Gophers standout RB Marion Barber III found dead in Frisco, Texas apartment

FRISCO, Texas¬†–¬†Former University of Minnesota and Wayzata football star Marion Barber III was found dead by authorities Wednesday morning, according to a report from the Fort Worth-Star Telegram. Authorities responded to a welfare concern on Wednesday at an apartment believed to be leased by Barber. That’s where it’s believed he was found dead. Barber, a Plymouth native, was 38 years…

Smoke from Large Lake House Fire Shows Up on Radar

The house was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.

WAYZATA, Minn.–Firefighters faced bitter cold and gusty winds when battling a large house fire on Lake Minnetonka’s northeastern shore in Wayzata. Officials say the house under construction was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived Wednesday night. Neighbors say the house was nearly finished. Hennepin County property records show the house that burned was replacing a razed home that sold for $5.4…

“What Have I Done?” Woman Who Fatally Hit Minnesota Police Officer Did Not Have a License

The officer had turned on the flashing emergency lights on his squad car to indicate that traffic should move over for him

WAYZATA, Minn. — The driver who fatally hit a Wayzata, Minnesota police officer on Highway 12 has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide. Officer William “Bill” Mathews was removing debris off the highway when he was struck by 54-year-old Beth Freeman of Mound. The officer had turned on the flashing emergency lights on his squad car to indicate that traffic…

Wayzata Police Officer Hit and Killed by a Vehicle

Authorities say the driver stopped immediately and was cooperative with officers

WAYZATA, Minn. — The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a Wayzata officer has died after being hit by a vehicle. Authorities said Officer William Mathews was hit and killed while removing debris from Highway 12. The driver was a 54-year-old woman who officials said stopped immediately and was cooperative. She had an expired license and a history of traffic violations….