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JAMESTOWN, N.D.—When a vehicle was stolen off the lot at the Wilhelm Chevrolet Buick GMC dealership in Jamestown on May 3, Rod Wilhelm and Tom Wilhelm said they thought it was just a one-time thing. After the fifth vehicle was stolen in six weeks, they know that is not the case. "We kept saying after the first or second one was taken 'they're done,'" Rod Wilhelm said. "But then they kept coming back. I haven't heard of any other dealers in town getting hit like this."
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—A 27-year-old man accused of shooting and killing his ex-wife in the parking lot of a Jamestown apartment building in which she lived with their two young children made his initial court appearance Tuesday, May 15. Kevin Hoff was charged with murder, a Class AA felony, Monday afternoon by Stutsman County State's Attorney Fritz Fremgen. The maximum penalty for a Class AA felony is life in prison. Judge Jay Schmidt set Hoff's bond at $500,000 cash.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The sister of a woman who was allegedly shot and killed by her ex-husband in Jamestown Saturday, May 12, described her as a loving mother and someone who cared for others. Shayna Mano of Aiea, Hawaii, sent an email to Forum News Service Sunday morning and wrote that the person killed was Nicole Haliaaloha Gututala, 25, from Nanakuli, Hawaii. Gututala was currently living in Jamestown. Mano said she wants people to know that Gututala was an "amazing mother, sister, daughter, aunty, niece, granddaughter and cousin."
JAMESTOWN, N.D, — A Montpelier, N.D., man allegedly shot and killed his ex-wife Saturday afternoon, May 12, in southeast Jamestown, according to the Jamestown Police Department. Jameston Chief of Police Scott Edinger said at around 3:55 p.m. Saturday the Stutsman County Communications Center received several calls reporting a shooting at 503 15th St. SE. Callers reported a man shot a woman in a vehicle in the parking lot of that apartment building and fled the scene in a white SUV.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—An oversized load became wedged in the underside of the westbound Interstate 94 exit 257 overpass at 11:55 a.m. Thursday, April 26, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
CLEVELAND, N.D.—Two people were hurt in a house explosion in Cleveland Saturday morning, April 21. Stutsman County Sheriff's Deputy Dan White said Thomas Arens and his son, Daniel, were inside the home at 527 3rd Ave. N. in Cleveland when an explosion occurred. White said the two men were able to get out of the house. He said there were about 15 pets in the house at the time of the explosion. All that was left of the house as of Saturday afternoon was a chimney with part of a roof gutter attached and the house's exposed basement.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—Addiction is a chronic disease and should be treated as such, said Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, North Dakota's first lady, on Tuesday night, March 27. She was appearing with her husband, Gov. Doug Burgum, at the University of Jamestown. Helgaas Burgum said she is 16 years in recovery, and North Dakota needs to work to eliminate the stigma and shame that surrounds the disease of addiction and those who have the disease.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—A 27-year-old Jamestown man was identified Thursday, Feb. 22 as the man killed by law enforcement following a pursuit in the city that ended north of Medina. Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser said Michael Andrew Schieffer died following the incident that began late Wednesday morning. There was a warrant for Schieffer from the city of Bismarck for driving under suspension, Kaiser said, which prompted a Jamestown police officer to pull him over. Schieffer led Jamestown police officers on a pursuit from Jamestown into northwest Stutsman County.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—Tiffany Abentroth of Cummings, N.D., has never been elected to a local or state government office. Now she wants to be the North Dakota Republican Party's nominee for the state's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Abentroth said Monday, Feb. 19, her experience in the U.S. Marine Corps and working as an intelligence analyst for a government contracting firm will give her an advantage on bridging divergent sides together. She is currently working as a government contractor and is in the Marine Corps Reserve.