abuse

“Me Too” Social Media Campaign: Talking About Sexual Assault in a Meaningful Way

After a tweet from TV star Alyssa Milano went viral, tens of thousands of people are highlighting and empowering victims of sexual assault

FARGO, ND — A movement has started on social media following a number of reports of high-powered men sexually harassing women. Me Too. Two syllables. Two words that are speaking for thousands and maybe, even millions. “It’s amazing that it’s two words,” said Liv Oland, who is the president of the Women’s Activist Organization on the NDSU campus. “It’s simple…

ND Department of Human Services Awards Fargo Cass Public Health with $180,000 Grant

Robyn says this grant will provide a vehicle to get more information out to the general public about how they can prevent substance use and abuse

FARGO, ND — The opioid epidemic is affecting people all over the world but efforts in the metro are enhancing education. Fargo Cass Public Health has received a grant from the North Dakota Department of Human Services that will focus on opioid and substance abuse. Last year, more than 64,000 people died from drug overdoses. Now, Fargo Cass Public Health…

Family of Missing Detroit Lakes Teen Wants Him to Know it’s All Right to Come Home

Meghan says Parker was living in an abusive household, had problems in school and had recently failed a drug test

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Seven weeks ago, 15-year-old Parker Eastman ran away from his home in Detroit Lakes. Almost two months later, his family still has unanswered questions. It was a moment that changed Meghan Eastman’s life. “I went in there and he shares his room with his 13–year–old brother and it was just his brother in there,” Eastman said….

Cigna Announcing They Won’t be Covering OxyContin Beginning in 2018

OxyContin is the branded version of the painkiller, Oxycodone

  NATIONAL — One of the largest health insurers in the country is announcing they will no longer cover OxyContin beginning in 2018. Cigna officials say they are working to curb opioid abuse and with overdose rates continuing to climb, they want to help in the fight. OxyContin is the branded version of the painkiller, Oxycodone. Cigna officials say they…

Nebraska Supreme Court Upholds Decision on Not Renewing Liquor Licenses of Whiteclay

The court is upholding the state regulators decision to not renew the liquor licenses of those stores

  PINE RIDGE, SD — The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the request to resume beer sales in Whiteclay, a small village near the Pine Ridge Reservation. Alcohol is banned on the reservation, but at least four liquor stores in Whiteclay, which has nine residents, allowed for a hangout where people tended to drink and allegedly get out of hand….

Michael Kaspari Honored at Annual Run for Recovery

Family, friends and co-workers remember a man dedicated to helping drug addicts

FARGO, ND — Hundreds of runners flocked to the starting line for another annual 5K for Recovery Month. But this time, they’re remembering a life at Lindenwood Park. Michael Kaspari, one of the co-founders of First Step Recovery, passed away in April. “So are you guys ready?” Governor Doug Burgum asked a group of runners on megaphone. With every stride…

BBB Warning Business Owners About BBB Scam Emails

The email says they are in some violation of an act, or committed an act of abuse

FARGO, ND — The Better Business Bureau is warning businesses about scam emails claiming the sender is from the BBB. The email says they are in some violation of an act, or committed an act of abuse. They are signed from different people from the Abuse Department, which the BBB says does not exist. They are telling people that if…

Better Business Bureau Alert Local Businesses About Scam Email

In a release from the Better Business Bureau, they are warning businesses about an email scam about alleged "abuse".

Fargo, ND — In a release from the Better Business Bureau, they are warning businesses about an email scam about alleged “abuse”. Your Better Business Bureau is hearing that business owners – both BBB Accredited Businesses and non-Accredited Businesses are receiving emails purportedly from us, in regard to an alleged ‘abuse.’ These emails are not from us and they are…

Jasmine Block Shares Story of Survival: “She’s a Warrior”

Jasmine was allegedly lured from her Alexandria home August 8th by family acquaintance Thomas Barker. KMSP Fox 9's Paul Blume has this story.

  ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Three suspects charged in the kidnapping and assault of a 15-year-old girl from Alexandria made their initial court appearances. Thirty-two-year-old Thomas Barker, a family friend, is charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct, assault with a dangerous weapon and false imprisonment. Steven Powers is charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct and false imprisonment. Joshua Holby is charged…

Community Leaders Urge Everyone to Recognize the Signs of Abuse and Abduction

Police and support groups want the public to be vigilant in order to help save lives

FARGO, ND — Jasmine Block and Savana Greywind were abducted allegedly by people that they knew. Community leaders are urging everyone to know the warning signs in order to help save a life. Organizations in the area are encouraging everyone to recognize the signs of abuse and abduction. Most of these cases are perpetrated by someone the victim knows. “Approximately…