Thursday, April 10, 2014

Chester Youth Charged After School Threat

A 17-year-old boy from Chester has been charged after threatening a student at Chester Area Middle School. Lunenburg County District RCMP say the boy was at the school just after noon on Wednesday with a crowbar looking for a student. Communications Manager with the South Shore Regional School Board, Trish Smith, says the school was under a hold-and-secure mode for a short amount of time for precaution while the incident was occurring. The Mounties arrested two boys close to school property. An 18-year old from Hubbards was released. The 17-year-old was charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He will appear in youth court in Bridgewater on April 16.

Liverpool Boy Charged After Pulling Knife At School

A teenage boy has been charged after pulling knife on another student at Liverpool Regional High School. The incident happened on Tuesday. The two students got into a disagreement before one of the boys revealed a knife. RCMP Corporal Sandi Merrell says a female student diffused the situation by convincing the boy to hand over the weapon. He was then taken into police custody. Merrell says the boy appeared in court on Wednesday. He's been charged with possession of a weapon, uttering threats and possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. The student will be back in court May 20th.

South Shore In Motion, Exhibition Discuss New Agreement

It's considered a last ditch attempt to keep a popular summer event in Bridgewater. Board members with the South Shore Exhibition met with officials from South Shore in Motion Tuesday night. The two sides discussed a new agreement. South Shore in Motion will hold a meeting tonight to try and make a decision. The festival is still hoping to hold their event this August. This year is their tenth anniversary.

South Shore: Crime Prevention Groups Secure Funding

Groups that work to prevent and reduce crime are getting provincial support to help make communities safer. The annual one-time grants were announced this week. Southwest Nova Transition House and King Street Family Resource Centre in Shelburne are among the successful applications. Justice Minister Lena Diab commends the organizations for collaborating to strengthen ties in their communities, making them a better place to live. Other recipients include community schools and the private sector. A grant can reach a maximum of $5,000 for successful applications.

Queens: No Injuries After Car Fire

A car fire near Brooklyn shut a section of Highway 3 last night in Queens County. Fire crews spent 40 minutes trying to put out the fire on the highway. Police say the older Chev was damaged pretty bad. No injuries were reported.