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Grand Forks, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- It's a rare accident -- that requires coordinated response. When hazardous materials spill -- seconds could mean lives. A derailment or spill -- "I don't think I want it around here," says Shirley Rothenberger, lives nearby. -- people in Grand Forks say they hope never happens.
DEVILS LAKE, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- It all started with 911 calls. Police say people living nearby reported a man breaking into homes. And it ended with one man dead here by these railroad tracks. Gun shots ring out through a Devils Lake Trailer Court. "Our kids could've been in the line of fire possibly," neighbor Michael Green said. And neighbors are worried for their families. "The thought of it happening is just kind of scary,” Green said. “You know. Especially with how many kids are running around in the neighborhood and they play.”
GRAND FORKS – (WDAZ-TV) – It's on North 4th Street where the fire department says a truck hit the skyway. It's an unusual accident in this part of town. "Transporting what appeared to be like a shed and the clearance wasn't high enough," said Battalion Chief Mike Sandry, of the Grand Forks Fire Department. An alleged hit and run. "The reports are that the person who hit it maybe knew that he hit it and was in a hurry to leave," Sandry said. Police say they're looking for the driver. Witnesses called the accident in after he allegedly took off.
GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) -- Do you feel safe in your community? Grand Forks Police want to know. It's all part of a five question survey the police department says is designed for them to check in with the public. Police tell us they want to make sure there are no neighborhood issues they are missing. They made the survey available online this morning and have already received nearly half the total number of responses they got last year.
GRAND FORKS – (WDAZ-TV) -- As families celebrate the holiday roads could be dangerous for drivers. "Fireworks, the food, picnics, getting together having fun," said Phyllis Wilkes, a Grand Forks resident. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, 48 cars were stopped at a DUI checkpoint in Grand Forks this weekend. Three people were arrested for DUI and another one was given a ticket for an open container in their car. "We never drink and drive. Always try to be careful when we're driving. Just be cautious," Wilkes said.
Grand Forks, ND (WDAZ-TV)-- Fewer people are looking for permanent homes tonight -- after big changes at Northlands Rescue Mission. The staff at the Mission -- "We have to mean what we say and put our actions behind that and our support behind that," says Anita Adams, Social Worker. -- Are striking a different tone.
Grand Forks, ND (WDAZ-TV)--Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus have been found in Grand Forks county. WDAZ's Kenneth Chase spoke directly with doctors to find out when you should head to the hospital. A summer swarm --
Near Manvel, ND (WDAZ-TV)--An accident shreds a couple's car. Family members are saying it's a miracle they're still breathing. At the corner of Highway 81 and 20th Street Northeast where police say a car hit a moose last night. The accident was so bad it sent two people to the hospital. This is their family's first time seeing the wrecked car.
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV)--After months of campaigning - the voters have spoken. The list of candidates to be the next sheriff in Grand Forks has been reduced from 7 to 2. Only two men are left in the fight for this office -- and after months of campaigning they're now in the home stretch.
The grand forks school board race was hotly contested. Nine people were seeking 5 open seats on the school board. Unlike the sheriff's race - this election is final. These people are now on the board: