In the quest to catch violent perps, rape kits can be a key ally – but only if they're tested
The state agency investigating a police shooting in New Brighton has released the name of the officer and the suspect involved, but has provided few details of what went down.For instance, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, a division of the MN Department of Public Safety, is not saying why the su ... More >>
Around 3:30 this morning, a man was found shot to death outside a Super 8 hotel in Brooklyn Center.SEE ALSO: Mpls Hilton female boss bragged about '50 states club,' sexually harassed men, suit alleges The Star Tribune, citing police, reports that the victim's "last gasps [were] taken as he pounded o ... More >>
Frighteningly, 2013 is shaping up to be the year of the Molotov cocktail. First it was the Midtown Greenway, then it was an alleged domestic juggalo terrorist in Montevideo, and now, the Soviet-style incendiary devices are making headlines in Duluth.SEE ALSO: Duluth muffin macer sprays man following ... More >>
Hospitals, doctors, and drug dealers have made Medicare the nation's sweetest crime, but the feds are trying to shutter the door
Country club Sopranos get kid-glove treatment for high crimes
SEE ALSO -- Matthew Ellsworth: Sex with student not criminal because it happened during summerHigh school English teacher Matthew Ellsworth, 36, had a sexual relationship with a then-17-year-old girl last summer. The girl was a student in Ellsworth's spring 2011 class at Spectrum High School, a char ... More >>
Hollywood still obsessed with school shooting 13 years later
Sam Worthington flops in center role
Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually abused by cops. Should Scouts share the blame?
Alarmists nationwide in denial
Shane Bauer, left, Josh Fattal: Back home, and speaking out.Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal have returned to the United States, and begun describing their two-plus-year ordeal in Iran as accused, convicted, and imprisoned "spies." The two Americans had to go on hunger strikes just to receive letters ... More >>
Kristopher Miller was shot dead on May 11.Derrick Griffin, an associate pastor at the North Side's True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, has been charged with murdering North High School staffer Kristopher Miller, who was found shot dead in front of his home last week. Griffin, 40, was arrested l ... More >>
Kristopher Miller was a popular North High staffer.Minneapolis police have arrested 40-year-old Derreck Griffin, an associate pastor at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church on the city's north side, in connection with Kristopher Miller's shooting death early Tuesday morning. Griffin, who is ... More >>
A man is shot and killed during a screening of "Black Swan" for eating his popcorn too audibly
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Phoenix deputy's tale of being shot by drug smugglers doesn't add up
Jarso Johannes Adem: Part of the problem.Jarso Yohannes Adem has admitted he threw battery acid on his former girlfriend in St. Louis Park because he couldn't handle her rejection It's the kind of growing violence we usually read about coming out of places like Afghanistan, South Asia or Afr ... More >>
Minneapolis is mellow -- comparativelyWe hear lots of teeth gnashing over our spiraling homicide count, cuts to our police and firefighting budgets, pot hole-infested roadways and gimpy NFL quarterback. But the truth is, despite that stuff, the Twin Cities is one of the least stressful metrop ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum
Part of the Amongst Us series
Photo: banspyAnthony Smeby was found passed out behind the wheel of the stolen carWhen Ramsey County Sheriff's deputies finally tracked down the car he's accused of taking at gunpoint in Dinkytown, Anthony Smeby didn't prove to be much of a challenging arrest. He was passed out behind the car ... More >>
Just when you thought the smiley face killer theory had finally gone away... an academic researcher has attempted to debunk the hare-brained idea once and for all.
Summer concerts are jamming to the familiar hiss of hippie crack
Minneapolis police say a suspect has been arrested in the murder of 16-year-old Andrew Battees. Thomas Joseph Neeland, 26, is currently in custody at the Hennepin County Jail on a charge of probable cause murder. Minneapolis cops found Battees early in the morning of June 13 laying in the fr ... More >>
Murdered Southern Arizona rancher Rob Krentz's family talk about his life and death
Mother survives 53 days trapped in closet with her daughter
The Twin Cities dirty dozen we're thankful to see go away
The dirty dozen we're thankful to see go away.
A violent week in the news
One man's horrific actions have tarnished our good perceptions of Garrison Keillor's quirky Lake Wobegon.
Ramsey County Sheriff fends off charges of cronyism
Drinking buddies and ex-girlfriends were surprised to discover that the U of M student was 39 years old
The untold story of local hip hop: 1981 to 1996
The Strib outs a police informant. Was it worth the risk?
The Art of Murder or How to Take a Friend's Life Without Really Trying. Acclaimed artist Carl Wesley, a.k.a. Inmate 198369, wrote the book.
Gangland fears, carjackings, welfare-bashing: The O'Kasick brothers' crime spree--which ended 40 years ago this week--had it all.