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DULUTH, Minn. — A Duluth man charged in connection with a New Year's Day homicide in Superior, Wis., has waived extradition and is expected to make his first appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court Tuesday, April 25. Jamar Maurice Smith, 25, has been jailed in western Minnesota for more than three months on an alleged probation violation in an assault case there. Smith is the only person who has been charged in connection with the Jan. 1 double shooting outside the Third Base Bar, which left 21-year-old Kyle Androsky dead and his brother seriously wounded.
DULUTH, Minn. — Longtime University of Minnesota Duluth women's hockey coach Shannon Miller met with athletic director Josh Berlo and Chancellor Lendley Black through the summer and fall of 2014 to discuss a new contract. Then beginning her 16th season as the Bulldogs head coach, Miller wanted a two-year extension through June 2017, after which she planned to "take a year off and then do something else with my life," according to documents filed recently in the federal lawsuit she brought against the university.
When David Alexander Haiman was found dead last June in rural Itasca County, Kayleene Danielle Greniger told investigators that her boyfriend killed the 20-year-old man in retaliation for a sexual assault. She stated at the time that Joseph Christen Thoresen lured Haiman to the Ball Club area and stabbed him numerous times — ignoring her pleas to stop the assault — before beheading the victim with a machete. But when Greniger, 23, appeared in State District Court for a plea hearing in February, Thoresen's attorneys noted, her story had changed drastically.
DULUTH — At least nine people witnessed a Superior, Wis., woman fatally strike a good Samaritan who came to her aid after her vehicle skidded off London Road on Tuesday, according to charges filed Friday, April 7. Theresa Marie Katzmark, 49, was arraigned in State District Court in Duluth on a felony charge of criminal vehicular homicide in the death of 62-year-old Donna Ruth Estrem of Duluth.
DULUTH, Minn.—Police have identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday in Duluth, while the driver remains jailed and awaits vehicular homicide charges. Donna Ruth Estrem, 62, of Duluth, was struck and killed by an SUV at about 12:40 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of London Road and 40th Avenue East, in the city's Congdon Park neighborhood, according to the Duluth Police Department.
DULUTH, Minn.—A 62-year-old pedestrian was killed when she was struck by an SUV and thrown against an electrical box along London Road in Duluth on Tuesday, according to police and a witness at the scene. The Duluth Police Department confirmed that the woman died when she was struck near the intersection of London Road and 40th Avenue East around 12:40 p.m. Authorities said the vehicle was driven by a 49-year-old woman.
VIRGINIA, Minn. — Sean Joseph Powers had been a close friend and roommate to Hibbing homicide victim Jaysen Greenwood. That fact weighed heavily on the minds of Greenwood's family members as they came to the St. Louis County Courthouse in Virginia on Monday to see Powers sent to prison — marking the end of a nearly yearlong saga that began with the discovery of Greenwood's burned body in an old mine pit in Mountain Iron.
DULUTH — Attorneys sparred inside a Duluth courtroom Thursday over the identities of two key witnesses and the proposed testing of forensic evidence from a handgun in the investigation into February's fatal shooting in the East Hillside neighborhood. The five suspects charged in connection with the slaying of 22-year-old University of Minnesota Duluth student William Andrew Grahek were in court for the first time since their arraignments in early March.
DULUTH, Minn.—The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld the case of a Hermantown man who was convicted of luring a victim to rural Rice Lake and stabbing him a dozen times. A St. Louis County jury in November 2015 found Andre Verlin Anderson guilty of felony charges of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and theft of a motor vehicle. A co-defendant testified that Anderson was recovering from a heroin overdose when he launched an unprovoked attack on 22-year-old Chad Johnson, whom he had just met, along remote Hicken Road in August 2014.
Two Minnesota men allegedly spent a night partying — one of them admitting to drinking more than a dozen beers and having several shots — before they were involved in an Itasca County rollover crash that killed a friend earlier this month. Prosecutors on Wednesday charged 39-year-old Tomas Charles Cuellar of La Prairie and 48-year-old Bradley Gene Doree in connection with the March 11 crash along U.S. Highway 169 that killed Michael Joseph Washburn, 48, of Hill City.