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Heralded recruit Holmgren of Minnehaha is AP player of year

Apr. 19, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The 2021 Associated Press All-State team for Minnesota high school boys basketball, as voted on by statewide media: PLAYER OF THE YEAR Chet Holmgren, C, Minnehaha Academy FIRST TEAM Chet...

No charges, but consequences still possible from Prude death

Apr. 17, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

Newly released grand jury transcripts shed more light on why police officers who restrained Daniel Prude avoided criminal charges in his death, but the city of Rochester and the officers could still be held accountable. Disciplinary charges are still possible against the...

State's own expert told grand jury police didn't kill Prude

Apr. 16, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

Prosecutors overseeing a grand jury investigation into the death of Daniel Prude last year in Rochester, New York, undercut the case for criminal charges with testimony from a medical expert who said three police officers who held Prude to the ground until he stopped breathing didn’t do...

Prosecutors in grand jury probe of Daniel Prude death chose medical expert who testified police did nothing wrong

Apr. 16, 2021 19:26 PM EDT
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors in grand jury probe of Daniel Prude death chose medical expert who testified police did nothing wrong.

Police: New York trooper shoots knife-wielding parolee

Apr. 16, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state trooper on Friday shot and wounded a man who authorities say threatened officers with a butcher's knife as they tried to arrest him in Rochester for allegedly violating his parole. The man was reported in guarded condition at a...

Transcripts: Grand jury voted 15-5 to clear officers of negligent homicide charge in Daniel Prude death

Apr. 16, 2021 14:46 PM EDT
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Transcripts: Grand jury voted 15-5 to clear officers of negligent homicide charge in Daniel Prude death.

NY school principal charged with sexually abusing 9 students

Apr. 15, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

HILTON, N.Y. (AP) — A Rochester, New York-area elementary school principal was charged with sexually abusing nine students during school in a case that prosecutors say goes back at least four years. Kirk Ashton, the longtime principal of Northwood Elementary School in...

Wrestlers at youth tournament contract the coronavirus

Apr. 13, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials are urging those who attended a recent youth wrestling tournament in South Dakota to get tested for COVID-19 after a number of wrestlers contracted the coronavirus. Officials have been concerned about youth sports fueling...

Man charged in spate of explosions outside ex-friend's home

Apr. 10, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man has been charged with setting off explosives in another man's yard and sending letters to neighbors warning that he planned to continue doing it. James A. Pane, 50, of Rochester, is being held at least until a court hearing...

Rochester woman charged in Capitol insurrection released

Apr. 09, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Rochester woman charged in the U.S. Capitol insurrection last January has been released from custody. FBI agents arrested 39-year-old Victoria White Thursday and she later appeared before a federal magistrate. Judge Becky Thorson ordered White's...