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

Charge: Woman who took Mpls baby said she had miscarried

The woman accused of snatching a baby from a south Minneapolis apartment and setting off an afternoon-long hunt was charged Friday with kidnapping.

Updated: February 22, 2013, - 09:28 PM

Minneapolis teen charged as adult in drive-by shootings

A teenager accused in a string of drive-by shootings in March was charged as an adult this week with attempted...

Updated: February 21, 2013, - 08:24 PM

Tying a lot of knots on Valentine's Day

Twenty-eight local couples took advantage of offers for free weddings on Valentine's Day.

Updated: February 14, 2013, - 08:50 PM

Prosecutor: Senser proof ample

The convictions that sent Amy Senser to prison for 3 1/2 years in the death of Anousone Phanthavong were justified, appellate brief says.

Updated: February 11, 2013, - 11:37 PM

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

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