A St. Paul couple says they’re talking with an attorney about a possible lawsuit after a SWAT team killed the family’s two pit bulls while executing a search warrant, the Pioneer Press reports. Camille Perry, who is eight months pregnant, told the newspaper she threw her body over her two sleeping children and screamed “Stop.
GLENDIVE – Jails in the Bakken area are overbooked and law enforcement is maxed out as drug-related crime surges in Montana and North Dakota oil patch communities. Deputies, prosecutors and local drug counselors made the case Friday for more federal help during a Glendive meeting with federal drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske and U.S. Sens..
For the 26 years David Lee Gavitt sat in a Michigan prison, he told everyone who would listen that he did not set the fire that killed his wife and two baby girls. Nearly 25 years would pass before some of the nation’s top fire experts would tell him they believed him. “David’s case was.
The first data from breathalyzer selfies – measurements of blood-alcohol content by a new smartphone app – show that users drank the most on the weekend of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. San Francisco-based breathalyzer manufacturer BACtrack reported on Wednesday that the highest average blood-alcohol content (BAC) from April 2013 to.
Nowhere has the U.S. oil boom wrought as much change as in western North Dakota, where an influx of people chasing a gusher of well-paying jobs has led to some of the nation’s highest apartment rents. But the energy rush has also created a sharp jump in fatalities as the roads around Williston, Watford City,.
A war of words between a judge and attorney in Florida ended after the judge allegedly punched the attorney in the head. Judge John Murphy of Brevard County, Florida, challenged veteran public defender Andrew Weinstock to a fight on Monday, and it was all caught on tape and obtained by WFTV. The station reports that.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Police are investigating a body found Thursday in northwest Bismarck, but they are releasing few details. Police Lt. Dwight Offerman said the body of a white male was found at 2:35 p.m., but did not have any identification. He said it was found by workers —”I’m guessing it was a construction site.” “There’s.
Life is cheap in North Dakota, where a new study (PDF) finds that workers are being killed on the job at five times the national rate. Deaths on the job in North Dakota more than doubled from 2007 to 2012, rising from 25 to 65, as reported by Al Jazeera America’s Renee Lewis. The reasons.
Fracking has done some incredible things for North Dakota: It has the fastest-growing economy and lowest unemployment in the nation, and it is second only to Texas in churning out oil. But as with any gold rush, the boom comes with a human cost for those involved—illness, injury, and fatalities. (For a firsthand view of.
WILLISTON, N.D. — The country’s largest labor federation says North Dakota’s death rate in the oil, gas and mining sector was more than six times the national average in 2012. AFL-CIO says North Dakota had 104 deaths per 100,000 workers in the oil, gas and mining industry that year. The national rate for the industry.