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Sometimes, all it takes to make a neighborhood is a single neighbor. Or, in the case of Connors Point, two. A trio of houses huddle together along what was once Superior's busiest roadway -- Main Street. The rest of the point, which boasts a ringside view of vessels gliding under the Blatnik Bridge, belongs to industry. Deer and ducks are familiar sites, but not playing children. This 1.5-mile spit of land has been Helen Carlson's home for 89 years.
Violence exploded in a car parked along North 22nd Street in the early morning of March 1. Tears fell Wednesday as two Superior women testified in Douglas County Circuit Court about being choked and battered by a Duluth man that morning. Robert Carlton Price Jr., 37, faces three counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide for the incident. Following a night of drinking and a bar fight, Price's former girlfriend said she became scared of him because he was yelling and screaming at her.
A hospice worker accused of stealing a patient's credit card information faces arraignment on an identity theft charge following a preliminary hearing in Douglas County Circuit Court today. Rebecca Lee Friebe, 48, of Superior faces one count party to the crime of identity theft for financial gain although, according to testimony given today, she did not use the numbers herself. Family members of the Lake Nebagamon woman whose credit card information was stolen reported more than $1,500 in charges had been made against three different credit cards in late November and early December 2006, acc
Two South Range residents on Monday denied they were negligent in caring for a 9-month-old colt that later died. In Douglas County Circuit Court, Shane Edward Javenkoski, 33, and Pamela Kaye Javenkoski, 47, each pleaded not guilty to a charge of failing to provide food for a confined animal. Pamela Javenkoski also pleaded not guilty to providing improper animal shelter for the colt, which she was boarding for its owner. Dubbed "Windchill" by the media, the colt was found malnourished and covered in ice and snow at the Javenkoski's farm on Feb. 9, according to the criminal complaint.
Two people accused of failing to provide proper food and drink to a 9-month-old colt that later died entered not guilty pleas in Douglas County Court today (Monday). Pamela Kaye Javenkoski, 47, and Shane Edward Javenkoski, 33, both of South Range are slated for status conferences in front of Judge Michael Lucci on April 7. Pamela Javenkoski faces an additional misdemeanor charge of failing to provide proper shelter for the colt, which she was allegedly boarding for its owner. The colt, dubbed Windchill, was found malnourished and covered in ice and snow at the Javenkoski's farm on Feb.
The Duluth man accused of punching a pregnant woman in the stomach and choking her and another woman in a car Saturday morning makes an initial appearance in Douglas County Court today. Robert Carlton Price Jr., 37, faces on three counts of attempted homicide. He was arrested by Duluth police following a chase Saturday afternoon. He waived extradition to Douglas County yesterday in St. Louis District Court. His initial appearance is set for 1:30 p.m.
Douglas County Circuit Court Judge George Glonek today offered a second chance to an Ashland man who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl in his pick-up truck. "If you mess this up, there's going to be no one to blame but yourself," Glonek told Darin John Meierotto. Meierotto, 37, pleaded guilty to one felony count of second-degree sexual assault of a child and misdemeanor charges of possession of a switchblade knife, exposing genitals to a child and intentionally contributing to the delinquency of a child for an incident in November. Glonek accepted a joint recommendation from District At
A locker room fight left one Superior High School student facing a felony charge of child abuse -- because the victim was less than age 18. Stephen John Robert Cannon, 17, is accused of slapping, snapping a towel at and ultimately punching a fellow student after gym class Feb. 23. The victim testified today in Douglas County Court that the altercation left him spitting blood for five minutes.
After fire destroyed the Superior Balance Fitness Center building in December, its owner began an educational process. "I am learning more than I ever wanted to know about demolition, scrap metal, and what I can do with concrete," Stacy Reuille-Dupont said. The burned-out shell, once home to four businesses, still sits at 1420 Oakes Ave. It won't come down until Reuille-Dupont fits the last pieces of the puzzle in place -- what she plans to do with the site.
A Superior man who confessed to robbing two Superior convenience stores while armed with a knife faces arraignment following a preliminary hearing today in Douglas County Circuit Court. Michael Anthony Garcia, 29, faces two felony counts of armed robbery with the threat of force. He is accused of robbing Spur, 1706 Tower Ave., Feb. 23 and Hammond Spur, 502 Hammond Ave., three days later.