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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…

Colorado Man Facing 20 Years in Prison with Drug Charges

29-year-old Jacob Todd is facing felony charges after a deputy stopped him for speeding

MORTON COUNTY, CO — A Colorado man is facing drug charges after a traffic stop in Morton County. 29–year–old Jacob Todd is facing felony charges after a deputy stopped him for speeding. Todd was allegedly found with 30 pounds of marijuana, which has a street value of about $30–thousand dollars. Todd is facing 20 years in prison but has not…

New North Dakota Law Ends Child Support Obligations for Inmates with Longer Sentences

The Legislature recently approved the change to prevent the accumulation of past-due child support owed by incarcerated parents

  NORTH DAKOTA — A new law in North Dakota will end monthly child support obligations of parents sentenced to jail or prison for 180 days or longer. The Legislature recently approved the change to prevent the accumulation of past-due child support owed by incarcerated parents. The law allows a child support obligation to be re-established if the jailed parent…

Angus, Minnesota Man Sentenced in Drug Murder Case

He was charged in the March 2016 shooting death over drugs of 24-year-old Austin Forsman

1/2 Krystal Feist Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Modesto Torrez Show Caption Hide Caption GRAND FORKS, ND — The head of a meth trafficking ring, convicted to ordering a hit on a Grand Forks man who was later murdered, will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Modesto Torrez of Angus, Minnesota was convicted in federal court in October…

Leader Of Fentanyl-Trafficking Enterprise Pleads Not Guilty To Obstruction

Drug Killed 18-year-old Grand Forks Teen in 2015

FARGO, ND — A man accused in an international fentanyl-trafficking operation has pleaded not guilty in Fargo to obstruction of justice. Authorities say Daniel Ceron, a Colombian national who allegedly ran the enterprise from a Canadian prison, wrote letters telling co-conspirators to remain silent. He also alerted other suspects about the investigation. He was charged earlier with five counts, including…

Man Serving Life Sentence for Murder of West Fargo Woman will Remain in Prison

Garcia was convicted in the murder and aggravated assault of Cherryl Tendeland in 1995

  WEST FARGO, ND — The man serving a life sentence for killing a West Fargo woman when he was 16 will remain in prison. The North Dakota Supreme Court has rejected Barry Garcia’s appeal for the crime he committed as a juvenile. Garcia was convicted in the murder and aggravated assault of Cherryl Tendeland in 1995. His lawyers say…

Belcourt Man Sentenced in Grand Forks Stabbing of Man, Pregnant Woman

Jordan Parisien, 29, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary

  GRAND FORKS, ND — A Belcourt man is headed behind bars for eight years for stabbing two people, one of whom was a pregnant woman in Grand Forks. Jordan Parisien, 29, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary. The judge sentenced Parisien to 20 years in prison with 12 years suspended. In early…

Jamestown Woman Sentenced After Fatal Crash in Bismarck

Voldness admitted to using meth before the deadly crash

BISMARCK, ND — A Jamestown woman has been sentenced to four years in prison for causing a fatal crash in Bismarck. Darci Voldness, 29, pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and ingesting a controlled substance in September. Authorities say Voldness made a U-turn in front of a motorcycle being driven by 33-year-old Denver Glas in August 2016. The 33-year-old Linton man…