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Man Attacked By Two Pit bulls

A Minneapolis man was attacked by two pit bulls on Friday, Fox 9 News said.

Eugene Dickerson said he was walking along 1600 block of Morgan Avenue North in Minneapolis when he passed by the two pit bulls, WCCO said.

The two pit bulls were in a neighbors front yard when one bit through its leash. The dogs attacked Dickerson, Fox News said.

Dickerson said he tried to ward off the dogs with his cane but he fell to the ground. One of the dogs took a large bite out of his leg, WCCO said.

The owners told Fox 9 News Dickerson must have provoked the dogs."If you are waving a cane and actually hit a dog, I probably would have bitten him too," Shalisa Jones.

The police brought the dogs to the Minneapolis Animal Care and Control Shelter and will most likely be put down, Fox 9 News said.

6 dead after car crash; alcohol could be a factor

Six people died in a head-on car crash on Sunday morning near Cambridge, The Star Tribune said.

Four teenagers died in the car with a 16-year-old driver. She had gotten her license less than three weeks ago, KSTP said.

Police said alcohol may have been involved in the car with the 16-year-old driver, The Star Tribune said.

The car collided with an SUV. The two in the SUV died and were not identified by police, KSTP said.

The 16-year-old driver from Isanti, was sent to Hennepin County Medical Center in serious condition, The Star Tribune said.

Police have not determined which vehicle crossed the median to cause the crash. The crash in still under investigation and being reenacted, KSTP said.

Injured Officer Identified in Woodbury

The name of the injured officer in Thursday's fatal shooting was released on Saturday, the Star Tribune said.

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension released the name of the officer as Sgt. Omar Maklad, 27, KSTP said.

Maklad was treated at Regions Hospital in St. Paul for serious, but not life-threatening injuries, the Star Tribune said.

According to the release, Maklad responded to a domestic disturbance on Thursday night. The call involved a male who was pushing his wife. Maklad exited his car and was shot by the owner of the house, Timoth Scott Hanson, 55, KSTP said.

Maklad has worked with the department since 2001. He spent two years as a community service officer before becoming a full-time office, the Star Tribune said.

Suspected Murder-Suicide in Columbia Heights

A couple is dead in Columbia Heights after a suspected murder-suicide on Saturday, Kare 11 said.

The married couple died in the parking lot of Asia Chow Mein Restaurant, Kare 11 said. The incident was believed to have occurred around 10:30 am, when gunshots were heard by an officer who was a few blocks away.

A relative told police the woman had planned to leave the man. Police beleive the man shot his wife and proceeded to shoot himself, the Star Tribune said.

A gun was found by the man's body and near the woman's body was a cat, the Star Tribune said. The cat is being taken care of.

The car seems to be parked in a hurriedly manner and the door was still open when police arrived. The car, with the initials of the couple on the license plate, was registered to the married couple, the Star Tribune said.

The couple lived only a few blocks away from the murder scene, Kare 11 said.

Public records show the couple's names were, Jozef Franz Tomasovic, 66, and his wife, Natalia Jurjevna Tomasovic, 55, the Star Tribune said.

There is no apparent connection between the restaurant and the couple, Kare 11 said.

Eden Prairie high school Web site hacked

Eden Prairie's Web site was hacked on Sunday, The Star Tribune said.

Students who entered the site saw; a video, a picture of a Turkish flag and a handgun, KSTP said.

The words; "This was hacked by a silent assailant," were on the web page, said KSTP.

"Then it said something in Turkish," student Paul Rairamo told KSTP. "It was followed by some strong language, then the word 'Israel.'"

The schools Web site will remain shut down until the problem is solved. The school is among the 100 Web sites that have been hacked world-wide, KSTP said.

Woman survives train crash

A woman was rear-ended by a train Sunday afternoon in Wadena, The Star Tribune said.

The 28-year old woman was driving alone when she was struck from behind. The crew of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe did put on the breaks and sounded the alram, however it still hit the car, WCCO said.

The woman was not seriously hurt after being taken out of her car by firefighters. The woman was sent to the hospital and was later released, The Star Tribune says.

St. Paul police kill two pit bulls

St. Paul police shot and killed two pit bulls on Sunday evening after the dogs bit two people, the Star Tribune said.

The incident occurred on the 200 block of Stinson Blvd, the Star Tribune said, just before 7p.m. when the dogs were running at large.

Both victims were bit. One victim suffered multiple bites to the foot and taken to Regents Hospital. The other victim had a less serious bite on the leg, http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=847514 said.

The officers were not able to control the pit bulls, forcing them to shoot the animals, Kare 11 said. The officers were concerned for the other people outside.

The owners were notified and the dogs were turned over to animal control, Kare 11 said.

Neighbors say the dogs have been seen running around before the incident, Kare 11 said.


Two men still hospitalized after plane crash

Two men are still hospitalized and are in satisfactory condition after a plane crash, a hospital spokeswoman said, Kare 11 said.

The pilot of the plane, 56-year-old Alvin Bipes has a broken arm. Passenger Timothy Jacobsen, 58, has a cracked vertebra. Both have laceration and bruises, Hennepin County Medical Center spokeswoman Christine Hill told the Star Tribune.

The twin plane crashed into three feet of water on Thursday, south of Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, Kare 11 said.

The plane crashed just after taking off from Flying Cloud Airport. Bipes and Jacobsen were headed toward New Richardson, Wisconsin, when they lost power, Kare 11 said.

Reports of the crash came around 2:40 pm. Crews reached the plane and loaded Bipes and Jacobsen onto backboards where they were put into an ambulances. Bipes and Jacobsen were conscious when they were transported to Hennepin County Medical Care Center.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, the Star Tribune said.

Woman Shot in Mankato Park

A woman is dead after being shot in the Rasmussen Woods Nature Area in Mankato late Sunday morning and one man is in custody, police told the Star Tribune.

The police chased a man driving a Cadillac Escalade SUV. They ended on a dead-end road south of Blue Earth County Road 90, The Star Tribune said.

The suspect, was arrested. He had been seen with a gun at the scene police told the Star Tribune.

Witness Max Griensewick said he was walking near the park and heard gun shots near the nature center's parking lot. He said at least one person had been shot through a windshield while sitting in a car, Kare 11 said.

Police would not release the name of the victim or the suspect, Kare 11 said.

Community Kindness to a Kenyan Boy

Little did Moses Mwaura from Kenya know that meeting Sandy Schley two years ago, in the slum he lives in would change his life, the Star Tribune said.

Moses arrived in the Twin Cities to a new world to fix his crossed eyes and go to the dentist, all services were donated by members of the Rotary Club, Kare 11 said.

Schley, governor of Rotary International District 5950, mentioned Moses to her ophthalmologist who offered to fix Moses' eyes, Kare 11 said. "Charlie Barer, my own ophthalmologist, came up to me and said 'Sandy, would you like to have Moses' eyes fixed," Schley said.

The kindness continued, a Rotarian at Delta Airlines lined up a free flight, a lawyer in Rotary volunteered to do the legal work for Moses' trip, Kare 11 said.

An emergency room was donated by Brad Beard, the president of Fairview Southdale Hospital, Kare 11 said, and nurses and an anesthesiologist were donated by another Rotarian.

Moses will return to Kenya April 2nd with a brand new look, The Star Tribune said

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