May 12

Witness tampering charge against Grand Forks attorney Henry Howe to be dismissed

Updated 10:33 a.m. May 9, 2014: A murder conspiracy case against a Grand Forks attorney that had been downgraded to witness-tampering may soon be dismissed altogether, according to documents the prosecutor filed in state district court Thursday afternoon. Henry Howe were initially accused of plotting to murder a would-be witness against Lysengen. But Howe’s defense team said an informant.

May 8

Student gets 65 days in jail for campus threats

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A former University of Jamestown student has been sentenced to serve about two months in jail for threats he made on campus. Nineteen-year-old Robert Flores of Southgate, California, was accused last November of threatening to kill three students and drink their blood as part of a satanic ritual. The threats that his.

May 7

Bismarck police say bank robbery suspect in custody

A man was arrested about seven hours after a robbery at Dakota Community Bank, Bismarck police said Tuesday night. “I can confirm there is somebody in custody,” Police Sgt. Darrin Heinert said. He said the man was taken into custody about 7 p.m., but he had no other details. Earlier, Bismarck Police Sgt. Mark Buschena.

April 25

Colorado fourth graders caught selling grandparents’ marijuana at elementary school

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus. John Gates, director of safety for Weld County School District 6, said Wednesday that the students involved, three 10-year-old boys and.

April 25

Texas Family Wins Landmark $3-Million Verdict Against Fracking Operator

A Dallas jury awarded a local family $3 million for the illnesses they suffered from exposure to contaminated ground water, solid toxic waste and airborne chemicals generated by natural gas fracking operations surrounding their 40-acre ranch. The April 23, 2014, verdict against Aruba Petroleum is seen as a landmark decision for opponents of fracking, or hydraulic fracturing,.

April 25

Cleanup underway in Noonan

NOONAN, N.D. — A radiation team cleaning up an illegal oil field waste dump site in Noonan found an underground cache of the material and labels that are possible evidence of companies that contributed to the mess. The cleanup was expected to take all day Wednesday, with a crew of six workers in oil-streaked suits.

April 24

Murder conspiracy charges dropped against Grand Forks lawyer Henry Howe

GRAND FORKS-A  Grand Forks defense attorney accused of conspiring to murder a police informant now faces much lesser charges, according to records provided by his defense team. Henry Howe, 72, is charged with conspiring to tamper with a witness, as are his co-defendants Wesley Wayne Smith and Howe’s client Paul Francis Lysengen. The murder conspiracy.

April 21

I-94 rollover accident injures 3 teens, leads to DUI arrest

WEST FARGO — Three teens were injured Saturday morning in an Interstate 94 rollover accident involving two vehicles just west of here, and one driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. A 1997 Ford Explorer and a 2004 Ford Mustang convertible were involved in the accident at 5:36 a.m. that started underneath.