Crime

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Mpls. Police Seek Public’s Help Finding Teenage Homicide Suspect

The Minneapolis Police Department is asking the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old boy suspected of fatally shooting a woman last week on the city’s south side.

04/19/2015

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As Crystal Community Mourns Slain Boy, Tensions Remain High

Even with Barway found and Pierre Collins arrested and charged with his murder, the sadness of what’s happened deepens and the anger some in the community feel is alive.

04/18/2015

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Duluth Police To Return Belongings Of 1981 Murder Victim

A retiring Duluth police lieutenant will return belongings of a teen murdered 34 years ago to her family as one of his last duties on the job.

04/18/2015

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Car Burglarized at Hospital After Family Gets Great News

Minneapolis Police are reminding people not to leave valuable belongings in plain sight of your car, no matter where you park. A family from Colfax, Wisconsin learned the hard way after parking their car at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis in a paid multi-level lot.

04/18/2015

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Bail Set For Cambridge Man Charged In St. Croix River Stabbing

Friends and family got to see the man accused of stabbing to death 34-year-old Peter Kelly, a father of five, after a fishing argument turned deadly Tuesday night.

04/17/2015

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Woman Shot By Robbinsdale Officer Charged With Assault

The 18-year-old woman who was shot by a Robbinsdale Police officer on Thursday has been charged with one felony count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Police were called to an apartment building on the 3700 block of Hubbard Avenue North at about 5:40 p.m. on a call about an unwanted person.

04/17/2015

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St. Francis Man Charged After Burglary, High-Speed Police Chase

A Saint Francis man was formerly charged Friday for taking police on a high-speed chase after an alleged burglary – injuring several people in the process. Randy Thomas Vaught, 34, was charged by the Anoka County Attorney’s office with second-degree burglary and fleeing a police officer.

04/17/2015

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Man, 24, Arrested & Charged In Oak Park Heights Homicide

Murder charges have been filed against a Stillwater man in the death of a vulnerable adult, who was found dead in his Oak Park Heights condominium, according to the Washington County Attorney’s Office.

04/17/2015

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Couple Found Guilty Of Intending to Sell Over 3.5 Pounds Of Pot

A Nevis couple was found guilty of possessing marijuana with the intention of selling Friday morning. According to the Hubbard County Attorney’s Office, in April 2014 Hubbard County deputies found over 3.5 pounds of marijuana and several thousand dollars in the possession of Scott and Cathy Cameron.

04/17/2015

Polk County Stabbing Suspect

St. Croix River Stabbing Suspect Charged With Homicide

A teenager accused of stabbing a father of five while fishing on the St. Croix is expected in court this afternoon. The Polk County Sheriff’s office says 19-year-old Levi Arce-Kendall turned himself Thursday afternoon.

04/17/2015

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Legal Issues Resolved, Marijuana Mom Moving To Colorado

Days before a Minnesota mom was set to stand trial for giving her son medical marijuana, WCCO has learned the charges against her will be dismissed.

04/16/2015

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Woman Sues Minneapolis Police & City For Excessive Force

A Twin Cities woman is suing a Minneapolis police officer and the city for what she calls excessive force. Madelyn Milton, 23, says she needed seven staples in her head last June after being punched to the ground by Officer Tyrone Barze Jr.

04/16/2015

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Sheriff: Woman With Knife Shot By Robbinsdale Officer

A woman is hospitalized after being shot Thursday evening by a Robbinsdale police officer. Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek says police were called to an apartment building on the 3700 block of Hubbard Avenue North at about 5:40 p.m. on a call about an unwanted person.

04/16/2015

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Missing Vulnerable Adult Case Becomes A Homicide Investigation

Police in Oak Park Heights say they’re working hard to track down the person who killed a beloved vulnerable adult.

04/16/2015

Polk County Stabbing Suspect

Suspect In St. Croix River Stabbing Turns Himself In

The man suspected of stabbing and killing a father of five during a fishing excursion has turned himself in.

04/16/2015

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St. Paul Man Sentenced For Drive-By Shooting Of Romantic Rival

A St. Paul man was sentenced Thursday to 19 years in prison for trying to kill a romantic rival in a drive-by-shooting last summer. The Dakota Attorney’s office says 36-year-old Jorge Roman Vasquez was convicted of one count each of first-degree attempted murder, second-degree attempted murder via drive-by-shooting, second-degree assault and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

04/16/2015

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Authorities Seek Suspects In Brainerd Home Burglary

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find two suspects involved in a home burglary last month. Authorities said the incident happened on the night of March 26 at a residence on North Nelson Road in Brainerd.

04/16/2015

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Psychiatrist Blames Lou Gehrig’s Disease In Deputy Slayings

A forensic psychiatrist said he believes Lou Gehrig’s disease is the reason a former Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy killed his wife and sister-in-law. Dr. Doug Tucker testified for the defense Wednesday in the trial of Andrew Steele, who has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease in the August shooting deaths of his wife, 39-year-old Ashlee Steele, and her 38-year-old sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, of Lake Elmo, Minnesota.

04/16/2015

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Apple Valley Woman Gets 90-Day Sentence In Distracted Driving Fatal Crash

A 29-year-old woman who caused a fatal crash when she ran a red light while dialing her phone will spend 90 days behind bars, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

04/16/2015

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Charges Expected In Andover Police Chase

Charges are expected Thursday after a police pursuit ended in Andover with multiple crashes Wednesday. Randy Thomas Vaught, 34, is suspected of breaking into a home in Blaine Wednesday afternoon.

04/16/2015

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Police: Man Shoots At Ex-Girlfriend’s Car Near Playground, Infant Inside

Police are searching for a man who allegedly shot at his ex-girlfriend’s car in St. Paul Tuesday night, narrowly missing the woman’s infant daughter. St. Paul Police say the incident happened at about 7 p.m. near Wilder Playground in the area of Case Avenue and Jessie Street.

04/15/2015

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Man’s Death Called Homicide In Oak Park Heights

Police are investigating the first homicide in Oak Park Heights in 16 years. Officers found the body of 39-year-old Nils Christian Johnson in his town house early on Tuesday morning.

04/15/2015

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Father Of 5 Stabbed, Killed In St. Croix River Fishing Dispute

Authorities are investigating after a western Wisconsin man was stabbed to death after a fishing dispute near the St. Croix River Tuesday night. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.

04/15/2015

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Police Pursuit Ends With Multiple Crashes In Andover, Suspect Arrested

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says a police pursuit ended in multiple crashes in Andover early Wednesday afternoon.

04/15/2015

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Fmr. Viking Accused Of Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

Two Minnesota men, including a former Minnesota Vikings tight end, are charged with running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors out of millions of dollars. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 66-year-old Stu Voigt and 61-year-old Jeffery Gardner face several criminal charges in connection to a real estate scheme between 2005 and 2007.

04/15/2015

Photo Galleries

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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