Driver accused of driving into protesters in Minneapolis charged with murder

 Nicholas Kraus, 35, was allegedly drunk at the time  Deona Knajdek, 31, was killed and two other protesters injured A St Paul man accused of speeding up and driving into a group of protesters in Minneapolis while he was drunk, killing one person, will appear in court on Thursday after being charged late on Wednesday withContinue reading “Driver accused of driving into protesters in Minneapolis charged with murder”

Police: Vehicle plows into Minnesota protesters, killing 1

A woman was killed and three other people were injured when a vehicle drove into demonstrators during a protest in the Minneapolis neighborhood where a Black man was fatally shot this month during his attempted arrest by members of a federal task force, police said Monday. The crash happened at about 11:40 p.m. Sunday in Minneapolis’ UptownContinue reading “Police: Vehicle plows into Minnesota protesters, killing 1”

‘I will protect my brother’s name’: Family of Minneapolis man killed by deputies demand accountability

Family of the man fatally shot by two sheriff’s deputies in Minneapolis on Thursday tearfully pleaded for transparency and defended his character and history. While authorities did not immediately release the man’s name, family and friends identified him as Winston Smith Jr., a 32-year-old father of three. At a Friday news conference, Smith’s sister, Tieshia Floyd, said her brother’sContinue reading “‘I will protect my brother’s name’: Family of Minneapolis man killed by deputies demand accountability”

Amid Historic Drought, a New Water War in the West

A drought crisis has erupted in the Klamath Basin along the California-Oregon border, with fish dying en masse and farmers infuriated that they have been cut off from their main water source. Through the marshlands along the Oregon-California border, the federal government a century ago carved a whole new landscape, draining lakes and channeling riversContinue reading “Amid Historic Drought, a New Water War in the West”

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