Just before 10 p.m. last night, a motorcyclist died after hitting a pothole on eastbound I-394 at Theodore Wirth Parkway in Minneapolis.With the temperature hovering around freezing, Anand Baskaran, a 30-year-old resident of East Northport, New York, was on his 2009 Honda motorcycle when he hit a po ... More >>
KSTP usually reports the news, but this morning one of its own vehicles became part of the Snownami story after it was involved in a wreck on I-94 just west of downtown Minneapolis while cameras were rolling.SEE ALSO: KSTP fires Mark Saxenmeyer for making gay joke in story The station broadcast the ... More >>
About 8:20 this morning, a school bus crashed into a home on the 4200 block of Penn Avenue North after it was struck by an SUV that ran a red light.On board the bus at the time of the wreck were the driver and one passenger, neither of whom was injured. According to the Minneapolis Police Department ... More >>
A man was struck and killed by a car last night while crossing Olson Memorial Highway in a wheelchair.
Abdirahman Abdi Ali was charged today with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the hit-and-run accident that killed 24-year-old bicyclist Jessica Hanson last week.THE BACKSTORY: Abdirahman Abdi Ali, 24, arrested in connection with hit and run death of Jessica Hanson [MUGSHOT ... More >>
-- Original post published 7:30 a.m. July 8. Update at bottom --Around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, 24-year-old Jessica Hanson was biking to her boyfriend's house when she was struck by a car at the intersection of 28th Street and Pleasant Avenue South.SEE ALSO: Driver who hit Elyse Stern charged wit ... More >>
The Minneapolis Police Department announced today it has arrested 24-year-old Abdirahman Abdi Ali in connection with the car-on-bike hit and run that killed Jessica Hanson.Ali is currently being held on suspicion of criminal vehicular operation, and additional charges may be forthcoming.THE BACKSTOR ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Prosecutors: "Not enough evidence" to charge driver of car that hit Elyse Stern with homicide The driver who struck and killed 28-year-old Elyse Stern while she biked through the intersection of East Lake Street and Cedar Avenue South early Saturday morning has been charged with a ... More >>
Hennepin County prosectors say they don't have enough evidence press murder charges against the driver of the car that hit and killed killed 28-year-old Elyse Stern while she biked through the intersection of East Lake Street and Cedar Avenue South early Saturday morning.THE BACKSTORY: Elyse Stern, ... More >>
Teisha Randle faces a new criminal vehicular homicide charge after evidence emerged that she was drinking heavily the night she ran over and killed 20-year-old Augsburg student Austin Conley in the Warehouse District.SEE ALSO: Kristine Peterson was drunk when she ran over six people in broad dayligh ... More >>
Sad news today as the Minnesota music community has lost a part of its recording history with the accidental death of former Pachyderm Studio owner Matt Mueller. He was 42.City Pages writer David Hansen got up close and personal with the Mueller, a man of many visions, for a 2009 cover story, "Pachy ... More >>
See also:-- Police ask for help finding hit-and-run driver who broke Urban Bean barista's limbs [UPDATE]-- Benefit for Matt Call, bassist and hit-and-run victim, lineup announcedMinneapolis police and Crime Stoppers are collaborating in an attempt to identify the suspect in a hit-and-run that seriou ... More >>
Amy Senser has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for killing Anousone Phanthavong in a hit-and-run last August. The decision was announced downtown today and reported by KARE 11 on Twitter. State guidelines called for a 41- to 57-month sentence; the defense attorney for Senser, Eric Nelson, wan ... More >>
Amy Senser's jurors may have misunderstood their instructions when convicting her of two counts of criminal vehicular homicide, prompting defense attorney Eric Nelson to ask that the convictions be thrown out.At the heart of Nelson's contention is a note jurors sent to Hennepin County Judge Daniel M ... More >>
On the August night she struck and killed Anousone Phanthavong with her SUV, Amy Senser was supposed to pick up her daughters following a Katy Perry concert at the Xcel Energy Center. She did not.With Amy missing in action and his daughters stranded in St. Paul without a ride home, Joe Senser had to ... More >>
Amy Senser will testify during her trial on criminal vehicular homicide charges, her defense attorney revealed during opening statements. Prosecutor Deborah Russell and defense attorney Eric Nelson kept their opening arguments brief this afternoon, with each side presenting a bare outline of their ... More >>
For Anousone Phanthavong's parents, justice will come once they reach the "peace of mind that their son just didn't die like roadkill on the street." Cindi Phanthavong, Anousone's niece, spoke to reporters this afternoon about her dead uncle, who she described as a quiet, "hard-working man" who wo ... More >>
Amy Senser admitted to a daughter that she was drinking the night she ran over Anousone Phanthavong, a Hennepin County prosecutor said Monday. Deborah Russell, the assistant county attorney who made the statement during a motions hearing in Senser's case, didn't elaborate. Prosecutors revealed ea ... More >>
Amy Senser was talking on the phone when she ran over Anousone Phanthavong, a new revelation leading prosecutors to file a new criminal vehicular homicide charge against her for reckless driving.The new charge means Senser faces three counts of criminal vehicular homicide for running over Phanthavon ... More >>
Amy Senser's trial approaches April 23, but before a jury can be seated the Hennepin County judge overseeing the case must determine whether Senser can get a fair trial in Minneapolis. Senser's attorney Eric Nelson requested a change of venue to Kandiyohi County earlier this month on the grounds ... More >>
Amy Senser's trial will not be moving to Kandiyohi County. Hennepin County Judge Daniel H. Mabley denied Senser's request to have her trial moved from Minneapolis to Kandiyohi County. Senser stands charged with criminal vehicular homicide for running True Thai chef Anousone Phanthavong over off ... More >>
Just days after it was announced that Amy Senser, wife of restaurant owner Joe Senser, would stand trial on charges of criminal vehicular homicide, a sign went up on the doors of the former Viking's restaurant in Plymouth, saying that it would close for good. The sign cited financial and economic re ... More >>
Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern tweeted his support for dead True Thai chef Anousone Phanthavong Friday afternoon. Phanthavong had worked at True Thai since 2002. He was the restaurant's head cook until Amy Senser ran him over on the Riverside exit of I-94 last August. A Hennepin County judge ... More >>
Amy Senser will stand trial on criminal vehicular homicide charges April 23, a Hennepin County judge ruled this morning. Senser allegedly ran over Anousone Phanthavong, the head cook at True Thai, last August, and left the scene of the accident. Prosecutors unveiled an amended complaint late Janu ... More >>
Linda Hamm has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide for running over Ann Blake last month. Maple Grove police responded to reports on January 31 of a vehicle driving erratically and found it going eastbound on Elm Creek Boulevard at Main Street in Maple Grove. A police officer pulled up ... More >>
Amy Senser faces criminal vehicular homicide chargesJoe Senser called a rehab center the morning after his wife Amy allegedly ran over Anousoune Phanthavong.That's one of several revelations contained in an amended complaint Hennepin County prosecutors filed against Amy Senser this afternoon.On A ... More >>
Amy Senser's hit-and-run has been declared "accidental."Amy Senser's hit-and-run accident that killed Anousone Phanthavong has finally been ruled just that -- an accident. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's has ruled that Phanthavong's death was "accidental," according to the Star Tribune. Ph ... More >>
Amy Senser is still walking around free, and Anna Prasomphol doesn't like that.Amy Senser is still walking around a free woman three weeks after the hit-and-run accident that killed Anousone Phanthavong, despite Senser's having confessed to the crime through her attorney. As investigators assembl ... More >>
The driver of the overturned truck was killed in the accident.Two semi-trucks and a car were involved in a fatal early-morning crash on I-94, leaving one truck turned over on its side just outside the Lowry Tunnel. The State Patrol has confirmed the crash killed the semi driver.The semi-truck, he ... More >>
Across Minnesota, 43 people died in July traffic accidents.July was the deadliest month of 2011 on Minnesota roads, with 43 traffic deaths across the state. August isn't starting out all that well, either.In just the first week of August, 13 people died in car accidents, making for the third dead ... More >>
Diane Bakdash went before a Hennepin County judge today for the first time after her arrest for allegedly helping her son, Timothy Bakdash, avoid arrest in the hit and run death of Ben Van Handler. Police say she helped her son sell his car as fast as he could after the April 15 crash, in wh ... More >>
CaringBridgeBen Van Handel was killed after being struck by a car in Dinkytown April 15.It was last Thursday that police arrested Timothy Ayman Bakdash and charged him with second degree murder for deliberately running his car onto the sidewalk and into three university students in Dinkytown. ... More >>
On this day in history 1963, Patsy Cline performed her last show ever before dying at the age of 30. But it was the events that happened in the ensuing weeks (and years) that were truly notable... and, well, weird.
Photo by Davidsonscott15, FlickrPolice don't suspect that the driver was drinking.Police have identified the 24-year-old woman who was hit by a car and killed yesterday as Emma Holman. The details of the crash are still unraveling, but police say Holman, who is from Bloomington, was near a f ... More >>
Brandon Michael Iams, 17, has been charged with careless driving inthe crash that killed three people two weeks before Christmas.
It's a spate of fatalities not seen since eight people were killed between Jan. 12-22.
A Rogers woman swerved to avoid a stalled vehicle on an icy road and lost control of her car.
As you head out this weekend for a road trip, it probably wouldn't hurt to be aware of problem roads you might encounter that have high instances of road fatalities.
A 2-year-old boy seriously injured in a Memorial Day weekend car crash died this morning from injuries sustained in the drunk-driving accident. He is now the fifth person, including his mother, to die in that crash and the 13th death on Minnesota roads that weekend.
The Minneapolis police are looking for information about a hit and run accident May 15. A 36-year-old man got hit by a car and the asshole fled.
Two high-profile convictions rekindle a debate over what to do when drunk drivers kill