BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A federal judge in North Dakota has ordered a Rhode Island woman convicted of funneling lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica through her airline job to remain jailed pending her February sentencing. Jurors in September convicted 28-year-old Melinda Bulgin of Providence of conspiracy, fraud and money laundering in the case authorities say bilked 90 mostly elderly Americans out of millions. Judge Daniel Hovland says Bulgin faces “significant time.”
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s Health Department has confirmed the first case of a rare nervous system disorder that has affected dozens of children around the country. Officials say a suspected case of acute flaccid myelitis has been confirmed by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The child was hospitalized in October and has since been released. The rare condition causes arm and leg muscles to weaken. There have been 134 confirmed cases in 33 states this year.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota man has pleaded guilty to stealing a forklift as part of his plan to attack President Donald Trump’s limousine during his visit to a refinery in the state. Forty-two-year-old Gregory Lee Leingang, of Bismarck, stole a forklift and entered the presidential motorcade route in Mandan prior to Trump’s arrival at the Andeavor Mandan Refinery Sept. 6, 2017.
A Belcourt School Board member was arrested at a Mandan hotel this weekend. Jeremy Lee Laducer was arrested after a woman accused him of coming to her room at the hotel and threatening to kill her and throwing her phone across the room. The woman was with her child, who also told police Laducer threatened to “tie a rope around the woman’s neck and drag her behind the truck” during a prior incident. Laducer pleaded guilty in 1996 after a woman said he locked her in their apartment and beat her. He was originally elected to the school board in 2007 and re-elected in 2016.
On Monday The Jamestown Public School Board approved course changes for next year at Jamestown High School and James Valley Career and Technology Center. Course changes include: a new nurse assisting course; changes to sports and health classes; new business information and technology courses; and new math courses to include college level classes. The board is also reviewing computer science courses to better satisfy prerequisites in the accounting, business, multimedia and web design curriculum.