Crime

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Brian Fitch Trial Continues Into 2nd Day Of Testimony

The second day of testimony got underway Friday morning in the trial for a man accused of shooting and killing a Twin Cities Police officer. On the night before he’s accused of gunning down Officer Scott Patrick on July 30, 2014, Brian Fitch Sr. made a chilling statement to his girlfriend.

01/23/2015

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Charges: Woman Who Broadsided Musician Was Going Nearly 70 MPH

The woman who is accused of crashing into a Minnesota musician, causing him to sustain multiple injuries including a broken neck, was driving while intoxicated, according to recently filed charges.

01/23/2015

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Newport Woman Pleads Guilty In Husband’s Overdose Death

A Newport woman pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree murder in the methadone-overdose death of her husband in 2013, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office. Forty-four-year-old Jennifer Marie Johnson is accused of injecting her husband — 32-year-old Dennis Parmuat — with a fatal dose of her methadone in the early morning of March 30, 2013.

01/23/2015

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Mpls. Police: ‘Substantial Amount’ Of Heroin Recovered After Police Pursuit

Minneapolis police say they recovered a substantial amount of heroin after a police pursuit that ended in a crash Friday afternoon.

01/23/2015

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Mpls. Police Seek Public’s Help In August Stabbing Death

Minneapolis police are hoping tips from the public will lead to the arrest of the person responsible in an August 2014 stabbing death. On Aug. 16, 2014, police were called to a report of a stabbing at about 2:20 a.m. Saturday on Franklin Avenue between 4th and 5th Avenues South.

01/23/2015

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Suspect, Officers Identified In Blaine Shooting

Authorities have released the identities of the suspect and police officers involved in a shooting in Blaine Thursday morning.

01/23/2015

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Hoffman Pleads Guilty In Arden Hills Gas Station Murder

The man accused of killing his former boyfriend and business partner in an Arden Hills gas station parking lot last summer has pleaded guilty Friday afternoon. Lyle “Ty” Hoffman, 44, is accused of fatally shooting 48-year-old Kelly Phillips at a gas station on Aug. 11, 2014. He became the subject of a month-long manhunt following Phillips’ death.

01/23/2015

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More Details Released In Apple Valley Murder-Suicide

The Apple Valley Police Department says investigators found no signs of intrusion or struggle in the deaths of a family, whose bodies were discovered last week.

01/23/2015

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Police: New Hope Liquor Store Employee Shot During Robbery

New Hope police say a suspect shot a liquor store employee in the leg during a robbery Thursday evening. On Thursday at 9:29 p.m., police responded to a reported robbery at Viking Liquors at 7141 42nd Avenue North in New Hope.

01/23/2015

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1 Of 2 Charges Dropped For Mom Who Treated Son With Cannabis Oil

The more serious of two charges against a Minnesota mom, charged for treating her son with medical cannabis, has been dropped.

01/23/2015

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Firing Of Police Canine Raises Questions About Retribution

Questions have been raised about why the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department took one of its top canines off the street.

01/22/2015

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Jurors See Squad Car Footage Of Officer Patrick’s Death

After a two-day delay, opening statements have begun in the trial of a man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer.

01/22/2015

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Blaine Police: Knife-Wielding Intruder Shot, Injured By Cops

Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Blaine Thursday morning, according to Blaine police. The incident occurred in the 100 block of 92nd Avenue near University Avenue, just south of Highway 10.

01/22/2015

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Lawmakers Renew Push To Regulate License Plate Readers

Minnesota lawmakers are restarting a two-year-long push to set rules for how law enforcement agencies use automated license plate readers. The cameras are usually mounted on squad cars, logging car locations into a database. Police say they help track down stolen cars and aid in investigations.

01/22/2015

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Farmington Couple Charged In ‘American Girl’ Swindle

A Farmington couple face felony theft by swindle charges after buying discounted American Girl merchandise from an online retailer, then fraudulently returning the items at the Mall of American for a full refund. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office says Jennifer Jo Cho, 37, and Henry Lim Cho, 34, returned over 134 items without a receipt to the American Girl store at the Mall of America – reaping $5,374 in the process.

01/22/2015

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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