Crime

Parents in Michigan School Shooting Lose Bid To Reduce Bail

(Oakland County Sheriff’s Office via AP, File) DETROIT (AP) — A judge has denied a request to lower a $500,000 bail set for two parents who are charged with their son in a fatal Michigan school shooting. Judge Julie Nicholson said James and Jennifer Crumbley failed to turn themselves in when they were charged with involuntary manslaughter on Dec. 3…

Teen in Michigan School Shooting Waives Key Court Hearing

DETROIT (AP) – A teenager charged with killing four students at their Michigan high school has waived a key court hearing. The decision means Ethan Crumbley’s case moves straight to a trial court in suburban Detroit. Prosecutors in Michigan typically must present some evidence to show there’s probable cause to send people to trial on felony charges. It’s a low…

Man Arrested for Allegedly Driving Denfeld Boys Basketball Team Drunk Charged With Three DWIs

COTTON, Minn. – A 47-year-old bus driver has been charged with three DWIs after allegedly driving the Denfeld Boys Basketball team while intoxicated last Thursday. According to court documents, Shawn Edward Zelazny was the driver of the coach bus being used to transport the basketball team to and from a tournament in Hibbing. Shortly into their trip, coaching staff noted…

Trial Opens for Wisconsin Man Accused of Killing Parents

(Dane County Sheriff’s Office via AP) MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Opening statements were scheduled for Tuesday in the trial of a 23-year-old Wisconsin man charged with killing and dismembering his parents. A jury was selected Monday in Dane County Circuit Court to hear the case against Chandler Halderson, who faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide and mutilating and hiding a…

Duluth Man Arrested For DWI, Hitting Almost A Dozen Cars

When police caught up to the driver, the 41-year-old suspect ditched his car and ran near Redeemer Lutheran Church.

DULUTH, Minn. — Duluth police arrested a man on Sunday who was suspected of hitting almost a dozen cars while driving under the influence of a controlled substance. Police say they arrived on-scene at 9:15 a.m. on the 9400-block of Grand Avenue after multiple people called in about a man driving recklessly and hitting several cars. When police caught up…

Man Arrested After Allegedly Driving Denfeld Boys Basketball Team Bus Drunk, Coach Says

In an interview with FOX 21, Head Coach Homere identified the 47-year-old driver from the St. Louis County Jail roster.

DULUTH, Minn.- A frightening ride back home for the Denfeld Boys Basketball team Thursday night, who discovered on the road back from Hibbing that their coach bus driver was allegedly driving them drunk, according to coaches. “He just kept repeating everything he was saying and we were like it’s clear that something is not right and having these kids on…

Police: Mall of America Shooting Leaves 2 People Injured

Photo: FOX9   MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Two people have been shot and wounded following an apparent altercation at the Mall of America, sending New Year’s Eve shoppers scrambling for safety and placing the Minneapolis mall on temporary lockdown. Bloomington Police Department officials say the shooting happened about 4:30 p.m. Friday. One man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg during…

3 Arrested, More Expected In Hayward-Area Burglaries, Thefts

HAYWARD, Wis. – Authorities have arrested three Hayward men after “multiple burglaries and thefts” in the Hayward area. The Sawyer Count Sheriff’s Office said the weeks-long investigation in conjunction with the LCO Police Department and Town of Hayward Police Department. The men range from 25 to 32 years old. Charges have not been filed yet. Sheriff Doug Mrotek said he…

Man Gets 100 Months In Prison For Damage In Minneapolis Protest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A federal judge has sentenced a St. Paul man to more than eight years in prison for burning, looting and damaging businesses during a 2020 protest against police brutality in Minneapolis. U.S. District Judge Patrick Schlitz sentenced 32-year-old Victor Devon Edwards on Wednesday to 100 months in prison and two years of supervised. A jury convicted Edwards…

Man Shot Through Living Room Window In Virginia; Suspect On The Run

VIRGINIA, Minn. –  A suspect was on the run Wednesday evening after a shooting in Virginia that injured a man. According to the Virginia Police Department, someone shot multiple times through the victim’s living room window from outside at about 5 a.m. Wednesday on the 500 block of 12th Street South. The victim was struck once by a bullet while…

Pennsylvania Man Charged In Christmas Eve Murder In Gogebic County

Nicholas Millard MARENISCO TOWNSHIP, MI. — A Spring Hills, Pennsylvania man is accused of shooting a man to death and wounding another at a cabin in Marenisco Township, Michigan on Christmas Eve. According to the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office, Nicholas Millard, 30, is charged with first-degree premeditated murder, among other charges. Authorities say Millard killed Thomas Fletcher, 49, of Marenisco…

Iron County Sheriff’s Deputies Respond to Domestic Disturbance Involving Alcohol, Fully-Loaded Rifle

Deputies repeatedly commanded the man to drop his weapon but he refused, and told them to "just shoot me."

OMA, Wis.- A late-night domestic disturbance call for the Iron County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin resulted in a man in custody pending charges including Endangering Safety by Use of a Dangerous Weapon While Intoxicated. According to a press release from the sheriff, around 11:30 Thursday night deputies responded to a call for a domestic disturbance in the town of Oma…

Kim Potter Trial Verdict: Guilty on All Counts

(Court TV, via AP, Pool) MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – The jury found former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter guilty on all counts in the deadly traffic stop shooting of Daunte Wright. The 12 jurors deliberated for around 26 hours before deciding to convict Potter of first-degree and second-degree manslaughter.   The jury began deliberating around 12:45 p.m. CT on Monday after a…

Former Gannucci’s Owner Charged With Sexually Assaulting 2 Children

DULUTH, Minn. – The longtime owner of Gannucci’s Italian Market in West Duluth is charged with sexually assaulting two children. William Kalligher, 61, is facing seven felonies, including one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. This comes after numerous allegations came to light this summer. Court documents say a 25-year-old man told police that Kalligher forced oral sex on him…

Jury at Kim Potter Trial in Wright Death Returns Tuesday

(Court TV, via AP, Pool) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A jury will resume deliberations in the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer who says she meant to use her Taser instead of her gun when she shot and killed Daunte Wright. The jury returns Tuesday after meeting for about a half-day Monday following closing arguments. Prosecutors accused Kim Potter of…

Grand Rapids Attorney Charged With Criminal Sexual Conduct Of Client

A Grand Rapids attorney is facing serious charges after being accused of sexually assaulting a client multiple times. Jesse Powell, 32, of Powell Law, is facing five charges ranging from 3rd degree to 5th degree criminal sexual conduct. According to court documents, Powell raped her in his office after episodes of non-consensual touching of her body, including kissing. Powell faces…

Police: No ‘Obvious Trauma’ in Deaths of 7 Minnesota People

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say preliminary autopsy results show seven people whose bodies were discovered inside a Minnesota home did not die from “any obvious trauma.” Police say all seven victims, including three minors, lived at the residence in south Moorhead. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office in St. Paul conducted the autopsies but did not determine a cause…

Prosecutor: Minnesota Cop Negligent in Daunte Wright’s Death

(Court TV, via AP, Pool) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A prosecutor is telling jurors that the suburban Minneapolis police officer who says she meant to use her Taser instead of her gun when she shot and killed Black motorist Daunte Wright knew what she did was wrong. The jury will get the case against Kim Potter following Monday’s closing arguments. Prosecutor…

Prosecution Rests Case Against Kim Potter in Wright Death

(Court TV via AP, Pool File) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday rested their case against Kim Potter, the suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in the shooting death of Daunte Wright. After a week of hearing from witnesses called by the prosecution, Potter’s attorneys will get their chance to defend the former Brooklyn Center officer, who they said will take…

Judge Delays Case Against Michigan School Suspect’s Parents

(Oakland County Sheriff’s Office via AP, File) ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) – A judge has granted a Michigan prosecutor more time to collect and share additional evidence against the parents of a boy charged with killing four students at Oxford High School. It’s partly because prosecutor Karen McDonald wants to give the Michigan community “time to heal” during the holiday…

Carlton County Man Charged With Murder

CARLTON COUNTY, Minn – A 65-year-old Carlton County man arrested Friday afternoon for the alleged shooting death of his 62-year-old wife has now been formally charged with intentional second-degree murder. The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to 3665 Heiskari Road in Kalevala Township for a welfare check on Raymond Julian and his wife Tracy. According to the…

Chauvin Expected To Plead Guilty in Floyd Civil Rights Case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin appears to be on the verge of pleading guilty to violating George Floyd’s civil rights. A federal docket entry on Monday shows that a hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday for Chauvin to change his current not-guilty plea in the case. The court system also sent out instructions for the media…

Potter Trial Opens 2nd Week With Wright Autopsy Details

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The trial of a Minnesota police officer charged with the shooting death of Daunte Wright has opened its second week of testimony with an assistant medical examiner explaining his autopsy. The 20-year-old Black motorist was slain on April 11 after police pulled him over in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center for having expired license plate tags…

Green Bay Man Gets 5 Years in Prison for 18th OWI Conviction

GREEN BAY, Wis. – A Green Bay man has been sentenced to five years in prison for his 18th drunken driving conviction. Seventy-four-year-old Wallace Bowers had a valid driver’s license when he was arrested last January after crashing into a power pole on Green Bay’s east side. Bowers pleaded no contest Friday to drunken driving, 10th or more offense. Two…

Wisconsin Men Get Probation In U.S. Capitol Breach

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal judge has sentenced two Wisconsin men to probation for joining in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that 29-year-old Brandon Nelson of Madison and 24-year-old Abram Markofski of La Crosse pleaded guilty in September to a misdemeanor charge of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building….

Woman Found Shot Dead in Kalevala Twp. Home, Husband Arrested

Her husband, 65 year old Raymond Arthur Julian, was arrested and is being held at the Carlton County Jail for 2nd degree murder charges.

CARLTON, Minn. — A 62-year-old woman was found dead in her home in Carlton from an apparent gunshot wound, and her 65-year-old husband was arrested in connection to it. According to a spokesperson with the Carlton County Sherriff’s Office, a welfare check call came through Carlton County 911 Dispatch on December 10 at 2:35 PM, to check on two individuals…

Duluth Man Arrested for Vehicle Theft, Fleeing Police

DULUTH, Minn. – An 18-year-old Duluth man was arrested early Wednesday morning after Duluth Police Officers noticed two people “acting suspiciously” in the Endion neighborhood. Authorities say a concerned citizen flagged down the officers patrolling in the area of 18th Avenue East and East Superior Street and told them the two people were allegedly stealing items from parked vehicles. Officers…

St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office Joins MADD Candlelight Vigil

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office held its own candlelight vigil Thursday night to honor lives lost and injured survivors of drunken drivers. It was part of a state-wide vigil organized by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, also known as MADD. “Today is a good reminder this still is a problem not only state wide but locally as…

Reality TV’s Josh Duggar Convicted of Child Porn Possession

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – A federal jury in Arkansas has convicted former reality TV star Josh Duggar of downloading and possessing child pornography. Jurors on Thursday found Duggar guilty of the charges, and Duggar was immediately taken into custody. He faces up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 for each of the two counts when…

Jury Instructions Sewn up in Trial Over Daunte Wright Death

(Court TV, via AP, Pool) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys and a judge hammered out jury instructions Monday for the trial of a white Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright, with the judge denying defense requests that would have made the instructions more expansive for the former officer’s benefit. Kim Potter, 49, is charged with first-degree and second-degree manslaughter in…

Michigan School Shooting Suspect’s Parents Found in Building; Bond Set at $500K Apiece

James and Jennifer Crumbley entered not guilty pleas to each of the four involuntary manslaughter counts against them.

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) – A judge has imposed a combined $1 million bond for the parents of the Michigan teen charged with killing four students at Oxford High School, hours after police said they were caught hiding in a commercial building. James and Jennifer Crumbley entered not guilty pleas to each of the four involuntary manslaughter counts against them during…

Manhunt Underway for School Shooting Suspect Ethan Crumbley’s Parents After Charges Announced

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities say they’re searching for two parents charged with involuntary manslaughter in a high school shooting. Jennifer and James Crumbley are the parents of Ethan Crumbley, who is charged with murder and terrorism in the deaths of four students at Oxford High School on Tuesday. Crumbley’s parents were charged Friday. A prosecutor says they gave…

Suspect’s Parents Charged in Michigan School Shooting

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) – A prosecutor has filed involuntary manslaughter charges against the parents of a 15-year-old accused of killing four students and wounding seven other people at a Michigan high school. James and Jennifer Crumbley were charged Friday with four courts each. Authorities have said Ethan Crumbley opened fire shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oxford High School, roughly…

DTA Driver Charged In Death Of Pedestrian At Miller Hill Mall

Charge: Criminal Vehicular Homicide - Operate Motor Vehicle in Grossly Negligent Manner

DULUTH, Minn. – The DTA bus driver who hit and killed a man at the Miller Hill Mall in Sept. 10 is now charged with criminal vehicular homicide. According to the criminal complaint, Crystal Veronica Ball, 36, of Duluth was “grossly negligent” and “distracted” when she ran over David Weston, 64, just before 10 a.m. while going 6 mph during…

9 of 14 Picked for Jury for Trial in Daunte Wright’s Death

(Court TV via AP, Pool) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Prosecutors and attorneys for the suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright’s shooting death have seated nine of the 14 jurors needed for her trial, including a woman who said she owns a stun gun. Kim Potter, who is white, is charged with manslaughter in the April 11 shooting of Wright,…

Michigan Teen Charged in Oxford High School Shooting

(Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP) OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan teenager has been charged with murder, terrorism, and other charges for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured others at Michigan’s Oxford High School. Charges against 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley were announced Wednesday, a few hours after authorities reported the death of a fourth teen from…

4 Jurors Seated for Kim Potter Trial, Many More Needed

(AP Photo/Jim Mone) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Prosecutors and defense attorneys for the suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright’s death are to resume jury selection Wednesday after seating four jurors the first day. Kim Potter sat quietly in a pink sweater Tuesday as attorneys and Judge Regina Chu probed potential jurors for what they knew about the case and…

Authorities: Student Kills 3, Wounds 6 at Michigan School

UPDATE: OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say eight people were wounded in an attack at a Michigan high school in which three students were killed. Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said at a news conference that two of the wounded were undergoing surgery as of 5 p.m. Tuesday and that the six others were in stable condition. He identified…

Attorney: Potter To Testify at Trial in Daunte Wright Death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – An attorney for the suburban Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright says the former officer will testify at her trial. Attorney Paul Engh said Tuesday that Kim Potter will speak directly to jurors about the April 11 traffic stop that ended with Potter killing the 20-year-old Black motorist. Potter has said she meant to…

Duluth Man Arrested for DWI After Driving Wrong-Way on One-Way Street Downtown

DULUTH, Minn. – A 38-year-old Duluth man was arrested Tuesday morning on multiple charges including fourth-degree DWI after driving his vehicle the wrong way on a one-way street in downtown Duluth. According to police, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of East 3rd Street around 5:15 a.m. on reports of a car traveling the wrong way down the road….

Prosecutors Add 6th Homicide Count in Wisconsin Parade Crash

(Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department via AP) WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – Prosecutors have added a sixth homicide count against a Wisconsin man accused of driving his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee. Investigators allege Darrell Brooks Jr. injured dozens of people and killed six when he turned his vehicle into the parade in Waukesha on Nov. 21. He was…

How to Prevent Package Thieves During The Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn.  — Tis the season for front porch theft. The Duluth Police Department is reminding those buying gifts, how to prevent their purchases from being stolen. Shopping online has become more popular over the years especially with online and delivery services making it so easy, but the amount of packages that get swiped from peoples doors leave many upset….

Duluth Police Investigating Burglary at UPS Shipping Center

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth police are investigating a burglary that took place on Sunday evening at the UPS shipping center on Port Terminal Drive. According to police, officers responded to reports of a burglary around 5:40 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene they found multiple items had been “ransacked through” at the shipping center. The Duluth Police Department’s Crime…