TIOGA, N.D. -- A bartender at a bar in the far northwestern North Dakota town of Tioga has been accused of providing the heroin used in a fatal overdose last week. Piper Bjornsen, 29, was charged Wednesday, Nov. 14, with delivery of a controlled substance, possession of heroin with intent to deliver and possession of meth with intent to deliver, all class B felonies.. She was ordered held Wednesday on $20,000 bond.
ALEXANDER, N.D. -- A 42-year-old man was injured Wednesday night when he was shot by a McKenzie County Sheriff deputy responding to a domestic disturbance call. Deputies responded to Alexander on Oct. 31 and encountered an armed man, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. The man was shot and is in stable condition, the news release stated.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the names of three drivers involved in a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 85 near Williston on Monday afternoon, Oct. 1.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- A 29-year-old woman was killed and a Williston police officer was injured in a crash early Tuesday morning, Sept. 25, in Williston. The crash, which happened shortly after 4 a.m. at the intersection of 42nd Street and Second Avenue, was still under investigation, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Neither the name of the 33-year-old officer nor of the woman who died in the crash have been released. According to the Highway Patrol:
WILLISTON, N.D. -- For the ninth time, a class from Williston State College will put on an exhibition of baseball from the 19th century. The game, which serves as the capstone for an eight-week course taught by Richard Stenberg, associate professor of history and political science, starts at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. “These students show the skills they have learned in an authentic period play,” Stenberg said in a news release. “Though some of the play is similar, other things are uniquely different.”
WILLISTON, N.D. -- A 15-year-old passenger was killed when the vehicle she was riding in was struck from behind early Friday afternoon, Sept. 21, on U.S. Highway 2 near Williston. Authorities have identified her as Kennedy Hansen, who attended Fairview High School in Fairview, Mont.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- A 22-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday, Sept. 5, to four years in prison for breaking into a Williston home in June and stabbing the couch where a young boy was sleeping. Gary Red Eagle III pleaded guilty in Northwest District Court Wednesday to burglary and attempted aggravated assault, both class B felonies, and terrorizing, a class C felony. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with six years suspended, as part of a plea agreement.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Colder weather has drop-kicked the West Nile virus mosquito population, according to area trap counts, but the few pests that remain continue to test positive for the disease. West Nile causes few to no symptoms for most people, but can lead to serious complications and even death for some. Some of the symptoms include fever, headache, body aches and rash. Some of the more serious symptoms include stiff neck, confusion, paralysis and coma.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Police say a 25-year-old man was found in a teenage girl’s bed, and that the man had nude photos of the girl. Christopher Tahsler, of Rapid City, S.D., was charged Friday, Aug. 24, with criminal trespassing and with possession of child pornography, both class C felonies. He was ordered held on $20,000 bond. A woman called police shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday and said she found a man lying in her daughter’s bed, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in Northwest District Court. Her daughter, who is 16, was not home at the time.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- A 38-year-old man charged last year with continuous sexual abuse of a child pleaded guilty Monday, Aug. 20, to a lesser charge. Continuous sexual abuse of a child is a class AA felony, which carries a maximum penalty of up to life in prison without the possibility of parole. James Gregory McCall of Williston pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition, a class A felony.