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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.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 9:06pm

[ WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: Some readers may find this report disturbing ] (Reuters) - A Missouri man has been charged with raping and torturing five women in a St. Louis-area apartment over several years, law enforcement officials said on Tuesday. Adam Michael Capriglione, 29, of south St. Louis C...

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:08pm

LITTLE FALLS - Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of Byron Smith of rural Little Falls. Smith admitted in November 2012 to shooting two teenagers, Nick Brady and Haile Kifer, after the pair allegedly entered Smith's home without permission.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:44pm

GEORGETOWN, Delaware (Reuters) - A prominent Delaware pediatrician and best-selling author who punished his 11-year-old stepdaughter using a form of waterboarding was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday. A jury found Dr. Melvin Morse, who has written about near-death experiences and appeare...

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:43pm

BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. team prosecuting accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Friday asked defense attorneys to notify them by next month if they plan to make the 20-year-old defendant's mental abilities an issue at trial. In a filing in U.S. District Court in Boston, prosecutors ...

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:38pm

DULUTH - A former Babbitt fire chief will serve five years in federal prison for setting a series of fires in the Superior National Forest. Ryan Scharber was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Duluth. Scharber, who likely will serve his time at the federal prison camp in Duluth, was ordere...

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:20am

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - A South Carolina mother who gave her infant daughter a lethal dose of morphine via her breast milk was sentenced on Friday to 20 years in prison, a prosecutor said. Former nurse Stephanie Greene, 39, was convicted in Spartanburg on Thursday of homicide by child...

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:25pm

MIAMI (Reuters) - A Minnesota couple, who went on the run after being accused of claiming welfare benefits while living on a million-dollar yacht, has been arrested in Florida, authorities said on Tuesday. Colin Chisholm III and his wife, Andrea, allegedly received more than $165,000 in food stamps ...

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:13pm

LITTLE FALLS - Concerns over how audio recordings would be presented to jurors presented some concern for Morrison County Judge Douglas Anderson during accused murderer Byron Smith's pre-trial hearing Tuesday.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 8:55pm

ST. PAUL - A former state Department of Labor and Industry worker was sentenced Friday to 4½ years in prison for her role in a broad identity-theft ring. Roxanne Kay DeFlorin was the last of four defendants sentenced in Ramsey County District Court in the scheme, which included DeFlorin's theft of ...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:26pm