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Man Charged With Leaving Explosive Bag In U Of M BuildingA 35-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of leaving a potentially explosive bag inside a University of Minnesota building before making suicidal comments to authorities, according to charges filed Wednesday in Hennepin County Court.
Tax Preparer Charged With Defrauding State Of $1.4 MillionA Minneapolis tax preparer is facing more than 50 criminal charges for allegedly filing false tax returns for her clients while failing to file any for herself. Rona Griffin ran HAH Broker, Inc., out of her home in Champlin before moving to Minneapolis.
Man Pleads Guilty To Organizing Dog Fighting RingA 35-year-old Minneapolis man accused of organizing a dog fighting ring and breeding dogs for that purpose pleaded guilty to charges Monday in Hennepin County Court.
Police: Man Who Fled Hennepin County Courtroom Is In CustodyAn escaped inmate is back in the Hennepin County Jail Friday. On Thursday, Michael Henderson ran from the court room as a jury handed down a guilty verdict for attempted murder following a robbery at a Sam's Club in Bloomington earlier this year. He was on the run for 16 hours after escaping the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis.
Couple Convicted In Project Swindle A Wayzata couple has been found guilty of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from an office development project in Orono. Prosecutors say the swindle also played a role in the demise of First Commercial Bank of Bloomington, which loaned about $3 million before the project came to a halt in 2008.
Mpls. Couple Charged With Murder In Infant Daughter’s Death Thirty-nine-year-old Cardie Jackson and 40-year-old Shonwta Jackson were charged with second-degree murder Tuesday in Hennepin County Court in the death of their 6-week-old daughter. Hennepin County prosecutor Amy Sweasy says the baby suffocated in a laundry basket filled with blankets and a pillow, where she regularly slept.
Driver Facing Charges In Fatal St. Louis Park Pond CrashA woman driving a car with five children inside when it plunged into a St. Louis park holding pond last November spent Wednesday morning in Hennepin County Court. According to court documents, 23-year-old Marian Guerrido of Brooklyn Center was driving without a valid license at Highways 100 and 7 when she veered and crashed into a pond.
Man Convicted In Shooting Of Friend In Front Of KidsA 53-year-old Minneapolis man was found guilty of manslaughter in Hennepin County Court Tuesday in the shooting death of 23-year-old Jeremiah Curtis. The suspect, Eddie Niles Hubbard, had been friends with Curtis for a long time and was living with him and his girlfriend during May 2013 incident on the 2900 block of Girard Ave. N. in Minneapolis.
Charges: Driver Was Drunk When He Fatally Struck Couple At 95 MPHA Golden Valley man was driving drunk at more than 100 miles per hour the night he smashed into and killed a young couple in Minneapolis. Melvin Jones and Brandy Banks-Sutta were stopped at a light at Morgan Avenue North and Olson Memorial Highway on Nov. 3, 2013 when they were hit from behind. They were killed instantly.
Former Viking Erin Henderson Charged With DWI, Drug PossessionFormer Minnesota Viking Erin Henderson is accused of driving drunk and possessing at least 10 grams of marijuana in an arrest last November, according to charges filed last week in Hennepin County Court.
Man Charged In Minneapolis Dog Fighting RingA 34-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of organizing a dog fighting ring and breeding dogs for that purpose in at least eight locations, according to charges filed Friday by the Hennepin County Attorney. Leroy Longs Jr. was charged with one felony count of animal fighting in connection with the case.
Fmr. Mpls. Cop Sentenced For Sending Nude Pictures To Girls A former Minneapolis police officer was sentenced Friday for sending nude pictures to girls. Bradley Schnickel pleaded guilty in June to soliciting children to engage in sexual contact. On Friday, he was sentenced to a year in the Hennepin County workhouse in addition to no contact with children (unless approved).