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Jamestown Man Charged in Police Standoff

Troy Elhard is facing multiple charges after barricading himself in a house for eight hours the day after Christmas

33-year-old Elhard was arrested after a standoff in Jamestown ended peacefully.A Jamestown man has been criminally charged following a lengthy standoff with local law enforcement the day after Christmas. Troy Elhard, 33, is facing felony charges of aggravated assault, domestic violence, preventing arrest, and discharge of other duties. Authorities were called to a trailer house where a woman said she…

Perham Man Arrested, One Hospitalized in Accidental Shooting

Police say they believe the shooting was an accidental discharge

One man was arrested and another man was flown to a Fargo hospital after what Perham police believe was an accidental shooting. It happened Saturday afternoon at a house which contains several apartments on 2nd Street Southwest. Police tell us Melvin Spooner’s gun went off in his upstairs apartment, striking a person in a downstairs apartment. The name and condition…

Dickinson Man Turns Himself in After Fatal Truck vs. Pedestrian Crash

The name of the victim has not yet been released

A 22-year-old man was hit and killed by a pickup on New Year’s Day in Dickinson. Michael Bracamonte, 23, of Dickinson, is in custody for vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident involving death. Police say the victim was struck by the pickup about 2:45 a.m. Sunday, and died at the scene. The suspect fled the scene but…

Click It or Ticket Campaign Ends with 2,124 Citations

The highest amount of citations came from speeding

The North Dakota DOT says law enforcement issued more than two thousand citations during their Click It or Ticket Campaign. Officials with NDDOT say the campaign ran from November first through December 15th and 51 law enforcement agencies participated. They say 660 citations were given for not wearing a seatbelt and 22 were for no child restraints. There were 904…

Caught: Breckenridge Man in Custody After Overnight Shooting

Matthew Allard was taken into custody near Wahpeton

A Breckenridge man wanted after a shooting and on the run since last night is in custody. 27-year-old Matthew Allard is suspected of shooting a man in a home at 130 North 12th Street in Breckenridge at about 8:30 Thursday night. Police arrested Allard near a Whapeton Mobile home. KFGO Radio reports an armored SWAT vehicle was among the law…

Staying Safe This New Years Eve

Grand Forks Police want you to know they're watching out for you this weekend.

GRAND FORKS, ND The Grand Forks Police Department is providing a stay safe list for everyone in North Dakota this weekend. Looking forward to the upcoming New Year’s Eve, the Grand Forks Police Department would like to provide some safety tips to make it a safe and happy celebration. Remember:   -Bring your fully charged cell phone with you- not…

Bill Drafted in North Dakota Allowing Concealed Carry Without Permit

State Representative Rick Becker is looking to make North Dakota a "Constitutional Carry" state

NORTH DAKOTA A North Dakota State Representative wants you to be able to carry a loaded concealed firearm without a permit. Eleven other states have implemented what are called “constitutional carry laws” while another four have adopted limited versions of the law. In North Dakota, an open carry state, Representative Rick Becker says he doesn’t believe passing constitutional carry would…

Clarification Wanted Concerning Marsy’s Law

Media Attorney Says Marsy's Law is Unclear When it Comes to Release of Information

A North Dakota media lawyer says Marsy’s Law is causing confusion over what information should be made public. Attorney Jack McDonald says when some information isn’t made public, it can become a public safety concern. Supporters of Marsy’s Law say it gives victims more protection and rights. However, a Bismarck lawmaker says one police department in the state is refusing…

Fargo Man Facing Murder Charges

Timothy Porter, 31, is accused of stabbing 26-year-old Derek Bjarnason once in the chest with an 18-inch samurai-style knife with a 10-inch blade early Saturday morning.

A Fargo man has been charged with murder in a weekend stabbing. Timothy Porter, 31, is accused of stabbing 26-year-old Derek Bjarnason once in the chest with an 18-inch samurai-style knife with a 10-inch blade early Saturday morning. Police say Porter admitted to stabbing Bjarnason during a fight. They say Porter told them that he pulled a samurai style knife from…

Jamestown Man Arrested After Overnight Standoff

Police in Jamestown arrested a man after an overnight standoff lasting about eight hours

  JAMESTOWN, N.D. Police in Jamestown arrested a man after an overnight standoff lasting about eight hours. Officers say they thought he was armed after barricading himself inside. The front door and window are ripped out leaving the home a complete mess. Police say they had to use tear gas to arrest 33-year-old Troy Elhard. Michael Freitas says he’s been…