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Driver charged after accident

The Rainy River District OPP was notified of a single motor-vehicle collision on Highway 71 in Chapple Township on Saturday around 8 a.m.

A 23-year-old Northwest Angle First Nation woman was arrested at the scene and taken to Fort Frances for breath tests.

She was charged with having a blood alcohol level over 80 mg and driving while suspended.

Trio hurt in train collision

At 7:44 a.m. today, the Rainy River District OPP responded to the report of a train/motor vehicle collision on Lauzon Road in the Township of Dawson.

A 2016 Dodge Caravan collided with a Canadian National Railway freight train.

As a result, three occupants of the van were taken to hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The train crew suffered no injuries.

Driver killed

A Greenstone woman is dead following a two-vehicle collision involving an SUV and a tractor-trailer unit on Highway 11 about 65 km east of Longlac.

Highway 11 west of Hearst and east of Longlac was closed for a number of hours, with traffic re-routed via Nipigon at Highway 11/17.

Kenora OPP capture suspect

The Kenora OPP is investigating multiple break-and-enters and mischiefs.

Yesterday around 7 a.m., police were dispatched to several mischiefs to vehicles in the west side of Kenora.

While police were conducting their investigation, there was a report of a break-and-enter in progress at a nearby residence.

OPP probing assault

The Rainy River District OPP is looking for assistance from the public.

Officers were advised of an assault on the 100 block of Fourth Street West here around 1:50 a.m. today.

Anyone with information, or who may have witnessed the assault, is asked to contact the Provincial Communications Center at 1-888-310-1122.

Soccer pitch gets vandalized

The Rainy River District OPP responded to a mischief at the soccer pitch on McIrvine Road yesterday.

Officers are looking for assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for damaging the fields used by many members of the public.

An unknown motor vehicle drove onto to the fields, causing significant damage.

Cocaine bust made

A 24-year-old Kenora man is facing charges following an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking there.

Shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Friday, police tried to arrest a male in the downtown area of Kenora.

A brief foot chase ensued before the male was arrested by police.

Teen hit by train

Shortly after 8 p.m. yesterday, Sioux Lookout OPP officers responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a train about four km west of there.

Officers attended the scene and, along with the assistance of the Lac Seul Police Service and the Northwest Emergency Medical Services, rescue efforts were conducted.