WILLISTON

15 year old dies in accidental shooting

Sheriff’s deputies responding to a report of a gunshot wound found the boy’s body.

WILLISTON, N.D. – The Williams County Sheriff’s Department reports that a 15-year-old boy died after apparently accidentally shooting himself. Sheriff’s deputies responding to a report of a gunshot wound found the boy’s body. The sheriff’s office says that initial findings show the boy accidentally shot himself. Authorities transported his body to the North Dakota Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy….

Head-on crash near Williston kills woman and kid

A 44-year-old woman and seven-year-old passenger dies in crash

WILLISTON, N.D. (KVRR) — A Williston man faces faces DUI and vehicular manslaughter charges after a head-on crash. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 52-year-old Mark Bearce was driving the wrong way on U.S. Highway 2 when he hit another vehicle shortly before 8:00 Saturday night. The driver, 44-year-old Stephanie Lee of Williston and a 7-year-old passenger died in the…

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…

Missouri man drowns near Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. (KVRR) – A Missouri man is dead after drowning in the Little Muddy River near Williston. The Williams County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a drowning Monday near 135th Ave NW and 56th St NW. The victim, 18-year-old Elijah Edmonds, who was transported to CHI St. Alexius, where he was pronounced dead. Williston police, firefighters, and…

Williston dog owners file civil suit to end pit bull ban

WILLISTON, N.D. – A dozen people identifying themselves as pit bull owners have filed a federal lawsuit demanding that the city of Williston end its nearly 24-year-old ban on the dogs. The city’s ordinance, which went to effect in March of 1987, prohibits anyone from owning or keeping a pit bull in the city limits. It bars four specific breeds…

Firefighters Answer The Call To Help Battle Wildfires On The West Coast

Wildfires in Oregon have burned at least 1 million acres and destroyed at least two thousand homes

Courtesy: Fargo Fire Department/FacebookFARGO, N.D. — Firefighters from across North Dakota and Minnesota headed to Oregon this week to help fight wildfires. The City of Fargo put out a brief video explaining how four of its members answered the governor’s call for assistance. “After reviewing the request Gov. Burgum signed the authorization that allowed North Dakota resources to travel to…

Local Firefighters Arrive In Oregon To Help Battle Wildfires

Firefighters from Fargo, Grand Forks, Williston and Across Minnesota

1/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 6/6 Show Caption Hide Caption SALEM, OR — We are getting an update on the firefighting crews from North Dakota and Minnesota who are just arriving on the West coast to help fight wildfires. The…

Mass Testing Sites Postponed But Gov. Burgum Says Testing Is Still Available

More targeted testing is being planned for Cass, Grand Forks and Dunn Counties which have the highest positive rates

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum says mass testing events today in Fargo and tomorrow in Williston were not canceled, but rather postponed. He says due to  mechanical issues at the state lab, North Dakota now has around 5,000 tests on backlog waiting to be processed. But he says if you think you have the virus, you should get tested….

Williston Man Dies In Crash Involving Two Semi Trailors

The crash happened about 6 p.m. Monday, 15 miles north of New Town.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Authorities say a crash in Mountrail County involving two semitrailers killed a 28-year-old Williston man. The Highway Patrol says the semi that Jemond Petersen II was driving collided with another semi that was making a U-turn in front of it on state Highway 1804. The crash happened about 6 p.m. Monday, 15 miles north of New Town….

Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, Another Wounded in Williston

Officials say the victim who died is a 19-year-old Williston man.

WILLISTON, N.D.–Police say they have arrested a suspect in a shooting in Williston that left one man dead and another critically injured. Authorities say a 17-year-old male was taken into custody about 4 a.m. Monday. He’s being held on possible murder charges. Police responded to a report of gunshots about 8:30 p.m. Sunday and found the two victims behind a…