Crime

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Father Of Missing Crystal Boy Goes On Nancy Grace

It has now been nine days since a Twin Cities boy vanished outside his home. A van dropped Barway Collins off at his apartment building in Crystal after school last Wednesday.

03/27/2015

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Woman Charged With Chasing Stepson Through St. Paul Elementary

According to the criminal complaint, 24-year-old Tashay Caprice Johnson chased her stepson through Dayton’s Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary, threatening him, while the visibly-injured 9-year-old screamed “My mom is trying to kill me. Don’t let me go back to her.”

03/27/2015

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Duluth Police Looking For 2 Children, Noncustodial Mother

Police in Duluth are asking for the public’s help in locating two young children who they say were taken by their mother against a court order.

03/27/2015

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Police: Man Shot Multiple Times, Killed In Downtown Mpls.

Police say a man has died after being shot multiple times in downtown Minneapolis Friday morning.

03/27/2015

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28 Years In Prison For Shooting Outside Target Field

A Brooklyn Center man has been sentenced to more than 28 years in prison for a shooting outside Target Field last year. Twenty-eight-year-old James Davis was earlier found guilty of two counts of attempted murder for wounding two gang rivals outside the ballpark last April.

03/27/2015

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Charges: Man Stabbed Brother In Chest, Stomach, Arms, Hands

A Grand Rapids man is accused of stabbing his brother in the chest, stomach arms and hands with a knife, and then threatening to kill him and a witness if they contacted law enforcement.

03/26/2015

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Documents: Illegal Pot Ring Shipped Tons Out Of Colorado

Colorado is doing a good job keeping legal marijuana from spilling beyond state borders despite a newly unsealed indictment alleging 32 people earned millions of dollars by illegally exporting tons of the drug to other states, the state’s Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said Thursday.

03/26/2015

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Union: Test Shows Madison Officer Was Sober After Shooting

A white Madison Police officer who killed an unarmed biracial man earlier this month was sober after the shooting, according blood test results that the police union released Thursday.

03/26/2015

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Police Seek Help Locating Suspect(s) In Package Theft

The St. Paul Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the person(s) suspected of taking two packages from a home on Wednesday evening.

03/26/2015

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Police: Phone Scam Targeting St. Cloud State Students

The St. Cloud Police Department said Thursday its front desk has taken several phone calls from citizens saying they are getting calls from the department’s non-emergency number. Authorities say the calls appear to be targeting foreign students and are coming from one individual claiming to be with the IRS.

03/26/2015

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State Lottery Manager Accused Of 2nd DUI

The executive director of the Minnesota Lottery says a second drunken driving charge against one of his top administrators is a personnel matter that’s under review.

03/26/2015

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Good Question: How Effective Are Lie Detector Tests?

Ten-year-old Barway Collins has now been missing for a week. On Tuesday, Crystal police called his father a suspect in the boy’s disappearance. They say he failed a lie detector test.

03/25/2015

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Lawsuit Claims Background Check Error Ruined Reputation

A Minnesota mother blames a background check mistake for ruining her reputation.

The trouble started for Lorie Wosmek after she’d spent years volunteering in the Remer School District.

03/25/2015

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Police: Grand Rapids Man Stabs Family Member Several Times

A 31-year-old Grand Rapids man is in custody after he allegedly stabbed a family member several times early Wednesday morning. Grand Rapids Police were called to a home in the northwest area of the city at about 1:47 a.m. on a report that a family argument turned into a knife attack.

03/25/2015

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Missing Boy’s Father Denies Child Abuse Allegations

It has now been seven days since a Twin Cities boy got dropped off from school, but never made it home. The only person named as a suspect in 10-year-old Barway Collins’ disappearance is his own father, Pierre Collins — and he insists he had nothing to do with it.

03/25/2015

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Minnesota Guardsman Charged With Making Child Porn In Afghanistan

A Minnesota National Guardsman is charged in federal court with making child pornography while he was deployed in Afghanistan.

03/25/2015

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Man, 51, Gets 6 Years For Being High On Meth In Fatal Crash

A 51-year-old Apple Valley man has been sentenced to more than 6 years in prison after admitting to being high on meth while behind the wheel of a truck that caused a fatal crash.

03/25/2015

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Wisconsin Trooper Killed In Shootout Was New Academy Grad

A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper just three months out of the academy died in a shootout with a bank robbery suspect also believed to have killed another motorist.

03/25/2015

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Charges: Fmr. Special Needs Teacher Took Inappropriate Pictures Of Students

A 48-year-old Chaska man has been charged with allegedly taking inappropriate pictures and having inappropriate contact with students at the schools he worked at, the Anoka County Attorney’s Office announced.

03/25/2015

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Father Denies Involvement In Son’s Disappearance

The father of Barway Collins, a missing 10-year-old boy, said Tuesday night that he had nothing to do with his son’s disappearance.

03/24/2015

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Man Convicted Of Officer Patrick’s Murder Wants Money Seized In Arrest

The man convicted of killing a Mendota Heights police officer last summer wants his money back. Attorneys for Brian Fitch Sr. have filed a motion in Dakota County. They’re seeking the return of nearly $3,000 in cash that was taken from him at the time of his arrest.

03/24/2015

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Driver Who Hit Ferguson Protester Charged In Minneapolis

The 40-year-old driver who hit a protester in Minneapolis last fall during a demonstration following the decision in Ferguson, Missouri, has now been charged by the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office.

03/24/2015

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‘Gutter Block Goon’ Gang Members Charged In St. Paul Assaults

Seven men were each charged Tuesday for their roles in three gang-related assaults over the span of two days in downtown St. Paul in January. The Ramsey County Attorney’s office says the defendants are all members of the Gutter Block Goon gang, and all are charged with two counts each of third- and fourth-degree riot, both of which are considered crimes committed for the benefit of a gang.

03/24/2015

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North Branch Woman Charged In 11-Year-Old Pedestrian’s Death

A 46-year-old North Branch woman is facing one felony count of criminal vehicular homicide in connection to the Aug. 21, 2014 death of an 11-year-old pedestrian.

03/24/2015

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Charges: Woman Angry At Boyfriend Sets Trailer Home On Fire

A 43-year-old Fridley woman is accused of arson in connection with a fire at a mobile home early Sunday morning. Jennifer Robyn Beck has been charged with two counts of first-degree arson in connection with the incident.

03/24/2015

Photo Galleries

Accent Signage Crime Scene

The Minneapolis Police Department released some photos from the Accent Signage office shooting last fall.

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FBI Release Photos Of Boston Attack Suspects

The FBI have released photos of the Boston Marathon attack suspects.

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Shooting In Bryn Mawr Neighborhood

Police are investigating a Thursday evening shooting in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Minneapolis.

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Twin Cities-Based Meth Bust

Prosecutors have charged 20 people in connection with a methamphetamine ring that was based in the Twin Cities. Officials say some of the suspects had connections to the La Familia Michoacana Mexican drug cartel.

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Lacrosse Players In Minn. Brawl

Five players on Rochester’s professional lacrosse team have been charged in connection with a brawl at a Minnesota restaurant involving more than two dozen people.

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Remembering Caroline Lowe’s 35 Years At WCCO

Long-time WCCO-TV reporter, Caroline Lowe, is leaving after being on the crime beat for WCCO-TV since 1977. This year marked her 35th year with the station. Take a look back.

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Celebrities & Mary Jane

A number of celebrities have either admitted to smoking marijuana, been caught smoking pot, or in a few select cases openly endorse the act of lighting up a spliff. Here are some of the most famous cannabis users.

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