Brandt Williams Feature Archive

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)
"We want to ask these people how they are doing, how are they coping in the midst of the recent murder. We want to let people know they don't have to be hostage -- they don't have to be paralyzed by fear in their own community," said pastor Harding Smith (02/15/2014)
The court reversed a lower court ruling that questioned whether the deputy driving the marked SUV that struck a car driven by Jolene Vassallo should have been granted immunity. (02/12/2014)