Crime

Perham Man Arrested for Burglary, Following Teen

Jason Maloney is accused of burglarizing a house and exposing himself to a teen girl whom he followed to Target

  DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A 40-year-old Perham man is suspected of burglarizing a house in Nelson and later exposing himself outside of Target in Alexandria. Officers arrested Jason Maloney after a chase Tuesday night. They say Maloney followed the teen girl who reported him at Target and she gave authorities his license plate number. It matched one given earlier…

Two Arrested After Injury Car Crash in Fargo

Police say one person is facing drug charges and the other has a list of charges relating to the crash

  Tate Rivera, (L) and Karlee Young (R) FARGO, N.D. — Two Fargo people were arrested following a crash in north Fargo Tuesday night. Police say 23-year-old Tate Rivera ran a red light at 10th Street and 4th Avenue North and was hit by an SUV. Rivera and one of his three passengers, 20-year-old Karlee Young, ran from the scene…

Lisbon Man Guilty of Squeezing His Baby to Death

Byron Whetsel is convicted of killing his own son after squeezing him and breaking his ribs and neck

RANSOM COUNTY, N.D. — A Lisbon, North Dakota father has been convicted of killing his infant son. A jury found Byron Whetsel guilty of child neglect and murder following a 5-day trial in Ransom County. Court documents say Whetsel squeezed his 2-month-old son, broke the child’s ribs and neck and severely injured his brain. A medical examiner concluded all of…

Fargo Bank Robbery Suspect on the Run

Fargo Police say at 10:39 a.m., Wednesday morning, they received a call of a robbery at Bell Bank at 3100 13th Avenue South.

Fargo Police say at 10:39 a.m., Wednesday morning, they received a call of a robbery at Bell┬áBank at 3100 13th Avenue South. A lone man entered the bank and demanded money. He did not show a weapon nor did the teller see a weapon. Officers on scene say he took off on foot and headed west. The best description is…

Hunter Dies in Shooting Near Edgeley

The man was out of state but was with two others hunting coyotes

  LAMOURE COUNTY, N.D. — A man from out of state has died in an apparent accidental shooting northeast of Edgeley. LaMoure County Sheriff Bob Fernandes says the 57-year-old man was among three people hunting coyotes. The 911 call came in at around 11:20 this morning. Fernandes says the man died at the scene and his body has been sent…

New Video Released in Casselton Train Derailment of 2013

An NTSB investigation puts the blame on a broken axle.

CASSELTON, N.D. — We now know the cause of the 2013 Casselton train derailment and explosion. An NTSB investigation puts the blame on a broken axle. “I just seen a bunch of stuff fly off the switch heater,” said the radio operator in the newly released video of the 2013 train derailment. It’s the crash and explosion that left it’s…

Three Recognized for Bravery After Fatal Accident on I-29

Anastacia Hermes of Kindred is a First Responder who received the Good Samaritan Award and the Highway Patrol Colonel's Award of Excellence

  COURTESY: Kindred Ambulance Service KINDRED, N.D. — Three people have been recognized for their heroic actions after a fiery crash on I-29 last July. Anastacia Hermes of Kindred received the Good Samaritan Award and the Highway Patrol Colonel’s Award of Excellence. Troopers Adam Malafa and Jed Dahnke both received the Bravery Award and the Distinguished Service Medal. All three…

ND Lawmakers Hoping to Establish Needle Exchange Program

Lawmakers say IV drug use is on the rise in North Dakota and they want to help people to lower their risk

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota health officials are backing bipartisan legislation that would establish a needle-exchange program. State Republican Sen. Howard Anderson is the primary sponsor of the bill. The retired Turtle Lake pharmacist and former member of the state narcotics coalition told a legislative committee that intravenous drug use is on the rise in North Dakota. Anderson says allowing…

UND Police Officer Sentenced in Child Porn Case

Paul Meagher will serve 10 years in prison and 10 years supervised release

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A former UND police officer has been sentenced for possessing child porn. Paul Meagher, 43, will serve 10 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release. During a search of Meagher’s residence in November, 2015, officers found multiple media devices containing more than fifty-thousand images and videos. Meagher was charged with 10 counts of possession…

Frazee Man Accidentally Shoots Himself

Jared Hanson says he was handling a revolver when it discharged and the bullet went into his hip

FRAZEE, Minn. — The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says a Frazee man accidentally shot himself in the hip. Investigators say 27-year old Jared Hanson was handling a revolver when it discharged. Emergency crews were called to East Main Avenue in Frazee around 7 o’clock Monday night. Hanson was taken to the hospital in Detroit Lakes before being moved to Fargo….