(Crystal, MN) -- A Brooklyn Park man is accused of attacking his girlfriend with a knife. Cortez Banks is charged with attempted intentional second-degree murder, assault, and domestic abuse. Police say the 27-year-old defendant stabbed a woman several times in an apartment in Crystal. She was stabilized before being taken to a local hospital. A second woman also had cuts on her hands and arms.
(Minneapolis, MN) -- A south Minneapolis drug dealer is going to prison for stabbing a man to death over 60 dollars. Angelique Simons was sentenced this week to slightly less than eight years behind bars after she pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter. Prosecutors say the 47-year-old defendant killed Joseph Pixley on January 22nd. Simons will get credit for jail time since her arrest by serving the first four-and-two-third years in prison and the rest of the time on supervised release.
Although more travelers are returning to the skies, their satisfaction with airports is on the decline. A new J.D. Power study found travelers are upset with the limited food and retail options at airports across the country. This comes as many struggles to find employees. Travel intelligence lead at J.D. Power Michael Taylor said travelers were happy with any shops or restaurants being open in the height of the pandemic, but now they expect full service at the airport. Of the country's largest airports, Miami International Airport has the most satisfied travelers. Meanwhile, the John F. Kennedy International Airport and the [...]
(Des Moines, IA) -- U.S. Cellular is advising customers in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois to power their phones off for four to five minutes, then turn them back on. They say that should reset and reconnect the phones after a widespread outage in the Midwest Wednesday. Cell phone service was out in the Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Quad Cities areas in Iowa, plus Minneapolis, Minnesota; Madison, Wisconsin; and Chicago, Illinois. U.S. Cellular tweeted the phone reset advice Wednesday night for customers still having connection problems.
A Minneapolis man is one four people accused of distributing fentanyl. Taureen Jackson and three others were charged in U.S. District Court Wednesday with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl. Police say they found drugs containing fentanyl in the suspects' possessions between September 19th and 21st.
(Twin Cities, MN) -- An Illinois man's arrested after stopping interstate traffic while holding a gun in the Twin Cities. The Minnesota State Patrol says the man was seen walking along the interstate near the intersection of I-694 and I-35E Wednesday evening. The State Patrol says the man stopped traffic for about two hours before he surrendered. He's currently undergoing a mental evaluation.
(Mounds View, MN) -- An investigation's underway after a domestic assault suspect is hit and killed by a Ramsey County sheriff's deputy's SUV in Mounds View. The sheriff's office says deputies were called to a hotel Wednesday morning to investigate a domestic assault involving a shooting. The sheriff's office says the deputies located the suspect nearby. The sheriff's office says the suspect shot a gun at the deputies, leading one of them to hit and kill him with their squad car. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the case.
(Washington, DC) -- Police reform appears to be dead in Congress, for now. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki called the collapse of negotiations between Democrats and Republicans very disappointing. Police reform is one of President Biden's top priorities. Calls for serious police reforms grew after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The unarmed black man suffocated while in police custody. New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker released a statement saying -- "After months of exhausting every possible pathway to a bipartisan deal, it remains out of reach right now."
Eight counties in Minnesota still remain below 50-percent coronavirus vaccinated for those ages 12 and up. They include Clearwater, Todd, Pine, Wadena, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison and Meeker. A majority of the counties with more than half of their residents without even a single dose lay along a stretch of east-central Minnesota. CDC data shows most of the hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 involve the unvaccinated.
(Proctor, MN) -- A complaint of student misconduct against the Proctor High School football team has resulted in a police investigation. Officials say details around the investigation are not being made public. All football activities for grades 9-12 have been paused. The status of Proctor's game against Aitkin on Friday is unclear.