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NEW YORK CITY - A former Playboy centerfold and her 7-year-old son are dead after jumping from the 25th floor of a Midtown hotel Friday morning, May 18. Stephanie Adams, 46, and her son Vincent were pronounced dead at the scene by authorities, according to the New York Daily News . Adams and her son were found on a roof next door to the Gotham Hotel after the apparent suicide leap, police said.
MOORHEAD — Holding back tears, 19-year-old Malachi Rohrer can't help but get emotional when thinking back to the accident that changed his life. "Explaining what happened doesn't hurt my feelings a lot, but when I slowly explain it and go through all the details in my head, that's when it really hits me," the Moorhead resident said. "Keeping it simple makes it easier to talk about." For Rohrer, that simplicity can be hard to find ever since an accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down, dashing his dreams of joining the U.S. Coast Guard as a helicopter pilot.
FARGO—Oops, we did it again. Both Fargo and Grand Forks stood pat in 2018 as two of the top 20 drunkest cities in the United States, according to a 24/7 Wall Street study published in USA Today. Fargo ranked as the fifth-drunkest city in the country, while Grand Forks ranked eighth. Neither Fargo's nor Grand Forks' ranking changed from the same study conducted in 2017.
FARGO - A fast-food restaurant here is giving its customers three more opportunities to take advantage of a promotional offer for free chicken. Every Tuesday in May, the West Acres Chick-fil-A, 4100 13th Avenue South, is giving away a free chicken sandwich to customers who visit the restaurant between 2 and 5 p.m., according to a West Acres Instagram post. The remaining dates to take advantage of this promotion are Tuesday, May 15, Tuesday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 29. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bih4mpb
ANTIGO, Wis. - Raymond Jack “Ray” Szmanda, known by many Midwesterners as “the Menards guy,” has died, according to his family. He was 91. Charles Szmanda, son of Ray, confirmed his father’s death in a Facebook post Sunday, May 6. Szmanda was the Menards spokesperson for over two decades, and was the star of countless television and radio commercials.
FFARGO - A woman who went reported as missing Sunday night, May 6, has been found safe, according to Fargo police. Tricia Cheri Flaagan, 34, went missing Sunday around 9:40 p.m in the 2500 block of 25 1/2 Avenue South in Fargo.
If you live in North Dakota and you've got a political yard sign, go ahead and flaunt it. That's what a new study suggests after its results revealed that North Dakota is among the most tolerant states in the country when it comes to their neighbors' political yard signs. The study, which was conducted by ShieldCo, a custom business, signage and décor company, surveyed 3,000 Americans asking them what they think about yard signs, and, in particular, their neighbors' yard signs.
THABAZIMBI, South Africa - The owner of a South African wildlife park is lucky to be alive after he was dragged and mauled by a lion after entering the animal's enclosure. Mike Hodge, 67, was rushed to a local hospital with neck and jaw injuries as a result of the incident, which occurred on Tuesday, May 1, according to the Daily Mail.
MOORHEAD — A duck trapped inside the chimney of a Moorhead home was freed and released Monday, April 30, thanks to the help of a community service officer. A post on the Moorhead Police Department's Facebook page shows the officer, Cameron Cordes, posing with "Santa" the duck after he was able to free the bird from a chimney.
AUSTIN, Texas—Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz kicked off a two-week fundraising campaign Monday, April 30, to help transform the lives of thousands of kids in Haiti. Wentz is raising funds for the Mission of Hope Haiti Sports Complex project through his AO1 Foundation at The Giving Back Fund. The 60-acre sports complex will host sports leagues for 15,000 kids annually and provide programs focused on character development, education and discipline. Over the next two weeks, Wentz says, he'll personally match every dollar, up to $500,000.