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Missing Inmate Found Illinois

Went Missing Yesterday in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.-Inmate Daniel Torres, 44, who went missing yesterday in Duluth, was found this morning in Cook County, Illinois. He was set to take the bus to a prison camp in Illinois, but skipped out on it and left with other individuals at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Duluth. He was originally housed in the Duluth Federal Prison Camp. Torres was…

Arrest Warrant Issued for Suspect in Billings Park Shooting

29-Year-Old Man Left With Non-Life Threatening Injuries

Edward Isaiah Austin (Superior Police Dept.) UPDATE: Authorities are searching for a 24-year-old man suspected to be involved in a shooting that took place in the Billings Park neighborhood of Superior, Wednesday night. A warrant has been issued by the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office for Edward Isaiah Austin, 24, for attempted homicide, according to Superior Police. Austin should be…

Arson Suspected in Lester Park Playground Fire

DULUTH, Minn.-Part of the Lester Park Elementary playground was burned yesterday and the fire department believes it’s arson. Firefighters responded at about 8 p.m. to put out the blaze. In 2011, a fire also destroyed much of the playground’s jungle gym which cost $141,000. Authorities have identified a juvenile who admitted to setting a fire to the equipment. The individual…

Duluth Man Arrested on Felony Gun Charges

Was Also Arrested for Receiving Stolen Property

DULUTH, Minn.-Local authorities arrested Levi Miller, 21, of Duluth, yesterday for being a felon in possession of a firearm and receiving stolen property. Miller’s bail has been set at $50,000 for the crimes – both of which are felonies. Miller was on probation when he was arrested for the second-degree assault conviction, which is connected to a shooting incident in…

Iron Range Murder Remains Unsolved 40 Years Later

$50,000 Award Offered for Information

AURORA, Minn.-Forty years ago today, 19-year-old Cindy Elias was murdered eight miles north of Aurora. Her body was buried under a pile of brush near a logging road after suffering multiple injuries to her head. The victim was last seen leaving a bar in Virginia, at about 12:30 a.m. Patrons said she was thinking about hitchhiking that night. Three years ago,…