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Former Minneapolis cop's bail lowered in Justine Damond case

Bail has been cut from $500,000 to $400,000 for a fired Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed Australian woman. Mohamed Noor made his first court appearance Wednesday in the July death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, who had called 911 to report a possible sexual a

PIONEER PRESS - 2018-03-21 19:39:47

Driver In Fatal Crash Released Without Being Charged

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - The St. Paul man being held in the death of an Uber driver from Minneapolis has been released from jail without being charged with a crime. The accident happened last Friday night in north Minneapolis. Police said an SUV struck an Uber car in the intersection, sending it into a

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-03-21 11:30:14

Is 'fear' enough of reason for Minneapolis cop to overcome charges in Damond shooting?

The police officer who was with a Minneapolis officer charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of an unarmed Australian woman said both men "got spooked" when she approached their SUV, and that the partner feared for his life. But prosecutors say officer Mohamed Noor acted recklessly and wa

PIONEER PRESS - 2018-03-21 23:58:47

South Minneapolis barbershop offers free haircuts for the homeless for March

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - A south Minneapolis barbershop's effort to help the homeless this month is getting some buzz. A meaningful encounter inspired Anthony Gulyard Jr. of One 21 Barbers to offer free haircuts to the homeless the rest of the March. "It feels amazing," said Guyard. "It feels humbling.

FOX9.COM - 2018-03-22 03:52:00

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor makes first court appearance, bail set at $400,000

The Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in the July shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond made his first court appearance Wednesday, where his bail was set amid a room full of supporters. Mohamed Noor, 32, remains jailed after Judge Kathryn Quaintance set his bail at

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 19:17:00

Around the state: Police: Student with loaded gun arrested at St. Paul school

ST. PAUL - St. Paul police say a student with a loaded handgun has been arrested at Como Park High School. The 16-year-old student was arrested shortly after 8 a.m. at the start of the school day Wednesday. Police spokesman Steve Linders says it's unclear why the student had a 9 mm gun on him. A spo

POST-BULLETIN - 2018-03-21 20:25:00

Officer charged in death of Justine Damond

Minneapolis, Minn. (WILX) - Mohamed Noor, a former police officer in Minneapolis is facing a third degree murder charge and a second degree manslaughter charge for the death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. The incident happened back in July when Damond called police to report a possible sexual assault

WILX-TV - 2018-03-21 13:37:00

Minneapolis officer who shot Australian woman turns self in

MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman in July has turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest, and a news conference was scheduled later Tuesday to announce charges in the case. Tom Plunkett, an attorney for Officer Mohamed Noor, says he t

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 16:50:00

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor turns himself in on murder, manslaughter charges in Justine Damond killing

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was charged Tuesday with murder and manslaughter in the July shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a decision that prosecutors said was delayed by some of the officer's colleagues' reluctance to testify. Noor is charged with third-degree murder "perpetrat

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 02:01:00

Minneapolis officer who fatally shot Australian woman after she called 911 turns himself in

A Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman in July minutes after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home was charged Tuesday with murder and manslaughter. Officer Mohamed Noor turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He

ABC13 HOUSTON - 2018-03-20 22:28:22

Is Minneapolis Really The 3rd Most Expensive City In North America?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Minnesotans usually love ranking high in surveys. But, a new one from the Economist Magazine has people scratching their heads, calling it "nuts" and "not even close." The survey finds Minneapolis is the third most expensive city to live in the U.S. and the 26th in the world. So

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-03-20 22:51:00

Misdemeanor charge: Messages deleted from phone of driver who caused fatal crash near Twin Cities

Messages on the day of a fatal traffic collision were deleted from the cellphone of a motorist who has now been cited in connection with the crash north of the Twin Cities, according to forensic analysis of the phone. Heidi L. Butau, 45, of Braham, Minn., was charged Monday in Chisago County Distric

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 17:30:00

Minneapolis launches latest salvo in ongoing dispute with HGTV star Nicole Curtis

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - For the last few years, Jon Lundberg says he's had to look at an eyesore in the back yard of the house next door, though now he believes things are looking up--all thanks to the City of Minneapolis. The home's owner and star of the HGTV show show "Rehab Addict," Nicole Curtis, h

FOX9.COM - 2018-03-21 04:56:00

Authorities ID man killed in house fire in northeast Minneapolis

Authorities on Monday identified the resident who was killed late last week in a house fire in northeast Minneapolis. Thomas E. Nowak, 63, died Friday night from injuries suffered in the fire in his home in the 1100 block of 23rd Avenue NE., according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office


Vikings feel safe with kicker Kai Forbath after weighing their options

For $84 million guaranteed, touchdowns will be expected of new Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. But chances are extremely good that not every purple possession in 2018 will result in six points. Someone needs to handle the three-pointers, not to mention the point-afters. That someone will be Kai Fo

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 19:17:00

6 men charged in St. Paul underage sex-trafficking sting

Six men were arrested after authorities say they tried to engage in prostitution with a minor during a sex-trafficking sting conducted in St. Paul this winter. The men were charged Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court. Each responded to an ad posted by law enforcement on Backpage.com's dating sec

PIONEER PRESS - 2018-03-20 23:56:58

Man dies after shooting in South Minneapolis Friday night

(KMSP) - A man died Friday night after he was dropped off at the hospital, and police believe his death is connected to a shooting in south Minneapolis. Around 10:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a possible shooting in the area of 43rd St. E and 1st Avenue South. They were unable to locate


Man dies after being pulled from fire at Mpls. home

Minneapolis recorded its first fatal fire of the year on Saturday night. MINNEAPOLIS - A man pulled from a fire at a Minneapolis home on Saturday night has died. Firefighters were called to the home on the 1100 block of 23rd Ave. N. around 6:15 p.m. on a report of a fire. When they arrived, they f


One dead in northeast Minneapolis house fire

A man died from injuries suffered in a house fire Saturday in northeast Minneapolis, the city's first fire fatality of 2018. Minneapolis Fire Department crews responded to a fire at 1124 23rd Av. NE. around 6:15 p.m. The fire, which was contained to the first floor, was extinguished within about 20


Kidnapping, sex trafficking charges lead from Treasure Island hotel room

An arrest warrant was issued for a Rosemount man earlier in March following an investigation of criminal activity at Treasure Island Resort & Casino in October of 2017. Thomas Lee Kirven, 29, was taken into custody March 7 on felony charges of kidnapping, first-degree sex trafficking, cause or permi