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Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Latest Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Making the punishment fit the crime

Bill being introduced to increase penalty for those who attempt to kill police   Roughly one year after Waseca Police Officer Arik Matson was shot ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Predatory offender gets prison for violating probation

Ryan Khaoone, 22, of Austin was sentenced to 36 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud for violating probation on a conviction for ... Read more

6 days ago by Mike Stoll.

2020 a challenging year on Minnesota roads

There were 394 traffic deaths on Minnesota roads in 2020, compared with 364 in 2019, according to preliminary reports from the Minnesota Department of Public ... Read more

1 week ago by Daily Herald.

Man pleads not guilty to threatening people with knife

An Austin man arrested on Dec. 27 for allegedly threatening people with a knife while under the influence of drugs made his initial appearance on ... Read more

1 week ago by Mike Stoll.

Man pleads not guilty to attempted rape

Javier Feria Solano, 28, of Austin has been charged with felony third-degree attempted criminal sexual conduct – force or coercion – and felony fourth-degree criminal ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike Stoll.

Shooting suspect charged with attempted murder

An Austin man police believe fired several shots on Dec. 13 while at a Northwest Austin residence has received an additional criminal charge in the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike Stoll.

Waltham woman injured in Sunday accident

A Waltham woman was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being involved in a Sunday evening car accident. According to the Minnesota ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Minnesota AG to prosecute A. Lea shooting suspect

The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office has agreed to prosecute the case against the Albert Lea man charged in the shooting at Shady Oaks apartments at ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

UPDATE: Fire damages apartment complex

An electrical fire caused significant damage to a pair of apartments Tuesday morning at Campus View Apartments. The Austin Fire Department responded to the complex, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Firefighters respond to report of Campus View Apartments fire

The Austin Fire Department responded to Campus View Apartments on a report of fire in one of the apartments Tuesday morning. Smoke was seen trickling ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Stabbing suspect pleads not guilty

The man charged in the stabbing death of a 15-year-old boy pled not guilty in Mower County District Court on Tuesday. According to court documents, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Eric Johnson.

Convictions: Dec. 13-19

 —Michelle Marie Ahles, 58, of Austin was sentenced to two years of probation for gross misdemeanor domestic assault. She must perform 100 hours of community ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Courts and COVID

Mower County District Court feeling the strain of pandemic   The coronavirus pandemic has left nothing unaffected, and the Mower County District Court is no ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Mike Stoll.

Fourth suspect charged in area armed robberies

A fourth individual suspected of being involved in recent area armed robberies made his first appearance on Friday in Mower County District Court. Ladevin Martaz ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Mike Stoll.

Armed robbery suspects receive additional criminal charges

Two individuals who allegedly robbed the Freeborn Co-op in Lyle have received additional charges in connection to other area robberies. Toby James Gogolewski, 19, of ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike Stoll.

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