Brandon Stahl | Star Tribune

Brandon Stahl covers Hennepin County courts, reporting on criminal justice, civil lawsuits, juvenile and family law. He previously worked as the investigations editor at the Duluth News Tribune, where his stories on physician malpractice and medical errors, drug abuse, tax dollar waste, sex offenders and police misconduct have won numerous state and national journalism awards.

Murder-suicide suspected in hanging of woman, boy, 5, in Orono home

A woman listed as being the homeowner was involved in a custody battle.

Minneapolis VA employee charged with indecent exposure

Complaint alleges that he repeatedly exposed himself to co-workers.

A year after rape case, U says reforms are proceeding

Aim is "a university community that is safe and free from sexual misconduct and violence."

Plymouth police: Husband's kidnapping, ransom was a hoax

"He wanted a few days away from his wife, and this was his alibi," said Plymouth police Sgt. Keith Bird.

Man charged with attempted murder in stabbing outside North Loop bar

In the attack outside Stadium Bar and Grill, the victim had been stabbed at least 24 times.

Charges: Deadly shooting of teen at Crystal gas station was an accident

Cortez Ananias Williams, 17, told police that he was drunk when he was sitting in the back seat with Hae'veon Wesley and they decided to switch guns.

Police: Twin Cities man who overdosed on heroin met dealer via Reddit

Two men charged with murder in drug user's death.

U frat adviser suspended after e-mail criticizes rape accusers

A fraternity quickly suspended an adviser to a local University of Minnesota chapter after an e-mail he sent to members blasting rape accusers became public.

Brooklyn Park woman in coma after husband accused of stabbing her

Jethro Gboeah was charged in May with assault before he was accused of repeatedly stabbed his wife on Tuesday.

Charges: Apple Valley woman attempts robbery, then reports it to police

50-year-old Apple Valley woman in custody