Keith Norman / Jamestown Sun
Two people were sentenced on felony charges recently in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Dakota Laverne Lafferty, 23, 625 1st St. W, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C felony, and possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor.
The summer weather of June, July and August in North Dakota this year has been so close to average it is almost abnormal, according to Daryl Ritchison, interim director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network. “We were remarkably average,” he said. “North Dakota doesn’t get close to average commonly.”
Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser recently attended a meeting at the White House dedicated to issues in the Dakotas and Wyoming. Kaiser was one of seven county sheriffs and six county commissioners attending the recent meeting, according to a news release from the North Dakota Association of Counties.
Four people were sentenced recently in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Cameron Frederick Kainz, 23, 601 5th St. SE, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C felony, and harboring a runaway minor, a Class A misdemeanor. Kainz was accused of possessing a smoking device intended for use with methamphetamine and willfully harboring a runaway minor he knew was being sought by law enforcement authorities on Feb. 27.
Two people were sentenced recently on felony charges in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Todd David Paszek, 37, Valley City, pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle under the influence of liquor or drugs, a Class C felony, false report to a law enforcement or other security official, a Class A misdemeanor, and driving while license privilege is suspended, a Class B misdemeanor.
A smoky haze over the region prompted the North Dakota Department of Health to urge residents, especially those with respiratory conditions, to limit time outdoors Friday. The alert remains in effect until the skies clear. Smoke particles can irritate the respiratory system of people with problems such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma or allergies, the Health Department said in a news release.
A New Rockford man was found guilty on two counts of attempted murder this week in a trial held at Valley City.
Five people were sentenced on felony charges recently in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Victoria Carrie Goodale, 21, Waterloo, Iowa, pleaded guilty to theft of property and unauthorized use of personal identifying information, Class C felonies.
With two budget meetings already held, the Jamestown City Council still is dealing with about $600,000 in deficit spending. “We have some serious work to do,” Mayor Dwaine Heinrich told the City Council Friday. “We should tell people we have to find some serious cuts or raise revenues.”
Two people were sentenced on felony charges recently in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Brandon Dupree Smith, 28, Omaha Neb., pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy and theft of property, Class C felonies. Smith was accused of conspiring with another person to commit theft and taking property valued at more than $1,000 but less than $10,000 on June 1, 2017.