Law & Justice

  • HCMC reopen after lockdown
    The Hennepin County Medical Center has reopened after it went into an emergency lockdown late Saturday morning.April 12, 2014
  • Man, woman shot to death in car in Minneapolis
    Minneapolis police are looking for leads after a man and woman were shot to death in a car.April 12, 2014
  • Trial against former Cook County attorney to proceed
    St. Louis County Judge Shaun Floerke ruled Friday that a grand jury in October had cause to indict Scannell on two counts of fourth degree criminal sexual conduct for his alleged inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl two years ago.April 11, 2014
  • Rogers woman charged with swindling church out of $26K
    A parish priest called the police to report thousands of dollars in church funds were believed to have been stolen by 49-year-old Julie Kay Rouillard, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday filed in Hennepin County District Court.April 11, 2014
  • Prosecutors will not press charges in school drowning
    In late February, Abdullahi Charif's body was pulled from the bottom of the St. Louis Park Middle School swimming pool after gym class. No lifeguard was present. St. Louis Park police investigated the matter, but Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said his office decided this week there was insufficient evidence to charge anyone with a crime.April 11, 2014
  • Minneapolis police brutality lawsuits renew civilian questions about force discipline
    A Minneapolis police officer at the center of two police brutality lawsuits that have cost the city more than $400,000 has also been investigated more than a dozen times. Yet so far, Officer Michael Griffin has never been disciplined. Critics say Griffin's case raises questions about the city's system of oversight and discipline for officers.April 11, 2014
  • Arbitrator: Mankato university wrong to fire coach
    Todd Hoffner was charged in 2012 with two child pornography counts after he recorded videos of his children dancing naked. The charges were dismissed after a judge found they were innocent.April 10, 2014
  • Ex-Babbitt fire chief sentenced to 60 months in prison for starting fires
    Ryan G. Scharber explained that he set fires as "an excuse to get out of his house for a few hours to get relief from his newborn child's acid reflux issues," according to a prosecutor's memo.April 10, 2014
  • HS stabbing suspect was a 'nice young boy,' attorney says
    Until Wednesday, the 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy who's charged with multiple counts of attempted murder and aggravated assault after a stabbing attack at his high school was known as "a nice young boy," his attorney said this morning. Now the sophomore is in custody after the attack that left more than 20 people injured.April 10, 2014
  • Pedestrian struck, killed in Columbia Heights
    Police were called at 1:55 a.m. to the scene at the 4400 block of University Ave. NE in Columbia Heights. The pedestrian was hit by a vehicle driven by a 32-year-old Fridley woman, according to police.April 10, 2014
  • Grand Forks girl safe after mother's vehicle stolen
    Police in Grand Forks say a five-year-old girl is safe after someone stole her mother's vehicle with the child inside it.April 9, 2014
  • Students seriously hurt in Pa. school stabbings
    A doctor says some victims of a multiple stabbing at a high school near Pittsburgh have suffered injuries classified as life-threatening, though all are expected to survive.April 9, 2014
  • Mysterious Hastings body identified
    Carrie Olson was last seen at a gas station in Rock Island, Ill., on December 28. Video from a surveillance camera shows her putting fuel in her car. She didn't show up for work two days later.April 9, 2014
  • 'Heartbleed' threatens online passwords, data
    Passwords, credit cards and other sensitive data are at risk after security researchers discovered a problem with an encryption technology used to securely transmit email, e-commerce transactions, social networking posts and other Web traffic.April 8, 2014
  • Gun thefts from dealers down in Minnesota
    Gun dealers are required to report lost or stolen firearms within 48 hours. The number of lost or stolen guns from FFLs has dropped since 2012 when 169 were reported missing.April 8, 2014

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