A Bemidji woman who allegedly allowed her 6-year-old cousin to freeze to death has been found incompetent to stand trial. Twenty-two-year-old Rachel Stacey Downer was charged with manslaughter in the death of Mercedes Mayfield.
Police in Hastings were searching for a murder weapon along the Mississippi River on Monday, as part of the investigation into the fatal shooting of Jason Reuter. The 34-year-old was found dead in his front yard nearly two months ago.
A former assisted living facility worker is accused of stealing the identity of a 92-year-old woman to buy jewelry online. According to the criminal complaint, the son of the woman noticed unusual charges from a jewelry store on her credit card statement.
A former police officer accused of killing two women and hiding their remains in a pair of suitcases has pleaded not guilty in the death of one. Steven Zelich pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of first-degree homicide and hiding a corpse in the death of Jenny Gamez, of Cottage Grove, Oregon.
Four experts appointed to evaluate a Minnesota program that confines some sex offenders to high-security facilities even after they have served prison sentences said they need more time to complete their work.
Authorities have identified two victims who were killed after a violent night to start the weekend in Minneapolis. A 53-year-old man died in a shooting in south Minneapolis Friday night., and a 46-year-old woman died in a stabbing early Saturday morning.
The family of a man gunned down at an Arden Hills gas station are remembering him Saturday as a kind, selfless man. Kelly Phillips, 48, was buried Saturday morning in his hometown of Mason City, Iowa.
Another Minnesota-based company is trying to figure out how it fell victim to hackers. Supervalu, which owns Cub Foods stores across Minnesota, said hackers accessed a part of its computer network that processes payment card transactions.
Sixteen days after he allegedly gunned down veteran Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick, 39-year-old Brian Fitch Sr. made his first court appearance on his arraignment. Fitch is charged in Dakota County Circuit Court with two counts of first-degree murder and premeditated first-degree murder for the killing of Officer Patrick on July 30.
Plymouth city officials say a fire – suspected as arson – caused an estimated $200,000 in damages to a playground early Friday morning.
Minneapolis police say a 39-year-old man was critically injured in an Uptown hit-and-run early Friday morning. According to police spokesman John Elder, at around 2 a.m., a man was on foot in the middle of the street near Lyndale Avenue and 26th Street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound on Lyndale. The victim was thrown into the air and landed “some distance” from where he was struck, Elder said.
The Ramsey County attorney has now charged Ty Hoffman with second-degree murder in the death of Kelly Phillips. A warrant has been issued for Hoffman’s arrest.
The main suspect in the murder of a Minneapolis executive has been formally charged with murder — and he’s still on the run. Lyle “Ty” Hoffman, 44, was charged in a Ramsey County District Court Friday afternoon with second-degree intentional murder.
A former police officer accused of killing two women and hiding their remains in a pair of suitcases is headed to trial after waiving his preliminary hearing in southern Wisconsin. Steven Zelich is charged with first-degree homicide and hiding a corpse in Kenosha County, where he’s accused of killing Jenny Gamez, of Cottage Grove, Oregon.
The University of Minnesota has issued a crime alert after someone was the victim of an attempted robbery near the East Bank campus. The incident happened last Saturday at about 12:45 a.m. near the intersection of 15th Avenue Southeast and 6th Street Southeast.
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.