Author: Rachel Herzog

Potential Barbecue Turns Deadly

Potential Barbecue Turns Deadly

The search for a place to barbecue turned deadly for one woman, who police say collapsed after a fight over a parking spot in Philadelphia. Authorities say 57-year-old Lourdes Estremera had set up a grill in the parking spot on Friday night. Another woman drove up and wanted to park in the spot, and the two started arguing. The dispute […]

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Potential Human Remains Found At The Boundary Waters

Potential Human Remains Found At The Boundary Waters

Authorities in Minnesota say they have recovered possible human remains in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says remains were found Thursday scattered in the vicinity of a campsite where federal officers believed a New Mexico man was spending the winter camping in the forest. Officers earlier this month located the campsite near the […]

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Dentist Lawsuit with Opioids

Dentist Lawsuit with Opioids

A former Maplewood dentist settled a civil lawsuit alleging he wrote illegal prescriptions for opioid painkillers, including some for his own son and an employee. Federal prosecutors say Jerry K. Brunsoman and the business he operated will pay $75,000 in penalties in exchange for not admitting guilt. The Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Board of Dentistry last year stripped the […]

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Man Steals Empty School Bus

Police in Tulsa have arrested a man who they say stole an empty school bus and took it for a joyride. Police say the Tulsa Public Schools bus was stolen early Monday when the driver went into a gas station and left the bus running. The Tulsa World reports a man told officers he decided to steal the bus after […]

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Teen Almost Crushed by Boulder

Teen Almost Crushed by Boulder

It was a close call for a teenage driver who escaped serious injury when a boulder rolled down a bluff along the Mississippi River and struck her car. Officials say the picturesque limestone bluffs along the Mississippi south of the Twin Cities can present some unexpected perils. It happened to 17-year-old Sydney Flack Friday night along Highway 61. WCCO-TV says […]

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Minnesota Unveiled a New Tax Bill

Minnesota Unveiled a New Tax Bill

Minnesota House Democrats have unveiled a tax bill that includes $1.2 billion in higher taxes, mostly on corporate foreign profits, and they propose to spend about three-fourths of the new revenues on education. Leaders of the House Democratic majority said Monday that most individual Minnesotans would see tax cuts under their proposal. The bill would bring the state’s tax code […]

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Young Woman Killed and Young Child Found Dead

Young Woman Killed and Young Child Found Dead

A man accused of killing the mother of his child in Milwaukee is due in court. WITI-TV reports that 34-year-old Dariaz Higgins has a preliminary hearing scheduled Monday. Higgins is accused of fatally shooting 24-year-old Sierra Robinson and wounding another woman earlier this month. He faces several charges including first-degree intentional homicide. The body of Higgins’ 2-year-old daughter, Noelani Robinson, […]

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Father Faces Charges After Murdering His Own Daughter

Father Faces Charges After Murdering His Own Daughter

A jury has been selected in the murder trial of a Florida man who threw his 5-year-old daughter off a Tampa bridge. It took a week for lawyers to agree on 12 jurors and four alternates to decide the fate of 29-year-old John Jonchuck. Prosecutors are slated for opening statements at 1 p.m. Monday at the Pinellas County Courthouse. No […]

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Legalizing Marijuana in New Jersey

Legalizing Marijuana in New Jersey

A vote to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey is hours away, but the governor and legislative leaders are still courting lawmakers. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly have scheduled votes Monday on the legislation backed by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, but its passage is far from certain. Murphy said last week he’s been trying to persuade hesitant lawmakers to back […]

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Minnesota Whitecaps Win NWHL Championship

Minnesota Whitecaps Win NWHL Championship

A historic moment in the world of women’s professional hockey. The Isobel cup was up for grabs for the first time on Sunday afternoon. Five former huskies helped the Minnesota Whitecaps host the Buffalo Beauts, both in pursuit to win the first NWHL Championship. After a full 60 minutes, the third period came to a close with a deadlock tie […]

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