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FARGO — Authorities don't yet have any DNA evidence implicating a man accused of rape in a home invasion at a north Fargo apartment last month, a hole the defense attorney claims could sink the case. Hopes of linking Stanley Joe Busche to the alleged rapes of two North Dakota State University students at the off-campus apartment on Dec.
FARGO — If cats have nine lives, firefighters might be one of the reasons why. A lucky kitty rescued from a kitchen fire that threatened a south Fargo apartment building Tuesday morning is just one of many pets saved from burning buildings over the past decade by Fargo firefighters. While the human residents of 46 apartment units at 2525 15th St. S.
FARGO -- A company that was transporting an inmate who escaped and hid for nearly a day in a North Dakota cornfield in 2011 is suing its insurance carrier for refusing to cover fines and reimbursement costs related to the escape and an ensuing manhunt. The transport company, Extradition Transport of America, of Riverside, Calif., filed suit last month in U.S.
WEST FARGO -- A 47-year-old West Fargo woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Main Avenue on Wednesday morning after the driver of the SUV she was in was swerving in and out of traffic, police say. Barampama Eda died at the scene of the crash near Main Avenue and Fifth Street East, West Fargo police Lt. Duane Sall said. Her husband, Rwasa Elias, 53, of West Fargo, was driving the SUV that rolled over in the crash.
HILLSBORO, N.D. -- A Mayville father is charged with felony child abuse after his 9-month-old baby daughter was sent to the hospital in critical condition with bleeding on the brain from what prosecutors say was a violent shaking. Christopher Kraay was charged Friday in Traill County District Court with one count of child abuse, a Class B felony. Court documents filed with the charges say Kraay's daughter was taken by helicopter to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo on Jan.
HILLSBORO, N.D. -- A Mayville father is charged with felony terrorizing after he allegedly threatened to kill his 9-year-old son if the boy didn't call 911 following a drunken fight between the boy's parents over a game of Yahtzee. Brian Cutshall, 40, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Traill County District Court to a single count of Class C felony terrorizing. According to documents filed Tuesday with the charges, Traill County sheriff's deputies were dispatched about 2:34 a.m. Dec. 18 to 120 4th Ave.
HILLSBORO, N.D. -- Amy Hawkinson didn't know what to expect from Justin Jalbert's court hearing Wednesday, but she brought her dead husband's portrait with her anyway, the one stained with her tears. That portrait smiled up at her from the prosecution's table as Jalbert, in a last-minute plea deal, accepted responsibility in the crash that killed David Hawkinson last June. "My concern here is raising awareness of texting and driving," the widow of the 50-year-old Fargo man said Wednesday.
LIDGERWOOD, N.D. — The way Donna Heley remembers it, the photographer sat to her right in the passenger seat and the goose was flying along, almost the exact same distance away, on her left. "There were times you could hold your hand out the window and you would actually feel his feathers," she said. A Forum photographer captured Heley, framed in the window of the family pickup, with the family pet, Bubbles the goose, flying alongside. Thirteen years later, Heley hasn't had the chance to rescue another wild bird.
MOORHEAD -- Attorneys defending two junior hockey players accused of recording and distributing video of sex with a 15-year-old girl argued in court filings this week that prosecutors aren't giving them enough access to the girl's cellphone. Defense attorneys for Thomas Ryan Carey, of Moorhead, and Brandon Nicholas Smith, of Castaic, Calif., said in motions filed Tuesday that they need to examine the girl's phone to see where the video originated. Defense attorney Jade Rosenfeldt said prosecutors haven't yet disclosed exactly what the men are accused of creating and disseminating. Pr
FARGO — Police are investigating a Fargo couple after a baby sitter reported their child's clothes and diaper bag smelled of marijuana. The investigation followed a report made by the baby sitter alleging child neglect, according to a search warrant filed Tuesday in Cass County District Court. The search warrant states that when the sitter went to pick up the baby Oct.