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Lorraine Ashkenase, widow of Andrew Mixemong, described her husband to a jury as a peaceful man. She is pictured outside Barrie court, Friday. TRACY MCLAUGHLIN PHOTO

'You're going to kill him'

With a crazed look in his eyes, Jessy Herlichka let out a roar as he stood bare-chested over Andrew Mixemong, then took a running leap to kick him in the gut, a jury heard Friday.

South Simcoe Police cruiser

Officers punched in the face

INNISFIL – Two South Simcoe police officers were punched in the face arresting a man after he had argued with his father about a cellphone bill Thursday night.

Trail of damage

A Barrie man was arrested after city police followed a trail of damaged car parts following a collision with a parked car Thursday evening.

Four local high schools — Barrie North, Bear Creek, Eastview, Barrie Central and Nottawasaga Pines in Angus — are hosting 120 Japanese students through Muskoka Language International (MLI). Taking a break from their busy schedule at Barrie North on Tuesday were, front row from left, English teacher Nahoko Oishi, students Kazuki Saito, Shingo Masaki and Momoka Sekine. Back row from left are Cathy Volpe, of MLI, Yoshihiro Hoshi, vice-principal of Kasukabe Kyoei, Japanese language teacher Takeshi Masuda and MLI co-ordinator Laura Tieken. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER/QMI AGENCY

Cultural lesson

Japanese students visiting the Barrie area are getting a taste of what Canada, and its winter, have to offer.