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FARGO—A Fargo elementary school teacher has been put on leave after being accused of bullying her students. Following an investigation, Andrea Deschamp was removed from the classroom and put on administrative leave.
JAMESTOWN—We're used to getting bills after going to the dentist, hospital or college, but what if you got one that was more than 20 years old? It's been a whirlwind for Michelle Thompson and her siblings after they received a bill in her deceased mother's name for almost $10,000 from the North Dakota State Hospital. A 26-year old bill. "How can they do this to a family? How can they sit on a bill for 26 years?" Michelle Thompson said.
FARGO—A Fargo couple is suing Catholic Charities for what they call "marital discrimination." James and Tahnee Young decided this February they wanted to give their home and love to a teenager in the foster care system, but after finding their match their expectations took a turn for the worse. James Young and his wife Tahnee were married this July, but someone very special was not at their wedding. "We're getting married, we wanted to incorporate her into our marriage and our wedding," said James Young, who was turned down for adoption.
FARGO—People within the community are taking action in attempt to destroy the apartment building where Savanna LaFontaine Greywind once lived. It's the last spot where Savanna was seen before police recovered her body in the Red River. It's also where the baby believed to be Savanna's was found in an upstairs apartment with two suspects in the case. An online petition through Change.org is making waves by gathering signatures. Their goal is to demolish the building Savanna once called home.
FARGO—It's been more than two days since a Fargo woman was last seen at her apartment in north Fargo. Savanna Lafontaine-Greywind is 22 years old and 8 months pregnant. She was having a texting conversation with her boyfriend of seven years on Saturday afternoon when her family said she stopped replying. Family members say she was helping another apartment tenant upstairs when she was last seen. She doesn't have her wallet or car and her phone isn't ringing, her family says.
HOPE, N.D.—A Father's Day celebration took a tragic turn for one family this year when their children and grandchild were in a crash. Their son was critically injured and in a coma for nearly 3 weeks. "Scariest phone call a person could get," said Donna Flaten, Connor's mom. It took mere minutes for Donna and Curtis Flaten to rush to the scene of the car crash that injured two of their children and granddaughter. None of the kids were wearing their seatbelts. "We saw granddaughter and two kids laying.." said Curtis Flaten.
FERGUS FALLS—A fraud involving hundreds of thousands of dollars swindled from taxpayers, leaves a former employee of Nelson Auto Center in Fergus Falls in hot water. Gerry Worner, the former Fleet Manager at Nelson Auto Center in Fergus Falls, is facing felony charges after years of overbilling police agencies across Minnesota. On Monday night, the Otter Tail County Attorney's Office has filed a five-count theft-by-swindle indictment against Worner.
NORTH DAKOTA—Drivers in North Dakota are about to be slapped with a hefty price tag for littering along highways. Unfortunately, litter in the roads, really isn't anything new, but starting August 1st, highway officials are cracking down on litterbugs with a fine increase of 400 percent. "I think there's going to be a lot of shocked people, because it is such a bigger increase in fines," said Corporal Keenan Zunel, Cass County Sheriff's Department. The going rate for your tossed cigarette butt or other litter is about to jump from $100 to $500.
Sled hockey has become second nature for Grant Bosner. Bosner was born with Spina Bifida, a birth defect causing a baby's spinal cord to not develop properly. From then, his parents were told their son wouldn't be able to do what most children can. "To walk distances, it would take some pretty extensive surgery and the likelihood of it working or lasting is pretty minimal," said Kristine Bosner, Grant's mom. That didn't slow him down though. "I'm a really competitive person, but still, I'm having fun," said Grant.
FARGO—A young Breckenridge woman, who is in the prime of her life, now finds herself fighting for it. Twenty-two-year-old Victoria Grenier can leave an impression on just about anyone. "Once you know her, she's very addictive," Tina Grenier, Victoria's mother said. "Yeah she imprints," Mikel Olson, Victoria's father, said. Her family describes her as compassionate and full of life, but just last month everyone's life took an unexpected turn.