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

Feb. 8: Dad dived 3 times but could not save baby

"The system can't punish him more than he's already been punished," attorney Joe Friedberg said after Jonathan Markle's first court appearance on a count of felony criminal vehicular homicide.

Updated: February 08, 2013, - 09:53 PM

Feb. 7: Markle charged in daughter's death

Authorities say he was drunk when car plunged through lake ice.

Updated: February 07, 2013, - 09:47 PM

Killer faces justice, scorn for ending Mpls. boy's short life

Tensions between family members were high as Stephon Shannon, 17, was sentenced to 28 years in 5-year-old's death.

Updated: February 05, 2013, - 11:33 PM

Mpls. man freed in girl's 2007 shooting charged with robbery, gun crime

A Minneapolis man jailed and freed as a teenager in the 2007 shooting of a 12-year-old girl is charged with conspiring with two others to commit armed robbery while a child was in the car.

Updated: February 05, 2013, - 09:04 PM

Twin Cities lawyer suspended over mental health issues

An outspoken and controversial Twin Cities attorney who repeatedly ran for a seat on the state's high court has been suspended from practicing because of "serious mental health issues."

Updated: February 05, 2013, - 07:16 PM

Accent Signage sued in Mpls. shootings

A slain employee's family alleges that Accent Signage Systems should have known workplace shooter Engeldinger was violent.

Updated: February 02, 2013, - 07:05 AM

High court rules online posts didn't defame doctor

The closely watched case tested the boundaries of First Amendment rights vs. reputation.

Updated: January 30, 2013, - 11:49 PM

Maple Grove official is charged with fleecing her dying dad

Maple Grove Council Member LeAnn Sargent faces three felony charges after money disappeared from her father's trust fund.

Updated: January 29, 2013, - 11:44 PM

Lamborghini joyride and cover-up results in fraud charges

David Juntunen of Top Gear Autoworks agreed to store the car. Instead, he allegedly crashed it and caused $82,500 in damage.

Updated: January 25, 2013, - 10:53 PM

Relative caregivers catch a break

The Legislature had cut their pay by 20 percent in a cost-saving move, but a ruling that deemed the cut unconstitutional will stand.

Updated: January 24, 2013, - 09:58 PM

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