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Murder charge in death

On Oct. 19 around 7 a.m., an officer with Nishnawbe Aski Police Service responded to a report of a disturbance outside a residence on Six Nations Road on Kasabonika Lake First Nation.

A 54-year-old male of Kasabonika Lake First Nation, identified as Alec Tom McKay, was transported to medical treatment and subsequently pronounced dead by medical staff.

Three killed in crash

On Saturday around 3:30 p.m., Atikokan OPP officers responded to a report of a single motor-vehicle accident involving a pickup truck.

The vehicle was eastbound on Little Falls Road in Atikokan when it drove through a low concrete barrier, went airborne, and landed in the Atikokan River at Little Falls.

Police and Emergency Medical Services attended the scene.

Emo fire being probed

On Saturday around 8:35 p.m., the Rainy River District OPP and Emo Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire on Highway 602 within the municipality of Emo.

The investigation continues into the cause of the fire with the assistance of the Fort Frances OPP Crime Unit, the Forensic Identification Unit, as well as the Ontario Fire Marshall.

Highway closed by spill

Around 8 p.m. yesterday, Rainy River District OPP officers, as well as the Emergency Medical Service and the Fort Frances and Watten Fire Departments, responded to a single-vehicle mishap on Highway 11 near the Windy Point bridge.

A tractor-trailer unit was westbound when the driver lost control.

Tips sought on robbery

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

On Tuesday at 11 p.m., OPP officers were advised of a robbery of a convenience store in the Township of Atikokan.

The suspect is described as a male, about 5’6”-5’8” tall.

Anyone with information on this incident, or who may have witnessed it, is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Tip helps police nab driver

At 12:45 a.m. today, Rainy River District OPP officers received a complaint about a motor vehicle in Fort Frances.

Officers located the vehicle on the 800 block of King’s Highway 11.

The driver, a 19-year-old Winnipeg man, failed the roadside test and was arrested and taken to OPP detachment for breath tests.