Abby Simons

Reporter | Politics and government
Phone: 651-925-5043
Abby joined the Star Tribune in 2008. Before moving to politics, she covered Minneapolis police, suburban police and Hennepin County District Court.

Recent content from Abby Simons

Alcoholism pulled Minneapolis victim back to abuser, family says

Her family says her death illustrates link between domestic violence, chemical dependency.

Updated: October 03, 2013, - 12:32 AM

Second trial yields second hung jury in I-94 shooting

Jermaine Harris had been charged with killing Richard Jinkins in a shooting near Interstate 94 in 2012.

Updated: October 02, 2013, - 08:05 PM

Police find bloody jacket of missing U student

As volunteers searched fields and empty spaces in Lilydale and Rosemount for any sign of Anarae Schunk, family members said Sunday that they won’t give up hope until her body is found.

Updated: September 30, 2013, - 12:53 PM

Alleged accomplices charged in 2 Minnesota domestic homicides

One case involved a woman’s body dumped by railroad tracks. Another involved a man’s body stored in a freezer.

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 09:04 PM

Sept. 20: Grand jury clears police in Franklin case

After the grand jury’s ruling, Chief Harteau described what led to the fatal shooting of burglary suspect Terrence Franklin in Uptown that sparked intense scrutiny.

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 12:50 AM

Minnesota Supreme Court denies Amy Senser's final bid for freedom

Senser, 47, will remain at the women’s prison in Shakopee until at least October 2014, when she is scheduled for supervised release from her prison term of 3½ years for the death of 38-year-old Anousone Phanthavong, a popular chef at Minneapolis’ True Thai restaurant.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 05:43 AM

Minnesota Supreme Court denies Amy Senser's final bid for freedom

The Minnesota Supreme Court will not consider Amy Senser’s final bid for freedom, bringing an end to the highly publicized fatal hit-and-run case that began on a darkened Minneapolis freeway ramp two years ago and culminated with a prison term for the wife of an ex-Minnesota Vikings player.

Updated: September 17, 2013, - 09:56 PM

American Indian activist's trial ends with hung jury

Clyde Bellecourt’s misdemeanor trespassing case could be tried again, though; it could be scheduled for retrial.

Updated: September 17, 2013, - 08:39 PM

Defendant in Duluth drug case won’t get his cash, guns

Head-shop owner Jim Carlson, accused of selling synthetic drugs, sought the return of money and firearms seized during a 2011...

Updated: September 16, 2013, - 10:52 PM

Two charged in kidnapping of Verizon store employee

Robbery of the victim’s workplace was their intention, police say.

Updated: September 13, 2013, - 08:18 PM

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