The Week That Was In Windsor News: March 4th – 10th 2012
Sunday March 11th, 2012
Posted at 2:00pm
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The University of Windsor community was stunned to learn Friday that early that morning a male suspect went on a stabbing rage on the University campus. In the end three men and possibly a fourth suffered stab wounds, and police are still on the hunt for Emad Adel Ben-Abdellah, age 21 years old of Windsor. Windsor Police are requesting the assistance of the public in locating this individual, and advising the public NOT to approach the suspect. The suspect is pictured above. As a result of this, the Thirsty Scholar pub has been closed until further notice.
On Thursday, students at the University of Windsor voted to reject the “U-Pass”, an initiative designed to allow students to ride Transit Windsor buses unlimitedly for only $90 a year. The final votes were 2254 students voted no, while 1015 students voted yes.
Another phone scam has surfaced in the area, which cell phone users receive text messages from “service [email protected]”. The text message will read: “Alert. HBC Financial MasterCard Locked. Please call 1-201-5000-4622.”
One firefighter was taken to hospital and tenants of a unit of East Gate Estates are homeless after a fire ravaged a home on the city’s east side, shortly before 5pm on Saturday.
An OPP officer and a train conductor are both being hailed as heroes after a a 56-year-old Windsor woman who was driving her vehicle on Renaud Line in Lakeshore when she noticed she was on the wrong road, and then proceeded to turn around at the Via Rail tracks when she became stuck. OPP Officer Blake Cohoe arrived at the scene and turned on his cruiser lights which alerted the conductor to stop his train and avoid a crash.
Work began this week on the new multimillion dollar downtown aquatic centre, as streets were closed and fencing went up around the site last weekend.
Plymouth Drive from Grand Marais Road East to Pillette Road was closed on Wednesday as work began on Windsors fourth roundabout. It’s to be located at the new entry to the Grand Central Business Park, which is the old Chrysler full-size van plant.
Multi-platinum and Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Kelly Clarkson performed to a sold out, 5000-strong show at the Colosseum at Caesars Windsor, Thursday night.