HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT FRIDAY EVENING…
INCLUDES THE JAMESTOWN AREA…
.TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE JAMESTOWN AREA. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
.SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. EAST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
.SUNDAY NIGHT…SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 60S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION
.MONDAY…DECREASING CLOUDS. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
.MONDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.
.TUESDAY…SUNNY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
HIGHS AROUND 80.
.TUESDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
Jamestown, ND (KCSi-T.V. News Sept 6, 2013) — Jamestown Public School Superintendent, Robert Lech with the Jamestown Public Schools has issued a “Power Announcement.”
He says, “The purpose of this Power Announcement to inform parents that our new safety protocol will go into effect on Monday, September 9, 2013. As you are likely aware based on previous articles with the Jamestown Sun and communications from your child’s school, we have instituted new safety measures to ensure we provide a safe learning environment for your children.
Individuals seeking access to the Jamestown High School will need to enter the main doors and immediately check in at the office.
Individual seeking entry will be asked to follow these steps:
- Press the intercom button to gain attention of receptionist, and turn to face the camera.
- Provide identification as requested
- Once identified, meet the receptionist at the door or hallway to be taken to the office to check in
We do encourage you to please call ahead if your child will be arriving late or leaving early, or if you need to come to the building for any reason. This will help expedite the process of entry.
Again these procedures will go into effect on Monday, September 9th. I greatly appreciate your willingness to work with the school as we increase safety measures and provide the best possible environment for our students.”
Jamestown, ND (KCSi-T.V. News Sept 6, 2013) — Jamestown Police is warning residents regarding a convicted sex offender who has changed his address within the City of Jamestown.
The report says Elvert Deon Mack now resides at 911 4th Street SE, #4.
No vehicle is listed.
Mack is a 35 year old black male 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 184 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.
Mack has been assigned a high risk assessment by the North Dakota Risk Level Committee, Office of the Attorney General.
He was convicted of gross sexual imposition on Jan. 19, 2006, in Burleigh County, North Dakota. He forced a juvenile female to engage in sexual intercourse. He was sentenced to five years in prison plus supervised probation.
He was also convicted of indecent exposure June 7, 2001, in Waco, Texas. He was sentenced to 180 days in prison and one year of supervised probation.
Mack is not wanted by police at this time and is currently serving the sentence imposed by the court. This notification is meant for public safety and not to increase fear in the community, nor should this information be used to threaten, assault or intimidate the offender. Attempts to harass, intimidate or threaten these offenders or their families, landlords or employers will be turned over for prosecution.
Printed handouts of Mack’s photo and demographics are available at the Jamestown Police Department.
3rd Street SE has been closed at the intersection of 12th Ave SE. A detour is in place
Jamestown, ND KCSi-T.V. News Sept 6, 2013 – Interstate Egineering asks that drivers and residents be aware of the additional closures on 2nd Ave NE that will take place over the weekend and next week as part of the Jamestown sanitary sewer project.
Starting Saturday September 7, 2013, the closure currently in place on 2nd Ave NE from 4th St NE to 6th St NE will be extended to include the intersection of 2nd Ave NE and 6th St NE.
In addition, on Monday, September 9, 2013 2nd Ave NE, near the Civic Center parking lot, will close from 2nd St NE to 1st St E. The railroad crossing will be closed as well during this time.
At this time, it is anticipated that this area will be closed for about two weeks.
The Civic Center and Civic Center parking lot can be accessed from the northeast via 4th Ave NE and 3rd St NE.
It was also announced late Friday that 3rd Street SE has been closed at the intersection of 12th Ave SE, near the railroad tracks. A detour is in place on Railroad Drive E and 7th Ave NE.
At this time, this closure and detour are anticipated to be in place for about a week.
A map is online at jamestownsewerproject.com.
Questions on the Jamestown sanitary sewer project can be directed to Darrell Hournbuckle with Interstate Engineering at (701) 252-0234.
Jamestown, ND (KCSi-T.V. News) — The 6th Annual Jamestown Community Block Party Held August 29, 2013 drew around 4,000 people to downtown Jamestown.
On Friday’s, (Sept 6, 2013) Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Felicia Sargeant said the total included University of Jamestown students.
She said an extra 50 t-shirts were ordered.
She pointed out that 113 booths were on hand, also a record number for the event, 26 more than last year.
She said as the event started, at 5-p.m., there was already a large gathering, before the university came down the hill to join in.
Already for next year, some booth sponsors, have signed up.
Jamestown, ND, (KCSi-T.V. News) — Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) Auxiliary will host the 10th annual Tea for All Seasons at Trinity Lutheran Church on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, from 2 to 4 pm.
The Co-Chairs of the event were on The Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, on Friday September 6, 2013, Carolyn Exner and Marlys Perleberg, talking about the specifics, and noting that this is the 40th Anniversary of the present Auxiliary.
Tea, sandwiches and sweets will be served, along with a silent auction and door prizes. Tickets are $7.00 per person and can be purchased from any JRMC Auxiliary member or at the JRMC Gift Shoppe.
Also at the gathering will be quilts, decorated tables, with themes.
Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward purchasing medication planners for JRMC Home Health clients.”
For more information call JRMC volunteer services/Auxiliary at 701-952-4809.
About the JRMC Auxiliary:
The present JRMC Auxiliary was formed in 1973 by Dorothy Chouinard, who is still an active member. The 67 member Auxiliary provides services and support for the hospital through financial donations and volunteer services.
The money raised by the Auxiliary provides materials back to the hospital; these have included baby burp cloths, surgery pillows and grab bars.
Also recognized at the Tea will be six charter members of the JRMC Auxiliary, and four volunteer coordinators will be honored.
Coming soon, on September 24, 2013, is the $5 Jewelry Sale from 7-a.m., to 4-p.m., at the JRMC lower level.
Jamestown High School reports that
The JV Boys Soccer Match on Saturday September 7, 2013 at Fargo North has been cancelled.
Varsity match will stay as scheduled @ 4:00 PM at Fargo North High School.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and a colleague are proposing a diplomatic alternative to military action for the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
The North Dakota Democrat tells The Associated Press that the proposal gives the government of President Bashar Assad 45 days to sign the international ban on chemical weapons.
Heitkamp says she’s troubled that other such options haven’t been explored.
She says the international community banned the stockpiling and use of chemical weapons after World War I and Assad should abide by it.
Heitkamp says that timeframe would give other countries, such as Russia and Iran, a chance to weigh in on the debate.
If Assad refuses to sign the ban and abide by the terms, the proposal in its draft form allows for the use of power.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A man accused of killing two children on the Spirit Lake Reservation says in videotaped interviews that he did it because he was mad at their father and their father wasn’t home when he sneaked into the house.
Twenty-year-old Valentino Bagola is on trial in Fargo in the 2011 slayings in St. Michael of 9-year-old Destiny Shaw-Dubois and her 6-year-old brother, Travis Dubois Jr. Authorities say Bagola killed them after sexually assaulting the girl.
Bagola said in police interviews played for the jury Thursday that he knew he was in “some serious trouble” and that he was “sorry for everything I did to those kids.”
Bagola’s attorneys say his statements were coerced. They also say the children’s father confessed to the crime.
Bagola’s trial could last three weeks.
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – Bond has been reduced again for a Michigan man accused of stabbing his friend to death in an alcohol-fueled dispute at an oil field crew camp in western North Dakota.
Ryan Anderson is charged with murder in the March death of Christopher King at a crew camp between Ray and Tioga.
Judge David Nelson on Thursday reduced Anderson’s bond from $500,000 to $50,000. The bond earlier had been cut from the initial $1 million. Anderson must follow several rules if he is released.
Anderson was still in jail as of Friday morning. He is scheduled for trial next February.
WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) – The theft of about $50 worth of copper near Wahpeton will cost Otter Tail Power Co. more than $30,000 in repairs.
A caller reported arcing wires at the substation north of town around midnight Wednesday.
Authorities and company workers found that someone had cut the fence and ground wires from electrical equipment before hitting a live wire, which caused a flash.
A company spokeswoman says about 20 pounds of wire was missing.
The company’s safety services manager says the thief or thieves risked burns or death, and several large customers had to shut down operations when the company turned off electricity to secure the scene.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – The Spirit Lake Tribal Council has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit brought last month by Roger Yankton Sr., who is trying to regain his position as chairman of the North Dakota tribe.
The Tribal Council argues that the tribe is sovereign and U.S. District Court does not have jurisdiction in the matter. The council also says Yankton hasn’t exhausted all tribal remedies and that he doesn’t have a case anyway.
Yankton and Leander “Russ” McDonald have been embroiled in a dispute over who is the tribe’s rightful leader. Yankton’s lawsuit claims that a restraining order issued against him by a tribal judge is improper, prevents him from acting as chairman and amounts to an “illegal detention” that violates his civil rights.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Three soldiers with the North Dakota Army National Guard’s 1919th Contingency Contracting Team are back in the U.S. after serving about nine months in Qatar and Afghanistan.
The soldiers will go through the demobilization process at Camp Shelby in Mississippi before returning to North Dakota next week.
The unit specializes in planning, coordinating and issuing contracts for supplies and services needed to support troops in the field. It has four members. The unit commander, Maj. Mike Lowe, returned to Bismarck last month.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The chairman of the U.S. Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee is touring the western North Dakota oil patch.
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden is being hosted by North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven on Friday and Saturday. The two are meeting with community leaders and energy workers, and Wyden is getting a firsthand look at the development and the region’s infrastructure needs.
North Dakota in recent years has become the second-largest oil and gas producing state in the nation. Wyden calls the boom in the Bakken oil fields “historic” and says it’s “rewriting the playbook for American energy.” He says he wants to see it for himself.
Hoeven and Wyden on Friday toured an ethanol refinery, a reclaimed coal mine, a natural gas processing plant and an oil rig.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) – Ward County officials have broken ground in Minot for a new county office building.
The $15 million project will be funded through a half percent sales tax approved by voters last November. Revenue also will go toward a new county jail and renovations to the courthouse, which has run out of space.
Officials hope to have the four-story office building completed by June 2015. It has been in the works since about 2005.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – An annual french fry feed in Grand Forks failed to eclipse its own world record.
The feed is held during the annual Potato Bowl week that celebrates the potato industry in the Red River Valley. Potato processor J.R. Simplot sponsors the event, which is dubbed the world’s largest.
The organizers on Thursday served up 4,860 pounds of fries, just short of the 2011 record of 5,010.
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – Students at Moorhead High School are learning a painful lesson about proofreading after a typo landed right on their yearbook’s cover.
Extra painful: The name of the town was misspelled as “Moorehead,” with the extra “e” that sometimes gets dropped into the town’s name.
School officials say the mistake got past an adviser and two classes of students who worked on the yearbook last year. It was sent off this summer to be printed at Josten’s, and copies arrived this week.
Spokeswoman Pam Gibb says the district can’t afford to reprint the yearbooks, which cost about $20,000 to produce. School officials say they’re discussing using an adhesive label to cover up the mistake.
In world and national news…
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) – He’s headed back home from the G-20 summit in Russia, but President Barack Obama will have little time to rest up from his overseas trip. He’s planning an address to the American people Tuesday night, in which he’ll try to get support for a U.S. military strike on Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack last month. Obama conceded Friday that he might not convince a majority of Americans that a military strike is the right move. But he says it’s still up to members of Congress to decide. He’s not saying whether he’d go ahead with an attack if Congress votes no.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) – President Barack Obama has been telling gay rights activists and other Russian civil leaders that they are strengthening their country. Obama met with the nine advocacy leaders today, including two representing gay rights groups. The meeting comes as Russia is implementing a new law banning gay “propaganda.” The meeting came after the end of the G-20 summit.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) – Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges following his indictment in the killing of a friend authorities say was shot five times in an industrial park. Hernandez spoke for himself at the brief arraignment Friday afternoon in Massachusetts. His attorneys agreed that Hernandez will continue to be held without bail. A grand jury last month returned the indictment against Hernandez in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player.
DETROIT (AP) – Americans are paying record prices for new cars and trucks, and they have only themselves to blame. The average sale price of a vehicle in the U.S. hit $31,252 last month, up almost $1,000 over the same time last year. The sharp increase has been driven by consumers loading cars up with high-end stereos, navigation systems, leather seats and safety gadgets.
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers fans are getting phone calls from Ryan Braun. The team’s star slugger, who agreed to a 65-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, is calling a group of randomly-selected season-ticket-holders and others to apologize for his actions. Wes Aldridge, who’s among the fans who are angry at Braun for cheating, says Braun seemed to feel bad about what he had done, and said he’d made a mistake. But Aldridge tells a radio station (WTMJ) that the call didn’t win him over.