kingston in the Harbour this morning.

The vessel is due to leave town today since arriving on Friday for a rest and replenishment visit to the City.

Man In Court Over Indecent Act At The Nature Park

A 21 year old man will be in court this morning for performing an indecent act in a public place.

City police getting the call Sunday morning to respond to the Irving Nature park off Sand Cove road on the west side.

If you know anything, police or Crime Stoppers want to hear from you.

You can call City police at 648-3333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Police Looking Into Daylight Murder

City Police holding a man in custody but no charges yet after a daylight shooting on the weekend.
A 31-year-old man was shot before 8 o'clock Saturday night on Pitt Street.
Sgt. Jay Henderson tells CHSJ news a handgun was used and several rounds of ammunition were fired off.

He tells us it does not appear to be a random act of violence as it appears the shooter and the victim knew one another.

The deceased man, who's name is not being released, was found on the road near the corner of Leinster and Pitt Street.

Weekend Crash Kills Two

A weekend crash killing two in Estey's Bridge.

Just after 11 on Saturday night, a car with four people inside travelling on Route 620 left the road crashing into a ditch.
 A 22 year old Fredericton woman died at the scene and a 23 year old man also from Fredericton later died in hospital.

The two other people in the car were also taken to hospital.

Missing Woman Found In Quispamsis

A woman missing from the Kingsway Care Centre in Quispamsis has been found safe inside the facility.

The woman who suffers from dementia was reported missing about 4pm Sunday.

Rothesay Regional Police tell CHSJ News she was hiding inside a closet.

SJ Ties Record High Saturday

It felt like a hot one in Saint John on Saturday for a reason!

The city tied it's hottest temp record at 30.2 degrees this weekend.

Environment Canada tells CHSJ news Port city hasn't been that hot since 1982.

Councillors Propose Early Budget Talks

Earlier budget deliberations are on the mind of two Common Councillors.

Councillor Donnie Snook plans to propose to council scheduled 2012 budget meetings to ensure it's done on time.
He says in his 4 years on council it's always been late.

Councillor at Large Shirley MacAlary suggesting budget deliberations to start earlier, saying that since council is new having an earlier start would save stress and panic.

City Council is set to gather around the horseshoe at 7 tonight.

To have a look at tonight's agenda, click here

Revamp Trade & Convention Center

The Trade and Convention Center needs to be revamped if Saint John wants to move into the future...that from Hospitality Saint John president Mike Belliveau. 

Belliveau tells CHSJ News the 1980s design of the center means SJ is missing out on city-wide conference business with just one this year.

Belliveau says the reno would cost 12 million dollars and they hope to get 4 million apiece from the three levels of government.