Crime

Republican Legislators Talk Budget, Higher Ed Cuts, DAPL and Hopes for President Trump

Politics and Plate was held for legislators to tackle and discuss important issues in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — It just might be every Republican’s favorite way to spend the noon hour. Lunch…with a side of politics. The United Republican Committee hosted “Politcs and a Plate” at the Holiday Inn and invited the public to talk with lawmakers about their concerns. Issues regarding medical marijuana, behavioral health needs and autism insurance were just a few of the topics…

Minnesota Police Officer Makes Plea in Fatal Shooting of Philando Castile

Yanez is charged with second degree manslaughter and two counts of unlawful discharge of a firearm because there were two other people in the car at the time of the shooting

  FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. — A Minnesota police officer pleads not guilty to manslaughter and other charges in the shooting death of a black man last summer. St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop last July in Falcon Heights. Earlier this month, defense lawyers asked a judge to dismiss the charges, claiming the…

Grand Forks Woman Makes Plea in Drug Trafficking Murder

Authorities say the drug ring distributed mass quantities of meth in North Dakota and Minnesota

Krystal FeistGRAND FORKS, N.D. — A woman accused of killing a man over a drug deal has pleaded guilty in federal court. Krystal Feist, 32, admitted guilt in three counts, including murder in furtherance of a drug trafficking conspiracy. Authorities say Feist shot 24-year-old Austin Forsman in March 2016 while he sat in a vehicle at Flying J in Grand Forks….

Cox-Sever Makes Plea Deal in Two-Year-Old Bogus Bomb Threat Case

His threats forced flights from Virginia to Chicago and from Minneapolis to Dickinson to make emergency landings

  NORTH DAKOTA — A flight attendant accused of making bogus bomb threats on two Skywest flights in 2015 has signed a plea deal to avoid trial. Justin Cox-Sever, 23, of Tempe, Arizona, is expected to plead guilty to four of the five charges against him related to interfering with an aircraft. Prosecutors will drop a fifth count, reducing the…

Cass County Sheriff Laney Praises Fellow Law Enforcement Officers Work At DAPL

Authorities Cleared Out Main Dakota Access Protest Camp Last Week

Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney is weighing in on the closure of the main Dakota Access pipeline protest camp in Morton County. Officers made a few dozen final arrests and officially cleared the camp on Thursday after months of protest activity. “So we’re really excited that this is done and we hope at this point that it stays done and…

Man Pleads Guilty in a Fargo Motel Drug Bust

A Minneapolis man pleads guilty to felony drug and weapons charges

FARGO, N.D. — A Minneapolis man is sentenced in a 2015 drug bust case at a Fargo motel. Charles Erdmann pleaded guilty in December to felony drug and weapons charges. The judge sentenced Erdmann to 19 years in prison. Erdmann was arrested with another man, Corey Stevens of Fargo after police raided their motel room and found more than $100,000…

Six Facing Charges in Deadly Sioux Falls Crash

Six are facing charges in the death of teen

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — There are now six people facing charges in a deadly car crash in Sioux Falls. One teen is charged with murder and now police say his parents have been arrested after they tried to allegedly cover it up. Police say Joseph and Vicki Lingor, the parents of Alexander Lingor, 16, the teen charged with second degree…

Fargo Woman Arrested After Abandoning Children at Car Crash Scene

Police say Thompson crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of University Drive and 35th Avenue South Thursday night

  FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo woman is behind bars after police say she left her children behind after crashing into another car. Rachel Thompson, 35, is facing charges of DUI, fleeing the scene of an accident and burglary. Police say Thompson crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of University Drive and 35th Avenue South Thursday night. They say she…

Fargo City Employee Under Investigation for Facebook Post

The comments were posted by the employee during off hours

  FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo city employee is under investigation after posting personal comments about the DAPL protesters on a local news station’s Facebook page. A city spokesman did not identify the employee. The comments were posted by the employee during off hours. The spokesman says it is important that the public is aware the comments do not reflect…

Cass County State’s Attorney Investigates Near Drowning at Fargo Hotel

Two teen girls, ages 13 and 14, pulled the child from the bottom of the Holiday Inn pool Saturday night

  FARGO, N.D. — The case of a three-year-old rescued from the bottom of a Fargo hotel pool is now in the hands of the Cass County State’s Attorney. Two teen girls, ages 13 and 14, pulled the child from the bottom of the Holiday Inn pool Saturday night. Her parents took her to the hospital. Fargo Police say it…