Marie 'Tonie' Farrell sits in her mother’s Orillia home where she now lives because she can’t work after suffering injuries from being beaten by an OPP officer. In the background is her son, R.J. Farrell, who bought her a silver-plated gavel with the words Not Guilty engraved on it. Tracy McLaughlin Photo

SIU reopens beating case

The Special Investigations Unit has reopened an investigation looking into the injuries sustained by an Orillia woman at the hands of an OPP officer.

The Barrie Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 147 made generous donations on Tuesday to two important local organizations. Legion past president Dick Howey, centre right, presented a $20,000 cheque to IOOF Senior Homes, represented by, from left, Stella Vilas, Deirdre Britton and CEO Doreen Saunders, and a $12,000 donation to St. John Ambulance, represented by Melanie Moore, at right, and branch manager Cathy Banting. The donations came from the legion's Poppy Fund. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER

Legion lends support

The Barrie Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 147 made generous donations on Tuesday to two important local organizations.

TRACY MCLAUGHLIN PHOTO Eyewitness Kelly Mortley leaves court, Tuesday, after reliving the brutal beating of Andrew Mixemong. Mortley can be heard on a 911 call frantically begging and pleading with two alleged killers to stop the beating.

Jury weeps with eyewitness

Weeping and wringing her hands on the witness stand, Tuesday, an eyewitness wept as she relived the “senseless” killing of an aboriginal man who was t

     

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