The brutal stabbing death of 23-year-old Renee Sweeney rocked the City of Sudbury to its core on Jan. 27, 1998.
Police searched for her killer for two decades and finally charged Robert Steven Wright, who was 18 years old at the time of the murder, in Dec. 2018.
After several delays, the trial began Feb. 21, 2023, just after the 25th anniversary of Sweeney's death. The jury delivered a guilty verdict after five weeks of testimony.
CTVNewsNorthernOntario.ca has compiled all of the case coverage below, including archival news footage, the arrest, trial, verdict and now that the publication ban is lifted, we can reveal some exclusive extras.
A 'cyber incident' that started on Feb. 18 continues to affect IT systems, students and staff at Laurentian University – though recent updates by the school indicate some progress has been made.
Even with the sunshine and spring-like temperatures, the Greater Sudbury’s annual Polar Plunge organized by the Greater Sudbury Police Service took place Saturday raising more than $25,000 for Special Olympics Ontario.
Family and friends of the late Sudbury Ward 2 Coun. Michael Vagnini along with members of the community he served gathered Saturday for a traditional Roman Catholic funeral.
Nipissing–Timiskaming MP Anthony Rota announced Friday an unconditionally repayable contribution of more than $800,000 for North Bay-based Nexco Inc. to help with the development and production of new mining explosives technology.
The prime minister was in northern Ontario on Friday to talk about healthcare in the region.
Organizers say they are putting the finishing touches on plans for what they are calling ‘the best Seedy Sunday in Sudbury ever.’
Several community partners in Sudbury hosted a human trafficking conference Friday at the Steelworkers Hall.
A 24-year-old man accused of nearly a dozen intimate partner violence-related crimes was arrested during a traffic stop in northwestern Ontario.