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Peijan Lamont Hodges

Parking Lot Sex Assault Suspect Charged In New Cases

A man accused of a brutal sexual assault in a downtown parking ramp is now charged with two other cases. Peijan Hodges was charged last week with four counts of criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly followed a woman to her car and raped her. According to new charges — just two hours before that — he attacked another woman in the same parking ramp.

10/17/2014

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Man Arrested In Mpls. Bar Shooting

The man arrested and accused in the shooting that left two injured at a Minneapolis bar earlier this week was marking his 23rd birthday on the day he allegedly committed the assault. Police say that they have taken Devon Strouss into custody in connection with the Wednesday shooting at the 19 Bar on 14th Street.

10/17/2014

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St. Paul Man Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking A Minor

A 25-year-old St. Paul man pleaded guilty Friday to one count of sex trafficking a minor. Dontre McHenry is accused of recruiting and trafficking teenage girls throughout Minnesota, according to U.S. Attorney Andrew Lugar. McHenry is suspected of coercing at least three girls under the age of 18 between January 2013 and March 2014.

10/17/2014

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Charges: West St. Paul Man Strangled Girlfriend To Death

A 28-year-old West St. Paul man is accused of strangling his girlfriend to death after she ended her relationship with him in August, according to charges filed in Dakota County Court. Marc Amouri Bakambia has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and three counts of second-degree murder and second-degree murder in connection with the Aug. 10 incident.

10/17/2014

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Minnesota Still Investigating 3 Priest Abuse Cases

A Minnesota prosecutor says he won’t file criminal charges in seven cases of alleged sexual misconduct involving eight Catholic priests, but St. Paul police are investigating three other cases. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi says that one of the three still under investigation is likely to lead to prosecution, without giving details.

10/17/2014

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Sheriff: Arrest Made After Chanhassen Teen Assaulted With Baseball Bat

Authorities say a 19-year-old man was arrested in Arizona Sunday after he allegedly assaulted a Chanhassen teen with a baseball bat at a church. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office received a report that the assault took place at about 4:50 a.m. at the Westwood Community Church in Chanhassen.

10/17/2014

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Court Date Set For Vikes’ Johnson After Nightclub Arrest

A hearing date has been set for Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson following his arrest after allegedly refusing to leave a downtown Minneapolis restaurant. Johnson did not appear in court at his arraignment on Friday morning, but was represented by his attorney at the Hennepin County Courthouse.

10/17/2014

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Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting Wife In Sawyer Co.

A man is accused of fatally shooting his wife in Sawyer County. The 26-year-old man is due in court Friday for a bond hearing.

10/17/2014

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Austin School Leaders Fired Amid Teacher Sex Case

Two top administrators at a Catholic school in Austin have been fired after a high school teacher was charged with having sex with a minor student. The Diocese of Winona, which includes Austin, says Pacelli Catholic Schools President Jim Hamburge and Principal Mary Holtorf were fired after being put on leave last week.

10/17/2014

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Police: Man Kicked Out Of Mpls. Bar Returns, Fires Gun Into Bar; 2 Injured

Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries in a shooting at a Minneapolis bar Wednesday night. Minneapolis police say a man was kicked out of the 19 Bar near downtown Minneapolis, but returned and fired rounds into the bar’s front door from outside.

10/16/2014

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Feds Single Out Investigation Into Synthetic Drugs

Law enforcement personnel who investigated the synthetic drug deaths of two Grand Forks-area teenagers have been honored by the U.S. Department of Justice.

10/16/2014

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Wis. Man Held In Connection With Wife’s Shooting Death

A Wisconsin man was arrested Thursday in connection with the shooting death of his wife, who died in a Duluth hospital earlier this month. According to the Sawyer County Sherriff’s Office, 26-year-old Cade Clark was arrested Wednesday in Tomah, Wisconsin.

10/16/2014

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Police Credited For Saving Man Stabbed Over Cigarette

The quick thinking of three Minneapolis police officers is being credited for saving a man’s life. An officer saw two people arguing early Saturday morning on Nicollet Mall and 5th Street when a girl pulled out a knife and stabbed a man.

10/16/2014

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2 Shot At Minneapolis Bar, Suspect At Large

Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries in a shooting at a Minneapolis bar Wednesday night. Minneapolis Police say a man was kicked out of the 19 Bar near downtown Minneapolis, but returned and fired rounds into the bar from outside.

10/15/2014

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Minn. Attorney General Sues Credit Card Fee Processor

Valley Lettering in North St. Paul is always looking for more business. So as convenience to customers, owner Don Buckentin takes credit or debit cards. But for each transaction, he pays a fee. “This was far more than pennies,” Buckentin said. “This was hundreds of dollars.”

10/15/2014

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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