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Coaticook man sentenced to 3 years for kidnapping and assaulting ex-wife

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COATICOOK — A Coaticook man who has been held in jail since August of 2015 on numerous charges, will serve another two years behind bars after being sentenced this week. Patrick Élément, 36, of Coaticook, pleaded guilty to charges of assault, threats, kidnapping, and sexual assault of his ex-wife back on March 22, 2015. He…

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Two men arrested in Magog after police say they tried to lure teens on Facebook

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MAGOG — Police are warning parents and young people in the area to be on the lookout after two men have been arrested for child luring internet activities in Magog and Sherbrooke. Police say on Saturday, Carl Champigny, 25, of Sherbrooke, was arrested after a 35-year-old woman posing as a 14-year-old girl on Facebook alerted…

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Jay Peak Resort developers charged with running Ponzi-like scheme

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NEWPORT — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an asset freeze against Jay Peak Resort and related businesses allegedly misusing millions of dollars raised through investments solicited under the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. The SEC’s case was unsealed today in federal court in Miami, and the court has appointed a receiver…

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Bishop’s University Model UN Team 
shines in New York

SHERBROOKE — The Bishop’s University Model UN team was named an ‘Outstanding Delegation’ at the 2016 National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference, the highest honour given by the annual conference held in New York City. More than over 4,000 students from schools all over the world participated. In addition, two Bishop’s students, Hannah McLean and…

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Bromont man posing as neurosurgeon charged with fraud

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BROMONT — A 61-year-old man from Bromont was arrested Thursday morning on fraud charges, after police say he used several schemes to extort money from at least seven people in Bromont, Granby and Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton. Authorities say the man gained the trust of his victims by posing as a neurosurgeon or neurologist, and telling them through…

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Two brothers from Sherbrooke killed after driving ATV on Lake Magog

MAGOG — Two brothers from Sherbrooke were killed this afternoon after falling through the ice on Lake Magog in Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley. Police say that Réal Fréchette, 52, and Denis Fréchette, 59, were headed out to ice fish in an all-terrain vehicle pulling a small trailer, when they fell through the ice around 60 meters from shore.…

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Man accused of stealing from elderly citizens in Magog arrested

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MAGOG — Police say that they have arrested a man who is alleged to have targeted elderly people in the area, pretending to buy jewelry from them before stealing their valuables. Stéphane Belval, age 55, of Granby, was arrested during the investigation, and was in court to face seven counts, including unlawfully entering a dwelling,…

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Slippery road conditions cause accidents in Magog, three people taken to the hospital

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MAGOG — There were multiple accidents in Magog on Monday, sending three people to the hospital. One of the victims was a pregnant woman. Police received a 9-1-1 call at around 9:30 a.m. regarding an accident near the overpass on Autoroute 55 in Magog. One driver, a 41-year-old man from Montreal, was taken to the…

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