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St. Paul Man Gets 34+ Years For Choking Woman To Death

A 24-year-old St. Paul man will spend more than 34 years in prison for choking a woman to death last September. Sammy Devel Henderson pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder back in May in connection with the death of Sherell Montrese Craighead on Sept. 4, 2013.

07/16/2014

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Sex Offender Program Ruling Due Within 30 Days

Attorneys for a man who was committed to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program for crimes he committed when he was a child say he should be immediately released, and they asked a federal judge on Tuesday to declare his confinement unconstitutional.

07/15/2014

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Document: Archdiocese Considered Silencing Priest

A canon lawyer who became a whistleblower against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says church officials considered silencing a critic by declaring him to be disabled.

07/15/2014

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Mpls. Police: 25 Car Break-Ins In 2 Weeks In Phillips

Minneapolis Police are warning residents after 25 car break-ins were reported in the Philips area during the past two weeks. Police say 21 of the 25 break-ins happened in daylight hours, and most of the thefts involved items that were left out and visible.

07/15/2014

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Police: Verizon Burglars Cut Hole In Wall, Climbed Through Ceiling Tiles

The Carver County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the burglary of a Waconia Verizon Wireless store, where thieves entered through ceiling tiles and cut a hole through drywall. Authorities responded to reports of a burglary at the store, located at 716 Vista Blvd., as well as Bella Nails and Spa next door.

07/15/2014

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Fridley Man Charged With Slashing Fiancee’s Throat

A Fridley man is charged with the attempted murder of his fiancée after cutting her throat Saturday morning, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s Office. James Mitchell Bruins-Ahlers, 22, was charged Tuesday with one count each of attempted second-degree murder, second-degree assault and domestic assault.

07/15/2014

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State: Experts’ Look At Sex Offenders Is Skewed

An attorney for officials who run Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program says the way experts are evaluating the program makes it impossible for them to issue a report favorable to the state.

07/15/2014

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2 St. Paul School Admins Charged With Failing To Report Sexual Misconduct

Two St. Paul Public School administrators have been charged with allegedly failing to comply with the state’s mandated reporting law after a student claimed he had been sexually harassed by a custodian, according to Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom.

07/14/2014

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Man Hit In Face On Greenway, Not Sure Why He Was Targeted

A Twin Cities man is recovering after an attack on a busy section of the Greenway Bike Trail. Chad Bates was walking to his vehicle Saturday night when a man hit him in the face. The attacker eventually ran off, but the incident left Bates injured and shaken.

07/14/2014

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Charges: Man Left His iPod In Truck He Burglarized, Set On Fire

A 23-year-old Farmington man faces arson and theft charges after police say he left an iPod in a truck he burglarized and set on fire. Glenn Adam Smith is charged with one count of arson and one count of theft, stemming from an incident last Wednesday.

07/14/2014

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Crystal Police Seeking Stabbing Suspect

Authorities in the north metro are looking for a suspect after a report of a stabbing early Monday morning. The Crystal Police Department says it’s looking for Fidel Delivillar Torres. Police say he’s a suspect in a stabbing that happened at around 4:30 a.m. on the 6700 block of Corvalis Avenue.

07/14/2014

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Experts: There May Be More Misplaced Sex Offenders

Experts appointed to evaluate the Minnesota Sex Offender Program testified Monday that they found several people similar to a man whom that they say should be immediately freed without restrictions — and they plan to issue findings on those people by the end of the summer.

07/14/2014

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Explosive Device Found In Public Bathroom Detonated

Authorities say they were called to a public bathroom at a park near Bricelyn, Minn. last week after an explosive device was reported inside. The incident happened Wednesday, July 9, according to the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office.

07/14/2014

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Inver Grove Heights Man Indicted For Alleged Counterfeit Jersey Business

A federal grand jury has indicted a 45-year-old Inver Grove Heights man for allegedly trafficking counterfeit sports jerseys imported from China, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

07/14/2014

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Police: 17-Year-Old Arrested In Fatal North Mpls. Stabbing

Minneapolis Police say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection to a fatal stabbing early Sunday morning. Police were called to the 3600 block of Emerson Avenue North at about 2:56 a.m. on a report of a stabbing.

07/13/2014

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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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