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Two Police Officers Placed on Administrative Leave after Man Dies in Custody

An autopsy was conducted Monday morning.

MANDAN, N.D.–Two Mandan Police officers have been placed on administrative leave after a man died while in their custody. The incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday when an officer initiated a traffic stop on 3rd Street West. After the officer made initial contact with 36-year-old John Michael Prudente Jr., a second officer arrived as backup. As the two…

Information on Valley City Shooting Suspect Released

Police are searching for suspect in Wednesday night shooting

Valley-City-Suspect Valley-City-Car UPDATE – Valley City Police release new information on a shooting suspect. Authorities say he is a black man with shoulder-length dreadlocks. He’s five feet 11 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing dark sweatpants and a crewneck sweatshirt. He was last seen driving a tan or light gold late model Pontiac Grand Prix….

Victims Names Released In Richland County Explosion

84 year old Mavis Onchuck of Wahpeton, ND was killed in the explosion.

WAHPETON, N.D. — Richland County Authorities released the names of the individuals involved in the House explosion over the weekend. 84 year old Mavis Onchuck of Wahpeton, ND was killed in the explosion. Cole Defries, 22, and Danielle Faller, 25, both of Wahpeton were injured. Both were treated and released at a local hospital. The explosion remains under investigation. Richland…

Suspect Killed In West Fargo SWAT Incident Identified

The deceased suspect is identified as 32 year old, Justin Lee Dietrich.

WEST FARGO, ND — Police released the name of the man killed after a SWAT incident on March 12, 2018. 32 year old Justin Lee Dietrich was shot by four SWAT team members after he refused to cooperate. In a timeline released by West Fargo and Fargo Police, at approximately 8:26 p.m. West Fargo officers attempted to stop Dietrich’s car….