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Former Fargo Priest’s Arraignment on Child Sex Abuse Charges Delayed

He fled to the Philippines around Christmas of 1998

  FARGO, ND — An arraignment for a former Fargo priest who has been extradited from the Philippines to stand trial on child sexual abuse charges has been delayed. Fernando Sayasaya was set to appear in Cass County District Court today but the hearing was moved at the last minute to Tuesday. Sayasaya was removed from the Fargo Diocese in…

Energy Transfer Partners, Environmental Publication Involved in $1 Billion Lawsuit

If it is a social movement, the lawsuit could be without merit

  NATIONAL — The Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has filed a lawsuit against an environmental publication for false and misleading information about the company. Attorneys for Energy Transfer Partners say the publication, Earth First, Greenpeace and BankTrack wrote damaging allegations about the pipeline company, interfered with construction and did this all through illegal acts. The root of…

Attorneys Attempt to Suppress Evidence in DAPL Protester Case

Attorneys for Red Fawn Fallis are seeking to suppress some evidence and statements that she made to police

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — A Denver woman accused of shooting at law enforcement during the Dakota Access pipeline protest says her arrest violated her free speech rights. Attorneys for Red Fawn Fallis are seeking to suppress some evidence and statements that she made to police. A two-day hearing in federal court in Bismarck ended on Monday with the attorneys…

Greywind Murder, Kidnapping Suspect Says Very Little in Change of Plea Hearing

On August 19th, the Greywind family's future changed forever and until now, they didn't have answers as to what happened to Savanna

FARGO, ND — Brooke Crews, one of the two people charged in the kidnapping and conspiracy to commit the murder of Savanna Greywind, has changed her plea to guilty. On August 19th, the Greywind family’s future changed forever and until now, they didn’t have answers as to what happened to Savanna. “Your honor on August 19th, 2017 the defendant lured…

Supporters of Greywind Family Gather at Hearing for Suspect in Case

Hoehn's attorney asked the judge to set a trial date at the beginning of March, although no specific date has been set

FARGO, ND — William Hoehn, the man accused of kidnapping and murdering 22–year–old Savanna Greywind, appeared in court today. Hoehn’s attorney asked the judge to set a trial date at the beginning of March, although no specific date has been set. It was a quick appearance in court, but that didn’t stop supporters from filling the court room and rallying…

Minnesota Man’s Family Stuck in Refugee Camp Due to Travel Ban

Mohamed has about a dozen family members who were hoping to move to Minnesota from refugee camps in Kenya, but those plans have been put on hold indefinitely because of a new ruling by the nation's highest court. KMSP Fox 9 Reporter, Maury Glover, Reports.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A Minnesota man is speaking out after finding out that his family in Kenya will have to stay in refugee camps for the time being. This after, the Supreme Court allows the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by people of six mostly Muslim countries. “People are still seeking shelter…

Moorhead Murder Trial Delayed Due to Judge Appointment

Critt's trial was supposed to begin this morning in Clay County District Court

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — The murder trial of Justin Critt has been delayed after his attorney was appointed to become a judge by Governor Dayton. Critt’s trial was supposed to begin this morning in Clay…

Breckenridge Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder

A sentencing date has not been set

  CASS COUNTY, ND — The Breckenridge man, who was arrested at a West Fargo Motel in March of 2016, has been found guilty. Jan Wangstad, 39, has been found guilty of attempted murder for an armed standoff at the Rodeway Inn. Wangstad was staying at the West Fargo motel when authorities were called because witnesses say he was acting…

Gov. Dayton Names First Judge of Hmong Descent to the Bench

Vuelo will take over a position due to a judge retiring from the bench

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton has named the state’s first judge with Hmong descent to the bench. Judge Sophia Vuelo will preside over Ramsey County District Court. Vuelo will take over a position due to a judge retiring from the bench. Vuelo was raised in Wisconsin and has degrees from the U of M and Hamline. At her…

Mother of Jamaican Lottery Mastermind Reaches Plea Deal in Bismarck Case

In the plea deal, prosecutors will drop fraud and money laundering charges

  BISMARCK, ND — The mother of a Jamaican man, who allegedly scammed North Dakotans out of thousands of dollars in a lottery scam, is pleading guilty. Dahlia Hunter, the mother of alleged scam mastermind, Lavrick Willocks, is pleading guilty to conspiracy charges. Authorities say Willocks used his mother’s mansion to operate the scam that took $5.7 million from at…