Jennifer Mayerle

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Minn. Woman Recounts 1968 Plane Hijacking Ordeal

Long before 9/11 increased airport security, there were a number of hijackings in the late 1960s and early 70s. Most of the hijackers forced pilots to land in Cuba after the U.S. banned travel to the country. A Minnesota woman and her 15-month-old daughter were on one of those flights nearly 50 years ago.

06/30/2015

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Boy Scouts Sued By Ramsey Co. Official Over Sex Abuse Claims

A former boy scout has come forward with claims his scoutmaster sexually abused him for years.

06/23/2015

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Cop Charged With Illegally Recording Job Interviews Of Peers

A former St. Francis police investigator will be in court next week on charges he illegally recorded interviews of candidates applying for the same job as him. A.J. Gennaro is accused of recording the interviews of five people applying for a promotion with the department.

06/19/2015

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Minnesota Holds Vigil To Mourn With Charleston

On Thursday night, people in Minnesota — and the rest of the country — tried to understand a massacre that happened in a church in South Carolina. Nine people were killed during bible study class.

06/18/2015

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WCCO Gets All-Access Look At U.S. Marshal Training

They are often unseen and move behind the scenes, working to keep us safe. The U.S. Marshals Service is the oldest federal law enforcement agency. Its main mission is to protect the federal court system. But the most visible part of the job includes hunting fugitives, killers and violent offenders.

06/16/2015

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Judge To Rule On Minnesota’s Long-Term Sex Offender Program

A federal judge is scheduled to rule Wednesday on the constitutionality of Minnesota’s sex offender program. Sex offenders sued the state in 2011 because almost no one has been discharged.

06/16/2015

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A Year After Jordan Flooding, Brewery Still Exposed To Elements

It’s been nearly a year since flooding caused tens of millions of dollars of damage across southern Minnesota. Rain sent mud cascading into the back of the old Jordan brewery. Tenants had to move out, and a new brewery set to open for the first time in 80 years, was forced to find a new home.

06/10/2015

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Canine Hospice Program Puts Older Dogs In Foster Homes

Older, ailing dogs are often the last to be adopted and the first to be euthanized at a shelter. This spring, non-profit Secondhand Hounds started a hospice program for those otherwise unwanted dogs.

06/09/2015

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Negotiations Between Sun Country, Pilots Stalled Without Agreement

The future of Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines is up in the air after recent mediated negotiations ended early, and without an agreement. Sun County officials and the Air Line Pilots Association have been in negotiations for five years.

06/01/2015

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A Woman’s Life Altered By A Brutal Rape

The man who attacked Carrie Fringer in June 2005 was a stranger. Stranger rape is rare, accounting for about 15 percent of assaults, and they take top priority with police. Her case is still unsolved.

05/28/2015

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Minnesota Choir Joining Rolling Stones On Stage

A Minnesota choir will step on stage next week with the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll band.

VocalEssence was asked to join the Rolling Stones for their Minneapolis stop at TCF Bank Stadium. The group found out a month ago, but was sworn to secrecy until Wednesday.

05/27/2015

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A Look Inside $24M Lake Minnetonka Estate

It is one of the most alluring homes on Lake Minnetonka. The historic 32,000 square foot Pillsbury Estate on Brackett’s Point sits on 13 acres.

05/26/2015

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‘Revenge Porn’ Conviction Overturned By Minn. Court Of Appeals

The conviction of a man who admitted posting sexually-explicit ads online was overturned. The Minnesota Court of Appeals found the criminal defamation statute used to find him guilty is unconstitutional.

05/26/2015

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Minneapolis Hospice Patient Spends Last Days On Police Ride-Alongs

Minneapolis Police are helping grant the wish of a veteran who just entered hospice care. Sixty-eight-year-old Gary Madison was diagnosed with cancer nearly three years ago. He decided there were a few things he wanted to do before the terminal cancer took his life. A police ride-along was on the list.

05/23/2015

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Saints Fans Enjoy Classic Antics At New Ballpark

Fans packed the new $63 million stadium in Lowertown. The season kicked off with lots of fanfare and the crazy antics fans have come to expect from the Saints.

05/21/2015

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Sun Country Chairman To Pilots’ Union: Company Headed For ‘Shutdown’

The chairman of Sun Country Airlines said the company is downsizing ahead of an “ultimate shut down” in its contract fight with pilots. The Air Line Pilots Association confirmed that an email sent from Sun Country’s Marty Davis to the union chairman was genuine.

05/07/2015

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Parents Of At-Risk Teens Weren’t Warned After Sex Assault

The mother of a teenager who says she was sexually assaulted says her daughter’s attack should have been prevented. Ashanti Lymon is charged with criminal sexual conduct in her case, and in another one. WCCO investigated and discovered Lymon previously pleaded guilty in a similar case, but was allowed to stay in a program for at-risk teens. WCCO’s Jennifer Mayerle investigates why parents of kids in the program weren’t warned.

05/06/2015

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2 Charged With Murder In Death Of Minnesota Farm Couple

Three men face charges in connection to the murder of a couple who were found dead and burned inside their southwest Minnesota home last week.

05/04/2015

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Homicide Suspected In Minnesota Farmhouse Fire That Killed 2

Investigators suspect a long-time Lyon County couple who died in a house fire were intentionally killed. Jim and Cathy Hively were found Thursday in their burned home. Three men have been arrested in connection with the fire.

05/03/2015

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Recent Officer-Involved Shootings Prompt Deadly Force Training

Recent high-profile officer-involved shootings have raised the issue of when police should use deadly force. Minneapolis Police officers go through training, a scenario simulator and using live rounds to prepare for making split-second decisions.

04/29/2015

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Ramsey Man Kills Himself 2 Days Before Child Sex Abuse Trial

A 46-year-old Ramsey man accused of sexually abusing several children in the north Twin Cities metro committed suicide Saturday, according to authorities. His trial was scheduled to begin Monday.

04/28/2015

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Good Question: What Is The History Of The Hot Dish?

It’s something many Minnesotans grew up with and many still enjoy today: hot dish.

It’s become an annual contest among the state’s congressional delegation. On Wednesday, Sen. Al Franken hosted the 5th annual hot dish competition in Washington, D.C., putting partisanship aside in favor of a culinary tradition. Rep. Betty McCollum’s “Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Wild Rice Hot Dish” took first place.

04/22/2015

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Good Question: What’s The Windiest Month In Minnesota?

The wind is a sign of spring, a time when Minnesota sees double-digit averages. So what is the windiest month in Minnesota? Good question.

04/20/2015

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Father Who Gave Baby Weed Charged With Endangerment

A dad who police said he’d rather give his baby weed than Tylenol is in jail.

Ramsey County charged Richard Martin and his wife, Molly, with child endangerment. Richard Martin also faces a charge of selling marijuana. Police found several marijuana plants in his mom’s St. Paul basement, where they were living.

04/17/2015

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Lung Transplant Recipient Honors Her Donor For The Gift Of Life

Taking a deep breath is something most of us take for granted. Nikki Dumonceaux learned at age 5 that it was something that would become harder and harder for her to do on her own. Eventually, she was put on the lung transplant list. Today, Nikki celebrates life while honoring her donor.

04/15/2015

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