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Dayton Police: Worker Killed In Welding Explosion

A Crystal Welding worker has been killed in an explosion Wednesday, according to police.

07/08/2015

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Girl Calls For Help After Attempted Kidnapping In Crystal

Crystal police are looking for a man who they say tried to kidnap a 14-year old girl. Police say it happened around 9:30 Saturday morning near Fairview and Hampshire Roads.

06/13/2015

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Barway Collins’ Mother Speaks To The Community

A grieving mother shared her gratitude with Minnesota Thursday for caring so much about her son. Strangers spent weeks searching for any sign of Barway Collins, the 10-year-old Crystal boy who vanished one day after school last month.

04/30/2015

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Questions Arise Over Funds Donated To Barway’s Funeral Fund

Barway Collins’ family pastor says he wants to set the record straight about the community fundraising efforts to give the boy a proper burial. The 10-year-old’s body was found just over one week ago in North Mississippi Regional Park.

04/21/2015

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As Crystal Community Mourns Slain Boy, Tensions Remain High

Even with Barway found and Pierre Collins arrested and charged with his murder, the sadness of what’s happened deepens and the anger some in the community feel is alive.

04/18/2015

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Pierre Collins’ Cell Phone Records Linked To Son’s Body

The Crystal father accused of killing his 10-year-old son Barway Collins will make his first appearance in court this afternoon.

04/15/2015

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Coping With Barway’s Loss: ‘It’s Out Of The Natural Order’

You can see it on Facebook. You can see it if you show up at the ever-growing memorial outside a Crystal apartment complex. Barway Collins is missed and people are moved to tears.

04/14/2015

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Pierre Collins Charged With Murder In Son’s Death

Nearly four weeks after Barway Collins was last seen alive, his father has been charged with second-degree intentional murder in connection to his death Tuesday afternoon. Crystal police arrested Pierre Collins Monday and believe he’s responsible for the disappearance and death of his 10-year-old son.

04/14/2015

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Crystal Police: Pierre Collins Arrested In Son’s Death

Crystal police have confirmed that the father of a boy whose body was found in the Mississippi River Saturday has been arrested.

04/13/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Couple Wins A Café

Two years ago, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity opened up in southern Minnesota: a chance to win a free restaurant through an essay contest.

04/12/2015

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Police: 10-Year-Old Boy’s Death A Homicide Investigation

Investigators are now calling the death of 10-year-old Barway Collins a homicide. Volunteer searchers found a boy’s body floating in the Mississippi River Saturday. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner confirmed Sunday that it was Barway Collins.

04/12/2015

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Sources: Body Found In Mississippi River Believed To Be Barway Collins

Sources tell WCCO that a body recovered from the Mississippi River Saturday afternoon is believed to be that of missing 10-year-old boy Barway Collins. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office has been at the scene near 53rd Street North and Lyndale Avenue North at North Mississippi Regional Park

04/11/2015

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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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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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2 Volunteer Groups To Search For Barway Collins

Two search parties will continue the effort to find a missing 10-year-old Crystal boy Saturday. Barway Collins was last seen on surveillance video more than two weeks ago opening the door to the Cedarwood Apartments in Crystal – but he never went inside.

04/04/2015

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Focus Of Search For Missing Boy Remains On Miss. River

Crystal police say they are continuing to search an area along the Mississippi River for a 10-year-old boy who has been missing since March 18. Barway Collins was last seen approaching his apartment building after exiting his school transportation service van.

03/31/2015

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Emotions Run High At Vigil For Missing 10-Year-Old

It’s now been 10 days since 10-year-old Barway Collins first went missing. Today, his father turned out for the latest search – even though police have named him a suspect, and that didn’t sit well with everyone.

03/28/2015

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Authorities Searching Mississippi Area For Missing Crystal Boy

Friends and family will be back out Thursday, spreading the word to find 10-year-old Barway Collins. He was last seen a week ago at his apartment in Crystal. A reward to bring him home is now up to $12,000.

03/26/2015

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Missing Boy’s Father Denies Child Abuse Allegations

It has now been seven days since a Twin Cities boy got dropped off from school, but never made it home. The only person named as a suspect in 10-year-old Barway Collins’ disappearance is his own father, Pierre Collins — and he insists he had nothing to do with it.

03/25/2015

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Father Denies Involvement In Son’s Disappearance

The father of Barway Collins, a missing 10-year-old boy, said Tuesday night that he had nothing to do with his son’s disappearance.

03/24/2015

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Crystal Police: Missing Boy’s Father Is A Suspect

Crystal police say the father of a missing 10-year-old boy is now considered a suspect in his disappearance. Chief Stephanie Revering said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon that Pierre Collins, father of Barway CollinsCrystal police say that the father of a missing 10-year-old boy is now considered a suspect in his disappearance.

Crystal police say that the father of a missing 10-year-old boy is now considered a suspect in his disappearance. Chief Stephanie Revering said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon that Pierre Collins, father of Barway Collins, failed a lie detector test, and has not been honest with police during their investigation. Hennepin County investigators spend an hour interviewing Pierre earlier Tuesday at his apartment.

03/24/2015

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Prayer Vigil Held For Missing Crystal Boy

A vigil took place Monday afternoon for Barway Collins outside the Cedarwood Apartment complex where he disappeared Wednesday. Several dozen people showed their support for his family by handing out fliers and joining together in prayer at the gathering.

03/23/2015

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Police Investigating Several Scenarios In Crystal Boy’s Disappearance

Police in Crystal now say they’re investigating several possible scenarios in the disappearance of 10-year-old Barway Collins. He’s a fourth grader who was last seen walking away from the parking lot of his apartment complex Wednesday afternoon. Now police want the public’s help in identifying two people.

03/22/2015

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Police Seek Help Finding Missing Crystal Boy

Authorities in the northwest metro are asking the public’s help in finding a missing 10-year-old boy. The Crystal Police Department says Barway Edwin Collins was last seen Wednesday afternoon near his apartment building on the 400 block of Douglas Drive North.

03/19/2015

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3 Dogs Perish In Crystal House Fire

Three dogs died Thursday afternoon in a Crystal, Minnesota, house fire.

02/26/2015

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