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Metro Transit Cameras Capture Suspect Who Robbed Blind Man

It’s a crime that’s hard to believe: a blind man had his iPad mini stolen while riding a city bus. The theft happened two weeks ago as Jordan Richardson rode home from work.

12/05/2013

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‘She Is A Damn Good Mom': Neighbor On Pond Crash Driver

Three of the five children who were submerged in a metro holding pond following a car crash Thursday morning were those of the 23-year-old driver, the State Patrol says. The other two children belonged to Marion Guerrido’s boyfriend, neighbors say.

11/21/2013

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A 3rd Man Pleads Guilty In Death Of Mpls. Man

The last of three men charged with killing a man by jumping on him “like a trampoline” has pleaded guilty. Tony Baker, 34, of Brooklyn Center, was originally charged with second-degree murder in the death of 41-year-old Kerry Scott. He will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 18 and is expected to be sent to prison for 64 months.

11/08/2013

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Surly’s ‘Darkness Day’ Celebrates Stout In Big Way

Beer lovers from around the area made their way to Brooklyn Center Saturday for the sixth annual Darkness Day. The free event is put on by Surly Brewing Company to release their Russian imperial stout beer, Darkness. People from around the country camped out overnight to get their hands on the beer. Chris Bly came all the way from Indianapolis, Ind. to savor the stout. “It’s one of the best dark imperial stouts around,” Bly said. “Can’t-miss thing in the Midwest.”

10/26/2013

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Summit To Promote Natural Gas As Truck Fuel

The Minnesota Trucking Association is holding a summit in Brooklyn Center to promote natural gas as a cheaper, cleaner alternative to diesel fuel. The association says natural gas is $1.50 to $2 cheaper per gallon than diesel and produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

10/17/2013

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YouthLink Helping Homeless Youth Find Direction At Life’s Crossroads

You won’t find them holding signs at busy intersections. Nor will they sit on Nicollet Mall begging for money. Instead they move stealth-like, hiding behind corners, ducking into city parks, trying not to be seen. They’re homeless and they just happen to be teenagers.

10/01/2013

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Victim In Brooklyn Center Murder-Suicide Identified

Authorities have identified a man who was shot and killed by his son in an apparent murder-suicide that happened early Monday morning in Brooklyn Center. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the victim Wednesday as 65-year-old Gilbert Ramos Avieda of Brooklyn Center.

09/25/2013

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Police: Father, Son Dead After Fight In Brooklyn Center

Authorities say a father and son in Brooklyn Center are dead after a fight escalated in what appears to be a murder-suicide. Police responded to the 1300 block of 72nd Avenue North at about 1 a.m. Monday after a report that the two had gotten into a fight.

09/23/2013

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One Dead In I-694 Crash In Brooklyn Center

At least one person is dead in a two-car crash on Interstate 694 in Brooklyn Center Monday night. According to Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol, the fatal crash happened at 7:50 p.m. on eastbound I-694.

09/16/2013

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Info On Minn. Officer-Involved Shooting Submitted

The Hennepin County sheriff’s office has completed its investigation into a man’s fatal shooting by a Brooklyn Center police officer last month. The sheriff’s office submitted the information Friday to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office for review. That’s standard procedure after an investigation into an officer-involved shooting. The officer shot and killed the man during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center on Aug. 23.

09/06/2013

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Brooklyn Center Homicide Victim ID’d

A Brooklyn Center man who was shot to death Thursday night in Minneapolis has been identified. According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, 32-year-old Chukwumah Terrell Okolie was shot multiple times at 42nd Ave. N. and Fremont Avenue North, and was pronounced dead at 10:50 p.m. Minneapolis Police continue to investigate this homicide.

08/31/2013

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Brooklyn Center Police Identify Cop Involved In Fatal Shooting

Brooklyn Center Police have identified the officer involved in a shooting that killed a 24-year-old man early Friday morning.

08/27/2013

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Authorities ID Man Shot, Killed In Brooklyn Center

Authorities said Monday a 25-year-old Minneapolis man was the victim of an apparent murder in Brooklyn Center last week. Police responded to an incident at about 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 22 at the Super 8 Hotel in Brooklyn Center.

08/27/2013

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Hundreds In Mpls. Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of March On Washington

Tens of thousands of people descended on the National Mall in Washington D.C. in 1963 and made history. On Saturday, thousands marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, which is now considered one of the largest rallies ever held for human rights. In the Twin Cities, hundreds of people turned out for marches in north, northeast, and south Minneapolis to mark the historic day.

08/24/2013

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Family Claims Man Was Killed By Cops While In Handcuffs, Police Investigating

The family of a man killed by police claim that he was handcuffed and Tasered before being shot. Brooklyn Center police won’t comment on that accusation, but said the shooting was the result of a traffic stop on Shingle Creek Blvd shortly after 2 a.m. Friday.

08/23/2013

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