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LONDON—Award-winning international journalist and author Roxana Saberi, who graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, will be taking on a new position with CBS News, the company said in a release. Saberi, 40, who has served as a freelance correspondent for CBS News since 2016, has taken on a new role as a London-based correspondent and will report for all CBS News platforms.
A season-ending knee injury may have costed Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz the MVP award, but a tweet from you could earn him another honor. Wentz, along with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, have been selected as three finalists for this year's FedEx Air and Ground NFL Players of the Year.
RIVER RIDGE, La. - A Louisiana veterinarian faces multiple felonies after she was accused of shooting and killing her neighbor's family dog in the back of its head, according to a FOX 8 report. Dr. Kelly Folse, 35, faces aggravated cruelty to animals and illegal discharge of a weapon near a school as well as unrelated drug charges. She was arrested without incident Tuesday, Dec. 19, at her home.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Complaints from longtime residents of a historically African-American neighborhood near a Palm Springs golf course have led to the removal of a line of trees they claim were planted for racists reasons in the 1960s, a ccording to The Desert Sun.
CASSELTON, N.D. - 'Twas the week before Christmas, when all through Casselton, not one reindeer went unchecked. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen, and yes, even poor old Rudolph were all given a routine checkup Friday, Dec. 15 at the Casselton Veterinary clinic, and there's even an inspection certificate to prove it. The veterinary clinic released a photo of the certificate on its official Facebook page Friday, Dec. 15, with the caption: "Dr. Reichert had a very important client stop by today to pick up a health certificate.
MINNEAPOLIS—Disgruntled motorists in Minnesota and North Dakota now have statistical evidence to their claims that their state has some of the worst drivers in the country. According to a newly released study by insurance company QuoteWizard, Minnesota is the second-ranked state in the country when it comes to having the worst drivers. That is up nine spots from the same study released in 2016 that had Minnesota ranked as the 11th-worst state for bad drivers. North Dakota was ranked 10th.
NORTHFIELD, Ill. - A suburban Chicago family is lucky to still have their pet dog after it was randomly attacked by a coyote Wednesday morning, Dec.
Former Minnesota Wild enforcer Matt Johnson is profiled in a recent extraordinary piece of reporting by Toronto-based sports network TNS that details his fallout after a lengthy, yet brutal career in the National Hockey League.
PITTSBURGH—Three days after suffering a season-ending knee injury, it was announced Wednesday, Dec. 13, that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz underwent successful surgery on a torn ACL. In an Instagram post dawning a hospital gown, Carson Wentz, along with his girlfriend, posed for a selfie from the bed of his Pittsburgh hospital room with the caption: "Surgery (check) the comeback officially begins now! The Lord truly blessed me with this beautiful young lady to walk by my side and support me through all of this! #comeback #grateful"
FARGO—The Philadelphia Eagles won a football game Sunday, Dec. 10. They also clinched a division title, their first since 2013. For all intents and purposes, the Eagles (11-2) are in the driver's seat in the NFC, well on their way to a first-round bye and home field advantage throughout the playoffs. That's the good. The bad? Well, their driver is out for the season.