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Student dead after semi-truck accident in Dinkytown

By: Andrew Krammer

A University of Minnesota student was killed early Thursday after a semi-trick hit her at the intersection of Fourth Street and 15th Avenue SE, Minnesota State News reported.

Just before 8 a.m., Kimberly Yeong Sil Hull, 25, was biking on 15th Avenue and crossing Fourth Street when the truck took a right onto Fourth Street and hit her, the Minnesota Daily reported.

Hull, an avid filmmaker, was an undergraduate student at the University and was set to graduate in two weeks. She recently won the Judge's Choice Award for short-film in the University of Minnesota student Film Festival.

Arrest made in Dinkytown hit and run

By: Andrew Krammer

A 29-year-old Roseville man was arrested Thursday for allegedly running over three University of Minnesota students in Dinkytown last week, the Star Tribune reported.

The man, who has a criminal history with drunken driving, is accused of being the driver of a car that drove down the wrong way on 5th Street SE and struck three students and killed one of them, KARE11 reported. Benjamin Van Handel of Appleton, Wis. was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with a severe brain injury and broken bones, but never regained consciousness and died Thursday afternoon.

Katelynn Hanson and Sarah Bagley, both 21, escaped without serious injuries. The incident occured on the night of April 15, shortly after the Dinkytown bars had closed.

Anoka County inmate dies after found hanging

By: Andrew Krammer

An Anoka County jail inmate died Saturday after being found hanging from a bedsheet on Thursday at the jail, the Star Tribune reported.

Steven James Carroll, 28, of Anoka, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids after he was found hanging from a sheet Thursday afternoon, KARE11 reported. The area was in lockdown at the time and the inmates were being checked on every 15 minutes. Police said Carroll had been checked on at 2:30 p.m., but must have hung himself shortly after.

Carroll had been charged with felony domestic assault, burglary, disorderly conduct and had a warrant out for his arrest in Florida.

Armed men rob Plymouth bank, suspects in a series of heists

By: Andrew Krammer

A pair of gunmen robbed the Anchor Bank in Plymouth on Thursday and the FBI says the men are suspects in four other robberies, CBS reported.

The two masked men entered the bank about 10 a.m. Thursday morning and drew black semiautomatic pistols on three bank employees who were forced to open the vault, the Star Tribune reported.

The four other robberies were in Champlin, Plymouth, Anoka and Roseville and all were within the past nine months.

Human skeletal remains found in Brooklyn Park

By: Andrew Krammer

Human skeletal remains have been found in a wooded area in the southern part of Brooklyn Park on Friday, the Star Tribune reported.

A passer-by was said to have called police after finding the remains on Friday afternoon, the Pioneer Press reported.

Police were called around 12:40 p.m., it is being investigated if there are any people reported missing in the area.

By: Andrew Krammer

A man who carjacked a cabdriver and led police on a high-speed chase before officers killed him, has been identified, the Star Tribune reported.

Jason P. Barsness allegedly carjacked a Minneapolis cabdriver at gunpoint Thursday morning and was shot by officers shortly after he pointed a gun at them, CBS reported. A total of five officers were said to have fired their weapons after seeing Barsness aim the gun at them.

Officers chased Barsness through the northern Twin Cities metro area, going as fast as 100 miles per hour.

By: Andrew Krammer

A 41-year-old Edina man was sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison Friday for the hit-and-run death of a man riding a motor scooter, Fox reported.

Christian Neal Rogat pleaded guilty to four counts of criminal vehicular homicide for the Sept. 1 death of Robert "Bob" Kuntze, 53, of Edina, the Star Tribune reported.

Rogat's blood alcohol level at the time was 0.165, about twice the legal limit.

After fleeing the incident, police found Rogat and he admitted to being behind the wheel of an SUV when it struck Kuntze.

By: Andrew Krammer

A fugitive level three sex offender, who was on the run for over a month, was arrested Wednesday afternoon, the Star Tribune reported.

Eugene Glaraton, 42, had cut off his GPS-monitoring ankle bracelet and left the halfway house he was staying at in St. Paul on Feb. 20, KSTP reported. Department of Correction officials arrested Glaraton at an apartment complex in Roseville.

He was released from prison on Feb. 15, where he was serving time for failing to register as an offender.

Head-on collision in Coon Rapids seriously injures two

By: Andrew Krammer

Two people were seriously injured in a head-on collision on Main Street NW in Coon Rapids, the Star Tribune reported.

The drivers were airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries, while two other passengers in one of the vehicles had non-life threatening injuries, KSTP reported.

Police said one car swerved over the centerline and hit the other vehicle head-on, which pinned both drivers in their vehicles.

By: Andrew Krammer

An arrest has been made after a mass overdose at a Blaine house party killed one man and left 10 others hospitalized, CBS reported.

Timothy Richard Lamere, 21, of Blaine, was arrested and is being held for third-degree murder after he supplied a synthetic hallucinogen, 2C-E, to 11 people last Wednesday night, the Star Tribune reported.

Trevor Robinson, a 19-year-old father from Coon Rapids, died after taking the drug. The other 10 people have since been released from the hospital.

2C-E is a pill that is either ground down and snorted, or mixed in a drink. The substance is legally sold online for as cheap as $10 to $20 per gram.

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