Crime

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Woman Gets 14+ Years For Luring Men To Knife Attack

A woman convicted of luring two men into a brutal knife assault in Fridley last summer was sentenced Wednesday to almost 15 years in prison. Tiffani Marie Ivy pleaded guilty to two counts of aiding and abetting first-degree assault.

02/18/2015

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Experts Testify In MN Sex Offender Program Trial

A federal judge is closer to deciding if it’s constitutional to keep Minnesota sex offenders in custody indefinitely. Only three offenders have been released from treatment.

02/18/2015

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Man Arrested After Shooting Ex’s Home, Pointing Shotgun At Police

A 36-year-old man is in custody after a brief standoff with police in northeast Minneapolis late Wednesday morning. Police say the former girlfriend of Major James Moore called 911 just before 11:30 a.m. to report that he was standing outside of her residence with a weapon.

02/18/2015

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2 Men Charged In Plymouth High-Grade Marijuana Bust

Two men are accused of possessing and selling high-grade marijuana after having it transported from California to Minnesota, according to charges filed Wednesday in Hennepin County Court.

02/18/2015

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17-Year-Old Pleads Guilty To Crime Spree In Mpls., Edina

A Minneapolis teenager has pleaded guilty to 11 counts of armed robbery and assault in connection to crime spree in Minneapolis and Edina, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

02/18/2015

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Charges: Woman Stole Vehicle From Farmington Auto Dealership

A 57-year-old Plymouth woman is accused of stealing a vehicle from a Farmington auto dealership last November after leaving her own vehicle there, according to charges filed by the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

02/18/2015

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Bail Set At $1.5 Million In Toddler’s Death

A Maplewood man is being held on $1.5 million bail in the death of his girlfriend’s 1-year-old daughter. Thirty-five-year-old Leb Mike Meak appeared in Ramsey County District Court Tuesday on a charge of second-degree murder.

02/18/2015

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Police Hear Murder Suspect Confess To Mom On Speaker Phone

A 25-year-old man faces murder charges in connection to the stabbing death of a 35-year-old Redby woman, who was found in a pool of blood in a Bemidji street Friday night. The Beltrami County Attorney’s office says Brian Keith Jourdain, of Bemidji, was charged Tuesday with two counts of second-degree murder.

02/17/2015

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Man Charged In Synthetic Drug Death Of Duluth Woman

A 27-year-old Eveleth man faces third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges in connection with the synthetic drug-related death of a Duluth woman in 2013. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s office says Bryan Joseph Hodapp is accused of supplying 21-year-old Leann Wicklund with the substance called 25I-NBOMe, a psychedelic synthetic drug, on Aug. 30, 2013.

02/17/2015

Law, Judge, Justice

Councilwoman’s Sentence For Stealing From Dying Dad Judged Too Lenient

A 60-day jail sentence for a Maple Grove city councilwoman who pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from her dying father has been judged too lenient by the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

02/17/2015

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Police: 200 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized In Plymouth, 2 Arrested

Two men were arrested Monday after about 200 pounds of marijuana was seized in Plymouth, according to police. The Plymouth Police Department was notified by authorities in South Dakota of a large shipment of marijuana coming to the area.

02/17/2015

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Burnsville Couple Faces Slew Of Tax Crime Charges

A Burnsville couple faces multiple tax-related felonies after they allegedly ran a business without a sales tax permit and failed to file taxes, according to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

02/17/2015

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Police: Wayzata Teacher, Coach Arrested For Child Porn Dies

A 52-year-old man arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography died late last month, according to police. The Plymouth Police Department said the man, identified as Jeffrey Todd Miller, was a teacher and coach in the Wayzata School District.

02/17/2015

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Suit Against Minn. Sex Offender Program Enters 2nd Week

A federal judge has rejected a motion to strike testimony from four court-appointed experts who’ve said at least some of the more than 700 people civilly committed to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program should be released.

02/17/2015

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Jacob Wetterling Resource Center Hits 25 Year Milestone

Jacob Wetterling’s family would be celebrating his 37th birthday on Tuesday. Months after his abduction, a foundation was created to help families of missing or exploited children. Along with Jacob’s birthday, that foundation will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Tuesday.

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Three Incidents Of Sexual Misconduct Reported Near U of M Twin Cities Campus

Three separate incidents of sexual misconduct occurred within two hours of each other, just outside of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus Monday afternoon. According to a crime alert from the University, the victims in all three instances were walking on the sidewalk when the suspect approached them from behind and groped them.

02/16/2015

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Mankato Man Jailed For 3 Months On Mistaken Drug Charges

Police arrested 31-year-old Joseph Burrell in November for two felony counts of drug possession. It turns out what appeared to be an illegal substance were really just vitamins.

WCCO-TV–02/16/2015

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Woman Talks Of Man Accused Of Murder In Her Baby’s Death

A Farmington mother said her boyfriend had quietly turned into a monster. Police charged the mother’s boyfriend, 35-year-old Mike Meak, with second-degree murder.

02/16/2015

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Attorney: Girl Accused In Stabbing Belongs In Juvenile Court

A southeastern Wisconsin judge will decide whether there’s enough evidence to send to trial two girls accused of nearly killing a classmate to please a fantasy character called Slender Man.

02/16/2015

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Investigators Say The Death Of Wis. Prisoner Was Homicide

Sheriff’s officials say the death of a state prison inmate in Columbia County is a homicide. Authorities said Monday an autopsy shows 40-year-old Jerome Scott died by ligature strangulation at the Columbia Correctional Institution. Investigators say Scott’s cellmate is accused of killing him Feb. 12.

02/16/2015

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Fargo Father Charged In Death Of 2-Month-Old Daughter

A Fargo man is accused of falling asleep and smothering his 2-month-old daughter after a night of drinking last summer.

02/16/2015

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Charges Dismissed Against Man Jailed For Drug Possession

A Mankato man was jailed for months while he waited for the state crime lab to process suspected drugs that turned out to be vitamins. Joseph Burrell was arrested in November and charged with two felony counts of drug possession. His bail was set at $250,000. The 31-year-old Burrell says he’s not happy it took so long for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to process the evidence.

02/16/2015

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Preliminary Hearing Set For Girls In Slender Man Stabbing

Two girls accused of stabbing a classmate in a southeastern Wisconsin park to please a fantasy character called Slender Man will find out this week whether they will be tried on attempted homicide charges.

02/15/2015

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Minnesota Delegation Included In Washington Counter-Terrorism Summit

Officials believe terror groups are still here, recruiting in Minnesota. A delegation from the state will travel to Washington next week to be part of a summit on countering violent extremism. The goal is to find ways to engage at-risk communities and to stop extremists from recruiting for terror groups.

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Investigation Of Toddler’s Murder In Maplewood Continues

The Maplewood Police Chief says it’s one of the worst cases of child abuse, he’s seen. The suspect, 35-year-old Leb Meak is charged with second degree murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 18-month-old girl. Police found the child, not breathing, in Meak’s home Thursday.

02/14/2015

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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