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The question of whether a Duluth man intended to injure a Superior Police Officer during a neighborhood chase was left hanging following a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Douglas County Court. Nicholas James Worden, 29, faces one felony charge of battery of a police officer stemming from a June 18 police chase in the neighborhood near Northern Lights Elementary School. In addition to the felony charge, he faces misdemeanor charges of obstructing an officer, receiving stolen property and resisting an officer.
It took a village to build the Imogene McGrath Memorial Library. "It's just been an unbelievable outpouring of help -- labor, money and goods," said Kay Coletta, a member of both the Friends of the Library and Kids In Nebagamon (KIN) organizations. More than a year of work paid off Wednesday when McGrath's daughters checked out the first books.
The man accused of holding a woman and her children at gunpoint against their will the morning of July 8 was bound over for arraignment following a preliminary hearing today in Douglas County Court. Kenneth Irving Askew, 33, of Duluth faces felony charges of second degree reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm by a felon, false imprisonment and possession of a short-barreled shotgun stemming from the incident.
Ed Anderson has seen too many lives end along U.S. Highway 53. "I've been to at least three fatal accidents myself at the intersection of County Highway B and 53," said the Douglas County Sheriff's Department detective-sergeant. Department records indicate there have been 11 fatal traffic crashes at U.S. 53 intersections since 1995 in Douglas County, one just this month. Three occurred where the federal thoroughfare meets with County Highway B.
The antiques filling up United Presbyterian Church today offer a glimpse into the heart of Karen Notenberg. Pink Depression-era glass and cranberry glass glint on tables, and dozens of beaded bags rest beside tables full of vintage hats. A Victorian fainting couch for a doll, a 1900 wash basin, lace nightcaps and an estimated 200 pounds of jewelry are just "the tip of the iceberg," said appraiser Barb Resheske of Lake Nebagamon. "This was her passion," said Sharon Moren, who owns Grand Galleries antique shop in West Duluth.
What Douglas County District Attorney Dan Blank saw as a "good strong case" against Robert Carlton Price Jr., 37, crumbled Wednesday afternoon when a jury of 12 found him guilty of a single felony -- theft of a motor vehicle. After deliberating for barely half an hour, the jury found Price not guilty of three felony counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide in with a March 1 struggle in the front seat of the car he stole.
Options for continuing the SAGE program without going bankrupt were presented to the Superior School Board at Tuesday's committee of the whole meeting. They ran the gamut -- from grouping together multi-age classes to increasing class sizes to eliminating the elementary school program altogether. "No matter what we do, it's going to be a hot-button issue," said Board Member Mary Klun. The Student Achievement Guarantee in Education program brings about $1.5 million in state money to the school district, according to Assistant Superintendent Janna Stevens.
A two-and-a-half-hour standoff between Superior police and a man with a short-barreled shotgun ended without incident this morning. Police responded to an active domestic dispute at the residence along North 14th Street at about 3:30 a.m., according to Capt. Chad La Lor. After officers arrived on the scene, a woman, a teenage girl and two small children ran from the residence and a 33-year-old male ran into the house. The woman reported the man had been drinking and was threatening to kill her and her children.
A jury of 12 will decide whether a Duluth man had murder on his mind during a violent dispute with two women in a car parked along a Superior street March 1. Robert Carlton Price Jr., 37, faces three felony charges of attempted first degree intentional homicide for the incident as well as one felony charge of operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent.
Two Bennett men are dead following a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 53 and County Highway L in Bennett township Saturday evening. Another five people were injured, according to Douglas County Sheriff's Department reports. Only one passenger -- a 3-year-old boy buckled in a car seat -- escaped injury. According to Bennett Fire Chief Patrick Pierce, it was one of the worst accidents he's seen at that intersection.