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Woman Charged for Trying to Steal $3,000 Worth of Property from Kohl's

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A 22-year-old Bismarck woman is arrested this weekend after she allegedly tried to steal more than $3,000 worth of property from Kohl's. More>>

Pre-Trial Conference Held for Man Accused of Sex Crime with Infant

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A Dickinson man charged with committing a sex crime against an infant appears in court before his trial at the end of the month. More>>

Bismarck Students Head Back to School

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Bismarck Public Schools tops an enrollment of 12,000 students for the first time ever. More>>

Commission Says No to Big Hotel in Small Town

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Billings County Commissioners said no to a proposed four story hotel for oil workers in the town of Fryburg. More>>

Woman Taken to Hospital after Vehicle Struck by Lightning

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A New Salem woman is hospitalized after a vehicle she was riding it was hit by lightning. More>>

Bismarck Police Arrest Man for Allegedly Stabbing his Girlfriend

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Bismarck Police say they found and arrested a man after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend in Minot Monday. More>>

Man Killed in ATV Accident near Mercer Identified

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The Highway Patrol identifies the victim of an ATV crash north of Mercer Sunday. More>>

Man Pleads Not Guilty in GSI Cases

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A Bismarck man charged with four counts of Gross Sexual Imposition pled not guilty on all four counts. More>>

Girl Identified in Fatal Hit & Run

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The identity of a 23-month-old girl killed in a hit-and-run in Minot Sunday has been released.

Minot Police say Zofia Kristal Pepple of New Town was struck by a pickup and killed about 6:25pm Sunday

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2-year-old Killed by Hit and Run Identified Video included

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The search continues for the driver of a pickup who killed a Minot toddler Sunday evening. More>>

Minot Toddler Killed by Hit-And-Run Driver

Minot Police say this is a "vehicle of interest" in the hit-and-run Minot Police say this is a "vehicle of interest" in the hit-and-run
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A two-year-old child was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Minot Sunday evening.

They ask if you have any information about the incident that you contact them at 852-0111.

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Gun Enthusiast Takes Safety Seriously Video included

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The accidental death of an Arizona shooting instructor by a 9-year-old with an Uzi has sparked controversy across the nation. More>>

Grilling Safety Tips Video included

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Labor Day weekend is known for kicking off the unofficial end of summer. Many people are firing up their grills to enjoy the final days of the barbeque season. More>>

All BPS Classrooms to be Air Conditioned Video included

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Students across North Dakota had a cooler start to their school year as far as temperatures go...and as Bismarck Public Schools get ready to welcome their students tomorrow...the summer heat won't be as much of a concern. More>>

Man Arrested for Firing Gun Through Apartment Building Walls

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A 25-year-old Bismarck man is behind bars after the firearm he was unloading went off and shot through the walls of his apartment. More>>

Men Shot by Police Recently Released from Prison Video included

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Two people shot by Minot Police early Saturday morning are facing burglary and drug charges.

In addition, both had recently been released from state prison.
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2-Year-Old Killed by Hit and Run Driver in Minot Video included

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A two-year-old child is killed by a hit-and-run driver in Minot.. More>>

Apartment Situation in Minot Video included

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Almost monthly, more and more apartment units are coming on line in the Minot region -- One man speculates the market is evening out. More>>

'Caring for Kids' Helps Families in Need Video included

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Today a large group of volunteers came together to help kids in need. More>>

Lightning Hits Salt Water Disposal, Explodes Video included

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Crews battled a crude oil tank fire in McKenzie County tonight after lightning struck a salt water disposal well. More>>

Bismarck Man Killed in ATV Accident Near Brush Lake

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A 49-year-old Bismarck man is dead following an ATV rollover at Brush Lake Sunday afternoon. More>>

14 Hospitalized by Fumes at Watford City Laundromat

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14 people have been hospitalized after breathing fumes at a laundromat in Watford City Sunday. More>>

Carbon Monoxide in Laundromat Sends 14 to Hospital Video included

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McKenzie County Emergency Management and the Department of Health are investigating a laundromat in Watford City after multiple people in the building got sick this afternoon. More>>

Two Men Shot By Minot Police Face Charges Video included

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Two people shot by Minot Police early Saturday morning are facing burglary and drug charges.

The two, 25-year-old Joshua M. Peterson of Minot, the driver of the vehicle, and 35-year-old Brandon T. Butler of Minot, have been charged with Conspiracy to Burglary, a Class-C Felony, and two felony drug charges, Possession of Meth with Intent to Deliver (Class A Felony), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class C Felony).

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Law Enforcement Visible on Labor Day Weekend Video included

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Labor day weekend marks the unofficial end of the summer season -- and its a weekend law enforcement across the state want to make sure you survive.
With that in mind, a strong message of not drinking and driving is being passed on...
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Minot Air Force Base Holds Zombie Run Video included

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Two philanthropic military organizations collaborated to hold a zombie apocalypse fun run at the Minot Air Force Base today.
Over 250 people were pre-registered as of August first to participate as zombies or runners.
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Cowboys Shoot 'Em Up at First Ever RoughRider Roundup

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A group of cowboys and cowgirls are raising a ruckus all weekend. More>>

Bravehearts for Kids Holds First Buffalo Berries Event

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A new charity event in Bismarck promises 100 percent of its proceeds will go to families in need. More>>

New Primate Center Opens at Dakota Zoo

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A year round exhibit at the Dakota Zoo held its grand-opening this afternoon. More>>

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Puppy Stolen from the Central Dakota Humane Society

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A puppy is stolen from the Central Dakota Humane Society. More>>

Child Hears for the First Time

Child Hears for the First Time Video included

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We begin tonight with a miracle. A child - barely a year old - getting his first taste of the noisy world around him. More>>

Drug Trafficking Sentence

Drug Trafficking Sentence

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A man will serve 20 years in prison for his role in a drug trafficking operation that stretched from the Bakken oil fields to the Washington coast. More>>

North Prairie Water Problem

North Prairie Water Problem Video included

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A handful of North Prairie Rural Water users were still without water this morning after an incident Wednesday that has required plenty of work to fix. More>>

Children's Museum Plans

Children's Museum Plans Video included

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Plans for a children's museum in Minot are moving ahead. More>>

Tree Study Goes International

Tree Study Goes International Video included

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A trip to Russia is in store for two Minot students. More>>

Kat Perkins Concert

Kat Perkins Concert Video included

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The baseball season has wrapped up for Ardean Aafedt Stadium in Williston, but the crowds will still be filling the stands. More>>

Horse-Drawn Hearse Helps in Remembrance

Horse-Drawn Hearse Helps in Remembrance Video included

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A local man who has been a longtime promoter of the cowboy life and who was the chairman of the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame board of trustees, has died. More>>

Communication Key to Keeping Cops Safe

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Those who promise to serve and protect us ... need protection themselves. More>>

Mandan Revitalizes Storefronts

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Downtown Mandan is sprucing up a couple of storefronts along Main Street. More>>

Around Town 8-29 Video included

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It's a big retail project that's been the talk of the town. A quiet scene just North of Walmart along Highway 83 is now being transformed. More>>

Change of Venue Request Denied in Mandan Murder Case

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A district judge denied a change of venue request from the lawyers for Jonathan McKinney. More>>

Harvest Wait Continues Video included

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It's nearly September and many farmers haven't even started harvesting. More>>

ALS Announces $100 Million in donations

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The ALS Association announces they've reached $100 million in donations from July 29th-August 29th. More>>

Mixed Reviews on CP Rail Grain Changes Video included

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A 100-car grain train pulled in to CHS SunPrairie in Minot today. More>>

Driver Identified in Collision with Train

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The driver killed in an August 1st collision with a train has been identified. More>>

Congressional Staffers Inspect Bakken Video included

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15 state and national congressional staffers spent time this week, inspecting the Bakken region to find out how North Dakota's natural resources can impact public policy. More>>

Fitness Study at MSU Video included

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It's a win-win as they say, Minot State University students teaching fitness classes as part of a study. More>>

Business Beat 8-28-14 Video included

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Meet Elizabeth Paul...new to the region and ready to feed the masses... More>>

Training Firefighters in Fitness Video included

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Minot's Fire Department is working with Trinity Sports Medicine among other emergency responders to construct a way the city can handle a mass casualty event, especially through sports medicine. More>>

Bismarck Public Schools to Welcome Around 200 New Students

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There will be around 200 new students in Bismarck Public Schools this year. More>>

Bismarck Public Schools Make Security Improvements

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This year, some changes are being made to all elementary and middle schools to make them more secure. More>>

New Detention Center in Early Stages

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Plans are in the works for construction on the 70 million dollar Burleigh Morton County Detention Center. More>>

New Animal Shelter Opens in Dickinson

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As the population of people grows in Dickinson, so does the population of stray pets. More>>

Raging Rivers' Last Day of the Season

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Gray skies appropriately mark the end of one of the most popular summer time fun locations. More>>

Man Killed in Highway 83 Accident

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A crash on Highway 83 claimed the life of a 55-year-old Bismarck man Wednesday afternoon near Max. More>>

Bismarck Man Dead Following Accident South of Minot

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A 55-year-old Bismarck man is dead after the vehicle he was driving rear-ended a payloader on Highway 83 six miles south of Max. More>>

Salt Levels Increasing in ND Soils

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Our wet weather is taking it's toll on many acres across the state.  More>>

State Reviews Petition for Schools to Begin After Labor Day Video included

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Secretary of State's Office is currently reviewing a petition for North Dakota schools to begin after Labor Day.


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Family Fare Moves to Dickinson Video included

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More fresh produce is just one big change coming to a grocery store in Dickinson. More>>

Battle of the Badges Helps Hospitals Throughout North Dakota Video included

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The 8th annual Battle of the Badges Blood drive is currently going on at Prairie Hills Mall in Dickinson. More>>

Enrollment Drop at Minot State University Video included

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Minot State University reports a significant drop in students this fall - down 5.4 percent on opening day. More>>

Minot School Begins Video included

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While many have been in class for a few days already, Wednesday was the first day of school for thousands around the region as Minot Public opened up the year. More>>

Group Seeks New City Dog Breed Laws Video included

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The city of Minot has a restriction for the kinds of dogs it allows within city limits, but one group wants to re-evaluate that ordinance, specifically regarding pit bulls. More>>

Eye on Agriculture: Elevators Respond to Vomitoxin Surge Video included

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Farmers facing a late harvest because of late planting in a wet spring are facing severe disease problems in small grain crops. More>>

Farm Breeding Club

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Wheat, barley, soybeans and the like dominate North Dakota produce fields. More>>

Side B Hosts More Live Music Video included

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A new, creative project just may be turning the tables on live music in the community. More>>

Best Burger in Bismarck is a Close Competition Video included

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It's National Burger Day and we wanted to know which restaurant Bismarck residents thought had the best beefy burger in town. More>>

Man Accused of Shaking Baby Changes Plea Video included

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A man accused of severely injuring his 16-month-old son by shaking him last year has changed his plea. More>>

Helicopter Helps Power Line Installation Video included

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Drivers along Highway 23 in central North Dakota have more than road construction to divert their attention these days.  This crew of a helicopter and a man dangling from its belly has been turning heads. More>>

Cleaning Corrals Video included

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It's that time of year when ranchers are cleaning corrals and getting ready for this fall. More>>

Safe Stolen From Bismarck Home

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Police say someone stole a safe from a 48-year-old Bismarck man's home. More>>

Gun and Loaded Magazines Stolen From Vehicle

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A 36-year-old Bismarck man tells police someone stole his gun and 4 magazines from his car. More>>

Couple in Taylor Salvages Home After Flood Video included

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The couple is now picking up the pieces after the worst flash flood they have ever experienced. More>>

Local Farmers Elevator Faces Rail Delays Video included

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The Wilton Farmers Union Elevator Company has been in operation for 57 years. But, this year has been especially tough due to rail delays. More>>

Pipeline Inspector Positions Added Video included

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Three new pipeline inspector positions are being added at the Department of Mineral Resources. More>>

Legislators Look at Oil Country Video included

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From traffic jams to frack jobs to rapid growth - some state legislators were seeing it all in the Bakken today. More>>

Lemar Sentenced to 5 Years

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A Minot man originally accused of gross sexual imposition was sentenced today on other charges, after the rape charge was dropped. More>>

Adding Fire Station Number Four Video included

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Has Minot outgrown the three-fire station structure? More>>

Diverse Teacher Base in Parshall Video included

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Nebraska, Maryland, New York and Georgia. More>>

School Starts at Our Redeemer's Video included

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Students returned to Our Redeemer's Christian School today after a mostly sunny summer break. More>>

New Industry in Bakken? Video included

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A new gas plant near Tioga could be the start of a new industry in the Bakken region of North Dakota. More>>

Around Town 3-21 Video included

It's now officially Spring..even though it might not feel like it quite yet. Steph Scheurer shows us a business aiming to get you ready for the golf season in this week's Around Town. Shank's Golf Shop More>>

Cobb's Bond Set at One Million Dollars Cash

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Bond is set at one million dollars cash for Craig Cobb after the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled Cobb be eligible for bond.. Cobb has been in jail since November when he was arrested and charged More>>

National Flu Vaccination Week

National Flu Vaccination Week

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With the exciting holiday season also comes a not so jolly time -- influenza season. And if you haven't gotten your vaccination for the year, now's the time, because this week is National Flu Vaccination More>>

Cookies for Airmen

Cookies for Airmen

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Along with the holiday season, often comes holiday baking. The Minot Area Chamber of Commerce is helping to share sweetness by the dozen once again. Today the annual cookie drive for Minot airmen kicked More>>

Sleepy Hollow Presents "Les Miserables"

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A Broadway musical and award-winning movie comes to life on-stage in Bismarck.


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County Applies For State Buyout Money

Ward County is putting in a request for 14.6 million dollars of state funds for buyouts of flooded property. Commissioners this morning received information on the request from Ryan Ackerman of Ackerman-Estvold More>>

FEMA Wants Ramstad Rebuilt in Current Location

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A plan to rebuild the flood-wrecked Ramstad Middle School on Minot's north hill is not winning support from FEMA. More>>

Canadian Water Releases Begin

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Significant water releases have begun from Rafferty and Alameda Reservoirs in Saskatchewan.
    The Saskatchewan Watershed Authority announced it began releases yesterday, in an effort to make space in the reservoir for potentially-high spring snow melt and runoff.
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  • Girl Identified in Fatal Hit & Run

    Girl Identified in Fatal Hit & Run

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:15:12 GMT
    The identity of a 23-month-old girl killed in a hit-and-run in Minot Sunday has been released.
    Minot Police say Zofia Kristal Pepple of New Town was struck by a pickup and killed about 6:25pm Sunday

    The identity of a 23-month-old girl killed in a hit-and-run in Minot Sunday has been released.

    Minot Police say Zofia Kristal Pepple of New Town was struck by a pickup and killed about 6:25pm Sunday

  • Minot Toddler Killed by Hit-And-Run Driver

    Minot Toddler Killed by Hit-And-Run Driver

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:00:26 GMT
    Minot Police say this is a "vehicle of interest" in the hit-and-runMinot Police say this is a "vehicle of interest" in the hit-and-run
    A two-year-old child was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Minot Sunday evening.

    A two-year-old child was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Minot Sunday evening.

    They ask if you have any information about the incident that you contact them at 852-0111.

  • Men Shot by Police Recently Released from Prison

    Men Shot by Police Recently Released from Prison

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:33:17 GMT
    Two people shot by Minot Police early Saturday morning are facing burglary and drug charges.

    In addition, both had recently been released from state prison.

    Two people shot by Minot Police early Saturday morning are facing burglary and drug charges.
    In addition, both had recently been released from state prison.
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  • 30 teens escape from Nashville detention center

    30 teens escape from Nashville detention center

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:31:54 GMT
    A spokesman says more than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 are still being sought.
    Thirty teens "overwhelmed" their minders at a juvenile detention center by simultaneously breaking out of four dormitories and then crawling under a weak spot in a chain-link fence. By Tuesday evening, seven were still on...
  • Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:46:19 GMT
    The World Food Program says it provided food to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month.
    Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant...
  • Attorney: Detroit needs debt plan to survive

    Attorney: Detroit needs debt plan to survive

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:46:10 GMT
    Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.
    The plan to restructure billions of dollars in debt is the vehicle the Motor City needs to free up funds to provide services to residents and allow the city to survive, one of Detroit's attorneys told the federal judge...
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