Crime

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Utah Trucker Challenges Arrest In Sex Slave Case

A Utah truck driver accused of keeping women as sex slaves in his semi-trailer as he drove across the country is challenging his arrest. Defense attorney Vanessa Ramos argued Wednesday that Minnesota state troopers shouldn’t have arrested Timothy Jay Vafeades last year for violating a protective order because it was no longer valid.

8 hours ago

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Police: Brooklyn Park Man Beats 10-Month-Old Son

Hennepin County authorities have charged a Brooklyn Park man who they say beat his 10-month-old son and left him brain dead. Twenty-year-old Dennis Taylor is charged with first-degree assault.

18 hours ago

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St. Cloud Police Apprehend Suspect In Drug Case

St. Cloud police apprehended a suspect in a drug related crime Tuesday evening. Twenty-two-year-old Rashawn Devon McBridge, of St. Cloud, was taken into custody around 8 p.m Tuesday evening in the 1300 block of 9th Avenue South.

12/16/2014

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Mpls. Police: Downtown Car Break-Ins Up 30%

inneapolis Police officers found an entertaining way to address a serious problem. The department made a video meant to warn people of the dangers of not securing valuables when shopping and parking downtown. “With it being Christmas, I mean they’re always expecting more gifts, more items to be in the car, so they’re out searching more,” said Officer Chad Nelson.

12/16/2014

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Man Charged In Fatal Attack On Shopper

A man charged Tuesday with fatally stabbing a 75-year-old woman he didn’t know in a Duluth grocery store told investigators he went to the store to “either shop or kill somebody,” a criminal complaint alleges.

12/16/2014

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Medical Marijuana Group Petitions Against Charges

A group advocating medical marijuana is delivering a petition to the Lac qui Parle County attorney asking him to drop charges against a woman charged after giving her son cannabis oil for his pain.

12/16/2014

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North Mpls. Abduction Might Be Related To Other Case

City police say that while investigating an abduction of a little girl earlier this month in north Minneapolis they were made aware of a similar, unreported abduction that happened in October.

12/15/2014

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Clue Recovered From $500K Rest Area Jewelry Heist

Investigators have recovered a possible clue in a jewelry heist in southern Minnesota.

12/15/2014

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St. Paul Man Charged In Church Arson

A 27-year-old man was charged Monday with two counts of arson in connection with a fire set at a St. Paul church. Gregory Louis Knox, of St. Paul, is accused of starting a fire at Saint Mark Lutheran Church at 550 West 7th Street on the morning of Dec. 12. According to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, investigators say two fires were set in the church: one in a break room garbage can, and another in the file cabinet in the pastor’s office.

12/15/2014

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Ty Hoffman Trial Set To Begin Next February

The man who is accused of killing his former boyfriend and business partner in an Arden Hills gas station parking lot last summer will stand trial in February. Attorneys failed to reach a plea deal for Lyle “Ty” Hoffman on Monday.

12/15/2014

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FBI: 2 Men Rob St. Paul Bank, Torch Getaway Truck

A reward is being offered in connection with a St. Paul bank robbery Monday morning. The Federal Bureau of Investigation says the robbery happened at about 6:45 a.m. at the TCF Bank at 2163 Ford Parkway. Two men forced their way into the bank when two employees where opening for the day.

12/15/2014

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Burnsville Man Charged In Fatal Mpls. Drive-By Shooting

A Burnsville man faces murder charges in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting in south Minneapolis last February. Reginald Myers, 34, was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree murder for a shooting that occurred on the afternoon of Feb. 23.

12/15/2014

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Shoplifter Pulls Gun On Worker At Fargo Wal-Mart Store

Fargo police are looking for a shoplifter who pulled a gun on a store employee.

12/15/2014

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Competency Hearings Set In Slender Man Stabbings

A judge plans to hold competency hearings this week for two girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please the fictional character Slender Man.

12/15/2014

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Teens Arrested In Connection To Halloween Robbery

Police in Alexandria say they’ve arrested four teenagers in connection to the Halloween night robbery where a group of masked suspects entered a home, looking for drugs and guns.

12/14/2014

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Accent Signage Crime Scene

The Minneapolis Police Department released some photos from the Accent Signage office shooting last fall.

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FBI Release Photos Of Boston Attack Suspects

The FBI have released photos of the Boston Marathon attack suspects.

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Shooting In Bryn Mawr Neighborhood

Police are investigating a Thursday evening shooting in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Minneapolis.

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Twin Cities-Based Meth Bust

Prosecutors have charged 20 people in connection with a methamphetamine ring that was based in the Twin Cities. Officials say some of the suspects had connections to the La Familia Michoacana Mexican drug cartel.

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Lacrosse Players In Minn. Brawl

Five players on Rochester’s professional lacrosse team have been charged in connection with a brawl at a Minnesota restaurant involving more than two dozen people.

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Remembering Caroline Lowe’s 35 Years At WCCO

Long-time WCCO-TV reporter, Caroline Lowe, is leaving after being on the crime beat for WCCO-TV since 1977. This year marked her 35th year with the station. Take a look back.

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Celebrities & Mary Jane

A number of celebrities have either admitted to smoking marijuana, been caught smoking pot, or in a few select cases openly endorse the act of lighting up a spliff. Here are some of the most famous cannabis users.

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