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Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years for Sexual Assaults

He faced a maximum of 29 years in prison.

NEW YORK (AP)–Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. It’s a sight the Hollywood mogul’s multitude of accusers thought they would never see. Weinstein was convicted last month of raping a woman in a New York City hotel room in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on another woman at his apartment in…

Convict Says Life Sentence Discriminates Against Young

The 42-year-old Helmenstein was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for a deadly liquor store robbery.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A man who was convicted of murder 20 years ago is arguing that a life sentence discriminates against younger people. Shawn Helmenstein is seeking to clarify his parole eligibility date. The 42-year-old Helmenstein was sentenced in 2000 to life in prison with the possibility of parole for a deadly liquor store robbery. The Bismarck Tribune reports that South Central…

Alleged Minnesota Killed Indicted for Murder

The grand jury indicted 56-year-old Lois Riess on first-degree murder

FORT Myers, Fla. — A Minnesota woman accused of killing her husband and a Florida woman before leading authorities on a cross-country manhunt has been indicted. Officials in Lee County, Florida say the grand jury indicted 56-year-old Lois Riess on first-degree murder. If convicted, she could face the death penalty, but a spokeswoman for the state attorney’s office said prosecutors…

19-Year-Old Sex Abuse Investigation Cracked with Arrest of Former Fargo Priest

A former priest in the Diocese of Fargo is in custody on charges that date back 19 years

FARGO, ND — A former priest in the Diocese of Fargo is in custody on charges that date back 19 years. Fernando Sayasaya was arrested in the Philippines and is on his way back to Fargo to face those charges. It’s been said the wheels of justice turn slowly, and in the case of a West Fargo family, it took…

High Risk Sex Offender Living in Fargo

Carrie Berg is living at the Econo Lodge in Fargo

FARGO, ND — The Fargo Police Department wants you to know about a high risk sex offender living in the area. Forty-two-year-old Carrie Berg is living at the Econo Lodge at 1401 35th Street South, room 126 in Fargo. Berg was convicted of two counts of Gross Sexual Imposition in 2014. Her victims were boys under the age of 15…

Jurors Find St. Anthony Police Officer Not Guilty of All Charges in the Killing of Philando Castile

Yanez claimed he saw Castile reaching for his gun and he was in fear for his life

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The verdict is in. After five days of deliberations, jurors have declared St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty of manslaughter in the killing of 32-year-old Philando Castile. Castile was shot by Yanez during a traffic stop on July 6th, 2016. Yanez said he shot Castile after Castile told him he was carrying a…

Las Vegas Stripper Convicted in North Dakota Drug Trafficking Ring Sentenced

Toelle pleaded guilty in January to being the leader of a drug-trafficking ring that involved her children and friends from 2009 to 2016

  NORTH DAKOTA — A former Las Vegas stripper who ran a drug trafficking ring that stretched from Washington to North Dakota has been sentenced. Loren Toelle was given more than 17 years in prison. The 52-year-old was also sentenced to five years of probation. Toelle pleaded guilty in January to being the leader of a drug-trafficking ring that involved…