Mpls. Teen Faces Felony Assault Charge For Principal AttackAn 18-year-old Minneapolis student faces assault charges after allegedly attacking her school principal last month, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office. Lashawnte Simone Bright was charged Wednesday in a juvenile petition with a count of third-degree assault and a count of fourth-degree assault on a school official.
Dad Charged In Severe Beating Of 20-Month-Old DaughterA Minneapolis father has been charged in the severe beating of his 20-month-old daughter, which left her with brain injuries. Ticortier Collins is charged with first-degree assault. Investigators say he beat his daughter so badly that she also has a lacerated spleen, rib and pelvic fractures.
Mpls. Teen Pleads Guilty To Fatal Shooting At Drug DealA Minneapolis teen pleaded guilty Tuesday to the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office. Eugene Watkins, also 19, made the plea right before his case was set to go to trial.
Richfield Officer Won't Face Charges For Alleged Assault On TeenA Richfield police officer will not face criminal charges after he was accused of assaulting a teenager in October. Kamal Gelle, 19, said he was pulled over by an officer on the night of Oct. 3 and cited for careless driving.
Eden Prairie Man Charged With 2 Tobacco Tax-Related FeloniesAn Eden Prairie business owner has been charged with two tax-related felonies after officials recovered untaxed tobacco products in his business. Hani Hassan Kotifani, of Eden Prairie, has been charged with one count of possession of untaxed tobacco products and one count of purchasing tobacco from unlicensed sellers.
Protesters Call For Harsher Charges Against 4th Precinct ShootersAttorneys for three men accused in a shooting that wounded five black men demonstrating outside a Minneapolis police precinct are denying their clients are racist and downplaying evidence. A fourth man accused of firing the shots Nov. 23, Allen Scarsella, didn't speak at Tuesday's court appearance.
Family Of Adelle Jensen Wants Closure, JusticeFamily and friends of a missing mother came together Friday to celebrate her life, and to ask for anyone with information to come forward. No one has heard from 25-year-old Adelle "Addie" Jensen since Nov. 17. Her ex-boyfriend, Joshua Dow, is being held in jail on probable cause of murder. Her family hopes someone can help them "Bring Addie Home."
Atty's Office Gets More Time To Charge Protest Shooting SuspectsThe Hennepin County Attorney's Office says they have been granted more time to make a charging decision involving four men arrested in connection with the shooting of Minneapolis protesters Monday night. County Attorney Mike Freeman says a Hennepin County District Court judge has given his office until Monday to formally charge ...
Man Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Teen Outside Of Mpls. ChurchA Minneapolis man is charged with second-degree murder in the death of teen outside of a north Minneapolis church in October. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office says 20-year-old Jontrel Marquise Bolden is accused of shooting 19-year-old Elija Larkin several times outside of New Bethel Baptist Church on the night of Oct. 14.
Mpls. Leaders Announce Initiative To Fight Violent CrimeThe city of Minneapolis announced a new initiative to fight violent crimes -- and it involves the mayor's office, police department and county attorney's office. Violent crime arrests are up 13 percent, but the Minneapolis Police Department says those crimes have increased more than five percent since last year. That includes homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault.
Charges: Convicted Sex Offender Rapes Another Teen, This Time At GunpointA convicted sexual predator is charged again with raping a teenage girl -- this time at gunpoint in a Minneapolis alley earlier this month. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office says 34-year-old Charles Edward Stevenson was charged Thursday with one count of first-degree penetration while armed with a dangerous weapon and one count of providing false information while registering as a sex offender.
Mpls. Man, 26, Pleads Guilty To Murder In Light Rail Station StabbingA 26-year-old Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to murdering a man last December at the light rail station at Lake and Hiawatha.
Girl Honored For Testifying Against Father's AttackerAn 11-year-old girl became the youngest recipient of a Community Leadership Award from the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office Friday.
Hennepin Co. Attorney: 4 Arrested, 3 Child Care Centers Charged In Fraud CaseFour people have been taken into custody and three child care centers face charges in connection to the fraudulent billing of the Child Care Assistance Program, which is likely to surpass $1 million, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Burnsville Man Charged With Murder In Fourth Of July ShootingA Burnsville man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a teen over the Fourth of July holiday. Dejon Frazier, 18, has been charged with second-degree murder and attempted second degree murder.