A former assistant fire chief with Kingston Fire and Rescue has pleaded guilty to eight of the three dozen sex-related charges he was facing. Robert Kidd pleaded guilty yesterday to charges that include making and possessing child pornography, indecent exposure and voyeurism. In a statement of facts presented to the court, it was revealed that Kidd victimized 18 people. Seven of them were under the age of 18. Kidd will be sentenced early in 2015. He was suspended and later terminated by Kingston Fire and Rescue after he was charged.
A 32 year old man from Loyalist Township has been charged with stealing copper wire from the AES Kingston Cogen Plant.
Staff at the plant noticed severed wires at the plant around 1am last Friday and called police. The OPP brought in a tracking down and arrested a suspect.
Randy Shaver has been charged with theft over five thousand dollars and mischief to property.
It was the second night in a row wire had been stolen from the plant and anyone with information about the thefts is being asked to contact the OPP or Crime Stoppers.
There could be some fireworks when the candidates running for mayor in Kingston meet with students at Queen’s University tonight.
The Alma Mater Society is hosting the session tonight starting at 7 in Wallace Hall at the John Deutsch University Centre.
The Alma Mater Society and a citizens group took council to the OMB and won the right for students to be counted in the districts population.
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Hudson is a 12 year old hound mix who is looking for an experienced owner with no children under 12 years old. Like our other senior guys, Hudson is still quite young at heart! He’s very active and enjoys spending lots of time outdoors. He will need to be kept on leash or in a securely fenced area for his exercise since he gets very distracted by all the interesting smells the world has to offer! Hudson qualifies for our seniors for seniors program and his adoption fee will be reduced by 50% if you are 65 or over.
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If you would like to adopt Hudson or any of the other “Friday Fur Balls” visit www.kingstonhumanesociety.ca or stop by Kingston Humane Society at 1 Bennington CRT.
For more information contact the Kingston Humane Society at 613 546-1291
The OPP is asking for help from the public after a three year old boy from the Harrowsmith area suffered critical injuries.
A news release says an unconscious three year old boy was transported to hospital after a call was received last Saturday evening. He remains in critical condition.
The release says the boy had been playing in Rotary Park at Lemoine Point between 2:30 and 4:30 Saturday afternoon. It doesn’t say if he was injured in the park.
Anyone with information about what happened is being asked to contact the OPP.
Homecoming Weekend – Street Festival
It’s Homecoming Weekend at Queen’s University and this year there is going to be a full out street party that is sanctioned by the city and university.
The student government at Queen’s is calling it the ReUnion Street Festival.
Union Street will be closed between Division Street and University Avenue for the festival tomorrow night. It will include games, food trucks and live entertainment.
Kingston Police say they will have extra officers on duty all weekend.
Events – Homecoming
There’s a unique event for Queen’s Homecoming today at the Rogers K-Rock Centre.
12 hundred school children from the Kingston area will be in the stands as the Queen’s women’s hockey team plays the women’s team from York University at noon today.
The game is a celebration of the UN Day of the Girl. It’s being used to profile women’s sport and the role of education in promoting the rights of girls.