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FARGO — The driver of a car that crashed near Mapleton, N.D., in June killing a 22-year-old Fargo man faces a charge of aggravated reckless driving. Levi Allmaras, of West Fargo, has pleaded not guilty to the Class A misdemeanor charge in Cass County District Court. Allmaras was 23 when the crash happened about 8:40 p.m. June 28 on 42nd Street Southeast near Mapleton, west of West Fargo. The car he was driving entered a controlled intersection and struck a van carrying a basketball team from Lisbon, N.D., authorities said. Both vehicles went into the ditch.
FARGO — An intriguing aspect of the murder of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind is the fact Fargo police made three consensual searches of the apartment where she was murdered and her baby was cut from her womb, but nothing suspicious was found during any of them.
FARGO — Jurors began deliberations at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in William Hoehn's murder conspiracy trial in Cass County District Court. At 4:30 p.m., they retired for the day and will resume deliberations Friday morning, Sept. 28. Thursday, the eighth day of Hoehn's trial, saw fireworks early on in the form of Jennifer Robinson, an inmate at the Dakota Women's Correctional and Rehabilitation Center in New England, N.D.
FARGO — The trial of William Hoehn on conspiracy to commit murder was hit with two bombshells Tuesday, Sept. 25. The first landed Tuesday morning, when his alleged co-conspirator and ex-girlfriend, Brooke Crews, testified that Hoehn strangled Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, 22, as she lay bleeding on the floor of the couple's bathroom.
FARGO — A man who did time in the Cass County Jail with William Hoehn testified Monday, Sept. 24, that Hoehn told him he was guilty of some things but not of conspiring to murder Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind. Bryan Grob told the jury in Hoehn's trial that he encountered Hoehn in jail after LaFontaine-Greywind disappeared Aug. 19, 2017, but before her body was found in the Red River on Aug. 27, 2017. "You get to know people pretty quickly," Grob said, adding that he and Hoehn would sometimes talk about what they would read in the newspaper.
FARGO — Expanded daytime passenger train service from Fargo to Chicago with stops in between could become a reality if Minnesota lawmakers can be sold on the idea. That's the goal of a nonprofit group called All Aboard Minnesota, which is hosting a public forum on the subject Wednesday, Sept. 26, in St. Cloud, Minn. Currently, Amtrak's Empire Builder route accommodates long-distance travel between cities like Fargo, St. Cloud, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Chicago, with trains reaching Fargo at about 2 or 3 a.m.
MOORHEAD — In April 2017, Moorhead police received a report of an elderly man who had sent more than $230,000 in response to calls saying he had won a lottery. A detective learned the victim actually sent about $825,000 to different addresses over the course of about six months, thinking he would get part of a $5 million lottery prize in return, according to documents filed in Clay County District Court.
FARGO — Cass County District Judge Frank Racek has dismissed a murder charge that an elderly Fargo man had been facing since the shooting death of his wife in June.
FARGO — Three men who faced sexual assault charges after they were accused of having sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl in a Fargo hotel room pleaded guilty to lesser charges and were sentenced to jail time they have already served. According to Cass County District Court records: Augustine Addy, of West Fargo, and Hutchingson Davies and Daniel Gowah, both of Fargo, were charged in April with one count each of felony gross sexual imposition and one count each of misdemeanor sexual assault. Addy was 23 at the time, Davies was 21, and Gowah was 20.
FARGO — Saturday, Sept. 1, marks the start of meteorological fall, but the Fargo-Moorhead area can expect summer-like weather to linger for a bit. "We have warmer and wetter weather favored for the next two weeks or so. But overall in September, we have equal chances of above or below normal (temperatures)," said Brittany Peterson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks. She said summer started out warm in June, when temperatures were four degrees above average for the month.