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FARGO – A man who walked away from a Fargo halfway house after pleading guilty to a manslaughter charge was charged Wednesday, June 20, in federal court with escape from custody. Sean M. Schroeder was arrested June 15 in Fargo a day after police and the U.S. Marshals Service alerted the public that Schroeder, 29, of Dunseith, N.D., had walked away the previous day from the Centre Inc. halfway house in Fargo. Schroeder was being held at Centre Inc. after being granted a two-week furlough to obtain a psychological evaluation, court documents state.
DULUTH -- Families crossing the American border illegally will be kept together, but President Donald Trump promises to remain tough on immigration. In front of 9,000 people in Duluth, the Republican president said American businesses need immigrants.
REILE’S ACRES, N.D. – The bicyclist killed in a collision with an SUV Wednesday, June 20 , northwest of Fargo on a rural county road has been identified. The North Dakota State Patrol said Kathy M. Hettenbaugh was the victim of the fatal crash.
GRAND FORKS -- Nicholas Adam Bartholome, 27, of Grand Forks, has been charged with 16 counts of possession of child pornography, according to court documents. The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, investigating the downloading of videos and/or images of child pornography from a computer located in Grand Forks, was able to determine the address from which the computer was accessing the internet, according to court documents filed Wednesday, June 20.
MITCHELL, S.D. -- A man is awaiting trial for allegedly beating a woman and throwing his 7-week-old daughter on the ground. Levi Sapp, 26, of Mitchell, was arrested on March 30 after a woman said he assaulted her and was going to hurt their child. The woman told police Sapp threw her phone in the sink and the toilet when she first attempted to call 911.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Columnist and former Fargo TV anchor Nicole Phillips and her daughter, Jordan, appeared on The Hallmark Channel’s “Home and Family” to talk about Cozys for the Cure, Jordan’s project to raise money for breast cancer research by selling hand-sewn coffee cup sleeves. The episode aired Wednesday morning, June 20, and will be rebroadcast at 11 a.m. Thursday.
BISMARCK—First-time buyers pushed North Dakota Housing Finance Agency's homeownership program to a record breaking level this spring. According to Jolene Kline, NDHFA executive director, NDHFA's FirstHome loan reservations total in May was 185 percent higher than last year. The state agency's program provides first-time home buyers with low-cost financing and, if desired, down payment and closing cost assistance.
PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz hired his former backup at North Dakota State to help lead his A01 Foundation. Operating AO1 is a three-man job between Wentz, his brother Zach Wentz and Davis. Davis’ job as director of operations carries a multitude of responsibilities with fundraising and organizing various events at the top of the list. Davis graduated from NDSU last December and finished his career less than a month later with the Division I FCS national title win over James Madison.
BISMARCK—The first human case of West Nile virus of the season in North Dakota has been confirmed in Ramsey County in the northeast portion of the state, officials said Monday. The infected person has not been hospitalized. Most people with the West Nile virus experience mild symptoms or no symptoms at all, the North Dakota Department of Health said. The most common symptoms include fever, headache, body aches and rash.
Tickets available for Trump rally in Fargo FARGO -- Tickets are now available online on a first-come, first-serve basis for President Donald Trump's rally June 27 rally in Fargo. The rally will be held at Scheels Arena in support of Rep. Kevin Cramer's run for a U.S. Senate seat. The highly watched race will see the Republican face off with incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.). Tickets for the Fargo event can be found here.