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Friday, October 28, 2011

Historic Gun Returns Home Tomorrow

A historic gun will return to it's final resting place tomorrow as members of the 3rd Field Regiment unveil the Gun monument at Barrack Green Armoury.
The gun was decommissioned in 1920 and positioned on Patridge Island where members of the regiment used it to protect Saint John.
Captain Waters tells CHSJ News in the fall of 1981 it was loaned to the New Brunswick Museum and after a full restoration will be returned back to the 3rd Field Regiment-the oldest serving artillery unit in the country.

The infantry regiments all have battle armour or flags but the artillery is unique because they have been in almost every battle ever fought and their guns are their colours.

The ceremony at the Barrack Green Armoury on Broadview Avenue gets underway at 11am tomorrow morning.

Williams Turns Himself In

The Mounties got their man.

Just before 4pm,  a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant turned himself in to the RCMP office in Moncton.

The police issuing a warrant for 29-year-old Tyrone Jermain (TJ) Williams, in connection with a shooting in Moncton last Saturday.

Williams faces 5 charges including discharging a firearm with intent and assault.  He has been arrested and is being held in custody before a remand hearing tomorrow.

Two East Side Men Plead Guilty To Robberies

A Champlain Heights man has pleaded guilty to three armed robberies and 9 charges of stealing gas. 

The robberies took place from April to August at two Petro Cans and a convenience store on Hickey Road. 

20 year old Lucas Bradley Hebert of Dorothea Drive will be sentenced on December 12th. 

21 year old Zachary Golden pleaded guilty to one of the robberies that took place April 19th at the Petro Can and he'll be sentenced at the same time as Hebert who also pleaded guilty to having his face concealed while committing the holdups.

Moncton RCMP Issue Canada-Wide Warrant

RCMP isssuing a Canada-wide warrant for a Moncton man in connection with a shooting that occurred last weekend in Moncton.
29-year-old Tyrone Jermain "TJ" Williams is wanted on charges of discharging a firearm with intent, use of a firearm, careless use of firearm, pointing a firearm and assault.
Williams is black  about 6 feet tall and 240 lbs with  brown eyes and black hair in dreadlocks.
He may be armed and if you see him, contact police immediately.
Anyone with information is asked to contact RCMP at 506-857-2400 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Police Bust Pitt Street Biker Bar

City police busting an illegal bar at the Bacchus Motorcycle Club's clubhouse on Pitt Street.

The Street Crime Unit conducting the raid yesterday under the Provincial Offences Procedures Act and seizing booze, cash and other items.

Police tell CHSJ News charges are pending.

The Sea Dogs Get Set For The "Night Of Champions"

It's going to be a very special night at Harbour Station tomorrow when the Sea Dogs hoist their championship banners to the rafters. Sea Dogs President Wayne Long tells CHSJ News the players will also be getting their championship rings.

He says the rings are beautiful and they will be presented one at a time to everyone who contributed to the team's success over the years.

Long says both cups are celebrated on the ring and those wearing them will need strong arms and hands because the rings are big and heavy.

The Sea Dogs plans to start the ceremony at 7 but, fans should be in their seats by 6:30 or so.  Tonight the Dogs host Cape Breton, game time is 7:30pm.

Liberals Call For Abolition Of New Brunswick Insurance Board

It's time consumers in the province got a price break by getting rid of the Insurance Board which regulates what you pay to insure you vehicle.

So says Chris Collins, the consumer affairs critic for the Provincial Liberals who tells CHSJ News the Energy and Utilities Board would do a better job than the Insurance Board which he charges is looking out for the interests of the insurance companies.

He argues the Insurance Board is made up of political appointees who don't have the necessary expertise.

He also points out the New Brunswick Court of Appeals has been scathing in its criticism of the Insurance Board when it wouldn't or couldn't provide a rationale for its approvals of rate hikes.

Theo Fleury To Speak At January Fundraiser

Former NHLer Theo Fleury is the guest speaker of the 2012 Gala Dinner for the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation.
The foundation raises money to eradicate family violence.
Dinner Co-chair Natalie Godbout tells CHSJ News she thinks its important that high profile individuals bring attention to this event.

She it strikes more of a chord when you hear it from Theo Fleury who outed violence in an industry that isn't so inclined to talk about it.

For the first time ever, the event's honorary chair is an organization, the Saint John Police Force, instead of a person.
The Gala dinner is coming up January 18th, 2012 at the Trade and Convention Centre.
For tickets click here

Fire In Lorneville

The fire department called out to Lorneville early this morning just before 3:30 to Luna Avenue.

They found a large pile of logs and timber brush on fire.

We're told the fire crews had some difficulty because of the location with an embankment.

It took them about an hour and a half to extinguish it.