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Cody Wygant, 24, is seen in an undated booking photo released by the Citrus Coun
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Cody Wygant, 24, is seen in an undated booking photo released by the Citrus County Sheriff's Office in Inverness, Florida, after being arrested on the evening of April 17, 2014, and charged with third degree murder.

Florida man charged with murdering 16-month-old son so he could play video games

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler and left him to die in a playpen,...
by Barbara Liston

Grand Rapids juvenile facility officer accused of sexually assaulting teen

GRAND RAPIDS - A correctional officer at a Grand Rapids juvenile facility is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old female resident. Devin Michael Wood, 23, a correctional officer for North Homes Children and Family...
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Cody Wygant, 24, is seen in an undated booking photo released by the Citrus Coun

Florida man charged with murdering 16-month-old son so he could play video games

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler and left him to die in a playpen, police said on Friday. Cody Wygant, 24, was...
Barbara Liston

Police Blotter - April 18

Brainerd police CATTY - A report at 12:58 a.m. Thursday of a stray cat yowling and throwing itself on the door in northeast Brainerd. THEFT - A report at 9:37 p.m. Wednesday of missing cash on the 400 block of East River Road.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Scams hitting Pierz area

PIERZ - The Pierz Police Department is cautioning residents about several scams.

Final jurors selected for Byron Smith murder trial

Jury selection was completed Wednesday in the Byron Smith murder trial. Smith was indicted on two counts of first-degree pre-meditated murder in the Nov. 22, 2012, shooting deaths of teens Nick ...

Police Blotter - April 17

Brainerd police ASSAULT - A report at 3:17 p.m. Tuesday of complainant being pushed outside the Crow Wing County Judicial Center, 213 Laurel St. THEFT - A report at 1:25 p.m.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Police Blotter - April 16

Crosby police FIRE - A report Thursday of a fire alarm at a residence on Third Avenue Northeast. Crosby Fire Department was called. It was learned that a burned chicken was to blame. No fire, and ...

Tragedy in Little Falls: More connections to victims surface from jury pool

LITTLE FALLS - Jury selection continued Tuesday in the Byron Smith murder case in Morrison County. By the end of the day Tuesday the total number of selected jurors was 10.
By Sarah Nelson Katzenberger