An 11-year-old boy is recovering from minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the road at the corner of Church Street and Queen Street in Cookstown on Monday afternoon at approximately 4 p.m. The boy was crossing Queen Street when a northbound vehicle was turning left onto Queen Street. The vehicle hit the boy. Police, firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene. The young man was treated at the scene and was taken home by his parents. The driver was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian.
A 48-year-old Belle Ewart man is facing assault charges after an altercation with his stepson. Turns out the young man was trying to break up an argument between his mother and his stepfather when he was grabbed by the neck. The suspect was pushed away and out the door. The man re-entered the house and grabbed the youth by the neck again. Police were called and the suspect was found a short distance away from the house. He was taken back to the North Division headquarters where he was charged and told not to communicate with his wife or stepson. He was given a March court date.