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Councilwoman Sentenced For Stealing Money From Dying Dad

A Maple Grove city councilwoman who pleaded guilty to a charge accusing her of stealing thousands of dollars from her dying father has been sentenced to serve 60 days in the Hennepin County Workhouse. Leann Sargent, 63, specifically pleaded guilty to one felony count of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult on the morning of Feb. 5.

04/07/2014

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Minneapolis Man Convicted In Murder Of 13-Year-Old

A 27-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced Wednesday to life without parole for his role in the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy in 2011. Kemen Lavatos Taylor was convicted on nine criminal counts, including the first-degree murder of Rayjon Gomez, 13, and the attempted murder of two of Gomez’s teenaged friends, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

03/05/2014

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Vikings ‘Red Flag’ 8 NFL Draft Prospects Over Twitter Posts

With the NFL Draft coming in May, teams got a first-hand look at several professional prospects at the recent NFL combine workouts. There’s also an interview process, and now social media accounts for players are also under the microscope.

02/26/2014

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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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