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KHRT ND News - Thursday - 08/15/19 - Noon Edition

A man accused of using a needle nose pliers to stab a person outside a Walmart store in Mandan is facing felony charges....

     MANDAN, N.D. (AP) - A man accused of using a needle nose pliers to stab a person outside a Walmart store in Mandan is facing felony charges. Twenty-four-year-old Hilario Flores is charged with aggravated assault with a weapon and terrorizing. Flores is accused of stabbing a vendor inside the store last Friday causing a puncture wound in the back of his head and a cut behind his left ear that required eight stitches. About 100 people were evacuated from the store after the stabbing.
 
     Police say Flores told them he thought the vendor was a store employee who may have seen him attempting to steal and he was trying to scare him. The Bismarck Tribune says a judge set Flores' bail at $100,000 cash Wednesday afternoon. Court documents do not list an attorney for him.

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     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A federal jury has awarded $1.2 million to a Bismarck doctor who said his employer retaliated against him for speaking out against alleged racial discrimination. Dr. Robert Roswick filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Mid Dakota Clinic in 2017 claiming he was unjustly disciplined by the clinic's board of directors for publicly opposing the firing of an Indian-American physician.
 
     The Bismarck Tribune reports that after a five-day trial last week, a jury ruled in Roswick's favor, finding that the clinic retaliated against him for his opposition to the reported racial discrimination. He was awarded lost wages and benefits. The clinic said Roswick was fired for various reasons, including that he didn't meet with its attorney regarding his allegations of racial discrimination against the Indian-American doctor.

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    MINOT, ND - The City of Minot has scheduled its second town hall meeting of 2019 to provide information to the community with a focus on the National Disaster Resilience program. The event is planned for tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Washington Elementary School, located at 600 17th Avenue Southeast.

    Information from City administration will provide an update to the community on current progress of the NDR program as well as outline future objectives and how the activities help make Minot more resilient.

    Topics scheduled for discussion at the meeting include:

    - Strategic buyout/acquisition program
    - Multi-family affordable rental housing
    - Single-family affordable housing
    - Family homeless shelter
    - Center for Technical Education
    - City Hall relocation

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    BURNSVILLE, MN - August can be an expensive month for students returning to colleges and universities. Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota has some tips to make sure scammers don't make the start of school even more expensive for those paying tuition, figuring out student aid, and buying school and dorm supplies.

    According to BBB's 2018 Scam Tracker Risk Report, nearly 42% of students reported a loss when exposed to a scam as compared to 28% of non-students. Students, who are freshly exposed to managing their own finances, are online looking for ways to save. Whether you're starting school yourself or have kids who could be vulnerable to financial scams as they get started living on their own, BBB suggests watching out for these very red flags:

    ·    Fake Credit Cards - It's no secret that college students are targeted with these as a quick and easy way to get money. Some credit cards deals could be a fake gimmick to get a student's personal information, and it could potentially stir up credit problems. Do your research on those credit card flyers and read the fine print before applying.

·        Too Good to be True Apartments - An affordable, conveniently located apartment close to campus sounds like a great deal, but don't jump on it until you've viewed the apartment in person. And never give out credit card or other payment information until after you've viewed it and signed a lease.

    ·    Fake Credit Reports - After the age of 18, it's a good idea to start becoming more aware of your credit score and start adapting some healthy money habits. It's also a helpful signifier of any unusual activity and possible ID fraud. While there are multiple traps online trying to snag your social security number with a fake credit score scam, you can safely check your credit score at annualcreditreport.com https://www.annualcreditreport.com/.
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        Scholarship and Grant Scams - Phone calls from companies guaranteeing they can help reduce loan payments or set you up with a hefty grant are worth researching. Even searching the company online could bring up scam alerts from other victims. Contact the school's financial aid office for advice on the company's legitimacy or how they can help otherwise.

    ·    Employment Scams - In 2018, employment scams were the No. 1 culprit for scams attacking 18- to 25-year-olds. Job offerings can be sent directly to school emails, promising flexible hours and beyond expected pay. There would be no need to send a social security number electronically without knowing exactly who you are sending it to.
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        Awareness of Current Scams - As tech savvy as current college students can be, a surprising number of scams reported to BBB's ScamTracker (bbb.org/scamtracker) are from students who learned their lesson too late. Use Scam Tracker to learn of the latest scam trends and read local reports of specific incidents.

 

 

   (Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

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