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UPDATED: Man shot dead as he sits in his car

A MAN died in hospital after he was shot while sitting in his car on Wednesday night, police said.  The incident is the sixth killing police reported this week. It pushed the murder count to 76 for the year, according to this newspaper’s records.

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Man wants to apologise to family of victim he shot dead in the street

A 25-year-old man wants to apologise to the family of a man he shot to death three years ago.Christopher McQueen maintains he shot the man because the deceased threatened him and accused him of seeing his girlfriend.McQueen told Justice Cheryl Grant-

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Motorcyclist killed in accident

A motorcyclist is dead on Grand Bahama following a traffic accident in the Lucaya area this week. Grand Bahama police said an accident occurred shortly 4pm on Tuesday at Midshipman and Balao Roads, involving a 2006 omnibus and a 2012 Ducati motorcyc

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Attorney: Accused reservist 'doesn't know what to answer'

THE Crown has closed its case against reserve Sergeant Dwayne Decosta over allegations he had sex with a teenage girl at a police station last year.Decosta, 56, now has four options: remain silent, take the witness stand and give evidence, formally o

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Taxi driver spared jail over lapsed gun licence

A 41-year-old taxi driver was spared a prison sentence yesterday for not licensing his shotgun. Instead, Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes fined Tomiko Johnson $2,000 for admitting to being in possession of an unlicensed shotgun on Sunday. Acco

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Couple found beaten to death in apartment

POLICE are investigating a double homicide after a man and woman were found in an apartment unresponsive with visible injuries early yesterday morning.

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Steel worker loses court challenge over lost job

A FORMER steel worker has lost his bid to prove that a Supreme Court judge was wrong to find that he was not unfairly dismissed by his employer, but instead abandoned his job because he didn’t like his supervisor.The Court of Appeal ruled that Justic

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UPDATED: Police probe spate of New Providence killings

POLICE are investigating four new homicides after two men were found with gunshot injuries in a space of 12 hours and a man who was shot on Saturday died in hospital - before a double shooting last night claimed the life of another victim.

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Man found with loaded gun in Abaco is jailed

A 27-year-old Abaco man was sentenced to two years in prison yesterday for being caught with a loaded gun that he found in the debris left by Hurricane Dorian. Ted Cornish Jr, of Dundas Town, was sentenced by Magistrate Samuel McKinney after admitti

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Woman arrested after $70,000 cocaine found

A WOMAN was arrested shortly after she arrived in the country on a flight from Panama and nearly $70,000 worth of cocaine was discovered. Police said the woman, a resident of Suriname, arrived in the Bahamas on Copa Airlines shortly after 11am on Su

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Expert could not tell if bullet was fired by suspect

A Royal Bahamas Police Force firearms examiner could not say whether a fired bullet submitted for him to analyse was fired by the high-powered weapon a 22-year-old man allegedly used to shoot at two police officers as he tried to evade being captured

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Murder suspect: Police told me they were going to crack my skull

A 21-year-old man accused of murdering a father of four claimed yesterday he was denied basic hygienic rights and suffered threats of harm while on remand.

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US man sent to jail - but then given bail

AN American man sentenced to 18 months for stabbing his ex-boss’ son was not sent to prison as ordered, but instead granted bail by the chief magistrate, a police inspector has said.Inspector Ferguson confirmed in open court that instead of being imp

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Girl was 'disturbed' after alleged sex with reservist

A POLICE officer yesterday testified how a teenage girl’s demeanour notably changed from upbeat to “disturbed” after allegedly having sex with a police reservist at a police station last year. Sergeant Lakeisha Bain said the 14-year-old was not the

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Suspect accused of killing after hurricane

A MAN was arraigned in Grand Bahama yesterday accused of killing another man last Wednesday when the island was reeling from the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. The Freeport resident was brought into a makeshift court at the new Sir Albert

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