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  • Mpls. pedestrian hit by bus reported conscious
    The bus also struck a traffic pole and a some of the passengers on the bus reported minor injuries from the bus's sudden stop. The bus driver was also taken to HCMC for a medical evaluation and routine drug and alcohol testing.April 23, 2014
  • Teen stowaway blows holes in vast airport security
    A 15-year-old apparently wanted nothing more than to run away. But his success in slipping past layers of security early Sunday morning at San Jose International Airport made it clear that a determined person can still get into a supposedly safe area and sneak onto a plane.April 22, 2014
  • Rubble from the greatest March tornado outbreakTornado season coming soon: What Minnesotans need to know
    Tornado season in Minnesota is a long one that runs from early spring well into fall, as warm moisture comes in from the Gulf of Mexico clashing with colder, drier air. The only months during which a tornado has never touched down in Minnesota are December, January and February.April 21, 2014
  • Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face
    By Saturday evening, the bodies of 13 Sherpa guides had been taken from the mountain. Three more were missing, though few held out hope that they were still alive, 36 hours after Friday's avalanche. Four survivors had been flown to hospitals in Katmandu, Nepal's capital, where they were in stable condition. It was the deadliest disaster ever on Mount Everest.April 19, 2014
  • Student drowned in school pool during 'king of the hill' game
    A police investigation into the late February drowning death of a St. Louis Park Middle School 7th grader found classmates were roughhousing in the pool before he sank to the bottom, and the teacher supervising was on his iPad.The Daily Circuit, April 18, 2014
  • Hundreds remain missing as South Korean ferry sinks
    The overturned South Korean ship's keel, which had been floating just above the surface of the water, disappeared below the waves at day's end. Officials were trying to determine how best to deploy cranes, which are now at the scene, in an effort to raise the ferry.April 18, 2014
  • Investigation into student drowning finds rough play, expired lifeguard certification
    Abdullahi Charif, a seventh-grader at St. Louis Park Middle School, was removed from life support on March 1, two days after his gym teacher, James Bigot, pulled him from the bottom of the 9-foot-deep end of the pool.April 17, 2014
  • Man hospitalized after run over by Metro Transit bus
    Authorities say the accident occurred before 8 p.m. Tuesday, as a route 17 bus leaving the Uptown Transit Center on Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis reported a passenger running for the bus fell under its rear wheels and was run over.April 16, 2014
  • Hundreds missing after S. Korea ferry capsizes
    A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.April 16, 2014
  • Franken to push for oil train safety measures
    The increased frequency of crude oil shipments on the railroads risk more accidents like the explosion that occurred west of Fargo in December, the senator said.April 14, 2014
  • A year after bombing, Boston and its people heal
    In the course of a year, limbs have been replaced, psyches soothed, the wounds sustained in a moment at the marathon's finish line have at least begun to heal. At the same time, a city shaken by an unthinkable act of terrorism has returned to its usual rhythms -- sadder, but some say stronger, as well.April 12, 2014
  • 10 killed as student bus, truck collide in California
    The long bus ride north from Los Angeles for a group of high school students who planned to visit Humboldt State University had been fun: The hours whizzed by as they watched movies, chatted up new friends, and jammed to hip-hop on the radio. Then a FedEx tractor-trailer crossed a grassy freeway median and slammed into the bus.April 11, 2014
  • Search to end for Minn. father and son missing in Rockies
    Damian McManus and his 18-year-old son Evan of St. Louis Park were reported missing on Sunday. They were on a father-and-son spring break hiking trip.April 9, 2014
  • Cell phone clues in Colo. search for missing Minnesotans
    Damian McManus and his 18-year-old son Evan are believed to have struck out on a hike at the foot of Mount Evans on Wednesday. Cell phone tracking shows they had left their car and were between their campground and the summit of the well-known mountain.April 9, 2014
  • Weather improves in search for Minn. father, son in Rockies
    Authorities say 51-year-old Damian McManus and 19-year-old Evan McManus, who are from St. Louis Park, Minn., were last heard from on Wednesday.April 8, 2014

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