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Former Sheriff Reaches Plea Deal To Avoid Felony Charges

Johnny Lawson Was The Former Sheriff of Wells County, North Dakota

FESSENDEN, N.D. — A former sheriff who is facing charges for dealing drugs and bribery has agreed to plead guilty to a pair of misdemeanors. 42-year-old Johnny Lawson agreed to the deal during a hearing with District Court Judge Daniel Narum. The judge rejected an earlier plea deal calling for the former Wells County sheriff to plead guilty to a…

One Arrested, One Still Wanted in Home Invasion and Robbery in Grand Forks

They are still searching for 40 year old Casey Featherstone who is wanted for robbery, burglary, aggravated assault and other charges

GRAND FORKS, ND — One man is in custody after a home invasion and robbery in Grand Forks on Friday that left a woman hurt. Authorities have arrested 19-year-old Garrett Featherstone of Arvilla for criminal conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance. They are still searching for 40 year old Casey Featherstone who is wanted for robbery, burglary, aggravated assault…

Walgreens to Begin Selling Narcan

Company officials say they want to make it easier for families and caregivers to help loved ones in the event of an overdose

NATIONAL — Narcan, the medication used to reduce the effects of an overdose, is now available to buy at Walgreens. The company has announced it will stock Narcan in all of its pharmacies nationwide. Company officials say they want to make it easier for families and caregivers to help loved ones in the event of an overdose. Walgreens will also…

Rockers Melissa Etheridge, Todd Rundgren Arrested in North Dakota

Court documents show Melissa Etheridge was arrested in August in Burke County while heading from Canada into North Dakota.

  BURKE COUNTY, ND — Two rock n’ roll stars officially have records in North Dakota after being arrested at the border with Canada for marijuana. Court documents show Melissa Etheridge was arrested in August in Burke County while heading from Canada into North Dakota. Etheridge was charged with possession of a controlled substance. People magazine reports she has pleaded…

Grand Forks Area Law Enforcement Issue Warning Over Tainted Meth Hitting the Area

Police are urging people in the community to be diligent and use caution with substance

  EAST GRAND FORKS, ND — Law enforcement officials are warning people after they say a bad batch of meth is being sold around Grand Forks. Police in East Grand Forks arrested one person yesterday for driving erratically and found they were using a controlled substance. During that arrest, they were called to a house in Grand Forks where a…

Mantador Woman Charged After Police Search of Home

Tiegs' daughters, ages 6 and 11, and a 15-year-old male relative were in the home at the time of the search

  MANTADOR, ND — A Mantador woman is charged with child endangerment after police found drugs within the reach of three children. Thirty-one-year-old Amy Tiegs is also charged with felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Officers from a multi-county drug agency searched Tiegs’ home recently with assistance from parole agents. Court document…

Fargo Police Capture Escapee from Jamestown State Hospital

They say hospital officials do not know how she escaped

FARGO, ND — The woman who escaped from the state hospital in Jamestown has been captured in Fargo. Desiree McKay, 33, was taken into custody at an emergency room. Authorities say McKay escaped from a fenced outdoor area in an addiction treatment unit. They say hospital officials do not know how she escaped. In March 2016, McKay pleaded guilty in…