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Minot man pleads guilty to felony murder in overdose death

MINOT, N.D. – A Minot man has pleaded guilty to criminal charges resulting from the overdose death of a 16-year-old girl. Thirty-three-year-old Mark Rodgers Jr. entered pleas Wednesday to felony murder of a minor, tampering with evidence, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and maintaining a premises for drug use. Rodgers is accused of injecting the girl with a…

Jury convicts former Minneapolis cops of violating George Floyd’s civil rights

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Three former Minneapolis police officers have been convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights. Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane were charged with depriving Floyd of his right to medical care when Officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for 9 1/2 minutes as Floyd was handcuffed and facedown on the street…

Hennepin County Sheriff pleads guilty to DWI

Douglas County Attorney Chad Larson says terms of the agreement are the same that would apply to anyone convicted of a first time DWI.

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (KVRR) – Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving-related charge in connection with a rollover crash on I-94 near Alexandria. Under a plea agreement, Hutchinson pleaded guilty to fourth-degree DWI.  He originally faced three other charges. Douglas County Attorney Chad Larson says terms of the agreement are the same that would apply to…

South Dakota man pleads guilty in starvation death of toddler

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Brookings man has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter for his role in the 2019 starvation death of a toddler. Robert Price, Jr. entered the plea after reaching an agreement with prosecutors. Price and the child’s aunt, Renae Fayant, were indicted by a grand jury in July 2019 on charges of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and…

Former West Fargo teacher guilty of luring by computer

Ronald ThompsonFARGO (KVRR) – A former West Fargo teacher has been convicted of luring a minor by computer. Prosecutors say 59-year-old Ronald Thompson believed he was communicating with a 14-year-old girl. West Fargo police received a tip from an out-of-state investigator on Jan. 28 that Thompson was attempting to solicit a minor online.  The “minor” who Thompson was attempting to…

North Dakota lawmaker to plead guilty to drunken driving

BISMARCK, N.D. – A prominent North Dakota lawmaker will plead guilty to drunken driving rather than proceed to trial. Rep. Scott Louser, who is the House assistant majority leader, was pulled over after crossing from Mandan into Bismarck shortly before 1 a.m. on April 16.  A breath test measured Louser’s blood alcohol level at 0.117%, above the legal limit of .008%….

Pendleton guilty of killing his mother and Grand Forks police officer

Screenshot 2021-07-14 160445 HOLTE GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – Salamah Pendleton is convicted of killing his mother Lola Moore and Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte. He was also found guilty of the attempted murder of Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Sergeant Kelly McLean and Corporal Ron Nord. “Count one as for the charge of murder, extreme indifference to the value…

Jury convicts Fargo man in death of his girlfriend

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – A Cass County District Court jury has found a Fargo man guilty in the death of his girlfriend. Forty-six-year-old Sheldon Davis was convicted of murder, arson and endangering by a fire in the death of 52-year-old Denise Anderson. Anderson’s body was found Davis’ apartment after a fire on Aug. 1,  2019. Deliberations took about an hour. Davis faces…