Crime

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Twin Cities Pastor Defends Missing Boy’s Father

In a press conference Monday afternoon, Pastor Harding Smith and Barway’s stepmother spoke on the father’s behalf. They told say the community is turning on them, when they should be focusing on finding Barway.

04/06/2015

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Charges Filed In Fatal Shooting Near Downtown Mpls. Parking Ramp

A 27-year-old man has been charged with allegedly shooting a man five times near a downtown Minneapolis parking ramp late last month, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

04/06/2015

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Couple Accused Of Locking Daughter In Basement Due In Court

A Wisconsin mother and stepfather accused of locking their 13-year-old daughter in a cold basement with no running water are due in court.

04/06/2015

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Fmr. Viking Darren Sharper In New Orleans For Plea Deal On Rape Charges

Former NFL star Darren Sharper is scheduled to make his first appearance in U.S. District Court in New Orleans to face federal charges that he drugged women in order to rape them.

04/06/2015

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Police: Woman Dies After Easter Morning Shooting

Instead of sharing an Easter meal with a young St. Paul woman, friends and family are grieving together. Family says 19-year-old of Sammiria White was killed by her boyfriend at an apartment on Pierce Butler Route. St. Paul police arrested Dimitri Harrell Sunday morning. The couple has a 3-month-old girl.

04/05/2015

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Records: 19-Year-Old Killed By Officer Trusted Police

Police released hundreds of documents Friday related to the fatal police shooting of a 19-year-old man in Madison, including records that show he told his mother he trusted police after a 2014 arrest.

04/05/2015

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Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty To Escape From ND Halfway House

A man serving time on a racketeering charge has pleaded guilty to walking away from a Fargo halfway house.

04/05/2015

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2 Volunteer Groups Continue Searching For Barway Collins

It’s been two and a half weeks since 10-year-old Barway Collins of Crystal went missing. Several searches along the Mississippi River are underway now to find anything that could help find him.

04/04/2015

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Fmr. Viking’s Drug, Sexual Assault Case Moves To New Orleans

Once a football hero celebrated in New Orleans for his role in the Saints’ Super Bowl season, Darren Sharper is returning to the city in disgrace to complete plea deals on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women. He has resolved similar charges with pleas in Las Vegas and Arizona and a no-contest plea in Los Angeles under a multi-jurisdictional plea deal announced last month.

04/04/2015

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Minnesota IT Officials Stay Ever-Watchful Of Hacking Threat

With an ever-growing trove of sensitive information to safeguard, state officials have taken last year’s string of high-profile hacks into major companies to heart. Minnesota’s network holds the same kinds of personal information unleashed by hackers at Target, Home Depot and other retailers — and then some.

04/04/2015

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Police: Baby Monitor Hacked In Rochester

Rochester police say a family had their monitor hacked and the IP address registered to a location overseas. The parents told investigators they didn’t notice anything until the device started playing music.

04/03/2015

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Man Charged In Police Chase That Shut Down I-494

A Dresser, Minnesota, man has been charged after leading police on a chase that closed down I-494 for more than an hour Thursday evening.

04/03/2015

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Cell Video Shows Cop Allegedly Threatening To Break Teen Suspect’s Leg

A smartphone appears to have captured a Minneapolis police officer threatening a teenager. Seventeen-year-old Faysal Mohamed says the video — recorded on March 18 — shows an officer talking to his friend after they were pulled over.

04/03/2015

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2 Charged In Separate Infant Deaths In Dakota County

Two people were charged in Dakota County Friday in separate cases involving the deaths of infants. The Dakota County Attorney’s office charged 46-year-old Paul Richard Sandell and 63-year-old Janet Marie Kartheiser with one count each of second-degree manslaughter.

04/03/2015

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2 Arrested After Chase That Shut Down I-494

Two men are under arrest after leading police on a chase that closed down I-494 for more than an hour.

04/02/2015

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Vigil Set For Man Shot Dead In Downtown Minneapolis

A vigil is planned Friday evening in honor of a man who was shot to death one week ago in downtown Minneapolis. Twenty-eight-year-old Justin Murry Williams, of Bloomington, was found shot several times near the intersection of North 10th Street and Currie Avenue by an off-duty police officer at about 6:30 a.m. There is currently no suspect in custody.

04/02/2015

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Blaine Bank Teller Helps Uncover Multi-State Theft Ring

An alert bank teller in Blaine is getting credit for tipping police to a suspected identity theft ring.

04/02/2015

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Man Arrested After Relaxing With Axe At Rosemount High

A man with an axe who was lying in the grass by the Rosemount High School tennis courts was arrested Thursday afternoon.

04/02/2015

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Court Tosses Conviction Of Man For Meth-Tainted Bong Water

The state Court of Appeals has thrown out the conviction of a southern Minnesota man, saying the amount of meth-tainted water found in his bong was far under the threshold required for his imprisonment. Ryan M. Drown, 32, of Waseca was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison in 2013 for having the tainted water in a bong that amounted to less than half an ounce. He had been convicted for second- and third-degree drug possession in Blue Earth County District Court.

04/02/2015

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Man Pleads Guilty To Ejaculating Into Co-Worker’s Coffee

A 34-year-old Blaine man has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge accusing him of ejaculating on a co-worker’s desk and in her coffee.

04/02/2015

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Charges: Inver Grove Heights Lunch Lady Sent Sexual Pictures To Male Student

A former lunch room assistant at Simley High School/Inver Grove Heights Middle School is accused of sending inappropriate sexual photos to a male student on his iPad, according to charges filed in Dakota County Court.

04/02/2015

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Wis. Woman Charged With Trying To Strangle Party Goer

A Mount Pleasant woman is accused of beating and strangling another female at a birthday party.

04/02/2015

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‘Breaking The Silence': Fighting Domestic Violence Against Latin-American Women

According to one survey, Latin-American women will experience some form of domestic violence in their lifetime. Now, a program at the University of Minnesota is not only trying to educate these women, but help change the statistics. The program is called “Breaking the Silence.” It was started three years ago at Community-University Health Care Center after receiving a grant from the state.

04/02/2015

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Woman Fleeing ATM Robbery Hits 2 Innocent Bystanders

The group “Rhythmic Circus” had just finished rehearsal late Monday night at a south Minneapolis dance studio. Six friends were standing outside the studio on the sidewalk when tragedy came out of nowhere

04/01/2015

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Judge Allows Public Nuisance Claims Against New Ulm Diocese

A judge says three people who claim they were sexually abused by priests can proceed with public nuisance claims against the Diocese of New Ulm in southern Minnesota. Brown County District Court Judge Robert Docherty dismissed some counts in the two lawsuits in a ruling dated March 27. But he ruled the public nuisance claims can go forward.

04/01/2015

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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