hennepin county

DNA Helps Convict Minnesota Man for 1983 Cold Case

Rea is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, and has denied the accusations.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ A man whose conviction for the 1983 rape and killing of a Minneapolis teenager made possible by DNA evidence is being sentenced. A Hennepin County judge last month found 64-year-old Darrell Rea guilty of the death of 17-year-old Laurie Mesedahl, whose body was found bludgeoned along railroad tracks in North Minneapolis. Rea is scheduled to be sentenced…

Skating Coach Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Student

Thomas Incantalupo abused the girl beginning when she was 14 years old in 2015 and continuing for two years.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ A figure skating coach has pleaded guilty in Hennepin County to sexually abusing a student. Forty-eight-year-old Thomas Incantalupo, of St. Louis Park, entered the plea to two counts of criminal sexual conduct Tuesday for abusing the girl beginning when she was 14 years old in 2015 and continuing for two years. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office says…

Man Who Threw 5-Year-Old Off Balcony Has Been Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison

The man pleaded guilty last month to attempted premeditated first-degree murder

Emmanuel Aranda, the man who threw a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota, has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. Aranda showed little emotion and said almost nothing as he was sentenced Monday in Minneapolis. During the sentencing, victim impact statements from the boy’s parents were read in court. The boy’s father…

Minnesota Judge Grants Restraining Order Against Winter, Snow & Meteorologists

HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. (FOX 9) – A Minnesota judge has “granted” a temporary restraining order against winter ahead of another possible snowstorm. The parody temporary restraining order was filed Thursday by “Citizens of Minnesota” against “Minnesota Meteorologists, Old Man Winter and Mr. Snow.” Hennepin County Judge Kevin S. Burke, who appears to be just as fed up with the snow as the rest…

25 Year Old Murder Case Results In Charges

Jerry Westrom is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Jeanne Ann "Jeanie" Childs.

  MINNEAPOLIS – A businessman is charged with fatally stabbing a Minneapolis woman in 1993 after investigators ran DNA evidence from the murder scene through a genealogy website and obtained his DNA from a discarded napkin. Jerry Westrom is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Jeanne Ann “Jeanie” Childs. The 52-year-old was released from jail after posting…

Court Records Show Concern For Officer Involved In Mpls Woman’s Shooting

In a response Wednesday to a defense motion seeking to dismiss murder and manslaughter charges against Mohamed Noor, Hennepin County prosecutors say Noor was flagged by two psychiatrists during a pre-hiring evaluation in early 2015.

  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Court records show psychiatrists and training officers voiced concerns about a former Minneapolis police officer’s fitness for duty long before he fatally shot an Australian woman. In a response Wednesday to a defense motion seeking to dismiss murder and manslaughter charges against Mohamed Noor, Hennepin County prosecutors say Noor was flagged by two psychiatrists during a…

No More Stings To Make Low-Level Marijuana Arrests In Minneapolis

46 of 47 people arrested in sting operations from January 24 to May 24 were black

Police Chief Medaria ArradondoMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Police in Minneapolis will stop stings to arrest people on low-level marijuana charges. The police chief announced the new policy at the direction of Mayor Jacob Frey. It follows a report by the Hennepin County public defender’s office that 46 of 47 people arrested in sting operations from January 24 to May 24 were…

Judge Lowers Bail But Refuses To Release Former Minneapolis Officer Mohamed Noor

Noor Is Charged With The Murder Of Justine Ruszczyk Damond in July 2017 After She Called 911

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — 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 in the July death of Justine Ruszczyk (ROOS’-chehk) Damond, who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. Noor’s…

Minnesota Seeing a Rise in Chickenpox Cases

One Hennepin County school is dealing with an outbreak of 15 cases and another school in Stearns County is dealing with six cases

  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — Cases of chickenpox are continuing to grow in Minnesota. The state department of health states nearly 400 cases have been reported, which is the highest number since 2013 when there were 480 cases reported in the year. One Hennepin County school is dealing with an outbreak of 15 cases and another school in Stearns County…

Former Mrs. America Found Guilty in Minnesota Macy’s Swindle Case

She switched the tags to clothing she owned and tried to return the clothes to Macy's at Mall of America

  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — A former Mrs. America and home shopping network host has been convicted of stealing $5,500 from Macy’s. A Hennepin County jury found 51-year-old Jennifer Kline of Wayzata guilty of theft by swindle. Court documents show Kline removed the tags from $5,800 in clothing she bought at Macy’s in Southdale Center in Edina. She switched the…