Kehuanna Poitra, 24, a 2009 nominee for a national crime victims award, was arrested in North Dakota and brought back to Rapid City to face second-degree murder and felony child abuse and neglect charges.
VIDEO: Bottom of article A van driven by a sheriff's deputy who ran a group home for adopted and foster children collided with an empty cattle trailer on Thursday in a highway construction zone, killing him and five children and injuring seven other children.
A jury Thursday night determined Demetrius Willis was not guilty of unintentional second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter, but convicted him on a lesser charge of second-degree manslaughter while committing child neglect.
According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, a 46-year-old Sheyenne, N.D., woman was westbound on State Highway 57 in a 1994 Chevy about 1 mile west of Fort Totten when the boy, one of a group of children near the road, drove his bicycle onto the highway in the path of the pickup.
A Louisiana man is accused of bludgeoning, decapitating and dismembering his disabled 7-year-old son and leaving the boy's head near the street so the child's mother would see it — a killing that brought seasoned police officers to tears, authorities said today.
A 2-year-old girl has died after being struck by a car Monday night while crossing Fargo's South University Drive at 25th Avenue, Fargo police said. Police were notified this morning that Jasmine Rose Wilson of Fargo died Thursday night at Sanford Medical Center, Lt. Joel Vettel said. An autopsy will be performed, he said.
The United Nations has said previously that tens of thousands of people have died in the drought, the worst in Somalia in 60 years. The U.N. says 640,000 Somali children are acutely malnourished, a statistic that suggests the death toll of small children will rise.
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