MN Man Joseph Pixley ID’d As Victim In Friday Minneapolis Fatal Stabbing

HENNEPIN COUNTY, MN. (THECOUNT) — Joseph Pixley, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been identified as the victim fatally stabbed Friday in Hennepin County

Pixley, 40, died of apparent stab wound near Minneapolis early Friday morning.

According to reports, officers responded to the 2000 block of Queen Avenue North around 4 a.m. Friday morning on reports of a stabbing. When they arrived, Pixley was discovered inside a home suffering from stab injuries.

Pixley was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of stab wounds.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with possible information on the fatal incident should contact the Minneapolis Police Department at 612-673-2941.

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Geo quick facts: Hennepin County is a county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,152,425. It is the most populous county in Minnesota and the 32nd-most populous county in the United States; more than one in five Minnesotans live in Hennepin County – Wikipedia.

UPS Employee Barbara Phillips ID’d As Victim In Monday Hodgkins Murder-Suicide

COOK COUNTY, IL. (THECOUNT) — Barbara Phillips has been identified as the victim in a Monday murder-suicide at the USP facility in Cook County, Illinois. Fabian Young has been identified as the deceased shooter.

Phillips, 30, was shot dead by 27-year-old Young who then turned the weapon on himself Monday near Hodgkins.

According to reports, police responded to a call of shots fired at the UPS sorting facility, located at 1 UPS Way in Hodgkins, Monday around 1 p.m. When they arrived, two individuals were found in a vehicle suffering from apparent gunshot injuries.

Both Phillips and Young were pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries. A semi-automatic handgun was also recovered near their bodies.

Phillips was a UPS employee, police said.

“We are deeply saddened by the incident that occurred this afternoon, and we are cooperating with the responding authorities,” a UPS spokesman said in a statement.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Cook County is the most populous county in the U.S. state of Illinois and the second-most-populous county in the United States after Los Angeles County, California. As of 2019, the population was 5,150,233 – Wikipedia.

MN Man Shivnarine Samogan ID’d As Victim In Monday Night Minneapolis Fatal SUV Crash

HENNEPIN COUNTY, MN. (THECOUNT) — Shivnarine Samogan, of Minneapolis, has been identified as the victim in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 94 in Hennepin County Monday night.

Samogan, 26, was killed in a Monday night single-SUV crash near Minneapolis.

According to reports, Samogan was operating a Mitsubishi SUV on I-94 near Olson Memorial Freeway in Minneapolis, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 11:30 p.m. Monday. The vehicle then made contact with a utility pole.

Samogan was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Hennepin County is a county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,152,425. It is the most populous county in Minnesota and the 32nd-most populous county in the United States; more than one in five Minnesotans live in Hennepin County – Wikipedia.

Minneapolis I-35W Closed Following 20-Plus Vehicle Crash Friday Afternoon

MINNEAPOLIS, MN> (THECOUNT) — A multi-vehicle crash on I-35W occurred late Friday afternoon in Minneapolis.

The pileup shuttered northbound traffic Interstate 35W in the north metro Friday afternoon.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the crash happened along the highway near Lexington Avenue Northeast, which is in the Circle Pines area.

Few details were immediately available about the crash, but some reports suggested possibly 20-plus vehicles were involved in the crash, reports CBSLocal.

MnDOT traffic cameras showed snowy road conditions in the area.

No word on injuries if any.

This is a developing story.

Star Tribune Comments On Plagiarism Claims Against 3 Decade “Top Critic” Colin Covert

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (THECOUNT) — Colin Covert has “resigned” after a plagiarism investigation conducted by his 30-year employer, Star Tribune Media Company, turned up language that was “too unique” to be anything but pilfered from someone else’s work.

In a note posted to the paper’s website Monday evening, editor Rene Sanchez says the company received information from a reader claiming similarities between Covert’s reviews and reviews published in major media outlets.

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The following ‘note’ was posted to an offworld ‘blog’ area of the Star’s website:

“Nine” had used a unique phrase from the late New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael. Editors confirmed the phrase — “self-glorifying masochistic mush” — was used by Kael in 1974.

After additional research, editors identified other phrases in Covert’s “Nine” review that are identical to phrases in other reviews written by Kael, including “archaic big-musical circus,” “comic-strip craziness” and “stardust is slightly irritating.” Further examination of some of Covert’s work identified eight other reviews that contained unique phrases used previously by writers for the New York Times, Paste Magazine, vulture.com, the Wall Street Journal, IndieWire and Hollywood Reporter.

The reviews by Covert in question span many years, but one was published as recently as November 1. In that review, of the film “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”, Covert wrote: “There’s breathtaking craft and control in her performance, but not once do you sense the tools at work.” A year earlier, in a Nov. 27, 2017, review of “Call Me by Your Name,” Jon Frosch wrote in the Hollywood Reporter: “There’s breathtaking craft and control in the performance, but not once do you sense the tools at work.” Continue reading

TMZ: Prince Could Not Control Cocaine Habit

Reports surfacing today gleaned from newly released records by the Carver County Sheriff’s Dept., indicate that late musician Prince, may have had an ongoing problem with cocaine.

According to the records, an urgent call was placed to police warning of that the singer could not “control his cocaine habit.” Prince was rumored to have not slept for at least 4 or 5 days before his death.

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The caller said Prince had told her the year before in Germany that he “cannot control his habit.” Continue reading

VIDEO: CEILING COLLAPSES At MN Theory Of A Deadman Concert

The Minneapolis Fire Department and attending fans are reporting a ceiling collapse at the First Avenue nightclub, in downtown Minnesota, injuring several people. Tonight’s bill included popular band, Theory Of A Deadman.

People ran for their lives as the ceiling started crumbling and water began raining down around the stage area. The mayhem was caught on cell phone video.

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Responding crews evacuated the venue and were checking the building structurally late Wednesday night. Continue reading

Fast Food Workers SHUT DOWN MAJOR INTERSTATE In MN #shutitdown

Protesters have shut down a major urban interstate, I-35W In Minneapolis.

Folks protesting in favor of a $15 per hour minimum wage, moved from a local Burger King onto the northbound lanes of I-35W.

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Police shut down the interstate, blocking traffic just short of the ramp. Close to 200 of the protesters massed across all the lanes, holding signs and chanting for what they call “economic justice.” Continue reading