Tuesday, July 9, 2013

BREAKING: 40 Year-Old Dies In Police Custody In Queens

Mounties in Queens County say a 40-year-old man has died in custody. Police were called Monday at around 11:15 p.m. to a report of an intoxicated man on Riverhead Road in Port Mouton. In a media release, RCMP say officers found the man laying on the ground, and paramedics came to the scene and assessed him before he was taken to a police cell in Liverpool. Shortly before 2 a.m paramedics were called to the RCMP detachment in Liverpool after the man was found unresponsive. He was taken to the Queens General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death, and the matter has been referred to the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team for investigation. Team leader Ron MacDonald says the investigation will centre around how often officers checked on the man.

Commercial Building Might Replace Popular Car Wash

A commercial building might soon replace a popular car wash in Bridgewater. Bond Street Capital wants to construct a single story building on the property of Melissa's Stop and Wash. They have applied to enter into a development agreement with the Town of Bridgewater to allow for the construction of the 4,400 square foot complex. Mayor David Walker believes it could be a nice addition to the downtown area.

However, it not yet known who the tenants of the commercial building could be. A public hearing on the matter has been set for August 12.

Cafe 12 Pulls Application For Library Building

What will become of the Bridgewater Library building will head to a vote next month. Cafe 12 officially withdrew their application to lease the building from the town. The community group was hoping to keep the building public by opening up a coffee shop at the King Street location. However, Cafe 12 says their proposal has created too much division in the town regarding who should occupy the building. Meanwhile, town council will decide if they should sell or maintain the library building in August. Councillor Michael Graves says he want the town to keep the building.

The library on King Street will move into the LCLC when construction on that facility is finished later this year.

Family of Five OK After Supper-Time Fire

A family of five is alright after supper-time fire in West Clifford. The fire started in the kitchen around 5 o'clock yesterday and quickly became more intense and spread. A 28 year-old man suffered some smoke inhalation. His partner and their three children were able to escape the home without injury. Several fire departments were called to helped fight the fire - including members from Tri-District Fire, Wileville, Hemford, Midville and Hebbville. The home suffered significant smoke and water damage. No word on the exact cause of the fire.