K-W in brief

Graphic by Adele Palmquist

Graphic by Adele Palmquist

UW gets contract
Public Works and Government Services Canada has awarded a contract to the University of Waterloo to evaluate rail crossing safety. The study, which has been granted $120,000, will be examining the safety of level crossings. This is part of Transport Canada’s research into these issues. University of Waterloo’s study will determine if there are improved mechanisms of assessing the dangers of railway crossings.

Shoppers Drug Mart gets robbed
The Shoppers Drug Mart located at Conestoga Mall in Waterloo was robbed at 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The man approached the pharmacist and demanded a drug, claiming that he was armed with a gun. The pharmacist complied and the suspect left. There is footage of the man. He is described as thin, six feet tall and with reddish hair. He was wearing  blue jeans, a long sleeve sweater and a black baseball cap. The police are requesting information and can be contacted at (519)650-8500, ext. 6397.

Police confirm homicide in Kitchener case
The death of Mary Anne May, 55, has been confirmed as a homicide by police. The cause of death has not been released and police are continuing to investigate the circumstances.

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