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  • 'My cousin isn't a terrorist'

    'My cousin isn't a terrorist'

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:23:06 GMT
    State Department officials say a man once known as Douglas McCain, who attended Twin Cities area high schools 15 years ago, died in Syria while fighting for the terror group ISIS over the weekend -- but his cousin tells Fox 9 News she spoke to him just last Friday via Facebook and doesn't believe it.
    State Department officials say a man once known as Douglas McCain, who attended Twin Cities area high schools 15 years ago, died in Syria while fighting for the terror group ISIS over the weekend -- but his cousin tells Fox 9 News she spoke to him just last Friday via Facebook and doesn't believe it.
  • Report: Robbinsdale Copper student killed fighting for ISIS in Syria

    Report: Robbinsdale Copper student killed fighting for ISIS in Syria

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:24:50 GMT
    A 1999 graduate of Robbinsdale Cooper High School has been killed in Syria while fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), according to family members.
    A 1999 graduate of Robbinsdale Cooper High School has been killed in Syria while fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), according to family members.
  • 28 new foods at Minnesota State Fair in 2014

    28 new foods at Minnesota State Fair in 2014

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-06-25 18:57:53 GMT
    The Minnesota State Fair is adding 28 new foods to the already massive, artery-clogging list of 500 foods from 300 different vendors. New food include everything from a bacon-wrapped turkey leg and beer gelato to a shrimp dog and chocolate salami.
    The Minnesota State Fair is adding 28 new foods to the already massive, artery-clogging list of 500 foods from 300 different vendors. New food include everything from a bacon-wrapped turkey leg and beer gelato to a shrimp dog and chocolate salami.
  • Fridley double stabbing suspects due in court Tuesday

    Fridley double stabbing suspects due in court Tuesday

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-08-26 02:59:32 GMT
    The two victims are still in the hospital, and Anoka County prosecutors will press formal charges against four people accused of ambushing and repeatedly stabbing two young men in Fridley on Tuesday morning.
    The two victims are still in the hospital, and Anoka County prosecutors will press formal charges against four people accused of ambushing and repeatedly stabbing two young men in Fridley on Tuesday morning.
  • 39 adorable photos to celebrate National Dog Day

    39 adorable photos to celebrate National Dog Day

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:00:33 GMT
    Lacey. Photo by Monica WierzbaLacey. Photo by Monica Wierzba
    Happy National Dog Day! Celebrate by posting a picture of your furry friend on our Fox 9 Facebook page, or tweet a pic to @MyFOX9. Some of our favorites so far...VIEW PHOTOSHit the snoozesubmitted by Shauna Ann LunzA loyal companionsubmitted by Chad Betland: "My boy Chase of 12 years trucking on the road. Lost his fight to cancer on 7/23/14.... R.I.P buddy."Soaking up the sunsubmitted by Ashlee KinzelOkay, now one with serious faces?submitted by Marge Pylkka: "Katie and Muggsie."Miniature mis...
    Happy National Dog Day! Celebrate by posting a picture of your furry friend on our Fox 9 Facebook page, or tweet a pic to @MyFOX9. Some of our favorites so far...VIEW PHOTOSHit the snoozesubmitted by Shauna Ann LunzA loyal companionsubmitted by Chad Betland: "My boy Chase of 12 years trucking on the road. Lost his fight to cancer on 7/23/14.... R.I.P buddy."Soaking up the sunsubmitted by Ashlee KinzelOkay, now one with serious faces?submitted by Marge Pylkka: "Katie and Muggsie."Miniature mis...
  • Victim identified Wis. deputy as gunman in 911 call

    Victim identified Wis. deputy as gunman in 911 call

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:16:57 GMT
    On Tuesday, police revealed that a wounded Minnesota woman was able to call 911 before she died and identify the man who shot her and her sister as former Dane County Deputy Andy Steele.
    On Tuesday, police revealed that a wounded Minnesota woman was able to call 911 before she died and identify the man who shot her and her sister as former Dane County Deputy Andy Steele.
  • Shots fired near HCMC emergency room entrance

    Shots fired near HCMC emergency room entrance

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:26:09 GMT
    Minneapolis police are searching for the suspects who fired shots outside of Hennepin County Medical Center on Tuesday. No one was hit by gunfire, but multiple shots hit the building.
    Minneapolis police are searching for the suspects who fired shots outside of Hennepin County Medical Center on Tuesday. No one was hit by gunfire, but multiple shots hit the building.
  • SUNDAY TWISTER: Recap of central Minnesota tornado touchdown

    SUNDAY TWISTER: Recap of central Minnesota tornado touchdown

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:23:35 GMT
    When it comes to supercell thunderstorms, it only takes one bad one to stir up trouble. That is exactly what happened this past Sunday in central Minnesota. It was a perfect storm of heat, humidity and a bit of atmospheric twist that squeezed out the latest
    When it comes to supercell thunderstorms, it only takes one bad one to stir up trouble. That is exactly what happened this past Sunday in central Minnesota. It was a perfect storm of heat, humidity and a bit of atmospheric twist that squeezed out the latest
  • Byron Smith breaks down contesting restitution to victims' families

    Byron Smith breaks down during testimony

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:15:00 GMT
    Byron Smith is serving life in prison right now, but he's expected to testify Tuesday morning during his restitution hearing at the Morrison County courthouse in Little Falls, Minn. at 10 a.m.
    Byron Smith is serving life in prison right now, but he's expected to testify Tuesday morning during his restitution hearing at the Morrison County courthouse in Little Falls, Minn. at 10 a.m.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Lawyer can't represent both sides of gang feud

    EXCLUSIVE: Lawyer can't represent both sides of gang feud

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:11:30 GMT
    There's an old saying that any lawyer can take two sides, but a judge has ended a former Hennepin County public defender's plan to represent both sides in a deadly gang feud in Minneapolis.
    There's an old saying that any lawyer can take two sides, but a judge has ended a former Hennepin County public defender's plan to represent both sides in a deadly gang feud in Minneapolis.
  • Cap gun prank costs Cannon Falls dance coach her job

    Cap gun prank costs Cannon Falls dance coach her job

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-08-26 02:31:35 GMT
    After football, the dance team is the biggest program at Cannon Falls High School -- but an apparent prank gone wrong at an all-night event has the team reeling because their coach is now out of a job.
    After football, the dance team is the biggest program at Cannon Falls High School -- but an apparent prank gone wrong at an all-night event has the team reeling because their coach is now out of a job.
  • 4 in custody in brutal Fridley, Minn. beating, stabbing

    4 in custody in brutal Fridley, Minn. beating, stabbing

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-08-25 01:29:13 GMT
    Anoka County sheriff's officials have 4 people in custody in connection with a brutal assault that left two 21-year-old men in critical condition after they had been at Two Stooges bar in Fridley, Minn. on Saturday.
    Anoka County sheriff's officials have 4 people in custody in connection with a brutal assault that left two 21-year-old men in critical condition after they had been at Two Stooges bar in Fridley, Minn. on Saturday.
  • Find Ty Hoffman: $25,000 reward for fugitive murder suspect

    Find Ty Hoffman: $25,000 reward for fugitive murder suspect

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:19:43 GMT
    The reward for information leading to the arrest of fugitive murder suspect Ty Hoffman has grown to $25,000, thanks to donations from the community. Lyle Marvin “Ty” Hoffman is wanted in the Aug. 11 shooting death of Kelly Phillips outside of a gas station in Arden Hills, Minn.
    The reward for information leading to the arrest of fugitive murder suspect Ty Hoffman has grown to $25,000, thanks to donations from the community. Lyle Marvin “Ty” Hoffman is wanted in the Aug. 11 shooting death of Kelly Phillips outside of a gas station in Arden Hills, Minn.
  • Minneapolis singer impresses Michael Jackson's mom

    Minneapolis singer impresses Michael Jackson's mom

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:44:45 GMT
    She just 12-years-old, but a Minneapolis singer has a talent that has already caught the attention of the mother who raised the King of Pop -- and she's now traveling to perform in a 3-day tribute to the legend.
    She just 12-years-old, but a Minneapolis singer has a talent that has already caught the attention of the mother who raised the King of Pop -- and she's now traveling to perform in a 3-day tribute to the legend.
  • 4 newest Timberwolves introduced at Fox 9 State Fair booth

    4 newest Timberwolves introduced at Fox 9 State Fair booth

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:26:50 GMT

    Fans had a chance to meet the 4 newest Minnesota Timberwolves at the State Fair on Tuesday: Andrew Wiggins, Thaddeus Young, Anthony Bennett and Zach LaVine.

    Fans had a chance to meet the 4 newest Minnesota Timberwolves at the State Fair on Tuesday: Andrew Wiggins, Thaddeus Young, Anthony Bennett and Zach LaVine.


  • 4 charged in robbery plot, brutal stabbing in Fridley, Minn.

    4 charged in robbery plot, brutal stabbing in Fridley, Minn.

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:51:37 GMT
    Anthony Michael McCollum and Yani Rand SinghAnthony Michael McCollum and Yani Rand Singh

    Four people were charged Tuesday in connection with a weekend assault and stabbing that left two men in critical condition in Fridley, Minn. The victims were allegedly lured into a robbery plot by a pair of women they met at Two Stooges bar.

    Four people were charged Tuesday in connection with a weekend assault and stabbing that left two men in critical condition in Fridley, Minn. The victims were allegedly lured into a robbery plot by a pair of women they met at Two Stooges bar.


  • Students invent nail polish to detect date rape drugs

    Students invent nail polish to detect date rape drugs

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:53:32 GMT
    Nail polish may soon be able to make more than just a fashion statement, it may also make women safer.
    Nail polish may soon be able to make more than just a fashion statement, it may also make women safer.
  • Lane marking mess on I-66 eastbound near Centreville, Va.

    Lane marking mess on I-66 eastbound near Centreville, Va.

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:20:44 GMT
    It was commuter confusion out on Interstate 66 Monday morning. Drivers heading eastbound towards Washington D.C. wound up seeing their traffic lanes suddenly turn into a mess. Lane stripes somehow pulled away from the road surface and created a mess of tangled tape and lanes that didn't make sense.
    It was commuter confusion out on Interstate 66 Monday morning. Drivers heading eastbound towards Washington D.C. wound up seeing their traffic lanes suddenly turn into a mess. Lane stripes somehow pulled away from the road surface and created a mess of tangled tape and lanes that didn't make sense.
  • Incoming Texas Tech freshman from N. TX found dead

    Incoming Texas Tech freshman from N. TX found dead

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:44:54 GMT
    A family is grieving the death of an 18-year-old from North Texas who was about to begin classes at Texas Tech University.
    A family is grieving the death of an 18-year-old from North Texas who was about to begin classes at Texas Tech University.
  • Green Line light rail train hits pedestrian in St. Paul

    Green Line light rail train hits pedestrian in St. Paul

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-08-26 03:17:25 GMT
    A Green Line train was involved in an accident with a pedestrian in St. Paul (photos@fox9.com / Nathan Johnson)A Green Line train was involved in an accident with a pedestrian in St. Paul (photos@fox9.com / Nathan Johnson)
    A pedestrian was struck by a Green Line light rail train Monday afternoon in St. Paul. The accident happened just after 1 p.m. on University Avenue near Chatsworth Street.
    A pedestrian was struck by a Green Line light rail train Monday afternoon in St. Paul. The accident happened just after 1 p.m. on University Avenue near Chatsworth Street.
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