The Week That Was In Windsor News: March 11th – 17th 2012
Sunday March 18th, 2012
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Emad Abdel Ben-Abdellah, the suspect wanted in connection to a rash of stabbings on the campus of the University of Windsor, turned himself in to police on Sunday afternoon. Monday afternoon, UWindsor president Alan Wildeman issued a statement to the campus acknowledging “the tremendous co‐operation and teamwork of those who have and continue to assist in handling this situation.” He also said a review would be done of campus and pub security. On Wednesday, The University of Windsor Students’ Alliance (UWSA) together with the University of Windsor, issued a joint statement saying they will temporarily reopen the Thirsty Scholar as a licensed restaurant only, with no pub activities until the end of March.
A major blow to Windsors economy this week as the OLG announced that the Slots at Windsor Raceway would close at the end of April. 200 people will be out of jobs.
The OPP Underwater Search and Rescue Unit recovered the body of 18-year-old Amy Wagner from Windsor Monday afternoon. She and a 18-year-old male were out on a canoe when it over turned in 4 feet of water Sunday. Both teens attempted to walk back to shore, but only the 18-year-old male made it back.
Windsor Firefighters battles a house fire in the 1800 block of Gladstone Avenue between Tecumseh and Seneca Streets in South Walkerville late Wednesday afternoon. No injuries were reported but damage to the basement and main floor of the house is very extensive.
A man and a woman are facing drug related charges after the execution of a search warrant on the city’s southwest side yesterday evening by Windsor Police. The suspects had been packaging and selling the cannabis marihuana inside tuna cans.
Dixie Lee Chicken, a world-wide chain chicken restaurant that began as a single store in Belleville Ontario in the 1960s, will be moving into the former KFC location at 1797 Huron Church Road next month.