As summer scorches on, the city of Minneapolis is dealing with a disturbing trend in crime. So far this year, police have seen an average of one murder per week. Over the weekend, three separate shootings resulted in two deaths.
Susan Spiller, the 68-year-old resident of north Minneapolis who was found killed in her home last week, died of “complex homicidal violence,” according to a report by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.
The city of Minneapolis is looking for ways to curb the violence in the downtown area after bar close. The Star Tribune reported a proposal at City Hall would let businesses get a special license so they could keep offering food and entertainment after 2 a.m.
From the time of Sherlock Holmes, trace evidence found at crime scenes has been “elementary” in solving the “whodunit.” A century later, technology is taking shoe print evidence to a whole new level. Catherine Knutson is Lab Director at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in St. Paul.
It is the biggest week of the year for fireworks dealers. And it seems it may be the biggest week of the year for fireworks stealers.
Prosecutors charged a 16-year-old with second degree murder Monday in connection to a stabbing in St. Cloud last week.
Last week a mother and toddler were both shot while walking near Peavey Park in Minneapolis. Now, Shandrea Spielman is talking about their recovery.
Police arrested a man Friday who they say is responsible for shooting a 22-year-old mother and her 15-month-old daughter in a south Minneapolis park Thursday afternoon. The shooting comes as violent crime is going up in the city of Minneapolis.
The number of murders is on the rise in Minneapolis for the first time in three years, and overall violent crime is seeing an increase too. The latest statistics for the first half of the year has the murder rate up nearly 50 percent over this time last year.
It happened overnight at 28th Street and Portland Avenue South. Police say a vehicle drove up to a minivan and shot at it five times.
Police say they responded to a report of gunshots near the intersection of Colfax Avenue and North 34th Avenue at around 9:00 p.m. When they arrived at the scene, they found the man dead in the street.
An Eagan family found their car vandalized yesterday morning, and covered with racial slurs. Police say someone smashed out a window in Steve Wright’s car; spray-painted racial slurs on the hood, trunk and windows; and then doused the car with gasoline.
A 15-year-old St. Paul boy says he was attacked for trying to stick up for fast food workers who were being bullied by three customers.
Four men and three women are accused of hogtying a man and assaulting him in Faribault Saturday.
A federal appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a man who authorities say played a key role in funneling others from Minnesota to the terrorist group al-Shabab in Somalia.
Jacob, Justin and Matthew Backstrom died in October 2004 — they had just finished a trip to WalMart when Boe Barlage hit them head on. He spent six years in prison, and the judge ordered him to speak to groups about his crime.
A St Paul teenager is under arrest, accused of stealing an expensive puppy from a pet store. The store’s owner says 18-year-old Isis Gladney shoved a Yorkie-Poo, priced at $2,000, in her purse and left.
A man was shot in New York City Thursday after he attacked an NYPD officer and four others with a hammer. Investigators had been able to identify David Baril by linking a subway surveillance photo with an old mug shot through facial recognition software.
A movement is underway in north Minneapolis to make a change in the streets. The goal is to focus on kids, clean up the area, and take the community back from violence.
Just days after burying their beloved sister, a Minneapolis family is planning another funeral. Brandon Wren, 15, was killed late Sunday night near Fremont and 41st Avenues in North Minneapolis.
Minneapolis Police are continuing to investigate the shooting death of a teenage boy. According to police, at 11:06 p.m. Sunday officers were called to the 4100 block of Fremont Avenue North. When they arrived, crews discovered the 15-year-old Brandon Dominique Wren with a gunshot wound to the neck.
One man was hospitalized Saturday night after an officer-involved shooting at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. After the shots were fired, police blocked off a portion of Terminal 1 for several hours to investigate.
A carjacking at St. Cloud State University was denied Friday evening when the victim refused to comply with the perpetrator’s demands.
A University of Minnesota student was groped on Friday while she was walking toward her apartment building.
Minneapolis Police are reminding people not to leave valuable belongings in plain sight of your car, no matter where you park. A family from Colfax, Wisconsin learned the hard way after parking their car at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis in a paid multi-level lot.