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Grand Forks, ND (WDAZ-TV) A familiar face was back in Grand Forks and some hockey fans were hoping he would be stuck here. That almost happened. Fresh off his Stanley Cup win former UND star Shane Gersich came back to pick up his stuff he left behind after being called up by the Washington Capitals a few months ago only to find his pickup would not start. So he tweeted UND PD for a jumpstart. UNDPD came to his rescue and got the pickup going so Shane could make it home tomorrow to Minnesota for a few days before returning to the Capitals.
A man learned his fate today for killing someone he never met. He had been looking at 25 years behind bars. But he will sit for a little less than a year, and he will be allowed out on a frequent basis.
Grand Forks, ND (WDAZ-TV) For the second time this week a familiar figure was found dead from an apparent suicide. Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead inside his hotel room in France where the host of CNN's Parts Unknown was taping an upcoming segment. He was 61. Bourdain never came to Grand Forks, but he has a warm spot in the heart of the region's most notable food writer, after he cooked up support for her after one of her reviews went viral for the wrong reason.
Grand Forks, ND (WDAZ-TV) A mom with documented mental health issues shoots and kills her 3 children as they sleep. That mom then took her own life. Those who knew Astra Volk wondered how she got the gun because she hated them.
Thompson, ND (WDAZ-TV) At least one person is dead following a fiery crash on I-29, shutting down the interstate for hours.
Grand Forks, ND (WDAZ-TV) Blowing the whistle for help. A statewide shortage of refs has made scheduling sports tricky for some schools.
Crookston, MN (WDAZ-TV) She's headed to the big stage in Washington D.C. This is her second trip to the nation’s capital. There's a lot of buzz in the hallways about one student at Crookston High, 8th grader Ainsley Boucher. This spelling whiz is preparing for the national stage. “I feel like it’s going good so far,” she commented.
Washington, D.C. (WDAZ-TV) A day to honor those who were killed in the line of duty. They may have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe, but their legacy continues to burn. Lead by the roar of police motorcycle....families of officers who made the ultimate sacrifice were escorted into the 30th Annual Candlelight Vigil on the National Mall. They came from across the country including North Dakota. The father and brother, along with the children of Rolette County Sheriff's Deputy Colt Allery, were among the nearly 20,000 in attendance.
Washington, D.C. (WDAZ-TV) It’s a week to honor those who did not come home from their last call. Families, friends and those who wear the badge are in Washington D.C. to honor those who made the supreme sacrifice. And that includes a family from North Dakota. Tens of thousands of people are visiting the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this week during National Police Week, some honoring their fellow brothers in blue who died in the line of duty.
WASHINGTON D.C.—On the first official day of Police Week in Washington D.C. the legacy of Deputy Colt Allery is being honored and remembered after he gave his life while serving in the Rolette County Sheriff's Office. At the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial, Rolette County Sheriff's Deputy Colt Allery has joined the ranks with 21,000 officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.