Crime

$1M Bail for Teen Charged in Wisconsin School Officer Attack

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – Bail has been set at $1 million for a 16-year-old Wisconsin boy charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a school resource officer with a barbecue fork. Grant Fuhrman was charged as an adult Wednesday in last week’s attack on Oshkosh West High School Resource Officer Mike Wissink. Wissink shot and wounded Fuhrman during the attack…

Student Accused in Wisconsin Shooting ‘Tired of Being Picked on”

Smith is Due Back in Court on December 17

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin teenager who was shot by a police officer after he allegedly pointed a pellet gun at another student’s head says he was “tired of being picked on.” Eighteen-year-old Tyrone Smith was charged Monday with several counts, including second-degree recklessly endangering safety and dangerous weapons on school premises. Smith was 17 last week when authorities…

Arrest Warrant Issued for Duluth Man Charged in Overdose Death

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a Duluth man charged in connection to a fentanyl overdose death in 2017. According to reports, Sheriff’s Office Deputies were called to a residence on reports of an unresponsive male on December 4. When Deputies arrived they found a male, later identified as 33-year-old Samuel James O’Leary,…

Shooter Kills 2, Wounds Others, is Dead at Florida Navy Base

A Shooter Opened Fire at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola Friday Morning

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A shooter opened fire at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola Friday morning in an attack that left three people dead including the assailant. The gunfire prompted a massive law enforcement response to the base, which was locked down. The U.S. Navy tweeted that a second victim was dead. Area hospital representatives told The Associated Press…

Duluth Man Sentenced for Fatal West Duluth Hit-and-Run

DULUTH, Minn. – A Duluth man charged with fatally striking and killing 30-year-old Peter Seppanen with his Jeep earlier this year, and then fleeing the scene, has been sentenced. According to court records, Stanley Brown, 30, was sentenced to 78 months in prison after pleading guilty to criminal vehicular homicide and second degree test refusal in October. Witnesses to the…

Minnesota Judge Finds ‘Miracle on Ice’ Star is Mentally Ill

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota judge has found that a former member of the “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey team is mentally ill and dangerous. The judge ruled Wednesday that 61-year-old Mark Pavelich should be committed to a secure treatment facility. Pavelich was charged after he allegedly beat a friend with a metal pole in August. His criminal…

Woman Sent to Prison for Selling Drugs at Wisconsin ‘Meth Farm’

BUTTERNUT, Wis. (AP) – A woman will spend more than five years in federal prison for selling methamphetamine from a rural property in northern Wisconsin known as the ‘meth farm.’ Investigators say 64-year-old Becky Peterson conspired with Mark Moore to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine at a farm near Butternut in Ashland County over the past several years….

Man Found Guilty of Fatal Downtown Shooting Sentenced

Jackson Was Sentenced to 367 Months in Prison

DULUTH, Minn. – The man charged with shooting and killing a Duluth man outside of a downtown bar in 2018 has been sentenced. Jamal Jackson, 27, was sentenced to 367 months in prison on Tuesday morning. 1/3 of the sentence will be suspended. Jackson was found guilty of second-degree intentional murder last month for the fatal shooting of 31-year-old Scott…

Northland Top Cops Talk Importance of Armored Vehicles to Face Active Shooters, Save Lives

Five Law Enforcement Agencies in the Northland Have Some Type of Armored Vehicle

From schools and workplaces to concerts and nightclubs, innocent lives are being taken away in America by heavily armed suspects in active shooter situations, which is why more law enforcement agencies across the country and right here in the Northland are investing in armored vehicles that can withstand the worst of the worst.  FOX 21’s Dan Hanger reports. The city…

Wisconsin Sees Uptick in Fatal Police Shootings in 2019

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin is ending the year with more fatal police shootings than last year. Data collected by the Wisconsin Professional Police Association shows police shot and killed 16 people this year. There were 13 fatal police shootings in 2018. Wisconsin Public Radio reported Monday that 11 of those killed this year were white, three were black and…

Two Men Charged With Felonies After Duluth Fentanyl Drug Bust

(Bowser | Hale) DULUTH, Minn. – Two men have been formally charged following their arrests in connection to the largest suspected fentanyl bust in Minnesota in 2019. According to court documents, Raymond Bowser, 35, has been charged with first degree aiding and abetting drugs and fleeing on foot. Denzel Hale, 29, has been charged with first degree sale of drugs….

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Cass Lake Homicide, 15-Year-Old Suspect Arrested

UPDATE: Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that the victim has been identified as Brandon Morgan Jr, age 19, of Cass Lake. Pursuant to the ongoing investigation, a 15-year-old male has been taken into custody and formal charges are pending. The cause of death has been ruled homicide and the investigation is ongoing. ___________________ CASS LAKE, Minn.-Authorities in northern Minnesota…

Duluth Man Charged in Gary-New Duluth Stabbing

43-year-old Stuart Miller charged with second degree assault

DULUTH, Minn. – A Duluth  man has been charged with assault after allegedly stabbing another man Sunday morning in Gary-New Duluth. 43-year-old Stuart Miller faces a second degree assault charge after the incident. According to the criminal complaint, Miller and the 27-year-old victim were at Shotz Bar on Commonwealth Avenue around 1:45 a.m. Sunday morning. Video surveillance shows a struggle…

First Duluth Man Charged From SAKI Grant Sentenced

Clark Was Found Guilty in June

DULUTH, Minn. – A man found guilty of criminal sexual conduct due to evidence collected in the Duluth Sexual Assault Kit Initiative has been sentenced. In a press release from the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office, Kenneth Keith Clark, 66, was sentenced to 144-months in prison after being found guilty of first degree criminal sexual conduct in June. Clark was…

One Arrested After Stabbing In Gary-New Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – One man was arrested and another was transported to a local hospital early Monday morning after a stabbing incident. Authorities responded to reports of a stabbing in the 1300 Block of Commonwealth Avenue around 1:45 a.m. According to Duluth police, when officers arrived on scene they found a 27-year-old male with a large stab wound to his…

Motive, Suspects Sought in California Shooting

Four Shooting Victims Have Died

(Larry Valenzuela/The Fresno Be via AP) FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – As police search for suspects and a motive in the killing of four people at a backyard party in Fresno, California, neighbors say they are scared because there have been other shootings in the same neighborhood recently. Choua Vang tells the Fresno Bee in a story published Monday that his…

Duluth Police Investigate Shooting In Lincoln Park

A Male Victim Suffered a Gunshot Wound to the Arm

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Duluth police are searching for a suspect in an overnight shooting in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Authorities say a 35-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his arm sometime after 10 p.m. Sunday. The man told officers he was shot at an apartment building that had been declared uninhabitable on the 1900 block of West Third…

Suspect in Fond du Lac Reservation Shooting Charged With Murder

His Next Court Appearance is Scheduled for December 3

  CLOQUET, Minn. – A Brevator Township man accused of fatally shooting his friend early Saturday morning at his home has been formally charged. Court records show 44-year-old Thomas Allen Micklewright has been charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 65-year-old James Arthur Couture. According to the criminal complaint, officers were dispatched to the 3500 block of…

Another Suspect in Iron Range Murder Sentenced

HIBBING, Minn. – Another suspect in the January murder of a 33-year-old Joshua LaValley has been sentenced. Anthony Howson, 21, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after he previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for his role in the fatal shooting of LaValley. According to the criminal complaint, LaValley’s body was found on the Mesabi Trail in January…

Southern California High School Shooting, Three Confirmed Injuries

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) 9:40 a.m. – Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tells KNX radio the suspect in the Saugus High School shooting is in custody. The sheriff says the suspect is a student and was one of several people taken to a hospital after the Thursday morning shooting and is alive. Reports on the number of people injured…

Life Sentence for Ashland County Murder Suspect

Sweet Has Not Yet Been Sentenced

ASHLAND COUNTY, Wis. – One of the two men involved in a 2017 Ashland County murder has been sentenced. 42-year-old Brian Nelis received a life sentence Wednesday after previously being found guilty of first degree murder in the stabbing death of 39-year-old Shane Cadotte. Cadotte’s body was found in a weedy area in the town of Sanborn in the fall…

Burnett Co. Animal Shelter Raising Funds for Abandoned, Starving Dogs

BURNETT CO., Wis. — The Humane Society of Burnett County  is raising funds for two dogs rescued from a home last Friday. According to the Humane Society, two dogs named Petey and Darla were locked inside a home and abandoned. Both dogs were starving. The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office and the Humane Society went to rescue the dogs by breaking…

Owner Arrested in Wisconsin Starving Dog Case

(courtesy: Facbook/Dunn County Sheriff’s Office) MENOMONIE, Wis. (FOX 9) – Authorities in western Wisconsin arrested a 29-year-old woman for animal mistreatment after dropping off a severely malnourished dog at an animal shelter, claiming it was a stray. When the woman surrendered the 2-year-old dog to the Dunn County Humane Society on Nov. 1, he weighed only 24 pounds. Shelter staff and…

UPDATE: Another Warrant Issued for Duluth Man Who Started Synagogue Fire

Amiot Fled the Beth Port on November 4

Update: DULUTH, Minn. – According to authorities, Matthew Amiot, 36, was located and arrested Tuesday night. Police say Amiot was arrested around 7:50 p.m. on Tuesday and was admitted to a local hospital. It is unknown at this time why he was brought to hospital, but authorities confirm he will be transported to jail after he is released from the…

St. Louis County Designated High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

HIDTA Designation means substantial funding boost, which authorities say they need.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Duluth Police Department and St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office announced the county has officially been designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area by the White House. It means the county receives substantial additional funding, at a time when authorities say they need it. “Extra resources are gonna provide extra dividends,” said Commander of the Lake Superior…

One Girl Hospitalized, Another in Custody After School Fight

Authorities Say the Victim is in Stable Condition

BLOOMIINGTON, Minn. (AP) – Bloomington police say one girl stabbed another during a fight at Jefferson High School. Police Chief Jeff Potts says the stabbing happened around noon Tuesday in the front hallway of the suburban Minneapolis school. Potts says the two girls are students at Jefferson. He says one girl suffered “multiple” stab wounds and was taken to a…

Former Counselor Pleads Guilty to Juvenile Sex Crimes

His Sentencing is Scheduled for January 27

Mark Painter DULUTH, Minn. – A former The Hills Family and Youth Services youth counselor has pleaded guilty to all five counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct. 29-year-old Mark Painter of Hermantown amended his plea on Monday. Court documents say Painter allegedly engaged in sex acts with five boys between the ages of 13 and 17 at the residential…

Suspect Arrested After School Marked by Swastika

The Swastika and Other Offensive Graffiti was Found at an Elementary School

EDINA, Minn. (AP) – Police in a Minneapolis suburb have arrested a suspect after a swastika and other offensive graffiti was found at an elementary school. In an e-mail to Edina School District families, Superintendent John Schultz wrote that “when an act of hatred occurs anywhere in Edina, it affects our entire community.” Police say the arrest occurred Monday after…

Milwaukee Police Make Arrest After Man Attacked With Acid

A GoFundMe Page Has Been Set Up to Help With Medical Bills

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee police have made an arrest after a man was attacked and burned with acid in what officials say is a hate crime. Mahud Villalaz suffered second-degree burns to his face after he was confronted by a man he says accused him of being in the country illegally. Villalaz, a U.S. citizen and Latino, says the man…

Minnesota Man Convicted in Iowa Child Sex Trafficking Case

Nordwall Was Also Found Guilty Wednesday in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – A federal jury in Iowa has convicted a registered sex offender from Minnesota on child sex trafficking charges. Station KIMT reports that Terrance Nordwall also was found guilty Wednesday in Cedar Rapids of traveling for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct. Prosecutors say Nordwall, of Faribault, Minnesota, tried to solicit and entice two…

Records: Closs Kidnapper Fought New Mexico Inmates

Patterson Was Transferred to New Mexico in July

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The man who kidnapped Jayme Closs and killed her parents got into a fight in a New Mexico prison with an inmate who asked about the case. Wisconsin prison officials quietly transferred Jake Patterson to New Mexico in July. Press-Gazette Media reports that New Mexico Corrections Department records show two inmates at an unnamed prison approached…

Escaped Inmate Recaptured in Wadena

WADENA, Minn. (AP) – Authorities have caught up with the inmate who escaped in central Minnesota while he was being taken to court. Police say 34-year-old Ryan Petro was apprehended in Wadena Tuesday afternoon. He had been on the run for more than 24 hours, prompting additional police patrols around the Wadena-Deer Creek Public School District. Petro was handcuffed and…

Carlton County Attorney Says Officer Justified In Shooting Suspect

CARLTON CO., Minn. — A sergeant with the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office who shot a suspect while trying to arrest him has been justified in using deadly force, the Carlton County attorney said on Tuesday. Back on July 29th, Sgt. Jason Wornygora was executing an arrest warrant for a suspect named Shawn Olthoff at the suspect’s mom’s house in Moose…

Suspect in Fatal Downtown Duluth Shooting Found Guilty of Murder

Jamal Jackson is Being Held Without Bail

DULUTH, Minn. – The suspect accused of shooting and killing a Duluth man outside of a downtown bar in 2018 has been found guilty of murder. On Tuesday afternoon, a jury of six men and six women found 27-year-old Jamal Jackson guilty of second-degree intentional murder for the fatal shooting of 31-year-old Scott Pennington. St. Louis County prosecutor Jon Holets…

Driver in Fatal West Duluth Hit-and-Run Pleads Guilty

DULUTH, Minn. – A Duluth man accused of fatally hitting and killing 30-year-old Peter Seppanen with his Jeep earlier this year pleaded guilty in court on Tuesday. According to court records, 30-year-old Stanley Brown pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide and test refusal in the second degree. Authorities say Brown admitted in July to being the driver of the Jeep…

Burglary Suspect Arrested Again

Carl Was Arrested Earlier This Month in Connection to a Burglary at Duluth Cider

DULUTH, Minn. – A Duluth man has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of burglary after being released as he awaits trial for previous burglary arrests at multiple businesses in Lincoln Park. Police conducted a search warrant at 25-year-old Kyle Carl’s residence last week on the 2000 Block of West Second Street in response to other burglaries. While there,…

Iron Range Murder Suspect Sentenced to Life in Prison

HIBBING, Minn. – A suspect who pleaded guilty to the January murder of 33-year-old Joshua LaValley has been sentenced. Today, 19-year-old Deshon Bonnell was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years. LaValley’s body was found on the Mesabi Trail near Kerr on January 6. According to the Medical Examiner’s Office LaValley died from two…

Suspect in Lincoln Park Home Robbery and Assault Sentenced

1/2 Christian Coleman Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Jaquan Harkins Show Caption Hide Caption DULUTH, Minn. – A Duluth man accused of breaking into a Lincoln Park home earlier this year and assaulting multiple victims was sentenced on Friday. 19-year-old Christian Coleman was sentenced to 220 months in jail for his involvement in the home robbery and assault that took…

Duluth Man Sentenced for Synagogue Fire

DULUTH, Minn. – The homeless man charged with starting the fire that destroyed the historic downtown Adas Israel Synagogue last month was sentenced in court Friday morning. 36-year-old Matthew Amiot was sentenced to four years supervised probation, 90 days in county jail and 192 hours of community service. Amiot had already served 36 days in jail which was credited from…

Authorities Investigating Duluth Window and Door Business

Customers paid about $100,000 but didn't get the services they paid for.

DULUTH, Minn.- If you feel you haven’t gotten the service you paid for from local business: Hicks Window and Door, you are asked to contact the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s office and Duluth Police are investigating the business, located on Martin Road in Duluth. According to authorities, several people reported paying thousands for window and other home…

Fond du Lac Shooting Suspect Formally Charged

CLOQUET, Minn. – The 28-year-old Minneapolis man arrested for shooting another man in the head during a funeral on the Fond du Lac reservation last week has been formally charged. According to court records, Shelby Gene Boswell, has been charged with second degree assault with a dangerous weapon, fifth degree marijuana possession, felon convicted crime of violence firearm violation, first…

Community Holds Healing Walk for Man Shot in Fond Du Lac

Walk held for 45-year-old Broderick Robinson, who was shot in Cloquet.

CLOQUET, Minn.- Community members of the Fond Du Lac Reservation participated in a healing walk after Friday’s shooting in Cloquet. The walk started at the Fond Du Lac Ojibwe High School and continued for half a mile down the road. It was held after 45-year-old Broderick Robinson was shot at a Head Start Facility gym where a funeral was taking…

Victim in Fond du Lac Shooting Identified

Victim identified as 45-year-old Broderick Boshay Robinson of Minneapolis

  CLOQUET, Minn. – The victim from Friday’s shooting on the Fond du Lac reservation in Cloquet has been identified as 45-year-old Broderick Boshay Robinson of Minneapolis. According to the Cloquet Police Department, Robinson was released from a Duluth hospital Friday night after sustaining a gunshot wound to the head. Police and tribal officials say the shooting happened around 10…

Man Shot While Attending Funeral in Fond du Lac Reservation, Suspect in Custody

CLOQUET, Minn.- A shooting on the Fond–Du–Lac Reservation leaves a man hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the head. The 45–year old victim was allegedly shot at a funeral in a head–start facility gym. Authorities responded to the facility off Big Lake Road just before 10 a.m. to find a chaotic scene where funeral goers subdued a 28-year-old male suspect…