FARGO—A car backed into St. Anthony's Catholic Church, severely damaging the church. The car was hardly damaged, and no one was injured. First responders told our crew on scene that the man simply didn't see the church when he was backing up. St. Anthony's is on 8th Avenue and 10th Street South.
FARGO—At around 6:40 p.m. Thursday night, police responded to a car vs building crash at 1311 N. University Dr., near NDSU's STEM building. Two people were in the car at the time of the accident. One was brought to the hospital. Currently, the cause of the accident is unknown. Stay with WDAY as we continue to update you on this story.
FOREST RIVER, N.D. --A semi driver is lucky to be safe after a bridge caved while crossing it. A woman who lives nearby the crash site, Holly Beaton, says it happened around 10 a.m. near Forest River. The truck appears to have been hauling grain when the bridge gave out, causing the cab of the truck to be caught in the air. Beaton says the driver made it out safely, and the sheriff's office told her the truck will be stuck in the bridge for a few days while they wait for a crane to get it out. Authorities have not yet commented.
FARGO—Comedian and movie star Kevin Hart is coming to Fargo. He's bringing his comedy show, 'The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour' to the FargoDome. It's one of 19 stops on the tour announced Monday and will feature new material from the comedian. Hart's Fargo performance is set for Friday, January 19th. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. If you're interested in tickets, click the link below: fargodome.com/event-page-new?e_id=194
FARGO—The Northern Prairie Socialists held a protest in Downtown Fargo. The event was formed to protest the White Nationalist Rally Pete Tefft said he would host Saturday. It's since been cancelled. Despite that, the group says they want to show the metro that the message of White Nationalists has no home here. "Because they did not come out today, does not mean they will not come out tomorrow. Does not mean you're not going to see these people at the grocery store tonight," said Jamaal Abegaz, organizer. Around a dozen people were at the rally.
FARGO—More than four police cars were used in an unusual traffic stop near Cash Wise in South Fargo Friday. The scene was off of 35th Street South around 6:15 p.m. Eyewitnesses say they could see officers with their guns drawn. At this point, details are slim, but from this picture sent to us from a viewer. In the photo, you can see at least three people on the ground, and another with her arms raised. A deputy said the incident began when they pulled over a dodge that met the description of a car they were 'looking for.'
MOORHEAD-- There is record setting enrollment at MSUM. There are almost 900 graduate students enrolled at MSUM, which is an increase of 21 percent, or roughly 190 students. The university says the increase comes from meeting the needs of high school teachers in the area with online graduate credits, and the first group of students pursuing a new Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. The freshman class is also up and almost a quarter of them come from Cass and Clay Counties. Total enrollment at MSUM is 6,019 students.
FARGO—For the second time in as many years, WDAY has been honored with a prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award. Devin Krinke was the photographer and editor and Kevin Wallevand was the reporter for the story. Once again, WDAY was the only area news organization to win the national award.
MOORHEAD—The last of the men responsible for cutting and threatening people in a south Moorhead apartment, will remain behind bars for at least another year. 29-year-old Kevin Hernandez was sentenced to two years in prison, in exchange for a guilty plea of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. He's spent the last 293 days locked up in Clay County. Hernandez and two other men are accused of breaking into the apartment last December. The other two men have also pleaded guilty and received the same sentence.
CROOKSTON, Minn.—A North Dakota woman is in jail after leading officers on a high speed chase through Polk County. Authorities say they tried to pull over a 33-year-old woman on Saturday on County Road 9, just west of Crookston. That's when the vehicle took off at speeds up to 99 miles per hour. State troopers deployed spike strips to slow down the car. Police then arrested the driver, Jeannie Wright, from Burlington, North Dakota. Wright is charged with fleeing a police officer, fourth-degree driving while intoxicated and drug paraphernalia.