SHOOTINGS

Watch: Kyle Rittenhouse breaks down after he’s cleared of all charges

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the nation’s debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice. Rittenhouse, 18, cried and hugged one of his attorneys upon hearing the verdict. He had been charged with homicide, attempted homicide and reckless endangering after killing…

More fully automatic guns being used in Minneapolis shootings

(FBI)MINNEAPOLIS – Authorities say handguns and rifles that have been modified into fully automatic weapons that can fire up to 1,200 rounds per minute have been involved in a string of Minneapolis shootings and have been showing up at more crime scenes. Police data show the city’s ShotSpotter network has recorded 78 automatic gunfire activations of 935 total rounds, compared…

Minneapolis Police offers reward in shooting of three children

MINNEAPOLIS –  The Minneapolis Police Department is offering a $180,000 reward in the investigations into the shootings of three children. The reward is the largest in Minnesota history and will be featured in a billboard campaign launching later this week. The three children were unintended targets of gun violence between rival gangs, according to the department. Minneapolis has experienced a…

Williston police investigate shooting incidents

WILLISTON, N.D. – Police are investigating multiple reports of gunfire in Williston. According to authorities, there were two places where gunshots were fired in the city early Sunday morning. They say no one has been hurt by the gunfire. Investigators believe the shootings were not random and that individuals were targeted by the gunfire. Police say they’ve identified two people…

String of Shootings and Dog Killing Related

Investigators believe the incidents are connected but they are still looking for who's responsible

POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A rash of shootings is the cause of a dog’s death and property damage throughout Polk County. The sheriff’s office says a dog was shot and killed and numerous vehicles were hit in the Northland and Sandsville Township. Investigators believe the incidents are connected but they are still looking for who’s responsible. Anyone in the area…

Bismarck Officer, Attacked on Duty, Invokes Marsy’s Law

Jack McDonald, an attorney who frequently represents North Dakota media outlets, said withholding the officer's name is a "perversion'' of the law

  BISMARCK, ND — A Bismarck officer who was attacked while on duty has invoked Marsy’s Law. That means his name will not be made public thanks to the law passed by voters to expand the rights of crime victims. The officer was punched in the head and had his eyes gouged before he shot and wounded his attacker at…