Fire – Verona


Fire has destroyed a home in Verona.

South Frontenac firefighters were called out last night to the home on Cedarwoods Drive…off Highway 38.  When they got there a portion of the home was fulling engulfed in flames.

No injuries have been reported and there is no word on the cause of the fire.


Barn Fire – Napanee


A barn on Bridge Street West in Napanee has been destroyed by fire.

The fire broke out around 6:00 p.m. Tuesday and destroyed the barn and its contents….including some chickens that had been housed in the barn.

An electrical problem is suspected as the cause of the fire.


Drug Sentence


A 36 year old parole officer at Pittsburgh Institution at Joyceville has escaped a jail sentence for possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking.

Chris Strutt had pleaded guilty to the charge in January.  He was busted after a package containing drugs was sent to the wrong address in Kingston in 2016.

Strutt received a suspended sentence and has been placed on probation for three years.

The judge imposed the sentence after reviewing his pre-sentence report including an investigation by the Correctional Service that found the drugs were for his own use and not for sale to others.


Stephen Hawking – Obit


The children of Stephen Hawking say their father “was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.”   Hawking died early this morning at his home in Cambridge, England, at the age of 76.  Hawking was one of science’s biggest celebrities and was known for his groundbreaking work with black holes and relativity.


Bank of Canada – Speech


The head of the Bank of Canada is pointing to Quebec’s subsidized child-care program as a possible tool to boost the economy.  In a speech at Queen’s University yesterday, Stephen Poloz used Quebec’s child-care model as one way to show how Canada could unlock some of the considerable untapped potential in its labour force.

Poloz said it could significantly increase female workforce participation across the country.

He also told the audience at Queen’s…the federal government’s steps in the last couple of years to take on more public debt has helped prevent an even faster build-up of household debt by pushing up interest rates.


Pi Day


It’s Pi Day…a day for celebrating the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter…which is 3.14 followed by trillions of other digits.  It’s known as Pi…and of course the whole thing works so well because pies are round – and delicious.


Kingston Woman – NFL COO


A woman from Kingston is now the Chief Operating Officer of the National Football League.

Mary Ann Turcke has been appointed to replace Tod Leiweke.  Teams got the word in a memo from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell yesterday.

Turcke joined the NFL last year…leaving her position as president of Bell Media in Canada.


Kingston – Fraud


Kingston Police say a woman has been charged with fraud after funneling more than 600-thousand dollars of her employer’s money into bank accounts for charities she was involved in.

Police say the woman had been working as comptroller for a company in Kingston while also serving on the board of two charities in Maxville…a small community north of Cornwall.   Investigators say both charities ended up with large debts and say the woman siphoned more than 600 thousand dollars to the charities to compensate for the lost money.  The 52-year-old woman was arrested at her home in Maxville on Sunday.


Drug Trafficking


A 27 year old man from Windsor and a 22 year old woman from Kitchener have been arrested at a Kingston hotel on charges of drug trafficking.

Police executed a search warrant for a hotel room on Friday and seized a quantity of crack cocaine.  Police say they are also looking for a 30 year old woman from Kingston in connection with the bust.