Police are asking for the public’s help to find an arsonist in Minneapolis. According to Minneapolis Police, five fires have been intentionally set in the Phillips neighborhood since Oct. 30, with the most recent occuring on Monday.
A Minnesota man convicted of killing two unarmed teenagers who broke into his home in 2012 has been ordered to pay more than $21,000 in restitution to the victims’ families. Sixty-six-year-old Byron Smith was convicted in April of first-degree premeditated murder in the deaths of 17-year-old Nick Brady and 18-year-old Haile Kifer. Smith was sentenced to life in prison without parole. He is appealing.
Brooklyn Center police say a fight in a strip mall parking lot led to a shooting where two men were injured early Tuesday afternoon. Police say the shooting occurred outside of Checker’s Restaurant at 615 66th Avenue North just after 1 p.m.
Experts reviewing Minnesota’s civil commitment program for sex offenders issued dozens of recommendations in a report issued Tuesday, including individual evaluations of each resident to ensure compliance with the criteria for confinement.
The attorney for a Wisconsin girl accused of repeatedly stabbing a classmate to please a fictional horror character is expected to tell a judge whether the defense will challenge a doctor’s claim that the 12-year-old is mentally fit to stand trial. A Waukesha County judge is scheduled to hear from the defense Tuesday afternoon.
A former South Dakota National Guardsman has pleaded guilty in a distracted driving crash that killed a Minnesota cyclist. Twenty-five-year-old Christopher Weber of Brandon, South Dakota, entered the plea Monday in Rock County court to criminal vehicular homicide.
Minneapolis police are warning University of Minnesota students to stay alert following a series of violent robberies near campus. Police said Monday they are investigating after reports of three separate robberies and assaults near campus over the weekend.
A man who with his wife was accused of taking tens of thousands of dollars in public assistance while maintaining a lavish lifestyle is due in Hennepin County District Court.
Authorities say a priest accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in Minnesota has been returned to the U.S. from his native India to face charges.
A St. Paul woman with a history of assault convictions has been charged after two unprovoked attacks of women on Nov. 14.
The Anoka County Attorney’s Office says there will be no charges against two Ramsey Police officers involved in the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Chaz Michael Havenor. On Aug. 28, 2014, the two officers answered a call of a suspicious car in the parking lot of The Learning Lodge, on the 6100 block of 157th Lane Northwest.
The man who became known as the “20th hijacker” from the Sept. 11 attacks wants to testify in lawsuits filed by victims of terrorism. The imprisoned Zacarias Moussaoui recently wrote to federal courts in New York and Oklahoma, claiming he can offer inside information about the inner workings of al-Qaida.
Authorities say one person is in critical condition at a Rochester hospital and two suspects are in custody after a bar fight early Saturday morning in western Wisconsin. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office was called at about 12:47 a.m. Saturday to the Border Lounge in Trenton Township on a report of a fight in progress.
Authorities are looking for a suspect after a man was shot to death in Minneapolis Sunday night. Police were called to the 3600 block of Humboldt Avenue North at about 9:45 p.m. after a report of several shots fired in the area.
A shooting at a Bloomington hotel early Sunday morning sent one person to the hospital and police are searching for a suspect.
The Minneapolis Police Department released some photos from the Accent Signage office shooting last fall.
The FBI have released photos of the Boston Marathon attack suspects.
Police are investigating a Thursday evening shooting in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Minneapolis.
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.
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.
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.
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.