- Associated Press - Friday, April 4, 2014
Wolves’ Cunningham accused of choking girlfriend

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham was charged Friday with assault after being accused of choking his girlfriend during an argument.

A criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court said his girlfriend told police they got into the argument early Thursday at his suburban Minneapolis home. The woman, who is not named in the complaint, told police he kicked down a locked bedroom door, grabbed her around the neck and slammed her against the wall, choking her for 15 to 20 seconds during which she could not breathe.

“Victim’s eyes were watering and she felt like she was being strangled to death,” the complaint alleges.

The woman told police he then dropped her, and she called 911.

According to the complaint, their relationship began last summer and they had been living together for eight months. Police said Thursday that she did not require medical treatment.

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1 presumed dead after SUV runs into river

RAMSEY, Minn. (AP) - One man is missing and presumed dead after an SUV plunged into the Mississippi River in Ramsey.

Police say the Hummer went off a road, cut through a yard and came to rest about 175 yards from shore about 1:30 a.m. Friday.

A man fell off the roof into the river as rescuers launched a boat. A 42-year-old man was brought to shore. Police say he appeared to be intoxicated, was uncooperative and gave officers only vague answers to questions.

Police say the missing man, a 39-year-old from Ramsey, owned the Hummer.

Kelly Bochenski, who watched the incident play out, says it looked like the vehicle was purposely driven into the river.

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House panel approves cheaper Senate building

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