Woman Found

Good news about a 74 year old Kingston woman who had been missing since Saturday afternoon.

She was found around 9:30 yesterday morning by staff at the Queen’s Emergency Report Centre. Kingston Police say she was found in good health.

The woman uses a walker and there had been concern about her safety after she was last seen near Kingston General Hospital Saturday afternoon.


Police Chase – Charges

A 27 year old Kingston man is facing multiple charges after a police chase early Monday morning.

Kingston Police say it started with a vehicle hitting another vehicle in downtown Kingston around 3:20am.

The vehicle was located on Union Street near Sir John A and took off when police tried to stop it. The chase headed out Highway 15 and ended on Highway 32 with the assistance of the OPP.

The driver has been charged with failing to stop at an accident scene, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, drive while under suspension, and two counts of breach probation.


Teacher Cleared

A judge has found a Kingston area kindergarten teacher not guilty on five counts of assaulting two children.

Justice Geoffrey Griffin found the Crown had failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Christopher Leger’s contact with students went beyond a section of the criminal code that allows teachers, parents and other adults assuming the role of a parent to use reasonable force to correct a child.

The verdict was delivered in Napanee.


Picket Line Incident – Guilty Plea

A 24 year old man has plead guilty to dangerous driving after hitting two people on the picket line outside St. Lawrence College during last year’s strike.

Nathan Smith was given an absolute discharge.

Court was told he suffers from Asperger syndrome and had already performed 50 hours of community service at Martha’s Table, made a $500 donation to Partners In Mission Food Bank and wrote a letter of apology to the union.


Fire Captain Becomes Chief

A captain with Kingston Fire and Rescue is the new Fire Chief for the Town of Renfrew.

Kevin Welsh was the successful applicant for the job.

He is leaving Kingston Fire and Rescue after 24 years.

Welsh will officially take over as Fire Chief and emergency management coordinator of Renfrew on January 7th.


Habitat – New Homes

Habitat for Humanity will be celebrating with a key ceremony today on Cowdy Street for two Kingston families.

Donna Searles and her two and a half year old daughter Kensington and Laura Edwards and her four year old daughter Lilah are the new owners of 64 & 66 Cowdy Street – part of the Good Shepherd Legacy Project.

The key ceremony to celebrate their new homes takes place at noon today.