Kevin Wallevand has been a Reporter at WDAY-TV since 1983. He is a native of Vining, Minnesota in Otter Tail County. His series and documentary work have brought him to Africa, Vietnam, Haiti, Kosovo, South America, Mongolia and the Middle East. He is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award recipient.
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Washington, D.C. (WDAY/WDAZ-TV)--After three straight days of rain, the clouds lifted in Washington, D.C. as 30,000 people packed the National Mall to remember fallen police officers, including Fargo's Jason Moszer. Flanked by law enforcement, mothers, fathers, wives and children were escorted to the candlelight vigil. The sound of bagpipes echoed across the national mall as tens of thousands descended on the vigil, where those who mourned heard words of comfort.
WASHINGTON D.C. -- After three straight days of rain, the clouds lifted in Washington D.C. as 30,000 people packed the National Mall to remember fallen police officers, including Fargo's Jason Moszer. Over the years the national wall in Washington D.C. has been home to marches and protests, but tonight, a moving tribute to fallen officers. Flanked by law enforcement, mothers, fathers, wives and children were escorted to the candlelight vigil.
WASHINGTON D.C.—It has been yet another damp but busy day for those Fargo police officers, family and friends remembering Jason Moszer in Washington D.C. All weekend long at the Law Enforcement Memorial Wall, those who knew Jason best are seeing his etched name for the first time. It was just a few years ago that Jason Moszer, then a new Fargo police officer, would come to Washington, D.C. along with his wife visit the law enforcement memorial here. On Saturday, his friends remember him here.
NAPOLEON, NORTH DAKOTA—The death of a police officer in Napoleon, North Dakota has sparked a social media storm. The mother of the police officer says elected city officials in Napoleon contributed to the death of a fine man. Linda Weber says in her Facebook post that the mayor and others should be held accountable for the wrongful termination that was a contributing factor in Nathan Weber dying by suicide last week.
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Sit down and talk with any family that has battled addiction. The experience is unlike any crisis they will face in life - often an emotional, physical, financial roller coaster. All this week, WDAY 6 News is taking an unprecedented look at how addiction and the opiate crisis has impacted our community. Record numbers of overdoses and deaths the last 12 months. WDAY 6 News reporter Kevin Wallevand joins us live with one Fargo family's story that reveals addiction can happen to anyone.
FARGO — Talk to anyone who struggles with addiction. It is an evil grip that not only affects the individual, but also family and friends. In the last few months, dozens of families in our area have buried their children as an opiate crisis sweeps the valley. This is the story of one south Fargo family and the tragedy that addiction left them with today. Chase Fliginger was the kind of kid every neighborhood loved to have. "He was the most outgoing, carefree. He did not look at anybody in a bad way," said his sister, Daysha Fliginger.
There have been times when paramedics from F-M Ambulance have responded to three overdose deaths in one week. Sometimes two people in the same room. Dead. As we continue our in-depth community response to addiction in our metro area, WDAY 6 reporter Kevin Wallevand has more on how this crisis is impacting EMS in Fargo-Moorhead. This number hit us like a bag of bricks. Paramedics with F-M Ambulance had to use the overdose reversal drug, Narcan, 99 times last year. That number does not include the more than a dozen who died from overdose here.
FARGO—When the puck drops at the Fargo Force Hockey game Friday night, family and friends who knew Jason Moszer best will be there. The night will mark the one-year anniversary of his death. Jason's father will hand out blue-light hockey sticks, an honor guard will pay respects to the officer's memory, and the entire community will remember. His grave has been the gathering place these past 12 months for birthday celebrations and private one-on-one grieving, by those who knew him best.
HILLSBORO, ND (WDAZ-TV) - A Hillsboro family Tuesday night is still bewildered and concerned after an unwelcome visitor outside the house, a drone, hovering at the living room picture window...