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Alleged Drunk Driver Charged With Killing Bicyclist

An alleged drunk driver who struck and killed a bicyclist Monday night was charged Friday with criminal vehicular homicide. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, John Iverson, 49, faces up to 10 years in prison after killing 26-year-old Marcus Nalls with his van. Witnesses say Iverson sped west down Franklin Avenue Monday night when he suddenly swerved towards the curb, hit Nalls off of his bike and then ran him over. According to the criminal complaint, Iverson continued driving down the block until his van stopped after hitting a dumpster.

02/07/2014

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Man Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder In Shooting Death

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has charged a 20-year-old man with second-degree murder, in connection with the shooting death of a Good Samaritan who was trying to help him. Devon Derrick Parker was charged Monday afternoon in the incident. And this isn’t his first run-in with the law. Parker has several past felony assault charges against him. He was in court Monday for one this past September. In that case, he’s accused of assaulting medical professionals and officers who were trying to get him to a hospital because he was too drunk to function.

02/03/2014

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Second Teen Charged With Assault On Mpls. Mayoral Candidate

A second teenager accused of assaulting a former Minneapolis mayoral candidate has been charged Monday, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. Seventeen-year-old Deea Leshawn Elliot was charged by juvenile petition with two counts of aggravated first-degree robbery and one count of second-degree assault for an attack on Mark Andrew, 63, at the Mall of America on Thursday. According to the criminal complaint, a young man grabbed Andrew’s iPhone from him in a Starbucks at the MOA. Andrew chased after the suspect, but was stopped by Elliot and 18-year-old Letajia Cutler Cain, who blocked the shop’s door.

12/30/2013

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‘Miracle’ Returns World War II POW’s Medals To Minn. Family

The daughter of a World War II hero says it is a miracle. Precious medals her father was awarded for his service were stolen in a North Minneapolis burglary last year. And against all odds, those medals have been returned by a thief who apparently had regrets.

09/18/2013

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Nightclub Owners Accused Of Tax Evasion Make First Court Appearance

The owners of the downtown nightclub Envy appeared in court Friday after each being charged with multiple tax evasion charges earlier this summer.

09/13/2013

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Teen Charged In 2-Month-Old Nephew’s Accidental Shooting

A 17-year-old has been charged in connection with an incident where his 2-month-old nephew was shot in the neck in a north Minneapolis home last Thursday, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

09/11/2013

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Group Wants Mpls. Officers Who Shot Man In Uptown Prosecuted

A group seeking justice for Terrance Franklin, the 22-year-old man who was shot and killed by police in the basement of an Uptown home in May, wants the officers involved prosecuted.

08/01/2013

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Joe Senser Talks With John Williams Today At 3 On WCCO!

His 1st radio interview following the trial….tune in for this WCCO Exclusive!

06/25/2013

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Mpls. Man Pleads Guilty To 2003 Murder, Drops Supreme Court Appeal

A Minneapolis man agreed to plead guilty Friday to a 2003 murder which was originally appealed and was awaiting a Supreme Court decision. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, 27-year-old Jonathan “Thirsty” Turner agreed to plead guilty to intentional second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Marcus Dortch on July 29 2003.

05/31/2013

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New Charge Against Ex-Cop Accused Of Sex With Underage Girls

A 32-year-old former Minneapolis police officer charged with sexually assaulting underage girls he met on social media sites now faces an additional charge. Amended charges were filed last week against Bradley Schnickel, 32, of Andover.

05/22/2013

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Ex-Cop Accused Of Sex With Underage Girls Faces More Charges

A 32-year-old former Minneapolis police officer, who already faces charges in Anoka County, has been charged by Hennepin County with four addition counts of Internet or computer solicitation of children.

04/18/2013

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Father Of Drowned Baby Makes 1st Court Appearance

Jonathan Markle turned himself in to authorities to face possible legal punishment. But according to Markle’s attorney, Joe Friedberg, the felony charge of criminal vehicular homicide pales in comparison to the regrets and guilt he’s already feeling.

02/08/2013

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Wave Of Gun Bills Comes Before Obama’s Visit

Minnesota prosecutors said Thursday that they need more power to charge violent felons with gun crimes.

01/31/2013

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Man Gets 26 Years After Pleading Guilty To Killing Teen

A Minneapolis gang member will spend 26 years in prison after pleading guilty to shooting a 16-year-old whom he thought would tell authorities about an attempted robbery, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

01/24/2013

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Brooklyn Park Man Sentenced For Paralyzing Teen

A Brooklyn Park man was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree assault for shooting and paralyzing a teenager on Jan. 6.

01/18/2013

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Former Mpls Cop Convicted Of Forgery, Theft

A jury convicted a former Minneapolis police officer last week of forgery and of swindling money from committee funds, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.

12/18/2012

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4 Men Charged After Prostitution Bust

Four metro area men are facing charges connected to an underage prostitution ring in south Minneapolis.

11/13/2012

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Bills Questions Klobuchar Handling Of Old Case

Republican Kurt Bills on Monday questioned Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s handling of a case during her days as Hennepin County prosecutor.

10/22/2012

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Mom Charged With Giving Heroin To Daughter, 12

A Maple Grove mother has been charged after police say she had been supplying a 12-year-old girl with heroin and marijuana.

10/22/2012

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Man Gets Life In Prison For Stabbing Wife 65+ Times

A Brooklyn Park man convicted of stabbing his wife more than 65 times was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility for parole, authorities said.

10/04/2012

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Hennepin Co. Att’y Touts Clean Elections, Criticizes Voter ID

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman released a video called “Case Closed: Clean Elections in Hennepin County,” which touts clean elections and criticizes the voter ID amendment.

09/27/2012

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Henn. Co. Attorney Won’t Charge Drug-Spotter Officers

An investigation of alleged misconduct in a program that trains police officers in how to spot symptoms of drug use didn’t find enough evidence to bring criminal charges, Hennepin County prosecutor Mike Freeman said Friday.

09/21/2012

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Mpls. Man Indicted For Cab Driver Murder

A 20-year-old Minneapolis man has been indicted on charges of first-degree murder by a Hennepin County Grand Jury on Thursday.

09/07/2012

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Hennepin County Sues Fannie & Freddie For $10 Million

Hennepin County has filed a $10 million dollar lawsuit against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Friday morning. County attorney Mike Freeman says he wants to bring justice to people who were harmed by what he calls “reckless behavior” by the two lenders during the housing boom.

08/24/2012

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Possible Life Sentence For Mpls. Parking Ramp Stabber

A Minneapolis man was indicted Thursday for attempted first-degree criminal sexual conduct after stabbing a woman on April 19 – a charge that carries a life sentence.

08/17/2012

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