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December 8, 2016
Charges: Kidnapped pregnant woman choked with scarf till she passes out
WILLMAR – A pregnant Willmar woman was repeatedly stalked, forced into a vehicle, assaulted and choked with a scarf until she passed out by a man against whom she has a two-year court order for protection, court documents indicate. Kandiyohi County authorities charged 28-year-old...
22 hours 34 min ago
SD stepfather charged with killing 18-month-old boy with six blows to the head
DELL RAPIDS, S.D. - A 36-year-old stepfather has been charged with murder after he apparently delivered six blows to the head of his 18-month-old stepson in Dell Rapids, a small town about 25 miles north of Sioux Falls near Interstate 29.. Keith Cornett apparently had been left at...
22 hours 38 min ago
December 6, 2016
Menjivar-Melendez set for contested omnibus hearing
WORTHINGTON — Carlos Menjivar-Melendez, 26, of Worthington, made his initial appearance Tuesday morning in Nobles County District Court on first-degree drug charges. According to court records, a confidential informant (CI) told a special agent from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal...
December 6, 2016 - 9:35pm
December 4, 2016
Package thieves beware: Residents have their eyes (and cameras) on you
APPLE VALLEY, Minn. — Spooked by reports of home-delivered parcels being stolen in her Apple Valley neighborhood, Suzi Forrest Magill recently installed a couple of internet-connected security cameras on the outside of her house — one pointing at her front steps, the other at...
December 4, 2016 - 8:19pm
It’s a growing battle: Package thieves vs. residents
ST. PAUL — Many Twin Cities residents have had just-delivered parcels snatched from their doorsteps in what has become a “porch piracy” epidemic in recent years. And some victims have tried to fight back. That’s what happened to Dariush Amirahmadi of St. Paul, who dabbles...
December 4, 2016 - 8:18pm
November 30, 2016
Montana teen pleads guilty to drug charges
WORTHINGTON -- Ariel Mullins,18, of Montana, pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon in Nobles County District Court to a drug-related felony charge. Mullins was charged with fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine, and also faced a gross misdemeanor charge of fifth-degree possession...
November 30, 2016 - 9:38pm
Wetterling’s killer confessed crime to cellmate months before admission in court
ST. PAUL -- They were separated from the others. It wasn’t much — one additional door blocking Danny Heinrich and Anton Martynenko’s cells from the other six in the pod. But it was enough to help solicit a confession in the murder of Jacob Wetterling months before Heinrich made...
November 30, 2016 - 8:40pm
November 24, 2016
Duckworth pleads not guilty to prostitution charges
WORTHINGTON -- Jaquon Duckworth, 24, of Sioux Falls, S.D., pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning in Nobles County District Court to prostitution charges. Duckworth is facing two felony counts of promoting prostitution of an individual and engaging in sex trafficking. According to...
November 24, 2016 - 9:35pm
November 22, 2016
Former police chief sentenced to life in prison
WINNER, S.D. — A man convicted earlier this year of killing his pregnant fiancee in October 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison. Russell Bertram, 64, of Sioux Falls, S.D., formerly Colome, was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday at the Tripp County Courthouse in Winner for...
November 22, 2016 - 9:08pm
Man shot by deputy after high-speed chase in northern Minnesota
VIRGINIA, Minn. — A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being shot by a St. Louis County Sheriff's Office deputy early Tuesday, Nov. 22, following a high-speed chase on the Iron Range, authorities said. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reported that the...
November 22, 2016 - 8:01pm
November 21, 2016
Wetterling killer sentenced to 20 years in prison
MINNEAPOLIS — Saying that Danny Heinrich, the man convicted of kidnapping and killing Jacob Wetterling, had committed “one of the most truly...
November 21, 2016 - 5:06pm
November 20, 2016
Wetterlings expected to speak to son’s killer during child porn sentencing
MINNEAPOLIS -- In a federal courthouse in September, Patty and Jerry Wetterling sat in the front row and cried as they listened to what Danny Heinrich said he did to their 11-year-old son Jacob on the night he was abducted and killed almost three decades ago. On Monday morning, Heinrich...
November 20, 2016 - 9:09pm
November 18, 2016
Child survives hanging after chaotic flee by Minneapolis day care provider, police say
MINNEAPOLIS -- A Minneapolis daycare provider hanged a toddler in her home, struck and dragged a man with her minivan and then tried to throw herself off a bridge in a “horrific” series of events Friday morning, police said. The child and the hit-and-run victim survived. The...
November 18, 2016 - 9:49pm
Castile shooter Yanez charged with manslaughter
ST. PAUL — The St. Anthony police officer charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Philando Castile entered no plea Friday in his first appearance in Ramsey County District Court. Jeronimo Yanez’s next court date is set for Dec. 19. He has not been taken into custody....
November 18, 2016 - 9:47pm
November 17, 2016
Police officer Yanez turns himself in; first court appearance Friday
ST. PAUL -- St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez turned himself in at the Ramsey County jail on Thursday after he was charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a black man in Falcon Heights in July. Yanez, 28, was fingerprinted and had his photo taken. He is expected...
November 17, 2016 - 9:01pm