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FARGO—A photo of people gathered around a fire has caught the attention of many across Fargo because of what some say the flame looks like. The image, taken by Paulette Osborne, shows a group of people around a fire at an Easter Sunday vigil on March 31 at Fargo's Holy Spirit Catholic Church. A flame at the center of the photo is said to resemble the likeness of Jesus.
MOORHEAD — A judge ordered a Moorhead man who pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree murder without intent to serve at least 10 years of a 15-year sentence in prison, with the last five under supervised release. Neil James Johnson, 26, once supervised Jacob Glover at a car wash, but ended up firing him and allowing him to live in his garage. Johnson fatally shot Glover, 28, of West Fargo, in April 2017, court documents stated.
FARGO — After a red flag fire warning on Friday, May 4, the weekend should shape up to be calmer. Though weather conditions conducive to a wildfire are expected to return Monday. Andrew Moore, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said scattered showers and overcast clouds on Saturday and cooler winds on Sunday are expected for the Red River Valley.
FARGO—U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Friday, April 27, the unsealing of indictments in the prosecution of a major international opioid ring with a web that reached into North Dakota. Speaking to a crowd that included law enforcement officials and news reporters at Fargo's federal courthouse, Sessions said the ring was dealing fentanyl, a potent opioid that investigators traced back to China, Canada and other places.
FARGO — The trial of William Hoehn, who's charged in the killing of a pregnant Fargo woman will be postponed once again to September, court documents said. His trial was previously moved from March to May. The trial is now set to start Sept. 18. Both defense and prosecuting attorneys agreed to the delay, court documents show. Hoehn, 32, along with Brooke Crews, was charged in the killing of 22-year-old Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind and kidnapping her newborn in August.
FARGO — Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to visit Fargo on Friday, April 27, to make an announcement related to law enforcement and give remarks on the drug crisis, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The event is scheduled for 9:05 a.m. Friday at the Quentin N. Burdick United States Courthouse in downtown Fargo. Fighting the opioid and drug crisis has been a focus of federal prosecutors in North Dakota. Chris Myers, the state's U.S. attorney, received an "outstanding prosecutor of the year" award in December for his work on the issue.