Antonio Washington, Jarret Maiden Arrested for State Fair Armed Robbery [UPDATE]

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Jarret Maiden, left, and Antonio Washington
-- Update at bottom --

(Original post from September 18) Police announced the arrest of two suspects in connection with the August 29 armed robbery at the State Fair's Land of 10,000 Beers Craft Beer Hall.

St. Paul residents Antontio Washington, 20, and Jarret Maiden, 35, have been booked into jail in suspicion of being behind the $10,000-plus heist, which was the first armed robbery in the fair's history.

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Bloomington Police Explain Why Vikings' Jerome Simpson Wasn't Arrested

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Simpson's mugshot from his 2013 arrest.
The Vikes aren't strangers to no-good-very-bad weeks, but this one might take the cake.
Yesterday, the Vikings released wide receiver Jerome Simpson with little fanfare: The reason? A traffic citation that occurred... over two months ago.

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Quanan Machacek, a.k.a. "Q," Charged With First-Degree Murder for Little Earth Stabbing

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Quanan Machacek's mugshot
Yesterday, 26-year-old Quanan Machacek was arrested in connection with a September 10 stabbing that left Cody Lee Rasche dead outside his Little Earth housing complex.

According to authorities, Machacek fled the scene following the incident. While on the loose, he was charged with premeditated murder via a warrant before being apprehended in St. Paul.

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University of St. Thomas Faculty to Archbishop John Nienstedt: Trust "Has Been Badly Broken"

Categories: Crime, Religion

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Scene from a deposition

The theology faculty at the University of St. Thomas couldn't take it anymore.

After months of hearing about sexual abuse scandals, cover-ups, and overall bad management by the Archdiocese of St.Paul-Minneapolis, the faculty had had enough. So on September 12, the 12 members of the faculty wrote a letter to archbishop John Nienstedt that boiled down to this: You've screwed up bad. You need to fix it. Here's how.

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Dognapper Strikes Outside St. Paul SuperAmerica [IMAGES]

Categories: Animals, Crime
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Kika photo via St. Paul Police Department
-- Update at bottom --

St. Paul police are asking for help finding Kika, a white poodle-Yorkie mix that was stolen outside a SuperAmerica at 970 W. University Ave. in St. Paul just after 5 p.m. Saturday.

Paul Paulos, spokesperson for the St. Paul Police Department, tells us Kiko's owners tied her up to a trashcan outside the gas station before going inside. When they returned less than five minutes later, she was gone.

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Lyle "Ty" Hoffman Faces Judge for the First Time

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It took weeks, police chases, and a discovery at an Arby's, but on Friday, Lyle "Ty" Hoffman was finally in court. Hoffman -- the Lush Food Bar co-founder who allegedly murdered his former business and romantic partner Kelly Phillips before disappearing for over a month -- would face a judge.

The entire left half of the courtroom was packed with onlookers -- family, observers, media, even Phillips's fiance -- all here to see Hoffman finally face charges for second-degree murder.

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Felon Richard Rahn Suspected of Impersonating Military Officer, Gets Busted with Guns

Categories: Crime, Military

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Facebook photo

Initially, police thought Richard Arthur Rahn was just an impostor, donning a military uniform full of pins, insignias, and medals he never earned as he made as way through VFW halls and events near his home in Willmar, Minnesota.

But when they investigated, they found worse. He was a felon, busted for drug possession and burglary. And they received numerous tips that he had guns -- illegal for felons to own. Police charged Rahn earlier this week for the gun possession, but if his lying catches up to him, he could end up facing far worse.

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Police: Lyle "Ty" Hoffman Arrested and Charged with Murder of Lush Co-founder Kelly Phillips

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Lyle "Ty" Hoffman's booking photo
-- Updated following Thursday's second press conference with police --

This morning, Shakopee police arrested Lyle "Ty" Hoffman -- accused of murdering his onetime romantic and business partner, Kelly Phillips -- close to an Arby's near the Southbridge Crossing Shopping Center.

Five years ago, Hoffman and Phillips co-founded Lush Food Bar. Multiple reports have suggested their personal and professional relationship became strained over the years. At the time of his death, Phillips, 48, was engaged to another man.

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Vikings VP Lester Bagley's Minneapolis Home Reportedly Damaged by Attempted Arson

Categories: Crime, Vikings
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-- Update at bottom including text from Bagley --

On Tuesday morning, a Lake of the Isles-area home on the 1800 block of Irving Ave. S. was damaged by "a possible arson," as Minneapolis Fire Department spokesperson Chérie Penn tells us.

Penn says that's all she knows about the incident. But KSTP, citing police sources, reports that the home belongs to Vikings VP Lester Bagley.

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Jeff Anderson Files "Public Nuisance" Lawsuit Against the Diocese of New Ulm

Categories: Crime, Religion
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Jeff Anderson (left) and Mike Finnegan hold photographs, respectively, of Father Michael Skolik and Bishop John LeVoir
Father Michael Skoblik is suspected of abusing children at all six of the parishes where he served between 1940 and 1989, the year of his death.

You've probably never heard of him, and there's a good reason for that. He finished his career in New Ulm -- the only diocese in Minnesota that refuses to release its list of 12 "credibly accused" priests.

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