September 3, 2019 | by: Michelle Roy

99.3 THE RIVER NEWS SEPT 3RD

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*MIRAMICHI-SUSPICIOUS DISAPPEARANCE

The disappearance of a Miramichi man back in May is being investigated by
police as suspicious.

21 year old Brandon Martin was last seen May 22nd in Chatham.

His mother says Martin’s disappearance is very much out of character for him.

Ground search and rescue operations have been conducted within the city and
along the shore of the Miramichi River as part of the investigation.

But no trace of Martin has been found.

He is described as 6-1 in height, weighs about 170 pounds, has blue eyes,
brown hair, and several tattoos on his arms and hands.

Anyone with information on Martin’s whereabouts is being asked to contact
Miramichi Police, the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

 


A Quebec baseball team says it was the target of racist taunts from the
stands during games at the national championships held last weekend in
Miramichi

The team’s chef de mission Daniel Belisle says …. racial abuse was directed
at some players during the semi-final and bronze medal games on Sunday.

He says three male spectators used the N-word and other racial taunts against
a dark-skinned player on the Quebec team.

Baseball Canada says it is continuing to investigate.

 


THREE KILLED IN CRASH

A single vehicle crash on the Trans Canada Highway near Moncton has claimed
the lives of 3 foreign students.

The men in their 20’s, who were students at a Saint John post secondary
institution, were in a car that left the highway and flipped into the median
around supper time Sunday.

RCMP investigators say the victims, all back seat passengers, were not
wearing seat belts and were thrown from the vehicle.

The 28 year old driver, who faces 3 counts of dangerous driving causing
death, was treated in hospital and released while a front seat passenger
wasn’t hurt.

The investigation continues but its believed speed was a major factor in the
crash..

 

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MONCTON FATALITY

A 79 year old woman was struck by a car and killed by a car Sunday evening
while trying to cross route 134 in Shediac Bridge.

The incident happened around 8:40 Sunday evening.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The RCMP is investigating.

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FREDERICTON  SHOOTER

A New Brunswick man accused of fatally shooting four people in Fredericton
last year has been ordered to undergo another psychiatric assessment.

Matthew Raymond is charged with the first-degree murders of Fredericton
police constables Sara Burns and Robb Costello and local residents Donnie
Robichaud and Bobbie Lee Wright.

The assessment will determine if Raymond is mentally fit to stand trial.

Raymond has already undergone an assessment that found him fit to stand
trial, but Judge Fred Ferguson says he’s ordering another assessment because
of “utterances” made in court.

 

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DORIAN

The prime minister of the Bahamas says the devastation caused by hurricane
Dorian is unprecedented and extensive, saying the islands are in the midst of
an “historic tragedy.”

At least five deaths in the Bahamas and one in Puerto Rico are being blamed
on the Category Four storm.

The monster storm has shredded roofs, hurled cars and forced even rescue
crews to take shelter.

The U-S National Hurricane Center expects Dorian to stay off shore along the
U-S east coast, but warns … only a small deviation could draw the storm’s
dangerous core toward land.

 

SPORTS

Atlanta downed the Jays 6-3. Yankees were blanked by Texas 7-0. Red Sox were
off.

The Ti-Cats won their sixth straight Labour Day matchup against the Argos
38-27. Calgary dumped Edmonton 25-9.

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu has advanced to the quarter-gfinals at the U-S Open.