Crime & Courts

Lyle Gartner taught at Wakaw School and coached the senior women's volleyball team during the time students alleged he grabbed and slapped their buttocks.
Lyle Gartner taught at Wakaw School and coached the senior women's volleyball team during the time students alleged he grabbed and slapped their buttocks. Google Maps

Former Sask. teacher accused of touching, grabbing students

By CKOM News Staff
March 24, 2017 - 3:48pm

A former teacher and volleyball coach in Wakaw, Sask. is facing a formal hearing over several professional misconduct complaints.

Lyle Gartner is accused of slapping and grabbing five students' buttocks in different situations over a four-year span.

Prince Albert Police have asked for assistance identifying these individuals.
Prince Albert Police have asked for assistance identifying these individuals. Submitted Photos

Police seek help identifying petty criminals

By paNOW Staff
March 22, 2017 - 11:31am

Prince Albert Police have asked for help from the public in identifying several individuals suspected of petty crimes.

In the first of three incidents a male suspect stole approximately $50 worth of clothing from a business in the 3900-block of 2nd Ave. W. on March 19.

Police tape marks the scene of the city's first homicide of 2017.
Police tape marks the scene of the city's first homicide of 2017. Taylor MacPherson/paNOW Staff

UPDATE: Police identify victim in first homicide of 2017

By paNOW Staff
March 22, 2017 - 10:07am Updated: March 24, 2017 - 6:32am

UPDATE: After autopsy, the victim has been identified as 34-year-old Damian Ballantyne. Police can confirm the two suspects in custody were known to the victim.

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Two suspects are in custody after an early-morning homicide in Prince Albert, the city’s first murder of 2017.

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