VIOLENCE

Fargo Police working to reduce downtown disturbances

"Fourth avenue and Broadway is a hotpots right now."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Police and the Downtown Community Partnership are discussing concerns over violence in the heart of downtown. Fargo Police addressed concerns over panhandling, aggravated assault and the terrorizing of people. “We have about half that are in the daytime hours and half are about the bar close hours. The daytime ones tend to be in group…

Fargo-Moorhead organizations meet to discuss domestic violence

October is domestic violence awareness month

FARGO, N.D. – Members from the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center, Fargo Police and YWCA of Cass Clay team up to host a domestic violence awareness and education meeting. Since October is domestic violence awareness month, they thought it would be a great opportunity to speak on this issue. They say domestic violence can be physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse….

Man Faces Charges After Anti-Mask Tirade At Minnesota Bar

Police say the man told a bouncer he would "put a bullet through his head" & threatened him with a street sign

MANKATO, Minn. — A Twin Cities real estate agent faces charges after getting kicked out of a Mankato bar for refusing to wear a mask. 21-year-old Samuel Wocelka of Prior Lake is charged with felony threats of violence, assault and disorderly conduct. Police say Wocelka was thrown out of 507 Saturday night. He told a bouncer he would “put a…

Threat at Cheney Middle School Deemed Not Credible

The school is not releasing specific details about the incident at this time.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–An investigation at Cheney Middle School concluded there is no danger to the school after a threat of school violence was found in a bathroom. The handwritten note was found Thursday morning and immediately brought to the administration who began an investigation. The school says a significant amount of misinformation circulated regarding the incident, and the administration wants…

Remembering Lives Lost at Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial In Moorhead

Organizers say this is a time to grieve and lay to rest members of the community.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Tristate Transgender is having its Transgender Day of Remembrance at the First Congregation United Church of Christ. This is the 10th time the group has held this memorial for lives lost. Organizers say this is a time to grieve and lay to rest members of the community. But it’s also a time for hope and to teach…

Minnesota Law Requiring Law Enforcement To Test Rape Kits in Timely Manner Takes Effect

Moorhead Police tell us the department has not had issues with untested rape kits

ST. PAUL, Minn. — In 2015, the BCA found there were more than 3,400 untested rape kits. Today, that all changes. “After a rape kit is done and the hospital sends notice to law enforcement, after 10 days, law enforcement must pick it up. Then after it’s picked up, they have 60 days to send it to the BCA,” said…

Love YouTube? Google to Hire 10,000 Employees for Video Screening

Get ready to apply for the job of your dreams

  NATIONAL — Are you obsessed with watching YouTube videos? Then get ready to apply for the job of your dreams. YouTube CEO, Susan Wojcicki, says the company is working to clean up its act by hiring more than 10-thousand people to screen videos for appropriate content. Last month, YouTube added screening measures on “YouTube Kids” after some reports of…

Honoring Lives Lost on International Transgender Remembrance Day

Each year more than one hundred of those individuals lose their lives to suicide or violence

MOORHEAD, Minn. — In the United States alone, about 1.4 million adults identify as transgender and thousands more are around the world. Each year more than one hundred of those individuals lose their lives to suicide or violence. People everywhere are honoring those lives lost. “We are not just saying that we are discriminated against. We are actually being murdered…

Grand Forks Man Admits He Lied to Police About Robbery

A charge of making a false report has been forwarded to the state's attorney's office against 24-year-old Reid Peterson of Grand Forks

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Police say a man who claims that he was held up by a black man in Grand Forks Saturday night made the entire story up. A charge of making a false report has been forwarded to the state’s attorney’s office against 24-year-old Reid Peterson of Grand Forks. Peterson had claimed that an armed man approached…

West Fargo Police Chief Heith Janke Lays Out Goals for the City

After showing up at West Fest and at block parties throughout the past few weeks, he met with senior citizens at Sheyenne Crossings

WEST FARGO, ND — New West Fargo Police Chief Heith Janke continues to meet the community by hosting Coffee with a Cop. After showing up at West Fest and at block parties throughout the past few weeks, he met with senior citizens at Sheyenne Crossings. He spoke about cases he had in past jobs like racially charged violence, corrupt politicians…