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WORTHINGTON — Charges were filed last week accusing a Sioux Falls, S.D. man of threatening and biting a corrections officer while he was incarcerated at the Nobles County Jail in Worthington. Nicholas R. Bryson, 38, has been charged with felony fourth-degree assault of a corrections officer.
WORTHINGTON — Charges were filed this week against a 20-year-old Worthington man accused of crashing his vehicle May 4 into a garage on Omaha Avenue after consuming alcohol. According to court documents, Anibal L. Lopez Sebastian was found hiding in the garage on the 1000 block of Omaha Avenue with a beer bottle and keys in his back pocket upon law enforcement’s arrival to the crash scene. Lopez Sebastian allegedly was unable to maintain his balance and had slurred speech, the complaint states.
WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man is facing multiple criminal sexual conduct charges after a reported sexual assault of a juvenile was made to a mandatory reporter. According to court documents, Rene Gabriel-Ramos, 21, has been charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, all felonies. The charges accuse Gabriel-Ramos of penetrating the victim, who was younger than 13 and acquainted with him.
ST. PAUL — Photos by a Worthington man depicting an annual event that celebrates the area’s cultural traditions and diversity is on display now through August at the Minnesota State Arts Board in St. Paul. Three of Jose Lamas’ photographs that illustrate the Worthington International Festival are among nearly 100 other pieces of artwork from more than 30 Minnesota communities displayed at the Minnesota State Arts Board exhibit, “A Creative Investment.”
WORTHINGTON — Two Sibley, Iowa teenagers were arrested early Friday morning after being stopped in a stolen vehicle. According to the criminal complaint, Elijah J. Bettelyoun, 16, and Craig A. Hopkins, 17, were arrested after 3 a.m. May 10 near Minnesota 60 and Interstate 90 in a stolen 2001 Maroon GMC Yukon. Hopkins, who did not have a valid driver’s license, was the driver of the vehicle, and Bettelyoun was intoxicated, the complaint states.
WORTHINGTON — Charges were filed this week against a pregnant woman that was reportedly discovered passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle left in “drive” at a Worthington business.
WORTHINGTON — Both the W.E.L.L. project and the Westminster Presbyterian Church were discussed openly during a Monday afternoon special meeting of the Nobles County Library Board. Nobles County Library Board Chairwoman Kathy Craun led the informational meeting, which included representatives from Nobles County, library staff, Westminster Presbyterian Church staff and Independent School District 518.
WORTHINGTON — Area residents now have the opportunity to receive alerts to their phone or email if a train is anticipated to block a street for what would amount to more than a brief wait for motorists. The first alert went out Wednesday morning to individuals who had already signed up to receive public safety messages through Nixle, an electronic messaging system used by the city and Nobles County.
WORTHINGTON — Hotdogs, brats, prizes, balloon artistry, face painting, chainsaw carvings, good deals and more. There wasn’t much someone couldn’t find at Runnings in Worthington during the store’s five-day grand opening event.
WORTHINGTON — Construction may begin as soon as next week on Kwik Trip, which is expected to open this fall. Representatives from the company celebrated the project to bring a new convenience store and gas station to the intersection of Oxford Street and Grand Avenue Friday. They were joined by Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors in breaking ground for the project.