Only months after Troy Lewis’ family lost a wife and mother, a raging house fire in north Minneapolis claimed five more lives. Seven residents living on the main floor made it out alive, including Taleaha Cox. Seconds later, she heard Troy’s screams coming from the second floor. “My little brother’s like, ‘I think the house is on fire.’ And then all I heard was the man upstairs like, ‘Help! Police! Fire, fire, fire! Police!’” Cox said. “He was hanging out the window.”
Five children died after a Friday morning fire in a north Minneapolis duplex, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. Crews were called to the 2800 block of Colfax Avenue North around 5 a.m.
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.
A man who broke color barriers and led Minnesota in the Civil Rights Movement was remembered Saturday. Matthew Little, long-time president of the Minneapolis NAACP, passed away last Sunday after complications from pneumonia. He was 92. Hundreds of people gathered for a memorial service at Shiloh Temple in north Minneapolis.
Minneapolis Police responded to a shooting on the 700 block of 21st Avenue North early Saturday morning. A man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg just before 3 a.m. Police say the victim was transported to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. There’s no word on what occurred before the shooting.
Violent crime is up by 4 percent in Minneapolis but overall it remains at one of the lowest levels in 30 years. Homicide is down from last year and so is rape.
It has been two years since three-year-old Terrell Mayes Jr. was shot and killed. Mayes was with his brothers inside their home near 26th and Colfax Avenue in north Minneapolis when gunfire erupted. The children were running to a safe place when a bullet pierced the side of the house, killing Terrell. Friday, investigators and Terrell’s mother, Marsha Mayes, are again asking for help in finding the person responsible.
A North Minneapolis woman uses her birthday to help and empower others. Colette Benettie, her family and her close friends donate their time on Christmas Eve to put together a luncheon at Harriet Tubman’s Battered Women’s shelter in Minneapolis.
A north Minneapolis family is spending Christmas in fear after thieves broke down their door and stole their Christmas presents.
Police are teaming up with Crime Stoppers to solve a homicide that happened in the summer of 2012. Lois Swenson was found murdered in her north Minneapolis home on June 13, 2012. Lt Richard Zimmerman believes Swenson had helped the suspect in the past. He said there is a man who knows the suspect, and they hope he comes forward.
For those of us who face high winter heating and electric bills it seems impossible to live in a home that won’t have them. And that’s a very real possibility for the owners of the newest Habitat for Humanity home in north Minneapolis.
Authorities said they are looking for at least one suspect after a man was shot to death late Friday night in north Minneapolis. Police responded to the 3700 block of Girard Avenue North at about 10:57 p.m. on a report of a shooting.
A local cookie business not only provides delicious cookies to its patrons, it offers life lessons and job skills to those in need. The Cookie Cart gives jobs to teenagers 15 to 18 years old, providing them with lasting and meaningful work, plus life and leadership skills through experience and training in an urban nonprofit bakery.
Authorities said four people were able to get out safely after a home in north Minneapolis caught fire Friday morning. Fire crews responded to the 2700 block of Morgan Avenue North at about 2 a.m. on a report of a fire on the second floor of a home.
Police are warning north Minneapolis residents to take precautions after a spike in robberies – 75 percent of them armed – in the precinct.