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Former North Dakota College Football Player Found Guilty of Murder

Denzel Hawthorne And A Teamate Killed A Drug Dealer's Father

SALEM, Ore. — Jurors have convicted a former North Dakota college student in the killing of a drug dealer’s father in Salem, Oregon. 24-year-old Denzel Hawthorne has been found guilty of murder. The day before the August 2016 shooting, Hawthorne and a college teammate drove to Salem from Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, North Dakota to collect on a drug…

Child Sex Abuse Trial Ends With Plea Deal Agreement

Thomas Iacono Entered An Alford Plea

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A trial is called off after the defendant reaches a plea deal in a child sex abuse case in Fergus Falls. A jury was ready to hear the case of 59-year-old Thomas Iacono. But the Rothsay man entered an Alford plea, not admitting guilt but acknowledging that the prosecution had enough evidence to convict him. Prosecutors…

Men Sentenced for Shutting Down Keystone Pipeline

Seattle man sentenced to one year in prison and Vermont man sentenced to probation

BISMARCK, N.D. — An environmental activist from Seattle has been sentenced to one year in prison for targeting an oil pipeline in North Dakota. Michael Foster in October 2016 cut through a chain link fence near Walhalla and turned a shut-off valve on the Keystone Pipeline. He was convicted last October of conspiracy, criminal mischief and trespass but acquitted of…

“Free Through Recovery” To Launch Thursday In North Dakota

Program To Help Former Inmates Stay Clean And Out Of Custody

BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota will begin a new program for people who are transitioning out of prison, on probation and parole, and at risk of incarceration. Free Through Recovery will launch on Thursday. The program was created through the state’s justice reinvestment initiative, which put aside $7 million for behavioral health treatment for those on parole and probation. Officials…

Fort Totten Man Sentenced in Police Chase, Shooting Case

A trooper tried to pull TwoHearts over on I-29 on February 2, 2017

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The man who shot at officers during a chase that started near Grand Forks last February is headed to prison. Daniel TwoHearts, 24, of Fort Totten, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on drug trafficking and firearms charges. A trooper tried to pull TwoHearts over on I-29 on February 2, 2017. His vehicle was…

One Suspect in Fergus Falls Shooting Released from Jail

He is facing attempted murder, murder-conspiracy and assault charges

  FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — One of the men in custody for a drug-related shooting in Fergus Falls is out of jail. Derek Koch, 35, says he met his $250,000 bail after claiming he owns land in Dicky County. He is facing attempted murder, murder-conspiracy and assault charges. Authorities say Koch supplied the gun to three others in the November…

Roxana Saberi Working for CBS News as London Correspondent

She wrote and published a book on her experience in Iran in 2010

FARGO, N.D. — A Concordia College graduate, former Miss North Dakota and former prisoner of Iran is now working for CBS News as a London-based correspondent. Roxana Saberi graduated from Fargo North in 1994 and from Concordia College in 1997. She was also crowned Miss North Dakota in ’97 and worked for a local news station before joining several major…

North Dakota Man Accused of Killing Mother Requesting Accommodations Before Trial

Vick is already serving a 20 year sentence for the attempted murder of his brother's fiancé

BISMARCK, ND — The attorney for a North Dakota man accused of killing his mother is asking the court for special accommodations before his trial. Christopher Vick is asking the court to provide him a chair wide enough to sit down in during his January 16th trial and that he wants frequent breaks to accommodate his back pain. Vick is…

Man Sentenced in Killing of Bismarck Woman

Prosecutors say that Brickle-Hicks' lack of remorse and violent behavior called for the maximum sentence

BISMARCK, ND — A man convicted of killing a woman behind a Bismarck store has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. A jury in September found 35-year-old Morris Brickle-Hicks guilty of beating 40-year-old Misty Coffelt and leaving her to die behind Runnings in April 2016. Prosecutors say that Brickle-Hicks’ lack of remorse and violent behavior called for the…