Hay River man who assaulted flight attendant aboard plane gets jail time

A Hay River man who assaulted a flight attendant aboard a First Air flight from Yellowknife last year received a global six-month sentence in NWT territorial court Friday morning. “An aircraft becomes a community when it takes off, said Judge Bernadette Schmaltz, addressing 61-year-old Max Mahoney as he awaited his fate in the Yellowknife courtroom....
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at editorial@nnsl.com.