Crime

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Released Felons Seek Voting Rights In MN

One of the most heavily pushed bills lawmakers will take up this session is whether or not to restore voting rights to convicted felons.

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Debate Over Access To Body Camera Footage Arrives At Capitol

Minnesota lawmakers are wading into a debate over access to footage caught on police body cameras. A law enforcement-backed proposal to put strict limits on who sees body camera videos was introduced Thursday in the House. A Senate version isn’t far behind.

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Sheriff: Pedestrian Struck, Killed In Barron Co. Hit-&-Run

Barron County officials are searching for a vehicle after a 26-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed Thursday morning. At 7:22 a.m., the Barron County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the report of a pedestrian who appeared to have been struck by a motor vehicle on Highway 8 near 3 3/4th Street, which is near Upper Turtle Lake.

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Sheriff: Fifth Grader Arrested After Writing Threatening Message

Officials in Chisago County say a fifth grader was arrested Wednesday after an investigation showed he or she wrote a threatening message on the wall of the school’s time out room.

21 hours ago

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Police: Chaska Man Bit Off Girlfriend’s Ear, Beheaded Her Cat

A Chaska man faces charges of assault, making terroristic threats and mistreating animals after he allegedly beat his girlfriend, bit part of her ear off, threatened to kill her several times, and dismembered her cat in the apartment living room.

22 hours ago

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Police: 2 Men Sought In Ecolab Attempted Burglary

The St. Paul Police Department has released surveillance images that show two men wanted in connection to an attempted burglary in early December 2014.

23 hours ago

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Authorities To Ramp Up DWI Enforcement Over Super Bowl

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is teaming up with former Minnesota Viking Chuck Foreman to crack down on drunk driving on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Both Sides Rest In Trial For Accused Cop Killer

Both sides have rested their case in the trial of a man accused of shooting and killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick last July during a traffic stop. The defense for Brian Fitch Sr. rested on Thursday without calling any witnesses, including their defendant.

23 hours ago

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Hennepin Co. Warrant Sweep Underway; Fugitives Urged To Surrender

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office began a warrant sweep Thursday, and it’s urging those with active warrants to surrender themselves.

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4 Wis. Teens Facing Charges Following ‘Sex Party’

Four middle school students are facing criminal charges after authorities say they recorded themselves at a so-called sex party that took place at a Brown Deer home over winter break.

01/29/2015

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2 Men Injured In St. Paul Skyway Assault

A St. Paul man says he and a friend were attacked as they walked through the downtown St. Paul skyway last week. Tom Klein’s tooth punctured his cheek in the attack, and his 59-year-old friend and co-worker — who uses a cane — suffered a broken wrist.

01/28/2015

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Emotions Flare As Dog Torture Suspect Appears In Court

It was an emotionally charged day in Sherburne County court Wednesday as a Princeton man faced charges that he videotaped the beating and torture death of his girlfriend’s dog.

01/28/2015

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Prosecution Wrapping Up Case Against Accused Cop Killer

Prosecutors are closing in on the end of their case against the man accused of killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick last July during a traffic stop.

01/28/2015

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Case Alleging Toyota Camry Had Defect Goes To Jury

After three weeks of trial, the case alleging there was a defect in a Toyota Camry that was involved in 2006 fatal crash has gone to a jury.

01/28/2015

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Review Of Mpls. Police Dept. Calls For More Transparency

Over the last few years, the Minneapolis Police Department has faced much public scrutiny. A new review from the Department of Justice highlights the work that needs to be done.

01/28/2015

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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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