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Police: Suspect Shot, Killed After Traffic Stop In Coon Rapids

Police: Suspect Shot, Killed After Traffic Stop In Coon Rapids. One man is dead after an early morning police traffic stop turned violent, Bill Hudson reports (2:26). WCCO 4 News At 5 – Apr. 18, 2019.


Boy, 5, thrown off balcony at Mall of America making 'small steps' toward recovery

The family of Landen Hoffmann, 5, who was thrown off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America last Friday, says the boy is making "small steps towards the healing process."


Authorities on scene of officer-involved shooting in Coon Rapids

Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting overnight in Coon Rapids. A large police presence was seen on Foley Boulevard just south of Hwy. 10 near 98th Lane NW. where the road was closed to traffic.


BCA releases statement on Coon Rapids shooting

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred in Coon Rapids early Thursday morning. During a press conference Thursday morning, officials with the Coon Rapids Police Department and the Anoka County Sheriff's Office said officers initi


Police report: Toddler falls from window, man 'sees and feels' ghosts and a threat with scissors

A 3-year-old Elk River boy fell approximately 15 feet to the ground after tumbling from a window Tuesday night. The toddler was transported to Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. “The last word was the boy was doing well,” Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz said Wednesday.


‘She made us whole. Now we’re broken.’ Family shares deep grief at sentencing of man who murdered St. Paul woman and brutally raped teen

Samuel Branch IV recalled how he leaned over and gave his mother’s lifeless body a kiss at her funeral, and then prayed. “I prayed that in heaven she would hear me and know that I was trying to do my best,” Branch, 20, said in a Ramsey County courtroom Thursday in a quiet voice.


Man fatally shot by law enforcement in Coon Rapids

Anoka County sheriff’s officials say a man has been fatally shot by law enforcement following a traffic stop in Coon Rapids. Authorities say a Coon Rapids officer was conducting the stop about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, when a male suspect fled on foot and fired shots at the officer. Multiple agencies resp


With 2 more large Twin Cities thrift stores closing, are resale retailers in danger?

Last year the for-profit thrift store chain Savers closed a Savers location in Bloomington and a Unique Thrift in Columbia Heights. Last week it closed the Savers in Minneapolis on East Lake Street and a Valu Thrift in St. Paul’s Sun Ray Center.


Frustrated Anoka-Hennepin parents rally for Ramsey teachers

In-class disruptions and playground altercations have made for a rough year at Ramsey Elementary School in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. Confronted by parents about the flaring of unruly behavior, district leaders say that they are taking corrective action. But on Thursday, dozens of parents a


Boy, 15, suspected of fatally stabbing woman, 20, at northern Minnesota school playground

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — A 15-year-old boy is accused in the fatal stabbing of a 20-year-old woman on the playground of a Grand Rapids elementary school. The Itasca County attorney’s office says the juvenile, of Grand Rapids, is charged with second-degree murder and sale of a controlled substance in a


Driver in roundabout accident dies a week later

SIREN–– A Minnesota man involved in a police chase and accident in Siren has died, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. David Friel, 61, Finlayson, Minnesota, was driving a truck that was fleeing a traffic stop in the Village of Siren April 5, and seven days later was pronounc


Man accused of shooting school bus driver turns down deal

MINNEAPOLIS — The man accused of shooting a Minneapolis school bus driver on I-35W following a fender bender last February has turned down a plea deal, and will move ahead towards a trial.


Charges: Homeowner Shot Suspected Car Thief Who Was Retreating From Him

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 36-year-old St. Paul man who initially appeared to have shot a man while defending his home has been charged with second-degree assault. On Tuesday morning, Vincent Trotter shot an alleged car thief who had been on his St. Paul property, but prosecutors say surveillance video


Turkey smashes through SUV's windshield on Interstate 94 in northwest Minnesota

A driver in northwest Minnesota avoided serious injury Wednesday when a turkey smashed through her windshield as she was driving on Interstate 94. Barnseville Police Department was among the law enforcement agencies that responded to an injury accident on I-94 in Clay County on a report of a "vehicl


Virus identified as a cause of paralyzing condition in Minnesota children

A virus appears to be the cause behind a rash of polio-like illnesses that struck Minnesota last fall, causing paralyzing symptoms in several children, including one girl who lost all motor function and remains hospitalized.


Teen says he recorded portions of Damond shooting

(Minneapolis MN-) At the Mohamed Noor murder trial yesterday jurors had to sort through credibility issues when a teenager took the stand. Noor faces murder and manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond in 2017. She had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behin


Man pulls knife on shelter worker while trying to get dog back from pound, police say

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - A man pulled a knife on animal shelter workers Monday as he was trying to get back his dog, investigators said. The man pretended to be a volunteer at the Animal Humane Society in an attempt to get back his dog after it was impounded because of an incident with the Robbinsdale


Minneapolis To Ban ‘Fear-Based’ Police Training

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey wants to improve the relationship between police and the community by changing training techniques (1:00). WCCO 4 News At 5 – Apr. 18, 2019.


Minnesota Lynx to retire Lindsay Whalen's No. 13; first of 4-time champs to hang it up

The four-time WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx have plenty of options when it comes to retiring jerseys. Their first jersey to hang in the rafters at Target Center in Minneapolis is for a special, homegrown talent who retired as the league’s all-time wins leader.


19-year-old sentenced to 7 years in prison for St. Paul stabbing despite her attorney’s arguments for probation

Nyla Murrell-French leaned her head back when the judge announced she was to be sentenced to seven years, sending the 19-year-old’s long black hair farther down her back as she stared at the ceiling.