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Mother Of Baby Found Dead Charged With Manslaughter

An initial court appearance in Jamestown is set for Thursday for 25-year-old Justice Lange

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The mother who said she forgot where her baby was located has been charged with manslaughter and child neglect. An initial court appearance in Jamestown is set for Thursday morning for 25-year-old Justice Lange of Carrington. Her 4-month-old baby was found dead near a slough in rural Woodworth, North Dakota on Saturday. Lange was found by a…

Bail Set At $500,000 For Woman Accused Of Drowning Newborn

Ginny Lubitz is charged with murder and attempted murder

FARGO, N.D. — The West Fargo woman accused of drowning her newborn has had her bail set at $500,000. 36-year-old Ginny Lubitz is charged with murder and attempted murder for the May 5th death. Court documents say Lubitz placed her newborn child face down in about an inch of water in her bathtub to cause his death. Police say when…

ND’s East Central Judicial District Celebrates Drug Court Anniversary

One woman celebrated by graduating from the program

FARGO, N.D — North Dakota’s East Central Judicial District celebrated the 15th anniversary of its drug court, and one woman celebrated by graduating from the program. Drug court is a court–managed, drug intervention treatment program that’s an alternative to jail or prison time. Participants go through court sessions, support meetings, mandatory treatment, and probation appointments. The court says the program saves…

New Court Date Set for Former Priest Fernando Sayasaya

Sayasaya is accused of molesting two brothers between 1995 and 1998

  FARGO, N.D. — Fernando Sayasaya, the former Fargo Catholic priest accused of molesting two underage boys, made his second appearance in court this morning. During a hearing in Cass County court in Fargo, Sayasaya’s attorney asked for more time. The judge agreed and set his next court date for May 17. Sayasaya pleaded not guilty in February to charges of…

Charges Filed in Fergus Falls Child Death Case

The child had numerous signs of abuse

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Charges have been filed against Bobbie Bishop and Walter Wynhoff  in connection with the death of a 6-year old boy. Some of the details may be disturbing. Bishop and Wynhoff each face five felony charges, including second degree murder, three counts of manslaughter, and one count of malicious punishment of a child. “This one’s unfortunate. Very disturbing,” said…

Former Home Remodeling Contractor Likely to be Sued by the State

Attorneys say Tim Rosene, former owner of Studs to Rugs, has not worked towards a settlement

FARGO, N.D. — A former Fargo home remodeling contractor will likely be sued by North Dakota. Assistant Attorney General Parrell Grossman says Studs to Rugs owner Tim Rosene has refused to work toward a settlement. He says a lawsuit appears to be the only option. Ten customers have filed complaints claiming losses of $324,000 for projects that were never completed….

Aberdeen Businessman Facing 20 Years in Prison for Possession of Meth

The business has since changed its name to Aberdeen Retail

ABERDEEN, S.D. — Sentencing has been set for an Aberdeen businessman who admitted to keeping meth in the basement of his pawn shop. Silas Wilson, 51, pleaded guilty last week to possessing meth and ingesting the drug. The charge stems from a police raid of Aberdeen Pawn in which authorities say they found meth worth nearly $33,000 on the streets….

Fort Totten Man Sentenced in Police Chase, Shooting Case

A trooper tried to pull TwoHearts over on I-29 on February 2, 2017

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The man who shot at officers during a chase that started near Grand Forks last February is headed to prison. Daniel TwoHearts, 24, of Fort Totten, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on drug trafficking and firearms charges. A trooper tried to pull TwoHearts over on I-29 on February 2, 2017. His vehicle was…

North Dakota “Blue Alert” Suspect Appears in Court

Salvarado says he will not fight extradition back to North Dakota to face attempted murder and assault charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The suspect who allegedly tried to run down a Bismarck police officer and triggered a statewide Blue Alert manhunt appeared in court in South Dakota. Ulises Salvarado, 22, was arrested in Brookings, South Dakota after he went into a convenience store and asked the worker for help for a gunshot wound to his arm. He was…