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Trial date for Rochester man in double murder likely for April
A Rochester man accused of fatally stabbing two of his neighbors last winter will likely head to trial in April.Glenn Roger Johnson, 54, pleaded not guilty in Olmsted County District Court Tuesday to two felony charges first-degree murder-premeditated. While an exact trial date was not set during th
Rochester man has part of prison sentence overturned
A Rochester man had part of his prison sentenced overturned Monday after the Minnesota Appeals Court ruled his convictions were part of the “same behavioral incident.”Zacharia Dahir Mohamed had also appealed a lower court’s denial of his motion to withdraw his guilty pleas. The appeals court upheld
Rochester Meth Dealer Sent Back to Prison
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A Rochester man who was busted for selling methamphetamine last year has been sentenced to prison - again.Sentenced Monday to 75 months behind bars was 39-year-old Trevor Schweitzer.He and his girlfriend were arrested after police raided their residence and found meth
Rochester Man Charged after 227 Pounds of Marijuana Seized
A 44-year-old Rochester man is facing drug and firearm charges after authorities say they seized around 227 pounds of marijuana and a Glock handgun during a search last Thursday. Court records show Jeffrey James Lawstuen is charged in Olmsted County with one count of first-degree sale of 25 kilogram
Rochester Woman Says She Was Raped by Man Who Offered Her a Ride
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A Rochester woman is reporting she was raped early Tuesday by a man who had offered her and her boyfriend a ride home from a downtown bar.Police Capt. John Sherwin says the two - both in their 40s - were “pretty drunk” when they left the bar with the man around 11:00
Video: Rochester police bring down dangerous Chicago fugitive
Olmsted County JailA fugitive from Chicago was arrested by Rochester police on Saturday, and the struggle to bring him down was caught on camera.Rochester Police Department's captain of investigations, Jon Sherwin, says 25-year-old Anthony Harris of Chicago had removed his ankle bracelet and fled Il
Rochester Double-Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The defendant in a double-homicide case in Rochester today entered not guilty pleas to first-degree murder charges. The pleas were entered by 54-year-old Glen Johnson after he was brought to an Olmsted County courtroom for a scheduled omnibus hearing and then waived hi
Rochester police: Woman sexually assaulted after couple accepts ride home from bar
The male complied, police said, and the suspect drove away with the female before allegedly sexually assaulting her. The woman was dropped off around 2 a.m. at the gas station.
Rochester mail thief gets probation
ROCHESTER, Minn. – A mail thief is sentenced in Olmsted County.Daniela Florenti Dumitr Gresser, 27 of Hastings, was ordered Monday to spend three years on supervised probation and either pay a $1,000 fine or do 100 hours of community work service. Gresser pleaded guilty in August to one count of mai
Details on Trump's visit to Rochester
Over 25,000 tickets were reserved at the Mayo Civic Center for Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally, and out of all of those people there was only 1 arrest made by Rochester Police.
Wanted Violent Offender From Chicago Caught in Rochester
The man - identified as 25-year-old Anthony Harris of Chicago - was wanted on a warrant after he cut off an ankle bracelet and fled. Rochester police say his criminal background includes involvement in a homicide, robbery, and assault and he was described as armed and dangerous.
'Arrive Rochester' Has Arrived
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A new effort to get downtown Rochester commuters to consider different and “greener ways of getting to work “ was formally launched Tuesday.It’s called Arrive Rochester, described as a new organization focused on getting downtown commuters to consider carpooling, trans
Teenager Robbed at Rochester Apartment Complex
The teen said he walked up to the third floor, when a man came up behind him. The man indicated he had a gun, and told the teen to empty his pockets. The teen complied and the man then took off with the teen's iPhone and wallet which contained a small amount of cash. The teen never saw a gun.
Four-car crash on North Broadway
Only minor injuries reported in a four-car crash at Broadway Avenue and 37th Street NW in Rochester Monday afternoon October 22, 2018. One driver was cited for failure to yield in the intersection causing the crash according to a Rochester Police Officer at the scene.
Heard on the Street: Downtown Rochester could get a taste of the Caribbean soon
As the temperatures drop, it looks like some heat could be on the way to Rochester'sPeace Plaza.A building permit request was filed last week for a new restaurant to start renovating the formerMac'srestaurant space at 20 First Ave. SW on the Peace Plaza.After more than 60 years of serving hearty bre
House fire breaks out in Rochester, no injuries reported
ROCHESTER, Minn, (KTTC) – One family is without a home after a fire damaged their single-story house in northwest Rochester Sunday afternoon.
Rochester student proposes solution to end hunger in Libya
“Libya had only 10 percent of farmable land, so it’s 90 percent desert and they import 85 percent of their food,” said Spencer. “So for me, being from Minnesota, you go outside of city limits and it’s like corn, soybeans, farms.”
Wanted Chicago Man Found in Rochester, Allegedly Fights with Officers During Arrest
October 22, 2018 09:55 AM(ABC 6 News) -- Around 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, the Rochester Police Department got a call from a concerned citizen about 25-year-old Anthony Harris.Harris had been under GPS monitoring in Chicago and allegedly cut off his ankle bracelet and fled from Chicago. There
Car collision in Olmsted County leaves 2 people injured
OLMSTED COUNTY, Minn. (VALLEY NEWS LIVE)Two people were injured when the car they were in collided with another vehicle Highway 14 near Olmsted County.The state patrol says 38-year-old Jamie Jo Caroline Fritz was westbound on Highway 14 near Olmsted County on Sunday night when her car collided with
Firefighters respond to house fire in Rochester
Rochester Fire Department, Rochester Police Department, and Gold Cross Ambulance are on scene.