WJON Radio News: FlashBriefing for June 28, 2017
Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for June 28, 2017.
MORE SHOWERS, STORMS -- A cold front's moving across the upper midwest, triggering showers and thunderstorms. Northern Iowa, Southeast Minnesota and central Wisconsin could see some severe weather this afternoon, too. Maybe showers and storms this weekend -- but drier, warmer weather for the Fourth of July.
SEMI BLOWN OVER -- A strong wind gust blew a semi off I-94 early this morning near Monticello. The eastbound truck hit a streetlight and jackknifed in the ditch. The trucker, taken to the hospital.
POT BUST -- Police pulled over a Maryland man for speeding near Melrose and found 40 pounds of marijuana and guns in the car. 24-year-old Sankung Bayo -- jailed in St. Cloud.
TRANSIT BUS CRASH -- An SUV rear-ended a transit bus at a railroad crossing in Litchfield this morning. Two people in the SUV were hurt. NON life threatening injuries.
BECKER OFFICER HURT -- Charges for a Becker man who fought with police who were trying to help him during a medical emergency at a Becker home. One officer had minor injuries. The man -- 33-year-old Jason Balowski -- taken to the Sherburne County Jail.
FIERY CRASH -- A fiery crash involving a van and a semi at an intersection just north of Melrose Tuesday. Both vehicles caught fire, and both drivers escaped with only minor injuries.
BRIDGE BODY -- Police have released the name of the man whose body was found on the bank of the Missisippi River near the Granite City Crossing Bridge last week. Police say 58-year-old Edward Rogers of St. Paul either fell, or jumped. Foul play is NOT suspected.
WETTERLING DOCUMENTS -- Several Minnesota journalism groups have filed a request to release investigative documents from the Jacob Wetterling adbuction and killing. A judge has -- for now -- blocked the scheduled release at the request of Jacob's parents, who don't want personal information released.
RECORD MUSKIE? -- Talk about a lunker! A couple fishing Mille Lacs landed a 59-and-a-half-inch muskie, snapped photos, and let him go to fight another day. The DNR says the nearly 5-foot-long fish is likely 18-to-25 years old -- and probably a state record.