Author: Kendra Johnson

Fargo Police Seek Public’s Assistance Locating Runaway Girl

16-year-old Jzzinea Breann Livingood was last seen in the 4300 block of 9 Avenue Cir. S. on September 14.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a runaway girl. 16-year-old Jzainea Breann Livingood was last seen in the 4300 block of 9 Avenue Cir. S. on September 14. She was last seen wearing sweatpants and a sweatshirt. She has a tattoo on her right wrist of a line with a sun coming up. Fargo…

North Dakota Confirms Severe Vaping Illness, Investigating 6

Seven deaths have been reported from six states.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health says the state has one confirmed case of severe vaping-related lung illness and six probable cases under investigation. Health officials say the state is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the agency continues to investigate the vaping illness cases. The CDC says 36 states and 1 U.S. territory…

Minnesota Health Experts Urge Flu Shots as Soon as Possible

The flu vaccine is recommended for almost everyone six months of age and older.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Health officials are urging Minnesotans to get flu shots as soon as possible. Jennifer Heath of the Minnesota Department of Health says the flu season could begin anytime. Only about half of the people eligible get the flu vaccine. If more people got immunized, she says, fewer people would get sick, even people who don’t get vaccinated. The…

Two People Arrested for Drug Possession in Moorhead

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says it was a substantial seizure of suspected Fentanyl and Heroin.

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption MOORHEAD, MINN.–The Lakes to River Drug Task Force arrested two people in connection with an ongoing drug investigation on Tuesday. A search warrant was executed at 868 37th Avenue South #3 in Moorhead. During the search, 24 grams of cocaine that field tested positive for…

Attorney Seeks Dismissal of DAPL Cigarette Butt DNA Case

Nestor says it's impossible to determine where the butt originated or how long it might have been there.

BISMARCK, N.D.–An attorney for a South Dakota man says DNA evidence found on a cigarette butt doesn’t prove his client participated in a riot during the Dakota Access pipeline protest three years ago. On Monday, attorney Bruce Nestor filed a motion in state court seeking dismissal of the charges against Lawrence Malcolm Jr., of Sisseton. Nestor says it’s impossible to…

North Dakota Car Seat Misuse Rates Improve

September 15-21 is National Child Passenger Safety Week.

NORTH DAKOTA–The North Dakota Department of Health reports the misuse of car seats has improved by 14 percent over the past nine years. The rates in 2009 were as high as 86 percent and have fallen to 72 percent in 2018. The NDDoH says while the trend is positive, there is still room for improvement. During the last five years…

Motorcyclist Killed after Striking Animal in Oliver County

The collision happened about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 200-A northeast of Center.

CENTER, N.D.–The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist has died after colliding with an animal in Oliver County. The collision happened about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 200-A northeast of Center. The patrol says the man was thrown from his bike after losing control of it after striking the animal. He died at the scene. Authorities did not say…

Autopsy: NDSU Student Killed 5 Years Ago Died of Asphyxia

Bearson's death certificate says he died of asphyxia, meaning he was deprived of oxygen.

FARGO, N.D.–A North Dakota State University freshman from Minnesota who was killed five years ago died of asphyxia. Authorities have said little about the September 2014 death of 18-year-old Thomas Bearson of Sartell, Minnesota, other than it was a homicide. Bearson’s death certificate says he died of asphyxia, meaning he was deprived of oxygen. Besides alcohol, two prescription medications were…

Lawmaker to Introduce Bill to Allow Guns on ND Capitol Grounds

North Dakota has had a policy against carrying firearms on the state Capitol grounds since 1989.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A North Dakota lawmaker says he will aim to ensure firearms are legal on the state Capitol grounds after a pro-gun rally he hosted there drew some supporters who were probably packing heat. Bismarck Republican Rep. Rick Becker says he will introduce legislation to change the policy when the Legislature reconvenes in 2021. Dozens attended the “Shall Not Be…

2 Years in Prison for Attack at Mandan Walmart

Hilario Flores pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and terrorizing Monday.

MANDAN, N.D.–A man who used a needle-nose pliers in an attack at a Walmart store in Mandan has been sentenced to spend two years in prison. Hilario Flores pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and terrorizing Monday. South Central District Judge Gail Hagerty sentenced the 25-year-old Bismarck man to concurrent five-year sentences with three years suspended. Flores attacked a vendor at…