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…

Man Dies After Being Knocked Unconscious in a Bar Fight

Family members and police in Fargo confirmed the death of James Grant

FARGO, N.D. — More than a week after being knocked unconscious from a bar fight, a Fargo man has passed away. The man accused in the fight could face more serious charges. It all started on the night of May 27th. According to police records, a bartender at the Hotel Donaldson kicked out Darren Patterson, a 43-year-old man from Fargo….

Judge Denies Requests for St. Anthony Officer Trial

Yanez is charged with manslaughter and his trial is scheduled to begin on May 30th

  RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. — A judge is denying several requests for the St. Anthony police officer who killed Philando Canstile during a traffic stop last July. Attorneys for Jeronimo Yanez asked for permission for Yanez to act out the shooting for the jury and bring up what they feel is questionable when it comes to Castile’s character. But a…

Bad Reaction to Narcotics May Have Led to Fatal Sioux Falls Stabbing

The stabbing happened after an all-night party at a house rented by Holter and his girlfriend

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sioux Falls police say a bad reaction to narcotics may have caused a man to fatally stab an acquaintance at a house party. Alexander Rodriguez, 27, of Sioux Falls, was stabbed early Sunday morning. Brady Holter, 25, was arrested for murder and manslaughter. The stabbing happened after an all-night party at a house rented by…

MN Officer’s Attorneys Say Castile was Reaching for Gun Before Fatal Shooting

The police officer accused of fatally shooting Philando Castile during a traffic stop is charged with manslaughter and two other felonies

RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. — Attorneys for a Minnesota police officer accused of fatally shooting a black man during a traffic stop say Philando Castile’s gun was accessible and that he was reaching for it when he was killed. A memo filed Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court contradicts prosecutors’ claims that St. Anthony Officer Jeronimo Yanez didn’t see the weapon…

Lakeville Man Makes Plea in Cass County Homicide Investigation

Timothy Barr says he "accidentally" ran over the victim with his car

  The Lakeville man accused of killing a woman in Cass County in August has pleaded not guilty. Timothy Barr was in Cass County District Court and entered not guilty pleas to manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident involving death. The body of Michele Newell of Vadnais Heights was found in rural Cass County in December. She had…

Third Person Sentenced in the Joey Gaarsland Case

Jason Oien was sentenced to 15 years in prison for manslaughter of Joey Gaarsland.

FARGO, N.D. A Fargo man will spend at least 15 years behind bars in the beating death of Joey Gaarsland. In May of 2015, 34-year-old Jason Oien was involved in a fight outside of Rick’s Bar. He and three other men allegedly beat Joey Gaarsland, causing his death. Oien plead guilty to manslaughter. Joey Gaarsland’s daughter, Ali Gaarsland, said she…

Sentencing Hearing Moved Up for Last Defendant in Gaarsland Case

The man who pleaded guilty in the beating death of Joey Gaarsland is to be sentenced on Friday

Another change in the sentencing date for a man who pleaded guilty in a bar beating death. Jason Oien’s attorney was unable to make it from Grand Forks to court in Fargo earlier this week and his sentencing date was rescheduled to February 6. But the attorneys and the judge have now agreed to sentence Oien on Friday. He changed…

Remains Found in Cass County Confirmed as Missing Vadnais Woman

Authorities say Michelle Newell was reported missing September 8th

CASS COUNTY, N.D. The sheriff’s office confirms the human remains found in rural Cass County are that of a missing Minnesota woman. Michelle Newell, 45 of Vadnais Heights, Minnesota went missing this past September. Her remains were found during a search in early December. Timothy Barr is charged with manslaughter and is currently being held in the Cass County Jail….