Cops, Courts & Fires

Residents escape fire ignited by lightning

OTSEGO — A group of children at a sleepover and others fled from one of two homes destroyed when lightning struck and ignited a fire ... Read more

Austin man arrested after high-speed interstate chase and other reports

Austin man arrested after high-speed interstate chase Authorities arrested an Austin man Sunday afternoon after he led Minnesota State Patrol troopers on a high-speed chase ... Read more

Pennsylvania accuser tries again to pursue Cosby lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA — A Pittsburgh-area woman is appealing a court decision that threw out her defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby. Renita Hill said Cosby and his ... Read more

Sheriff: Probe of Prince’s sudden death will ‘leave no stone unturned’

MINNEAPOLIS — Prince talked dirty in song but had a reputation for clean living. He also had an ability to put on shows that were ... Read more

Man pleads not guilty to sexual abuse of 13-year-old

An Albert Lea man pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Winnebago County District Court to having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl in 2014. Jamie John ... Read more