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Police & Fire
Nadir I. Ombabi, 57, died Monday morning in a seven-vehicle crash on westbound 494 near France Avenue.
Unlicensed motorist ran out of gas, triggering a multivehicle pileup that killed a cabdriver and clogged 494 throughout the rush hour.
In other crime news from across the South Metro region, an Apple Valley man is charged with strangling a woman, and a Burnsville man is convicted of trafficking underage girls.
Government, Police & Fire, Schools, Business, Sports
In other news from around the South Metro, a construction worker is killed at Fort Snelling and two more Minnesotans contract fungal meningitis.
Police say Marvin Robert Uecker Jr. fired a revolver through the door of a Burnsville hotel room, and the bullet pierced the door across the hall, frightening a man and a woman and causing them to flee the hotel.
On Wednesday, a federal jury found Arthur J. Chappell, 40, guilty of trafficking underage girls through Craigslist and Backpage, as well as possession and production of child pornography.
Police say Daniel James Trucker, already facing trial for breaking into a Lakeville woman's house out of love, was caught drinking and driving and fled police when they tried to arrest him.
Authorities are looking for Carlton Raymond Lewis, II—a man accused a beating two toddler girls so severely that one of them suffered brain damage.
Police say Joshua Robert Hare knew that the victim was 14 when he had sex with her last spring.
Police & Fire, Halloween
Metro Transit is investigating an incident recorded by Burnsville resident Beth Houston, who was on the Minneapolis light rail when a fight broke out among a herd of zombie pub crawlers.
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