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Cook County Attorney Fired After Conviction

The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to remove Tim Scannell as county attorney Thursday morning. Last week, Scannell was convicted of sexual misconduct with a teenager.

23 hours ago

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Cook County Att’y Found Guilty Of Sexual Misconduct

Jurors reached a verdict in the trial of a northern Minnesota prosecutor accused of sexual misconduct with a teenage girl. Tim Scannell was found guilty. He had been charged with two felonies for his relationship with a teen that was 17-years-old at the time.

07/25/2014

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Cook Co. Atty.’s Criminal Sexual Conduct Case Heads To Jury

A jury will now decide the fate of a Minnesota county attorney on trial for his relationship with a teenage girl. Tim Scannell is charged with two felonies for his relationship with a teen that was 17-years-old at the time.

07/24/2014

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Trial Starts For Cook Co. Att’y Charged With Kissing Teen Girl

A Minnesota county attorney sat on the other side of the courtroom Tuesday as his trial for allegedly getting too close to a teenage girl got underway. Tim Scannell faces two felony counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for kissing and touching a 17-year-old girl.

07/22/2014

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Eagan Man Found With $12K Worth Of Khat At O’Hare

An Eagan man has been charged with violating the Illinois Controlled Substance Act by bringing almost 90 pounds of the stimulant plant khat into the United States from the United Kingdom. The Chicago Tribune reports that customs agents at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport stopped 20-year-old Dominic Running with more than $12,000 worth of khat, a plant that’s chewed like tobacco and contains a stimulant similar to amphetamine.

09/01/2013

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Months Later, Protesters Still Want The Cook County Attorney Out

The impassioned pleas to get a county attorney out of office have been going on for six months now. Some people living in Grand Marais started weekly protests outside the courthouse after County Attorney Tim Scannell admitted to getting too close to a teenager.

06/20/2013

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5 Condos Damaged In Bluefin Bay Fire

Five condo units in the Bluefin Bay condo unit on Lake Superior have been damaged in a fire Saturday afternoon in Tofte. The Cook County Sheriff’s office says the fire was reported just after 12:30 p.m. Flames were visible from the building’s roof. No one was injured in the blaze. Damage estimates have yet to been released.

06/08/2013

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Protesters Want Cook County Attorney To Step Down

After a county attorney’s admission he got too close to a teenager, a small Minnesota town’s cries for him to step down are only getting louder.

02/14/2013

Tim Scannel

Minn. Prosecutor Ordered To Stay Away From Teen

A Minnesota prosecutor has been ordered to stay away from a 17-year-old girl and her parents after being accused of an improper relationship with the girl.

12/06/2012

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Courthouse Gunman Died Of Bacterial Infection

A man who went on a shooting rampage inside a northern Minnesota courthouse in late December later died from a bacterial infection while in jail, according to autopsy results released Thursday.

01/26/2012

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Man Charged In Courthouse Shooting

A Grand Marais, Minn. man has been charged with two counts of premeditated attempted murder in connection to last week’s courthouse shooting, in addition to other charges.

12/19/2011

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Relatives Say Courthouse Gunman Was Suicidal

The Cook County Sheriff said the man who opened fire Thursday in a courthouse in Grand Marais got the gun from his own vehicle.

12/16/2011

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Authorities: Suspect Arrested In MN Courthouse Shooting

A gunman opened fire at small northern Minnesota courthouse on Thursday, shooting and injuring the local prosecutor and two other people, authorities said.

12/15/2011