A former police officer accused of killing two women and hiding their remains in a pair of suitcases is headed to trial after waiving his preliminary hearing in southern Wisconsin. Steven Zelich is charged with first-degree homicide and hiding a corpse in Kenosha County, where he’s accused of killing Jenny Gamez, of Cottage Grove, Oregon.
The suburban city of Farmington is offering itself up as a temporary fill-in for the state Capitol. State Rep. Pat Garofalo says his city would be perfect to host a special legislative session to address spring flooding damage.
A 23-year-old Farmington man faces arson and theft charges after police say he left an iPod in a truck he burglarized and set on fire. Glenn Adam Smith is charged with one count of arson and one count of theft, stemming from an incident last Wednesday.
The suspect in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases dumped along a rural Wisconsin highway resigned his job as a police officer to avoid discipline amid allegations of stalking, lying and abuse of power, according to personnel records released Wednesday.
Two women found dead in suitcases along a Wisconsin highway may have died accidentally, perhaps during consensual sex, the defense attorney for the former police officer suspected in their deaths said Friday. Steven Zelich, a 52-year-old security officer, is charged with two counts of hiding a corpse.
Wisconsin police have arrested a 52-year-old man almost three weeks after human remains were found in suitcases, and investigators identified one victim as a missing Minnesota woman. Town of Geneva police Chief Steven Hurley said in a statement the man was arrested Wednesday. The news release didn’t elaborate on the man’s suspected role.
The St. Paul school district plans to hand out iPads to all students in the next school year. That year, the district sought and won voter approval of a $9 million-per-year technology initiative that was to create a “teaching and learning platform,” or Facebook-like webpage, through which teachers and students could interact, according to the Star Tribune. Its proponents insisted that the initiative was not about supplying devices to students.
A Farmington man has been charged after three young children he was taking care of were found playing alone in a hotel parking lot, covered in mud, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office. Benjamin Edward Barsness, 31, faces gross misdemeanor charges of child neglect and child endangerment in connection to the May 24, 2014 incident.
A 24-year-old man is dead after an early morning crash in Red Wing, Minn. The Minnesota State Patrol said the accident happened just off Highway 61 on Cannon River Avenue.
A 46-year-old Farmington day care provider was sentenced Tuesday in connection with the July 2012 death of a 3-month-old at her in-home day care. Rebecca Lynn Graupmann was sentenced to 30 days in jail, 80 hours of community service and issued a $500 fine in the death of Kaiden Robert Staebell.
The winter sports season is over, and the spring sports season is in a fight with Mother Nature.
Last fall, a driver hit 22-year-old Bekka Peterson and a friend as they got out of a taxi on Grand Avenue, not far from the University of St. Thomas. When Bekka’s parents arrived at the hospital, the sight of their daughter was overwhelming. “They told us to prepare for her to most likely be in a vegetative state, to decide how long to leave her in that state, what was best for her and the family,” said Bekka’s mother, Susan.
Thousands of students across Minnesota have been collecting coins since last fall with one thought in mind: They want to help build schools for children in other countries who have no access to education.
A 29-year-old Farmington man has been accused of violently shaking a 5-month-old child in late January, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.
A 23-year-old Farmington woman is accused of drunkenly stealing a white limousine in late September after tagging along with a group of men who had hired the limousine to do some late night bar hopping, court documents show.