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Thursday News Update 07-12

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Welcome to your news update.

POLICE STILL SEARCHING FOR ARMED SUSPECT ON THE LOOSE IN FARGO

Fargo police say a man with a gun is still on the loose this morning after robbing a liquer store.

The robbery happened just before midnight at Royal Liquors on 1606 Main Avenue. Employees of the store say he pointed a gun at two of them, demanding money from two different registers. Once he got the cash, employees say he left the store. No word on how much he made off with. Police describe the man as a skinny black male, approximately 5'10"-6' wearing a dark blue windbreaker, black pants and sunglasses. A K-9 team was called in to search for the man, but didn't find him. There wasn't any security camera footage available from the store. At this time, the incident is still under investigation.

MAN LIES ABOUT BEING DOUSED WITH GASOLINE AND SET ON FIRE

The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office is working to return more than $8,000 to donators this morning after it came out that a man made up a story about being set on fire and robbed.

We showed you a picture on Monday of 28-year-old Brian Smith recovering from burns in a Fargo hospital. Last night at 10:00, we talked to the Mahnomen County Sheriff. He told us that Smith asked to speak with investigators and admitted to setting the pick-up on fire that he reported stolen, causing burns to his body. Smith's wife started a Go-Fund-Me page, which raised more than $8,000 at last check. It was shut down last night. We've learned the sheriff's department is working to return the money that was pledged. We asked the sheriff if there are any consequences, and Sheriff Krier said charges are being considered for the false report.

RUN TO BENEFIT PARK IN GRAND FORKS

People and dogs are running for a good cause in a special run at Lincoln Drive Park in Grand Forks. 

The second annual Vets and Pets 5-K kicks off at 6:30 tonight. About 100 people are expected to walk and trot with their favorite four-legged friends. Half the money raised is expected to go toward the Veterans Memorial Park in Grand Forks. Organizers said it's not just dogs they're expecting to see today.

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