WDAY Friday News Update - 12-7

A Moorhead apartment catches fire early Friday morning. Fire crews say it's a total loss.



EARLY MORNING MORNING APARTMENT FIRE

Breaking news this morning as a fire broke out in a Moorhead apartment shortly after 5:00 a.m.

Fire crews told WDAY there were two people inside the unit when the fire started.

They were able to get out safely and weren't hurt.

The apartment is a total loss but the fire department says it was able to stop the fire from spreading to the unit above.

The Salvation Army is at the apartment building and currently assisting a person who lost their home.

We'll keep you updated with the latest information throughout on our evening newscasts and online.

MOORHEAD GAS STATION ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

Police are actively looking for a suspect after an armed robbery this morning at a gas station in Moorhead.

Police say he robbed the cashiers at the Holiday Gas Station on 30th Avenue South at gunpoint on Dec. 7.

He got away with the cash.

Nobody was hurt.

This all happened around 2:20 a.m.

Police say you should not approach the suspect if you see him. If you recognize him, call police.

MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR SJODIN MURDER WANTS CONVICTION OVERTURNED

The man responsible for kidnapping and murdering UND student, Dru Sjodin, back in 2003 - is looking to have his conviction and death sentence overturned.

A judge will now allow expert witnesses to testify for Alfonso Rodriguez, Jr.

According to court papers, prosecutors wanted to bar the witnesses.

However, the judge says excluding evidence that could be helpful to Rodriguez is not justified in this case.

During the initial trial in 2006, jurors were told that 22-year-old Sjodin was reaped and her throat was slashed twice. Rodriguez's attorney says evidence shows that didn't happen.

Rodriguez of Crookston, MN remains on death row.