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Man shoots wife in her hospital bed

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By Karen Elizondo

A 66-year-old man is being held on attempted murder charge after entering the Intensive care unit of a hospital and shooting his wife, the Star Tribune reported.

John Wise of Ohio reportedly walked in to his wife's hospital room at Akron General Medical Center during normal visiting hours, pulled out a handgun and shot her, KSEE24 News reported.

Within one minute security was at the room and a doctor was in a nearby room, the Star Tribune reported.

Barbara Wise, John's wife, was in critical condition Sunday night, the Star Tribune reported.

Akron police Capt. Dan Zampelli said it may have been an attempted mercy killing, the Star Tribune reported.

Man arrested on suspicion of robbing Hudson gas station

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By Karen Elizondo

A Bay City, Wis. man is being held by authorities after being arrested on suspicion of armed robbery Sunday, the Pioneer Press reported.

Jason S. Kearns, 28 was arrested in connection with an armed robbery at Freedom Valu Center in Hudson the Pioneer Press reported.

Kearns is also being held on suspicion of knowingly fleeing police and other oustanding warrants, WQOW News reported.

Kearns went into the gas station early Sunday morning, pulled out a handgun demanding money and left with an undisclosed amount of money, WQOW reported.

Authorities were called to the scene and on the way saw a man who matched the description of the robber driving on a motorcycle. The police pursued him until he abandoned the motorcycle in Stillwater, the Pioneer Press reported.

The motorcycle had been reported stolen Tuesday from Inver Grove Heights and the gun recovered is said to be a BB gun, the Pioneer Press reported.

Woman faced with sex trafficking charges

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By Karen Elizondo

A Minneapolis woman is facing sex trafficking and prostitution charges after two missing girls were discovered in her home, the Star Tribune reported.

Meranda Warborg, 29, was "harboring" the two teens ages 15 and 17, in her home while providing them drugs and promoting their prostitution, the Star Tribune reported.

The two teens had reportedly gone missing from their home town Eau Claire, Wis. earlier this month and poilce began investigations last week when they received a tip that the two were involved in sex trafficking, CBS Minnesota reported.

Each of the charges that face Warborg "carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or a $50,000 fine," CBS reported.

According to CBS, warborg has a pending criminal history including two DWI counts and two counts of patronizing a prostitute.

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