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Moorhead Man Charged in Killing of Three Cats

Police responded to Greer's apartment after neighbors say they heard loud cat noises

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead man is facing six years in prison for allegedly torturing and killing his three cats. Jalan Greer, 23, is charged with three counts of felony mistreatment of animals. Police responded to Greer’s apartment after neighbors say they heard loud cat noises. They found a cat on the kitchen floor with blood coming out of…

Fergus Falls Jury Deliberates Over Sanity of War Veteran who Killed His Father

They did not convict him of first-degree murder since they didn't believe the crime was premeditated

  FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The second phase of a trial for a man just convicted of killing his father is underway in Fergus Falls. A jury is considering whether 29-year-old Dustin Defiel was suffering from mental illness when he shot and killed his father, Rick, at his parent’s house last June. On Friday, they found Defiel guilty of second-degree…

Lisbon Man Guilty of Squeezing His Baby to Death

Byron Whetsel is convicted of killing his own son after squeezing him and breaking his ribs and neck

RANSOM COUNTY, N.D. — A Lisbon, North Dakota father has been convicted of killing his infant son. A jury found Byron Whetsel guilty of child neglect and murder following a 5-day trial in Ransom County. Court documents say Whetsel squeezed his 2-month-old son, broke the child’s ribs and neck and severely injured his brain. A medical examiner concluded all of…

President Obama Denies Clemency Request by Peltier

Peltier spent most of his life in prison for the killing of two FBI agents

President Obama has denied a clemency request by Leonard Peltier. He has spent most of his life in prison for the killing of two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975. Peltier’s attorney says they got a letter from the White House on Wednesday night saying their application had been denied. The attorney says Peltier is upset and considers the…

21 Years Later, a West Fargo Family is Still Dealing with the Murder of Cherryl Tendeland

Appearing in court for the first time in three years the family shares their feelings about Friday's court ruling

Convicted murderer Barry Garcia appeared in court appealing his life sentence. The family of his victim was in the courtroom and spoke with us after the decision. “The defendant’s summary for disposition is denied,” said District Judge Wade L. Webb. After almost a year of delays, the Tendeland family finally hears the answer they’ve been hoping for. The man convicted…

KVRR 2016 Year in Review: Part I

In Part I of our 2016 Year in Review, we take a look back at the top headlines in January, February and March

As 2016 comes to a close this week, we take a look back at some of the stories that made headlines at the beginning of this year. Here’s KVRR’s Nick Broadway. 2016.  A year filled with headliners and hopefuls, triumph and tragedy.  Here’s a look back at the top headlines from 2016. Top Headlines of January MINNESOTA STATE PATROL RELEASES PICTURES…