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Shorewood Woman Pleads Guilty To Killing Boyfriend, Stuffing Him In Freezer

A Shorewood woman stopped her trial when she pleaded guilty to murdering her boyfriend and stuffing him in a freezer, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Monday. Jetaun Wheeler’s trial was entering the fourth day when she pleaded guilty to second-degree unintentional murder in the death of 58-year-old Eddie Frank Sole.

07/21/2014

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Archdiocese To Seek Dismissal Of Abuse Lawsuit

Lawyers for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis return to court Monday to ask a judge to dismiss a clergy sex abuse lawsuit that’s already forced painful revelations about how top church officials handled allegations of misconduct by priests.

07/21/2014

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Woman Shot In Shoulder Overnight In North Mpls.

Police say a woman was shot in the shoulder in North Minneapolis overnight. Officers responded to the 1700 block of North Thomas Avenue, where they found the victim.

07/20/2014

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‘U’ Motorcycle Officer Injured In Minneapolis Chase

A University of Minnesota motorcycle officer was injured in a high-speed chase Saturday morning in Minneapolis. According to Minneapolis Police, the incident happened just after 11 a.m. in Seven Corners near the U of M’s West Bank campus. The officer ran the plate of a black SUV with a trailer attached to it and found that it was stolen.

07/19/2014

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St. Cloud Police: Woman Injures Man In Hit & Run, Attacks Security Guard

A 31-year-old woman was arrested Friday for a hit and run in St. Cloud that injured one man, and later attacked a hospital security guard while in custody. According to St. Cloud Police, Danielle Ilene Bennett is accused of a hit and run early Friday morning on the 1000 block of 7th Street Southeast.

07/19/2014

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Mom Who Skipped Parental Exchange Arrested In Ohio

A 44-year-old woman who violated a court-ordered parental exchange in Wisconsin is in custody after being arrested in Ohio, according to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office. Amy Winterfeldt was supposed to bring her 4-year-old son to his father in Appleton, Wis. on July 12, but never showed up.

07/19/2014

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Cops: 1 Shot, Others Hurt In N Mpls. Shooting

Four people were hospitalized – and a man suffered gunshot wounds – Friday evening after a shooting and related car crashes on the city’s north side.

07/18/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty In Straw Gun-Buying Scheme

A Robbinsdale man has pleaded guilty in what federal authorities call a scheme to have straw purchasers buy guns for people who are barred from having them. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 21-year-old Keniko Bland pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of illegally receiving a firearm by a person under indictment. Bland was indicted along with four co-defendants in May.

07/18/2014

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Officials: Man May Be Charged For Shooting Deer Eating His Flowers

Officials say an Eden Prairie man will likely face charges after he allegedly shot a deer with a pellet gun, and authorities had to dispose of it. The incident happened Friday afternoon when city police say they were called to the 18800 block of Pheasant Circle on a report of a man walking around with a gun.

07/18/2014

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Man Charged With Murder In Connection With Missing Iowa Woman

A man was charged in connection to the murder of a woman whose body was found in Ravenna Township early this April. Timothy McVay, 39, has been charged with first degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death by the Illinois State’s Attorney’s Office, according to Dakota County officials.

07/18/2014

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St. Paul Federal Judge To Rule On MN Sex Offender Case

A case about the constitutionality of the Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program is heading to federal court. Attorney Dan Gustafson is representing 24-year-old Eric Terhaar. Both Terhaar and 48-year-old Rhonda Bailey are both trying to get released from the program.

07/18/2014

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Woman Accused Of Selling Untrained Service Dogs Stops Business

She’s accused of selling untrained service dogs for $10,000 to families of kids with special needs. Months after WCCO first exposed her business, the Wisconsin woman has shut it down.

07/17/2014

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Cops: 4 Arrested After Brooklyn Park Shooting

Police arrested four people Thursday after a shooting in Brooklyn Park in which no one was struck. The shooting happened on the 7500 block of Noble Ave after 3 p.m., and it involved two cars, Brooklyn Park police said.

07/17/2014

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Teen Arrested Following Wis. Bank Robbery

A 19-year-old man is in custody after authorities in western Wisconsin arrested him Wednesday in connection to a bank robbery. The robbery happened just after noon at Sterling Bank in Rice Lake, Wis., the local police department said. A suspect entered the bank, showed a gun, and got an undisclosed amount of money before running off.

07/17/2014

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Mpls. Man Charged With Shooting 3 Women 26 Times

A 20-year-old Minneapolis man was charged Thursday with three counts each of attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault for the shooting of three women in north Minneapolis, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. Delonte Ahshone Thomas is accused of returning to a party on the 3500 block of Fremont Avenue North in the early morning of July 9 with a semi-automatic gun after leaving due to a dispute with fellow guests.

07/17/2014

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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