Brandt Williams Feature Archive

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding people celebrating this weekend and on St. Patrick's Day to avoid drinking and driving. (03/16/2014)
In the wake of 10 deaths caused by fires in Minneapolis so far this year, chiefs from across the region gathered Friday to talk about fire safety and prevention. (03/14/2014)
More than seven years after 17-year-old Sterling Horton was shot and killed, Tarius Gresham confessed to the crime and was sentenced Thursday. (03/13/2014)
Minneapolis police officers arrested Jiyaad Copeland on May 22, 2013, after they found him in a black Dodge Durango with four other young men and two handguns. (03/13/2014)
Jiyaad Copeland was 19 years old when he spoke to MPR News from Lino Lakes prison in 2011. Now he's on trial again. (03/12/2014)
Prosecutors have filed felony charges against two men suspected of robbing and beating a man in a Lifetime Fitness locker room Sunday. (03/11/2014)
Proponents of the bill say there is strong scientific research showing that the brains of people under 18 are still developing and that that has an effect on a young person's ability to make rational decisions. (03/07/2014)
Residents who live near Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport could hear their complaints about airplane noise discussed at a legislative hearing tonight. (03/04/2014)
Prosecutors say Shane Maurice McPike, 35, took part in the murder of 34-year-old Adrian Carr of St. Louis Park on Feb. 23, according to the charges. (03/03/2014)
The big year-to-year jump may be a statistical quirk, since 2013 was a big renewal year. Still, some of the increases were partly reactions to events in the news. (02/28/2014)
Lyft allows people to use their own cars to give other people rides. Riders can use a mobile phone app to find a participating driver in their area. The company is already operating in St. Paul and about 20 other cities around the country. (02/27/2014)
A couple walking their dog in northeast Minneapolis on a spring night last year say they turned around to see a man they had just passed on the sidewalk pointing a gun in their direction. He said he was defending himself against their dog. (02/26/2014)
The Hennepin County Attorney's Office today charged a Minneapolis man with aiding and abetting the murder of a man in north Minneapolis last week. (02/25/2014)
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman fears the incident will hurt prosecutors' efforts to convince people to cooperate with law enforcement -- and especially to come forward and testify in gang-related cases. (02/20/2014)
A pair of groups representing Minnesota law enforcement officers filed a lawsuit against the NFL today in Hennepin County District Court on the grounds that the league's ban on hand guns in stadiums should not apply to police officers. (02/18/2014)