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Widow Testifies, Murder Guilty Plea and Officer Injured During Fight: West Metro Police, Fire and Courts

This week's compilation includes 12 years of probation for groping girl, man charged for molestation, fryer fire, drug dog retires and thief caught in the act.

Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael.

Debra Larson: Timothy Huber Called Us 'Rich City People Who Need to Figure Things Out'

At a Kandiyohi County court hearing Friday, Timothy Larson's widow and 10 others testified ahead of Timothy Huber's April murder trial.

Leon Henry Anderson Pleads Guilty to Brutal Richfield Murder

The horrific incident occurred on the 7300 block of Elliot Avenue on Feb. 28, 2012, leaving an elderly man dead and his wife injured.

Officer Injured While Breaking Up Student Fight at Eden Prairie High School

Preliminary investigation found that six to eight female students may have been involved.

Three-Alarm Fire Ravages Edina Home

Edina firefighters worked alongside crews from a number of neighboring departments to put out a massive house fire in the 5200 block of Green Farms Road Tuesday afternoon.

Multiple Alarm Fire in Minnetrista Causes Serious Damage to Home on Game Farm Road

Fire departments from throughout the Lake Minnetonka area were called to Thursday afternoon blaze.

The following are a selection of notable incidents responded to by the Plymouth Police Department between March 21 and March 28.

Man Who Groped Girl at Fridley Walmart Gets 12 Years of Probation

The sentence for Nathan William Charles Jones, 30, of Columbia Heights also included a fine of $1,000 or 100 hours of community service, WCCO reported.

Man Apprehended for Molesting 7-year-old Girl

Authorities have at last found Javier Leon Dorantes, 43, who disappeared after the case against him broke in late 2009.

The Maple Grove Fire Department also responded to assist at several incidents on Interstate 494.

Hennepin County Drug Dog ‘Grissom’ Retires

He is credited with the seizure of 28 lbs. of meth, 1.5 lbs. of heroin, 127 lbs. of cocaine, 4.1 lbs. of crack cocaine and 1,839 tabs of ecstasy. 

YouTube Poster Claims Camera Caught Southwest Minneapolis Thief in the Act

'This is how it happens' when an 'opportunist' sees an unlocked car.

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