BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A Bismarck woman faces a felony child neglect charge after authorities who responded to a report of smoke in her apartment say they found four children home alone.
Bond has been set at $2,000 for 30-year-old Viola Grinnell. Court documents don't list an attorney for her, and a home telephone listing couldn't be found.
Emergency officials who responded to Grinnell's apartment shortly before midnight Saturday say they found the children, ranging in age from 2 to 10, and a large amount of smoke. They determined that the smoke was coming from burned pot holders in the oven and a stove burner that had been left on.
Authorities say Grinnell told them a baby sitter she had arranged for before she left didn't show up.