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Friday May 15 | via The Baltimore Sun
Activist Sister Megan Rice attends a rally by supporters on May 6, 2013, before her trial on sabotage charges. A federal appeals court on May 15, 2015, ordered her immediate release after the conviction of Rice and two others was overturned. Comment?
Monday May 11 | via NorthlandsNewscenter.com
A recent Minnesota Civil Liberties Union study shows if you're a person of color in Duluth you're more likely to be arrested for certain offenses. If you're African American in Duluth, you're 13 times more likely to be arrested for disorderly conduct than if you're white. Comment?
Friday May 8 | via NorthlandsNewscenter.com
A judge is expected to decide whether evidence obtained against one of five men arrested in a February narcotics and firearms bust in Duluth should be allowed in court. The defense team for Nathan James, 36, of Duluth is arguing that certain evidence was obtained illegally, and should not be allowed into his trial. Comment?
Wednesday May 6 | via TwinCities
The Rev. Brian Lederer, 29, a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Duluth, was arrested in Hibbing on Tuesday as a result of allegations of sexual misconduct, according to a news release from the diocese office. Comment?
Wednesday May 6 | via WDIO
A Hibbing priest is in jail, facing allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor. The 29-year-old was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon by the Hibbing Police Department and is being held in the St. Louis County Jail. Comment?
Monday May 4 | via WDIO
Monday's warmer than average temperatures weren't all good news. National statistics show the highest percentage of burglaries occur during the summer months. Comment?
Monday May 4 | via OpEdNews
Duluth, Minnesota May 4, 2015: Police officers have killed two armed men in Garland, Texas, who had opened fire on a guard at an exhibit deliberately designed by a local anti-Islam group to offend Muslim sensibilities by exhibiting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. As I write, the identity of only one of the armed men who were killed has been made public. 2 comments
Friday May 1 | via NorthlandsNewscenter.com
One of five men arrested in a February narcotics and firearms bust in Duluth is trying to keep some evidence out of his criminal case. The defense team for Daniel Rush, 40, of Duluth is arguing that certain evidence was obtained illegally, and should not be allowed into his trial. Comment?
Apr 27, 2015 | via NorthlandsNewscenter.com
A handful of the fifteen suspects arrested earlier this year for various roles in a two-day prostitution sting in Duluth had their time in St. Louis County court on Monday. Mark Morin, 45, faces a prostitution in a public place charge. Comment?
Apr 23, 2015 | via NorthlandsNewscenter.com
After a five month investigation, a DNA sample led police to arrest a Duluth man in connection with sexually assaulting his neighbor. According to a criminal complaint, Robert Leatherberry forced his way into his neighbor's house in November and proceeded to forcibly sexually assault the victim. Comment?
Apr 21, 2015 | via TwinCities
Less than two weeks after she was found competent to stand trial, a Brookston woman has pleaded guilty to killing her aunt last year on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation. Lydia Marie Barney, 21, pleaded guilty Tuesday in St. Louis County District Court in Duluth to intentional second-degree murder in the October stabbing death of 31-year-old Waubunoquay Dawn Randall, St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin reported. Comment?
Apr 21, 2015 | via News Times
In this April 14, 2015 file photo, volunteer sheriff's deputy Robert Bates, right, arrives at the Tulsa County Jail with his attorney, Clark Brewster, in Tulsa, Okla. Bates,who killed an unarmed suspect in Tulsa, apologized for the shooting but described the confusion as a common problem in law enforcement. Comment?
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