Law & Justice

  • ND university system enlists FBI in help on data breach; 300,000 affected
    The North Dakota State University system's interim chancellor announced Wednesday that names and Social Security numbers of more than 290,000 current and former students and nearly 800 faculty and staff were on the server, which was hacked in early February.March 7, 2014
  • Sister Helen Prejean at the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Forum
    Sister Helen Prejean delivers a keynote address in Minneapolis at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum on March 1, 2014. The Catholic nun is best known for her activism on human rights and opposing the death penalty. She is the author of "Dead Man Walking" and "The Death of Innocence." Sister Helen Prejean says it is not enough to be charitable, we must be engaged in the work of justice. She calls capital punishment one of the greatest moral issues of our time.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, March 6, 2014
  • Former Mankato football coach wants to erase records from dismissed case
    The former head football coach at Minnesota State-Mankato has asked to have court records from an unfounded child pornography case against him erased.March 6, 2014
  • Teenagers taken into custody after report of gun at UMD; campus declared safe
    Two teenagers were taken into custody as police responded to a report of a gun on campus. One of the teenagers was carrying an Airsoft pistol, which looks like a real gun but fires plastic pellets. Campus officials have lifted an early morning shelter-in-place order.March 6, 2014
  • Forensics pros find traces of you everywhere
    The crime shows make it seem so easy. And how about all the evidence they find in the strangest places? Do we really leave that much of ourselves behind? To answer these questions, KARE 11 and MPR News teamed up with students learning how to analyze evidence in real life.March 6, 2014
  • Three charged in food stamp fraud scheme
    The three allegedly bought food stamp cards from homeless people for 50 cents on the dollar and then purchased more than $11,000 worth of non-perishable items such as soda pop and ramen noodles, which they shipped to Liberia.March 5, 2014
  • Police investigating cause of death of man found frozen in Faribault
    Police in Faribault are investigating the death of 23-year-old Cody Alan Simon, who was found frozen in an industrial park near town.March 5, 2014
  • Police say gun 'forensically tied' to Franklin shooting
    In a statement Wednesday morning, police say they found a 9mm handgun in a sock with Terrance Franklin's DNA hidden in a home in northeast Minneapolis. It was reported stolen in a burglary the day before Franklin was killed.March 5, 2014
  • Eagan man accused of suffocating infant son
    Nathan Savage was charged in Dakota County District Court with three counts of second-degree manslaughter, a felony, one count of gross misdemeanor child neglect and one count of gross misdemeanor child endangerment.March 5, 2014
  • Controversial bear researcher's attorney says no permit needed
    Rogers' attorney argued that since he doesn't possess or control the bears he studies, and since it is not illegal to feed bears in Minnesota, Rogers should not be required to obtain a DNR permit.March 4, 2014
  • US general facing sex charges heads to trial
    While denying that accusation, lawyers for the married father of two have said he carried on a three-year extramarital affair with the junior officer during war tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. The admission of an affair will almost certainly end his Army career.March 4, 2014
  • Woman's body discovered in Fridley
    Anoka County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the death.March 3, 2014
  • Charges filed in Mpls. murder
    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.March 3, 2014
  • Courts take a kinder look at victims of child sex trafficking
    The numbers are staggering. The Justice Department estimates that each year at least 200,000 children are trafficked for sex in the U.S., and it is said to generate upward of $32 billion a year. Across the country, teens are being picked up on prostitution charges. It's a stunning contradiction in the law: Girls who are too young to legally consent to sex are being prosecuted for selling it.March 2, 2014
  • 27 dead in knife attack at SW China train station
    A group of knife-wielding men left at least 27 people dead and another 109 injured, the official Xinhua News Agency said, making it one of the deadliest attacks in China in recent years.March 1, 2014

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