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Minnesota to start prison tattoo program

ST. PAUL, Minn. – State corrections officials are preparing to start a prison tattoo program in hopes of curbing bloodborne diseases as inmates ink themselves with homemade tools. The Corrections Department is searching for an experienced tattoo artist to oversee tattoo studios in state prisons. The goal is to slow the spread of diseases like hepatitis C that can spread…

North Dakota farmer jailed in Ukraine moved out of Kyiv

Kurt GroszhansWASHINGTON – A North Dakota farmer jailed in Ukraine has been moved to a new facility away from the capital city of Kyiv. Sen. John Hoeven says Kurt Groszhans was moved to Lviv. Groszhans, of Ashley, has been jailed since November on charges that he plotted to assassinate Ukraine’s then-agriculture minister, Roman Leschenko. Groszhans’ family has said the charges…

Supreme Court won’t review decision to free Bill Cosby from prison

Bill CosbyWASHINGTON – The Supreme Court says it will not take up the sexual assault case against comedian Bill Cosby, leaving in place a decision by Pennsylvania’s highest court to throw out his conviction and set him free from prison. The high court Monday declined prosecutors’ request to hear the case and reinstate Cosby’s conviction. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last…

South Dakota woman who shot husband in face sentenced to prison

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KVRR/KWAT) – A Watertown woman who shot her husband in the face during an alcohol-fueled argument has been sentenced to three years in the South Dakota Penitentiary. Sixty five year-old Sherri Tormanen pleaded guilty to Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dropped a charge of 1st Degree Attempted Murder. Watertown police were…