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Sherbrooke woman stopped at Vermont border with marijuana and methamphetamine

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NORTON — A 57-year-old woman from Sherbrooke was caught at the border in Norton, Vermont with marijuana and methamphetamine. Police say at around noon on Friday, they responded to the Norton point-of-entry for a report of drugs found in a vehicle of a Quebec resident attempting to enter the U.S. Border Patrol reported that during…

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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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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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Food drive at Buffet des Continents brings in 8,000 pounds of food

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SHERBROOKE — For the 10th year in a row, Buffet des Continents held a non-perishable food drive, offering free meals to those who contributed. The benefit took place on Monday evening at the popular restaurant in Sherbrooke. Anyone who brought in at least five non-perishable food items, received a meal. In total, the event raised…

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Suspicious package found at University of Sherbrooke closes campus

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UPDATE: Sherbrooke police say that the suspicious package containing a white powder has turned out to be flour. The incident sparked a precautionary operation that included closing the campus, as well as isolating about twenty people who had been in contact with the powder. Police say that there was no negligence on the part of…

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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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Overnight break-in at Carrefour de l’Estrie in Sherbrooke, thieves target Bell kiosk

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SHERBROOKE — A Bell kiosk was targeted in an organized theft of thousands of dollars worth of smartphones during an overnight break-in at the Carrefour de l’Estrie in Sherbrooke. Police say that the incident happened sometime overnight, when the thieves entered into the mall through a door that was unlocked. Police say it’s possible that…

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Police searching for man in case of inappropriately touching several young women

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SHERBROOKE — The Sherbrooke Police Service (SPS) have issued an alert after several women have been inappropriately touched at the University of Sherbrooke. Police say that they are looking for a white male of about 30 years old, with long brown, wavy hair. The man is said to have inappropriately touched several young women on…

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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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Police identify man found dead in Lac des Nations on Saturday

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SHERBROOKE — Police in Sherbrooke have released the name of the man who was found dead in the Lac des Nations on Saturday afternoon. Authorities say that the victim was Marc Deschenes, 56, of Sherbrooke. It is believed that Deschenes drowned in the lake sometime between Friday night and early Saturday morning. The investigation is…

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Over 100 angry teenagers face off with police in Sherbrooke last night

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SHERBROOKE — Police in Sherbrooke found themselves involved in a sticky situation last night at the closing of the Fête du Lac des Nations, when they were surrounded by around 100 angry teenagers demonstrating against their intervention in a fight that was taking place. Police say the incident happened at around midnight after the fight…

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