Hannah Shirley

Hannah Shirley

Hannah Shirley covers crime, courts and criminal justice for the Grand Forks Herald. She is a 2018 graduate of the University of Idaho and has lived and worked in Grand Forks since 2019. Prior to moving to North Dakota, she worked as a reporter for the Berkshire Record in Great Barrington, Mass., a receptionist for the Moscow-Pullman Daily News in Moscow, Idaho, and a barista in a New York City coffee shop. She can be reached by phone at (701) 780-1267 or by email at hshirley@gfherald.com.

The person was a traveler who returned to the United States from South Africa on Nov. 22 and tested positive seven days later and suffered mild symptoms, officials said.
Nineteen-year-old farmhand George Miller maintained his innocence all the way to the gallows after he was convicted of murdering an Inkster, N.D., farmer's wife and 11-year-old son in 1885.
Court documents allege that Valentin Mendoza IV, 20, told his girlfriend he intended to kill himself three minutes before swerving into oncoming traffic and killing two Grand Forks teenagers. Mendoza's location is not currently known, and a nationwide warrant has been issued for his arrest.
No injuries were reported in the crash.
Steven Barros Pinto, 40, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was involved in a Rhode Island organization part of an international fentanyl distribution ring.
Such displays over the city are uncommon, but not unheard of, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center.
Pendleton was sentenced to life without parole for the murder of Grand Forks Officer Cody Holte and to 25 years for the death of Pendleton's mother, Lola Moore.
All funds from the benefit ride, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, will go to Kaylee Acevedo and her family. Acevedo was hit by a semi-truck on her bike earlier this week, and her mother will take time off work to be with her daughter during her recovery in Fargo.
Kaylee Acevedo, 10, was on her bicycle on the sidewalk in downtown Crookston when a semi entered the sidewalk during a turn Monday evening. Acevedo became entangled in the semi's back tires and was dragged a block and a half, according to police.
A retired Grand Forks detective said Kristi Nikle's case disturbs him because the 19-year-old developmentally disabled woman seemed to vanish into thin air.