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

Father charged in baby’s death fights to keep out blood sample

Jonathan Markle, 41, of Minnetrista, was charged after he drove his SUV onto a frozen channel of Lake Minnetonka on Jan. 18. Markle, his wife and one daughter survived, but his infant daughter, Tabitha, spent more than 15 minutes underwater and died three days later.

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 08:02 AM

Son disputes report that Mpls. man was Nazi commander

The Associated Press reported Friday that a 94-year-old retired carpenter and father of six living for decades in northeast Minneapolis is a former Nazi SS officer.

Updated: June 15, 2013, - 07:12 PM

Charges: Richfield man shot victim nine times

Evidence was not consistent with resident’s account of events surrounding Saturday’s killing, authorities said.

Updated: June 11, 2013, - 06:15 PM

Minnesota Supreme Court redefines medical malpractice lawsuits

The case of 6-year-old Jocelyn Dickhoff means Minnesota has opened the door for lawsuits based on “loss of chances” of...

Updated: June 07, 2013, - 10:00 PM

Montevideo man reportedly behind 'terror' plot to stand trial Aug. 12

Accused of illegally possessing weapons, he will stand trial Aug. 12. Indictment says nothing about terrorism.

Updated: June 07, 2013, - 07:41 PM

Lawyer says Petters knew of potential plea deal and rejected it

The convicted Ponzi schemer’s onetime attorney fired back at claims that he failed to notify Petters of a plea offer...

Updated: June 03, 2013, - 08:22 PM

May 31: Man guilty after toddler son shot by brother

A Minneapolis man whose unsecured gun was used by his 4-year-old son to accidentally shoot and kill his little brother was found guilty Friday of two counts of felony manslaughter and two counts of gross misdemeanor child endangerment.

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 11:20 PM

10 years after Minneapolis slaying, accused killer pleads guilty

Jonathan “Thirsty” Turner’s plea came in the wake of a complicated series of legal actions.

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 08:03 PM

Veteran justice's retirement is end of an era for state Supreme Court

Justice Paul Anderson retires today after two decades on the state’s high court, where he took part in groundbreaking decisions.

Updated: May 30, 2013, - 11:51 PM

Sight of son's body leaves defendant inconsolable

Kao Chongsua Xiong is charged with contributing to gun accident.

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 09:48 PM

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