Friday, April 19, 2013

Breaking News>Marathon Bombing Suspect Captured

Police in Watertown, Massachusetts have their suspect.   They say that, 19 year old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was taken into custody after being found in the backyard of a residential house hiding in a covered boat.

Buses Pulled Off The Street

All city buses are off the streets because of today's snowstorm. A city official says  the buses will resume normal operations a 6 o'clock tomorrow morning.

Trans Canada Highway Closed

A winter storm warning remains in effect.   The storm is causing white out conditions here in the city and outside the city.  OPP say that due to extremely icy conditions Highway 11/17 from Thunder Bay to Ignace is close as is Highway 102 .   In the city police say that John Street Road is closed between Community Hall Road and Mapleward Road because of downed power lines.   The Municipality of Neebing has pulled their plowing equipment off the roads until the weather improves.

Boston Is A "Ghost Town"

A former Dryden resident is stuck in a Boston hotel as the City is in lockdown mode. A massive manhunt is underway for a 19-year-old man involved in Monday's twin bombing attack at the Boston Marathon. Andrea Henderson is visiting the city and she says Boston has turned into a ghost town. Businesses and schools are closed and all public transit isn't running.

Police Release Robbery Video

Police are now releasing video of last night's Mac's Convenience Store robbery on Simpson Street.   It shows a man  with his face covered and carrying a knife and appearing to make demands.   The suspect made away with money and cigarettes.  No one was hurt.

Breaking News>Boston Under Lockdown

It's a fluid situation in Boston as police search for the 19 year old suspect in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing.   The city on lockdown as heavily armed officers search for the
man, who they say is a terrorist who is out to kill.  Stay tuned to the Magic 99.9  for any breaking developments on this story.

Summer Jobs Program Back On

The provincial government is setting up it's summer jobs program for students.  MPP Michael Gravelle says the highlight is a 2 dollar an hour hiring incentive for employers when they hire students aged 15- 30 years old. The deadline for employers to apply is April 30th.

Latest OLG Dividend Is 500 K

More casino cash for City Hall coffers.   The latest payment from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is 570 thousand dollars.  The money is a quarterly payout and is 5 per cent of the revenues from the slot machines in the facility.

LCBO Rally In Thunder Bay

Union employees of the LCBO are holding an information picket today during the lunch hour.  They'll be rallying outside the Fort William Road LCBO store in support of their bargaining team's negotiations with the Crown-owned company.  On April 9, LCBO workers voted 95 per cent in favour of strike action should contract talks break down.  The main issues in negotiations include wages and benefits, job security and improved health and safety standards.

Simpson Street Mac's Robbed

No one was hurt in an armed robbery last night at the Mac's Convenience Store on Simpson Street.  Police are looking for a man they say entered the store with his face covered and carrying a knife. The suspect made away with money and cigarettes.

Winter Storm Warning

There's a winter storm warning in effect for the City.  Environment Canada Meterologist Desjanelle Matthews says its going to be a messy day with blowing snow.  Matthews says at the Airport they reported the City getting 5 to 10 centimeters of snow last night.  We will have a snow free weekend but on Monday could see snow or rain.