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FARGO—Fargo police are seeking notes written down by a nurse who had a conversation with murder suspect Ashley Hunter after Hunter was arrested in June 2015. According to a search warrant filed in Cass County District Court, a nurse told Fargo police this past summer that Hunter gave her a full statement about killing two people when she was taking care of him at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo after Hunter was arrested on June 23, 2015.
FARGO—A man accused of raping and murdering a Fargo woman entered not guilty pleas during a hearing in Cass County District Court on Thursday, Sept. 22. Landon Lauwagie, 23, is accused in court documents of asphyxiating Cory Terlecky, 40, while he sexually assaulted her on May 14 Police discovered Terlecky's body at her apartment on May 15. Blood and other evidence suggested she was killed in her home, court documents state.
FARGO -- A Fargo South High School student was arrested early Thursday, Sept. 22, on suspicion of terrorizing in connection with a social media post referencing a school shooting. Fargo...
FARGO—A Fargo man accused of sexually assaulting a Mapleton store clerk in December briefly appeared in Cass County District Court on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Abdulrahman I. Ali, 36, appeared before Judge Tom Olson, who scheduled a preliminary hearing for Ali on Oct. 20. As the hearing was wrapping up, Ali spoke to the judge through an interpreter, stating he was having problems at the jail, particularly getting some prescription medicine. Olson told Ali to confer with his attorney, Stormy Vickers, regarding any problems he was having at the jail.
FARGO—A judge in Fargo on Wednesday, Sept. 21, denied a request from a Cass County Jail inmate for a furlough to attend the funeral for his brother, Dahir Adan, the man who was shot and killed after a stabbing rampage at a St. Cloud, Minn., mall last weekend. Abdullahi A. Adan, 27, of St. Cloud, had asked to be released so he could attend the funeral of his brother, Dahir Adan, 20, who authorities have identified as the man who stabbed 10 people Saturday night, Sept. 17 in St. Cloud.
FARGO—A Fargo man has been charged in connection with an act of violence in March at the T Lofts apartment complex in north Fargo that caused damage estimated at more than $180,000. Documents filed in Cass County District Court charge Daniel J. Schoonover of Fargo. Schoonover, who was 18 at the time of the incident in early March, is accused of opening large water valves himself or helping others to do so in the hallways of the building, causing water to flood part of the apartment complex at 1515 11th Ave. N.
FARGO—A Fargo youth recently convicted of attacking a woman in the West Acres mall parking lot in 2014 is now fighting to have DNA evidence obtained in that case suppressed for his upcoming trial for an unrelated 2013 sexual assault alleged to have happened in the parking lot of the Fargo Holiday Inn. In August, a Cass County District Court jury convicted Abdirahman Sahel, 17, of attempted kidnapping, robbery, terrorizing and simple assault in connection with a September 2014 incident in which a J.C. Penney employee was attacked in a West Acres mall parking lot.
FARGO—The murder case against Jason W. Oien, who is charged in the killing of Joey Gaarsland outside a Fargo bar in May 2015, faces potential complications as a trial date looms. Oien, 34, is scheduled to stand trial on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Cass County District Court on one count of murder and three counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault. The charges relate to the death of Gaarsland and alleged assaults on Gaarsland's wife and a man who tried to intervene during the incident, which occurred outside of Rick's Bar, 2721 Main Ave.
MOORHEAD—The traffic roundabout at the intersection of Highway 75 and 60th avenue on the south edge of Moorhead has now been around about five years. It operates efficiently and relatively safely and largely without complaints from drivers, a state official says. But that wasn't the case in 2010, when highway planners were promoting the roundabout as a way to disarm a deadly intersection that saw 40 crashes over the span of 20 years, seven of which claimed at least one life.
MOORHEAD—A man who was arrested in June after a police chase in which his vehicle reached speeds topping 130 mph while he had a toddler in the back seat was sentenced Friday, Sept. 16, in Clay County District Court to 90 days in jail. Dustin B. Martin, 35, was given credit for having already served his time and was ordered to pay fines totaling more than $1,000. Martin earlier pleaded guilty to a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and a gross misdemeanor charge of DWI.