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Early morning fire at former Dominion Textile factory in Magog

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MAGOG — An investigation is underway to determine the cause of an early morning fire that broke out this morning at the old Dominion Textile factory in Magog. Emergency services were dispatched to the scene at around 6:30 a.m., after calls came in reporting white smoke billowing from a warehouse building toward the back of…

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Icy roads blamed after multiple crashes in the Eastern Townships this week

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MAGOG — An early morning rollover crash took place on rue Principale Est in Magog on Monday morning. The incident happened at around 8 a.m., when police say that a 38-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle. Police say the driver suffered neck and leg pain as a result of the crash, and ended up…

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Drunk driver takes out utility pole, causing temporary power outage in Magog

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MAGOG — A drunk driver smashed into a utility pole in Magog early this morning, leaving the area without power for nearly an hour. Police say the incident happened at around 1 a.m. on rue Belvédère Nord. A Ford truck, being driven by a 27-year-old man, smashed into a Hydro-Magog pole. The pole was severed…

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Police investigating robbery at Comptoir familial de Magog

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MAGOG — Police are investigating a break-in at Comptoir familial de Magog, located on Rue Lasalle. According to a statement issued by police on Thursday, the incident took place on December 26, at around 4:30 p.m. Police say that a surveillance camera had been set up because of previous problems with theft at the store,…

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Police: Five Salvadorans entered Canada illegally through unguarded path in Stanstead

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STANSTEAD — Authorities say that last week five people from El Salvador were picked up in Magog after they entered Canada illegally through an unguarded path in the Stanstead area. The incident took place last Tuesday, when police say they located them on Rue Merry Nord. They say that the group included two woman and…

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Magog man arrested twice over the weekend after three failed break-in attempts

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MAGOG — The old saying that the third time’s a charm didn’t hold true for an 18-year-old man from Magog over the weekend after he was arrested twice, trying to break into three downtown stores. Police say that on Friday they were called downtown after someone tried to break into two different stores. An arrest…

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Officer hit in the head with a stick during traffic stop in Magog

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MAGOG — A Magog police officer required stitches after being assaulted during a traffic stop on rue Saint-David last night. Two of the men arrested in the incident were in court today to face numerous charges. Police say the assault happened after a 39-year-old man was pulled over at around 10 p.m. The driver had…

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Man jumps from third floor balcony to escape violent home invasion in Magog

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MAGOG — A 51-year-old man from Magog had to jump from a third floor balcony to escape a violent home invasion attack on Sunday evening. The incident took place on rue Principale Est, in Magog, at around 4:45 p.m. Police say two suspects entered into the home and rushed the man and began punching and…

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Teens run away from youth center stealing boat, bicycles along the way

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MAGOG — Two teens ran away from a youth center in Sherbrooke on Tuesday, allegedly stealing a boat and bicycles as they embarked on their great escape. According to police officer Paul Tear of the Memphremagog Police Board, the two youths, aged 13 and 14, set out from Val-du-Lac in Sherbrooke, Tuesday afternoon. The two…

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Drugs, money and weapons seized by Magog police during traffic stop

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MAGOG — Police say that they made a significant arrest in Magog yesterday, after they discovered drugs, money, and weapons during a traffic stop. Magog police say that five officers stopped a vehicle on rue Merry Sud just after midnight. During his interaction with police, the driver introduced himself under a false identity, pretending to…

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Gas leak in Magog forces evacuations, road closures

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MAGOG — A gas leak caused sixty people to be evacuated from their homes, and created significant traffic congestion in Magog yesterday. The natural gas leak occurred on rue St-Patrice Ouest in Magog at 3:15 p.m. Motorists were redirected around rue St-Patrice Ouest, between rue Sherbrooke and Sainte-Catherine, as that portion of the road was…

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Magog man ordered to pay $74,000 after tobacco smuggling conviction

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MAGOG — A Magog man will have to pay over $74,000 after being sentenced on tobacco smuggling offenses. Court records show that Robert Côté was sentenced by Justice of the Peace, Sylvain Desmeules, and fined $74,160. Records state that Côté was found with 240,000 illegal cigarettes in his garage, following an operation performed by the…

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Drunk driver distracts police with fake knife attack call before fleeing Magog bar

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MAGOG — Police say that four men are under investigation following a strange incident early Monday morning, when someone falsely reported a knife fight in order to clear the way to flee a downtown bar without being stopped by police. Memphremagog police say they received a call at around 3:10 a.m., reporting that a fight…

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