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DICKINSON, N.D. -- A western North Dakota superintendent facing drug charges waived preliminary hearings on Thursday, July 12. Bowman County District Superintendent David Mahon was charged in March with two Class C felony counts of endangerment of a child or vulnerable adult, as well as two Class B misdemeanors for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.
GRAND FORKS -- Investigators have released the name of a woman who died after drowning in a pool this week in Grand Forks. Maggie Berlin, 61, was found unresponsive shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, in a pool, according to a news release from the Grand Forks Police Department. Emergency responders called to the scene attempted to revive her, but the attempt was unsuccessful, the release said. As of Friday, there was no indication of foul play, Zimmel said, “but we will not arrive at any final conclusions until the investigation is complete.”
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Supreme Court affirmed Ashley Hunter's convictions on Wednesday, July 11, for murdering two men in Fargo three years ago. Hunter appealed after a jury found him guilty of the two June 2015 murders, one by repeated stabbings and the other via hammer blows to the head. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murders and 10 years in prison for arson.
Couples at a crossroads might be able to find their answer—in front a national television audience. The 2001 reality show Temptation Island is getting a reboot, and they're searching for a North Dakota couple to go on an all-expenses-paid tropical vacation with a twist. Couples on Temptation Island will be separated for four weeks, each dating a pool of single people to see if their current partner is really their true blue, according to a news release from the show's casting agency.
DEVILS LAKES, N.D. -- The driver of a motorized bicycle ran a red light, struck another vehicle on the driver’s side and sustained serious injuries Monday, July 9, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. In the 2:30 p.m. crash, a Toyota Avalon driving along U.S.Highway 2 had a green light and, as the car came through the intersection, the bicycle crashed into the driver side, said the Patrol.
FARGO – A commercial airplane destined for Hector International Airport landed with smoke in the cockpit Monday, July 9. Shawn Dobberstein, executive director of Fargo’s Municipal Airport Authority, said the 50-seat United Express flight from Denver arrived in Fargo at 1:08 p.m. Dobberstein said the cause of the smoke is under investigation and so far undetermined.
WATFORD CITY, N.D.—A Williston, N.D., man died Saturday, July 7, when the motorcycle he was riding failed to navigate a curve on a county road and the bike crashed, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. According to the Highway Patrol report on the crash: The incident happened about 4:40 p.m. when the motorcycle was westbound on County Road 10 about eight miles north of Watford City. After leaving the road, the bike traveled about 250 feet before striking a wire fence. The rider was ejected from the motorcycle during the crash.
FARGO -- The Red River Zoo is highlighting modern agriculture with the grand opening of a new exhibit at 10:30 a.m. during Agriculture Adventure Day on July 14. This exhibit, sponsored by the North Dakota Corn Council and North Dakota Soybean Council, in partnership with North Dakota State University Extension Soil Health and the Red River Zoo, is an interactive, educational space highlighting conservation, crop production, precision agriculture, end-use products, fuels, and exports.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — One person is dead after an officer shot a suspect police were struggling with Thursday afternoon, July 5, in Devils Lake. Devils Lake police said the department had received multiple 911 calls about a man who was “running through the trailer court” in Devils Lake, as well as an establishment east of the city. Police Chief Joe Knowski said the man was attempting to break in to homes in the area and was seen hiding in bush just outside of town Thursday.
WEST FARGO — West Fargo city officials have released the identity of the 6-year-old victim who drowned in a residential retention pond last week. Forum News Service confirmed the identity of the victim through an open records request submitted to the city of West Fargo. A spokesperson with the city said on Friday, July 6, that David Lemi Logulomo was the child who drowned Friday, June 29.