Breaking News from Williston ND

Find the latest Williston ND News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

16 Williston establishments found to have served alcohol to minors, police say

WILLISTON, N.D. - A report from the Williston Police Department shows more than a dozen local restaurants served minors alcohol in the month of February. During two days of compliance checks on 52 establishments in Williston, the police department says 16 businesses gave alcohol to minors. The repo


Jury acquits Williston Fight Club owner of aggravated assault

After deliberating for about 25 minutes, a jury found a Williston gym owner not guilty of choking a 16-year-old boy. The jury acquitted Joshua Lebsock, 38, of aggravated assault after hearing testimony Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. The boy he was accused of choking was at his gym on Aug.


Cops: Burglary suspect was fired from Williston Auto, told boss he would 'be sorry'

Police also say that when he was arrested, Levi Muse had a microSD card with child pornography on it. Muse, 32, is facing three felony charges: burglary, theft and possession of child pornography. Williston police responded to a report of a burglary at Williston Auto on Thursday morning, according t


Williston police: Man spit on officer

Police say a man spit in the face of a Williston officer after he was arrested for violating a no-alcohol order. Trevor Shute, 27, was charged with contact by bodily fluids or excrement, a class C felony. Police said they were called to Shute's apartment building Saturday for a disturbance and that


Williston's new ISO rating puts it in the top 2 percent of the nation

The Williston Fire Department said the ability to purchase new, better euqipment, including the ladder truck shown here fighting a July 10 fire at the Hedderich building downtown, helped improve the city's ISO rating. The department's new equipment has been funded in large part by a 1 percent public


Man charged after crash injures passengers

Police say a man was intoxicated when he crashed his car Friday evening, injuring his four passengers, including a 1 1/2-year-old boy. Jeffery Reeves, 35, was charged with four class C felony counts of reckless endangerment and one class C felony count of causing injury or death while operating a ve


Defense in assault case says seized hard drive never returned

Joshua Lebsock was acquitted Thursday of aggravated assault, but one question in his case remains - where is the hard drive for his security system. The video security system the gym used came up again and again during the two days of trial. Lebsock, 38, was accused of choking a 16-year-old who was


Trial starts for gym owner accused of assault

A jury heard testimony Wednesday that the owner of a Williston mixed martial arts gym choked a 16-year-old, but the defense questioned witnesses about the lack of documentation of alleged injuries and suggested police might have jumped to conclusions. Joshua Lebsock, the owner of Williston Fight Clu


Taste of Williston set for Thursday

The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce along with AE2S and Williston Auto will host the Taste of Williston today from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the Grand Williston Hotel and Conference Center. Tickets are $20 per person, which includes food sampling and live entertainment. A cash bar will also be available


License repeal for fortune-tellers not in the cards

A license will still be required for fortune-telling in the city of Williston after all. Staff had recommended removal of the 1926 ordinance as out-dated, however, during Tuesday night's Williston City Commission meeting, Mayor Howard Klug pointed out that the city has a committee devoted specifical


Hospice warns of misleading fundraisers

CHI Health at Home is warning people not to get taken in by a misleading mailer that claims to be raising money for local hospice services. Karen Bercier, director CHI Health at Home in Williston, which provides home health and hospice services, said letters are coming in the mail for the "2018 Will


Man gets time served for crashing into Williston hotel in October

A 36-year-old man who police say told them he crashed his car into the lobby of a hotel "to prove a point," pleaded guilty to two charges Monday. Eric Taylor pleaded guilty to criminal mischief, a class B felony, and reckless endangerment, a class C felony, and was sentenced to one year in jail, wit