June 24 news

WORTHINGTON - The Worthington Police Department will have extra enforcement out on the roads this weekend and throughout the summer in what Sgt. Josh McCuen calls the Lake Project.

WORTHINGTON - The Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce through the Community Improvement Committee is sponsoring a “Flower Power – Yard of the Week.” This week’s recipient is Pat Bretzman of 324 Worthmore.

WORTHINGTON - Minnesota West Community & Technical College has announced Mike Cumiskey as the new Law Enforcement Instructor on the Worthington campus.

June 22 news

WORTHINGTON - In Nobles County District Court on Tuesday, a jury of 13 people listened to a series of three interviews between law enforcement and murder suspect Chim LoVan, who is accused of stabbing Blue Thyboualoy in June 2015. LoVan, age 47, of Worthington, is charged with second-degree murder, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, third-degree murder and two counts of first-degree manslaughter.

Thyboualoy, who was 19 at the time of his death on June 19, 2015, was stabbed at approximately 3 a.m. of that day, but no medical attention was sought until after 5 p.m. that evening. He was taken by ambulance to Sanford Worthington Medical Center, but died of peritonitis and renal failure, according to Noble County Attorney Kathy Kusz.

Jury deliberating in LoVan trial

WORTHINGTON - The jury began deliberations at approximately 2:40 p.m. today in the trial of Chim LoVan, age 47, of Worthington. LoVan is facing charges of second-degree murder, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, third-degree murder and two counts of first-degree manslaughter in the death of 19-year-old Blue Thyboualoy, who died June 19, 2015 after being stabbed in the abdomen with a knife. The weapon was never located.

LoVan convicted: Guilty verdict in Thyboualoy murder trial

WORTHINGTON - After more than five hours of deliberation, a jury convicted Chim LoVan, age 47, of Worthington of 4 of the five felony counts against him in the death of Blue Thyboualoy, including a count of second-degree murder.

LoVan was also convicted of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, third-degree murder while perpetrating an eminently dangerous act and first-degree manslaughter while committing a crime of violence. The charge of first-degree manslaughter, intentionally causing death in the heat of passion received a not guilty verdict.