‘I’m in your baby’s room’: A hacker took over a baby monitor and broadcast threats, parents say

At first, it was a beeping that woke Ellen and Nathan Rigney in the middle of the night. Then it became something more sinister.A stranger’s voice, spouting “sexual expletives,” wafted through a baby monitor in the Rigneys’ room — one that was linked to a Nest camera in their infant’s…

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Weinstein fails in bid to get charges dismissed

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein’s criminal trial will proceed, a judge ruled on Thursday, clearing the way for the man whose actions set off the #MeToo movement to face a legal reckoning.The judge in the case, James M. Burke, denied the defense’s motion to dismiss the charges against the disgraced…

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Former outfitter pleads guilty, will be sentenced Jan. 29

Mark Thayn Former outfitter and businessman Mark Thayn pleaded guilty to a number of felony counts related to guns and drugs Tuesday, Dec. 18 in front of Seventh District Court Judge Don Torgerson, who agreed to release Thayn from custody until his sentencing hearing Jan. 29.Thayn pled guilty to possession…

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Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for affair with young teen

Charlie Hernandez An emotional scene played out in a packed Seventh District courtroom Tuesday, Dec. 18 when a Moab man who admitted to having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl was sentenced to a decade in prison.Charlie Hernandez, 32, earlier this year pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual…

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Man charged in 1991 murder: ‘My DNA is there, I did it’

The man arrested this week on suspicion of fatally stabbing a 20-year-old woman in south Minneapolis 27 years ago committed first-degree rape while eluding capture in the killing, according to murder charges filed Thursday.Donald C. Jenkins Jr., 56, of Crystal, was charged with second-degree murder in the 1991 death of…

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Investigation of fatal North Minneapolis police shooting turned over to Hennepin County Attorney

The investigation into the fatal police shooting of Travis Jordan has been turned over to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office, which will decide whether two Minneapolis police officers acted properly when they fired at the apparently suicidal man during an encounter on the city's North Side last month.Chuck Laszewski, a…

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Inver Grove Heights Administrator Joe Lynch disciplined for offensive comments

The longtime city administrator of Inver Grove Heights has been suspended for three days for making disrespectful and sexually suggestive comments toward a female employee he supervised.A city-funded investigation by a law firm found that Joe Lynch, who has served as city administrator since 2006, violated the city’s respectful workplace…

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Freed by Appeals Court ruling, Anne Arundel man must now finish life sentence

An Anne Arundel County man released from prison after serving 41 years of a life sentence for murder was ordered to serve the remainder of his sentence after repeatedly violating his parole, prosecutors said.Kirk Jon Hall, 62, of Brooklyn, will return to prison after county Circuit Court Judge Laura S.…

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Former employee charged in Restaurant Depot shooting in South Baltimore; had previously been shot by police

Two suspects shot a man who works at the Restaurant Depot in a robbery attempt at the warehouse just before 5 a.m. according to Baltimore Police. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun video) A former employee was arrested and charged Wednesday in the shooting of a Restaurant Depot employee during a pre-dawn robbery…

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Mother arrested on charges of killing baby boy in Chatham County

PITTSBOROA Chatham County woman accused of killing her baby boy made her first appearance in court Thursday, soon after a man also charged in the death made his.Josalyn Upchurch, 28, of Moncure and Rickey Devon Adams, 39, of Durham are both charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse in…

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