FC: Current Events
1: FARGO (KFGO-AM) A suspect in the February 24th armed robbery of the Petro Serve on South University Drive in Fargo has been arrested. Lt. Joel Vettel says the Red River Valley Swat Team and police detectives served a warrant at an apartment at 1438 17th Street South about 1 PM Thursday. The Swat Team used a "flash bang" grenade to gain entry. They detained 3 people for questioning and then arrested Ibrahim Kardor, 20, of Fargo who had been staying at the residence. A second suspect is still being sought. Kardor was also arrested on a felony charge of delivery of marijuana in a school zone. South High is nearby. Police seized about a half pound of pot in the residence. He was also wanted on two unrelated Cass County warrants. It's the second arrest of a robbery suspect made by Fargo police in the past week. Ewing Mathis, wanted for the hold-up of a Stop-N-Go in North Fargo was taken into custody in Dilworth.
2: (CNN) -- More than a week ago, a 2-year-old girl with a wide grin and butterfly barrettes in her hair vanished in Mississippi. Authorities hope she's still alive, and are offering a $20,000 reward for her return. Myra Lewis was reported missing by her family on March 1 after playing with her sister outside their home in Camden, the FBI said. She was last seen about 11 a.m. the same day wearing white or khaki pants, a turquoise sweater adorned with a bear, and pink tennis shoes. Myra is 37 inches tall and weighs 27 pounds. "Since her disappearance was reported, multiple state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies have participated in a massive, collaborative search effort," the FBI Office in Jackson said.
3: (CNN) -- Two teenagers in central Florida were charged Sunday with attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder after an attack on the girl's parents. Authorities say the teens -- a 13-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy -- lured the girl's mother into the family's garage in Ocala, where the boy slit her throat. When the girl's father, who is also the woman's husband, responded to the commotion, the boy put a knife to his throat, a statement from the Marion County Sheriff's Office said. The father took his wife to a hospital after pleading with the boy to let them go, officials say. She survived surgery and gave investigators details of the attack. Both teens are being held without bond in Marion County Juvenile Detention, the statement said. The Sheriff's Office released the names of the teens, but CNN is not identifying them because it wasn't clear if they would be charged as adults.
4: Russia Dispatches Troops to Crimea (Mar. 2): Russian president Vladimir Putin dispatches troops to Crimea, citing the need to protect Russians from extremist ultranationalists, referring to the anti-government protesters in Kiev. The Russian troops surround Ukrainian military bases. (Mar. 3): Russia is reportedly in control of Crimea. The move sparks international outrage and condemnation.
5: Group Knife Attack Kills 29 in China (Mar. 1): Twenty-nine people are killed when ten men enter a train station in Kunming, a city in southwest China. The men attack people with long knives, injuring 130 others. Chinese authorities believe the attackers are members of a separatist group from Xinjiang in northwest China and refer to them as terrorists.