Crime

North Dakota “Blue Alert” Suspect Appears in Court

Salvarado says he will not fight extradition back to North Dakota to face attempted murder and assault charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The suspect who allegedly tried to run down a Bismarck police officer and triggered a statewide Blue Alert manhunt appeared in court in South Dakota. Ulises Salvarado, 22, was arrested in Brookings, South Dakota after he went into a convenience store and asked the worker for help for a gunshot wound to his arm. He was…

Woman Identified in Fatal House Fire in Alexandria

The investigation into the cause of the fire is still ongoing

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Authorities have identified the woman who died in a house fire in Alexandria on Monday. Shandiin Goodbird, 19, died after a fire broke out at a house on the 400 block of Fillmore. Goodbird had originally been labeled as missing, but was found after the fire was put out. A preliminary autopsy report shows Goodbird died of…

North Dakota Launches Track-A-Plow Program

Drivers can use this information to plan their travel in advance

North Dakota Highway PatrolPlows try to navigate through heavy snow in North Dakota.  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s DOT is launching a pilot program to educate drivers on where snowplows will be in the state. The “Track-A-Plow” program shows drivers in real-time where snowplows are working and what direction they’re headed. Drivers can use this information to plan their travel…

California Man Fighting Extradition on Murder Charges in Death of His Mother

A hearing is scheduled for February 20

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The California man, who was arrested in South Dakota after a police chase, is fighting extradition to his home state where he is facing murder charges in the death of his mother. Tosten Lommen, 30, is charged with murdering his mother, 58-year-old Michelle Walsh, whom authorities found in the back seat of his car after a…

Medical Examiner: Singer Tom Petty Died of Accidental Opioid Overdose

The coroner says Petty had traces of fentanyl, oxycodone and several other drugs in his system

ReutersLOS ANGELES, Calif. — An autopsy report concludes that singer and songwriter, Tom Petty, died from an accidental drug overdose. Petty, 66, had just ended a tour with his band, the Heartbreakers, when he suffered a heart attack at his home in Malibu on october 2. The coroner says Petty had traces of fentanyl, oxycodone and several other drugs in…

St. Cloud Police Investigating Stabbing at Apartment Building

When police arrived, they found the man bleeding from his upper torso

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — St. Cloud police are investigating after a stabbing at an apartment building early this morning. Kathilina Garcia, 24, is facing assault charges in the attack. Authorities say Garcia stabbed a 19-year-old male acquaintance during an argument at about 12:30 a.m. When police arrived, they found the man bleeding from his upper torso. He is listed in…

Moorhead Police Searching for Candy Thief

He also could be a suspect in other thefts the same night

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead police are asking for you help apprehending a thief with a sweet tooth. The say the man stole a candy vending machine from the Cash Wise Liquor on December 11th around 6:20 p.m. He also could be a suspect in other thefts the same night. Police ask anyone with any info to contact them in…

Victims Identified in Fatal Head-On Crash in Grand Forks County

According to authorities, Flatten and Ysteboe both lived at the Hatton Prairie Nursing Home

  GRAND FORKS COUNTY, N.D. — Authorities have identified the victims of a fatal head-on crash in Grand Forks County. Alpha Flatten, 97, and 59-year-old Lynette Ysteboe, both of Hatton, died after the car they were riding in, being driven by 59-year-old Scott Grund, was hit head-on by a car being driven by 19-year-old Brenden Myron of Northwood. Authorities say…

Manhunt Over as Bismarck Police Say Wanted Suspect is in Custody

Police didn't provide details of Villalobos' condition Thursday night. The officer wasn't injured.

Ulises Villalobos  BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A man accused of trying to hit a police officer with his vehicle in North Dakota has been arrested. Bismarck police say 22-year-old Ulises Villalobos was taken into custody Thursday in Brookings, South Dakota, without incident. Police had said that the officer shot at the suspect during the incident earlier Thursday and that he…

Grand Forks Police Investigating Home Burglaries

In each case, the homes were entered by force and jewelry and other small items were taken

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Police in Grand Forks are investigating a string of home burglaries. Three burglaries were reported Wednesday evening in the 1500 block of Hammerling Drive and the 1400 block of 14th Avenue South. In each case, the homes were entered by force and jewelry and other small items were taken. Police say these burglaries are similar in…