Crime

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Man Guilty Of Killing Attorney Now Charged In Bank Robbery

A Minneapolis man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his ex-boyfriend and business partner at an Arden Hills gas station last summer is now charged with armed bank robbery. Lyle “Ty” Hoffman was sentenced earlier this year to more than 25 years in state prison for the Aug. 11 death of 48-year-old Kelly Phillips, an attorney for medical device maker Boston Scientific.

06/19/2015

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Woman Charged In March Hit-And-Run That Critically Hurt Mother

A 30-year-old woman faces three counts of criminal vehicular operation in connection with a hit-and-run that critically injured a young mother in March. Charges have been filed against Danielle Dennay Sivels, of St. Paul. Investigators accuse her of causing the March 16 crash at the intersection of 6th Street and Cypress Street on the east side of St. Paul.

06/19/2015

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Suspect Arrested In Mpls. Mother-Daughter Shooting

Police arrested a man Friday who they say is responsible for shooting a 22-year-old mother and her 15-month-old daughter in a south Minneapolis park Thursday afternoon. The shooting comes as violent crime is going up in the city of Minneapolis.

06/19/2015

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Security Boosted At Vikings Stadium After Man Gains Access

Security is being boosted at the new Vikings stadium after a photographer gained access to the under-construction building. Photographer Scott Heins published photos and an accompanying essay Wednesday on Deadspin.com.

06/19/2015

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Psychiatrist: Girl Accused In Stabbing Needs Intervention

One of two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please a fictitious horror character has schizophrenia that is getting worse and intervention is the best way to mitigate the symptoms, a psychiatrist testified Thursday.

06/18/2015

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White Gunman Caught In Killing Of 9 In Historic Black Church

An intense manhunt was underway Thursday for a young white man who joined a prayer meeting and then opened fire inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston, killing nine people, including the pastor. Authorities called it a hate crime.

06/18/2015

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Police: Man Shot In North Minneapolis

Minneapolis police are investigating a shooting which injured one man late Thursday afternoon. The victim was shot near the 2800 block of Bryant Avenue North just before 5 p.m., according to police.

06/18/2015

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Homicides Up In Minneapolis For First Time In 3 Years

The number of murders is on the rise in Minneapolis for the first time in three years, and overall violent crime is seeing an increase too. The latest statistics for the first half of the year has the murder rate up nearly 50 percent over this time last year.

06/18/2015

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Pierre Collins Was Accused Of Abusing His Other Kids

Allegations of child abuse have surfaced against the man charged with killing his son.

06/18/2015

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Reality Check: Minnesota’s Sex Offender Treatment Program

Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program is getting sharp scrutiny after a federal judge ruled it unconstitutional. It turns out that Minnesota locks up more dangerous sex offenders than almost anywhere else.

06/18/2015

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Mother, 15-Month-Old Shot In South Minneapolis

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges is calling the shooting of a mother and 15-month-old child in south Minneapolis Thursday afternoon “unthinkable.”

06/18/2015

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Burnsville Stabbing Suspect Arrested In Indiana, Charged

The suspect in a Burnsville stabbing has been arrested in Indiana after a brief standoff that ended peacefully early Thursday morning, according to Indiana officials.

06/18/2015

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Nearly $355K In Back Wages Recovered For Mankato Restaurant Workers

Nearly $355,000 in back wages have been recovered for 25 workers of a Mexican food restaurant in Mankato, the U.S. Labor Department announced Thursday.

06/18/2015

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Minneapolis Drive-By Shooting Victim Identified

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office has identified the man killed Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting in Minneapolis. Eric Darvell Ferguson, 22, died at North Memorial Medical Center Tuesday evening after being shot several times in front yard of a home on the 3900 block of Fremont Avenue North.

06/18/2015

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St. Paul Police Seek Suspect In Wal-Mart TV Theft

The St. Paul Police Department is looking for a suspect who allegedly walked out of a Wal-Mart store with a large television.

06/18/2015

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1 Arrested, 1 Sought In Victoria’s Secret Break-In At St. Cloud Mall

A man was arrested in St. Cloud early Thursday morning under suspicion of breaking into a Victoria’s Secret store in the Crossroads Mall, and police believe another person got away.

06/18/2015

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2 Charged In Elaborate Credit Card Cloning Operation

Investigators say cloning credit cards is one of the most lucrative crimes in America right now. And on Wednesday two people connected to an elaborate cloning operation in Minnesota are behind bars.

06/17/2015

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Hennepin Co. Begins Warrant Sweep Against Domestic Violence

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office began a warrant sweep Wednesday focused on domestic violence. Among the individuals with active warrants, officials are seeing two offenders who are high on the county’s list to find. Manuel Mateo Lopez and Theodore John Stonich II were added to the Hennepin County’s Most Wanted List.

06/17/2015

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Minneapolis Police Issue Warning On Phone Scams

Residents have reported receiving phone calls from males and females from a number that matches the Minneapolis Police Department’s Fifth Precinct on caller ID. Authorities say the caller identifies themselves as being with the IRS and that the Minneapolis Police Department is going to “put them behind bars.”

06/17/2015

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Charges: Armored Car Driver Stole Money From ATMs

A 23-year-old Robbinsdale man driving an armored car is accused of stealing nearly $3,400 in cash from ATM machines during pick-ups, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court.

06/17/2015

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Federal Judge Rules Sex Offender Program Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program is unconstitutional, saying it violates the “fundamental rights” of more than 700 people locked up indefinitely after completing their prison sentences.

06/17/2015

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Girl Accused Of Stabbing Classmate Due In Court

The attorney for one of the two Wisconsin girls charged with trying to kill a classmate to please a fictitious horror character will try to convince a judge that the child’s case belongs in juvenile court.

06/17/2015

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Inmate Who Escaped MN Correctional Facility Apprehended

An inmate who escaped from the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater last Friday morning has been located and taken into custody, according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

06/17/2015

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WCCO Gets All-Access Look At U.S. Marshal Training

They are often unseen and move behind the scenes, working to keep us safe. The U.S. Marshals Service is the oldest federal law enforcement agency. Its main mission is to protect the federal court system. But the most visible part of the job includes hunting fugitives, killers and violent offenders.

06/16/2015

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Judge To Rule On Minnesota’s Long-Term Sex Offender Program

A federal judge is scheduled to rule Wednesday on the constitutionality of Minnesota’s sex offender program. Sex offenders sued the state in 2011 because almost no one has been discharged.

06/16/2015

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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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Minnesota’s Greatest Mug Shots

Minnesota has seen its share of bizarre, amusing and notable mug shots, many of which go far beyond mere “bad hair days.”

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