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Man who shot, wounded school bus driver sentenced to prison

Nov. 15, 2019 11:18 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who shot and wounded a school bus driver on a Minneapolis freeway during a snowstorm has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Thirty-two-year-old Kenneth Lilly, of St. Paul, pleaded guilty in August to first-degree assault for the February attack that left...

Minneapolis officials discover 1,700 untested rape kits

Nov. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis officials say they have discovered the city has roughly 1,700 rape kits that have never been tested, with some dating back 30 years. The number revealed Friday is nearly nine times more than the 194 untested kits the city disclosed it had in 2015. Deputy Police Chief Erick...

Man charged with murder after bus assault on 75-year-old

Nov. 12, 2019 6:56 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man accused of assaulting a 75-year-old man as he got off a Metro Transit bus is now charged with murder after the victim died. Hennepin County prosecutors amended the charge against 23-year-old Leroy Davis-Miles to second-degree unintentional murder on Tuesday. Davis-Miles...

1 vs 2: LSU-Alabama is big, but loser still could make CFP

Nov. 8, 2019 9:41 AM EST

All eyes are on LSU-Alabama this week. It's the first matchup of Nos. 1 and 2 teams in The Associated Press Top 25 since the Tigers and Crimson Tide met in 2011. LSU and Alabama are 2-3 behind Ohio State, and ahead of Penn State, in the first College Football Playoff rankings released this week. The stakes in...

No. 5 Penn St., No. 13 Minnesota set for clash of unbeatens

Nov. 7, 2019 3:01 AM EST

What to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 5 Penn State at No. 13 Minnesota The Nittany Lions (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten, No. 4 CFP) and Gophers (8-0, 5-0, No. 17) play in what Minnesota coach PJ Fleck is calling one of the biggest games in program history. The last time two top-15 teams in The...

Police: No charges after Minnesota school marked by swastika

Nov. 5, 2019 4:27 PM EST

EDINA, Minn. (AP) — Police in a Minneapolis suburb say a juvenile will not face charges after acknowledging drawing a swastika and other offensive graffiti on a shed at an elementary school. Edina police were called Saturday about the chalk graffiti. The officer photographed the graffiti and then washed it...

Vikings S Kearse faces gun, drunken driving charges

Oct. 29, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings safety Jayron Kearse was charged Tuesday with multiple gun and alcohol counts after authorities say he was driving impaired while a loaded handgun containing more than two dozen rounds was on the floor of his car. The 25-year-old Kearse was arrested early Sunday after...

Minnesota clergy, ICE critics want bishop name off building

Oct. 28, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Clergy and immigration activists in Minnesota are trying to remove the name of a revered bishop from a federal building where hundreds of deportation orders are issued every year, calling the Trump administration's immigration crackdown an affront to his memory. The Bishop Henry Whipple...

Vikings backup S Jayron Kearse arrested on suspicion of DWI

Oct. 27, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings backup safety Jayron Kearse has been arrested in Minneapolis on suspicion of driving while impaired and with a loaded gun. The Minnesota State Patrol says a trooper stopped Kearse just before 4 a.m. Sunday after seeing a Mercedes drive around a barricade onto a closed...

Cook, Vikings wear down Redskins 19-9 for 4th straight win

Oct. 25, 2019 1:30 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Near the end of this methodical victory for the Minnesota Vikings, the crowd directed a loud cheer toward a player on the visiting team. When Adrian Peterson appeared on the giant video screens during the 2-minute warning with an announcement of his latest climb up the NFL's all-time...