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Charges are pending after a Halifax Metro Transit bus hit a 52 year old woman in a marked crosswalk.
Halifax Regional Police say it happened Friday around 7:30PM in the 600 block of Portland Street in Dartmouth.
The woman suffered life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital by EHS.
Portland Street inbound was closed until 11PM.
A driver will be in court today following a series of events after a police officer tried to stop a vehicle in the Windsor Street Exchange.
Halifax Regional Police say it happened last night just before 11PM.
The vehicle failed to stop and went to Mic Mac Street in Halifax where the driver fled in the 3600 block.
The officer pursued on foot and was trying to make an arrest in a nearby backyard when she was hit in the face with a rock.
The driver was able to escape and the area was searched with the help of K-9.
The driver was later found and arrested inside a home where he continued to resist.
The officer that was hit suffered minor injuries.
A 53 year old Brazilian man is facing stunting charges for driving 82km/hr over the speed limit on Highway 103 in East Chester.
RCMP say the vehicle was clocked at 182 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone.
The vehicle was seized and the man’s license was suspended for 7 days.
The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50.
Halifax Regional Police are investigating the sudden death of a 19 year old woman.
It says around 3 Friday afternoon, it and EHS were called to a home on the Bedford Highway for a woman who needed immediate medical assistance, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Halifax Regional Police says four civilian employees are on administrative duty and an investigation in underway.
On Friday, HRP said this stems from information of improper handling of property designated to be destroyed and in HRP’s custody in its Property and Exhibit Section.
The section handles property that’s seized, surrendered or found, and is in the custody of HRP but doesn’t include property related to drug investigations.
Exhibits are kept for investigative and court purposes as well as to return property to rightful owners when they are identified.
Chief Jean Michel Blais says info came to light internally that led to questions, and a criminal investigation was immediately initiated.
Blais says it’s unknown if there will be grounds for criminal charges, but that process is still at a preliminary stage.
He says in the interest of transparency and public interest, we chose to communicate the available information.