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Bobby Zoe to be sentenced today A dangerous/long-term offender hearing for repeat sexual offender Bobby Zoe is expected to conclude today. Zoe, 36, who was convicted of break and enter and sexual assault in 2016 for an attack in 2015, appeared in NWT Supreme Court yesterday. The judge listened to submissions from defence lawyer Steve...
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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