Last summer, David Briscoe got the call that every parent dreads. It was a nurse. We have your daughter. Shaina had left her home in south Minneapolis that Saturday, a hot one punctured by rain, and joined her friends for an impromptu race headed north through downtown. Around 3 p.m., lagging behin ... More >>
This afternoon, Brian Fitch was charged with first-degree murder (among many other charges) for allegedly killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick on Wednesday.The charging documents don't make clear why Fitch, who had a warrant out for his arrest, was pulled over in West St. Paul just a ... More >>
Five teenagers -- including three minors -- face third-degree murder charges in connection with the synthetic drug overdose death of 17-year-old Woodbury resident Tara Fitzgerald.All five were allegedly involved in the drug dealing chain that resulted in Fitzgerald and a friend of hers ingesting a s ... More >>
After taking in some of the high school hockey tournament at the Xcel on Friday night, St. Paul resident Dan Reuter and his brother decided to go the Burger Moe's off West Seventh Street.SEE ALSO: Pot deal gone wrong leads to St. Paul's first homicide of 2014 But while walking there at about 11:30 p ... More >>
Last Friday, 22-year-old north Minneapolis resident Devonte Coppage became St. Paul's first homicide victim of 2014.SEE ALSO: St. Paul pot dealer shot by customer upset about the "bad weed" he'd sold him According to authorities, Coppage was allegedly shot to death around 6:30 p.m. during a pot deal ... More >>
More than four months after he was beaten to the brink of death by a mob of teenagers near the intersection of Payne and Minnehaha avenues in east St. Paul, 27-year-old Ray Widstrand was rushed to Regions Hospital for emergency brain surgery.THE BACKSTORY: Ray Widstrand, St. Paul gang beating victim ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --Around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, 19-year-old University of Minnesota-Duluth student Alyssa Jo Lommel was found passed out on a neighbor's porch. She had apparently been outside all night while temperatures dropped as low as 17 degrees below zero. As you'd imagine, she was suffering f ... More >>
During a foot chase with a suspect around 4 a.m. Sunday morning, a St. Paul cop named Jeremy Ryan may have accidentally shot a St. Thomas student as he watched TV in his Merriam Park residence and left another nearby home riddled with bullets.THE BACKSTORY: St. Paul cop may have accidentally shot St ... More >>
It's been a rough couple of weeks for 20-year-old Brooklyn Park resident Mario Zacate.SEE ALSO: Man arrested for drunkenly hitting on Lakeville Taco Bell drive-thru employee Less than two weeks after he was arrested naked in the bathtub in connection with a car theft, Zacate was shot in the chest by ... More >>
Stephen Gooler, a 51-year-old Minneapolis resident, is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing 49-year-old Mounds View resident Perry Paulson to death Thursday night.SEE ALSO: Becky Kasper, 2011 Northfield grad, allegedly murdered by "sociopath" boyfriend in ArizonaAfter he was arre ... More >>
-- Original post published 9 a.m. Wednesday morning; updates at bottom -- Workers at Red Wing's Crothall Laundry made a grisly discovery yesterday morning. As they prepared to wash the dirty linens from Regions Hospital in St. Paul, an infant boy's dead body came tumbling out.SEE ALSO: Abbott Hospit ... More >>
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On February 16, St. Paul Officer Josh Lynaugh, 30, died of a what was initially reported to be a "medical condition" aggravated while he was on duty on February 8.SEE ALSO: Gangster Disciples have hits out on Twin Cities cops following fishy officer-involved shootingYesterday, St. Paul police announ ... More >>
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Eric Hightower and the St. Paul Police continue to have a fraught relationship.SEE ALSO:-- Eric Hightower, St. Paul police brutality victim, allegedly threatened to blow ex's head off-- St. Paul police brutality: Officer Jesse Zilge maces, kicks, punches helpless suspect [VIDEO]One month ago, Office ... More >>
Sometimes the governor really does know best, apparently.Late last month, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a bill that would've allowed for the sale and use of a wide array of consumer fireworks in Minnesota, including aerial rockets and firecrackers. In his veto letter, Dayton wrote that it's "government's ... More >>
Dekoda Galtney has been identified as the man killed in a shooting last night in St. Paul. Galtney, 24, was fatally shot around 6:30 p.m. last night.After the shooting, which took place at 4th Street East and Bates Avenue, Galtney's friends rushed him to the emergency room and Regions Hospital, b ... More >>
Nathan Kluessendorf, pictured here from an earlier arrest, is charged with six felonies.Nathan Kluessendorf, the 22 year old who holed up in his St. Paul Park house and shot at police for several hours last week, has been charged with six felonies by the Washington County Attorney. St. Paul Park ... More >>
Nathan Klussendorf was shot by a Washington County SWAT team sniper at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.Nathan Kluessendorf was arrested yesterday for shooting at St. Paul Park police in a standoff Tuesday morning. The standoff started when police got a call about a suicidal person at around 1 a.m., and ended w ... More >>
Reed set the 19 year old on fire for revenge from an earlier fight, police say.Curtis Reed doused his girlfriend's son with lighter fluid and set him on fire early yesterday morning, police say. Reed, 54, was arrested for setting fire to Antoine Willis, his girlfriend's 19-year-old son. Reed is s ... More >>
chattgroup.comThe Triton DTS TRT-600 weighs 300 poundsThis is just awful. An 18-month-old boy died yesterday as a result of a tragic accident in a chiropractor's office while his mother lay strapped to a table, unable to save her son. The boy crawled under the treatment table at First Chiroprac ... More >>
A man was shot and killed outside Born's Bar in St. Paul early this morning after a fight, according to St. Paul police, who found the man dead in the street. Another man was injured by gun fire and taken to Regions Hospital.
KSTPTwo of the vehicles involved in a four-car pile-up this morning.A passenger was killed this morning after a catastrophic four-car crash on Highway 5 near the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. Initial reports indicate that a Chevy Suburban traveling southbound actually crossed the median and ... More >>
The Central Corridor project begins in earnest.Despite the objections of some suburban state lawmakers who have a sudden and unusual interest in the business climate along University Avenue, heavy construction has started on the Central Corridor light rail project. Here are the major detours ... More >>
Rhonda Arkley from a 2005 domestic assault arrest.As Apple Valley police sped up to Rhonda Arkley's house this morning, flames leaped out of the back. Her husband was still inside. Arkley, meanwhile, was sitting in her car out front, stabbing herself with a screwdriver. When officers tried ... More >>
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Image by Ouf-Ouf's World on FlickrEscalators: a freak cause of death in St. PaulIt was a terrible story from the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul last July -- a food service worker fell 20 feet from an escalator to her death. Now, the family of Charleen Markell is suing the auditorium for negli ... More >>
In what may be the largest ever strike of its kind, 12,000 Twin Cities nurses have walked off the job at 14 area hospitals in a 24-hour strike over pay, pensions and staffing ratios. Outside Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis, they greeted the day with a rendition of "Amazing Grace." The hos ... More >>
On the November 2009 day his wife died, the 67-year-old told police and staff at Regions Hospital that he had killed her. He seemed to feel pretty badly about it. Now, he's been found not guilty of her murder due to his mental illness.
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