Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for October 27, 2017.

 

 

FIRST SNOWFALL -- Rain and snow made for slick roads as Central Minnesota had a cold reminder of how to drive in the winter.

The State Patrol says at least two people died in crashes. One near Brainerd on Highway 25 killed 26-year-old Alvaro Rodriguez of Pierz. And near Duluth, a semi went off the road and into the St. Louis River killing a 44-year-old truck driver from Duluth.

Troopers say there were over a hundred crashes with 16 involving injuries.

MORE: http://wjon.com/state-patrol-2-fatal-crashes-friday-during-first-snowstorm-of-the-season/

 

SEMI DRIVER HURT -- In St. Joseph Township, a semi truck driver lost control on Highway 23 at I-94 and jackknifed. The driver from Coon Rapids, taken to St. Cloud Hospital.

MORE: http://wjon.com/semi-driver-hurt-in-highway-23-crash/

 

POPE COUNTY CRASH -- In Pope County, just north of Lowry -- 23-year-old Natasha Pulliam of St. Cloud, hurt, when her car crossed the center line and hit another car. Two people in the other car were hurt. All three -- taken to the hospital in Glenwood.

MORE: http://wjon.com/st-cloud-woman-hurt-in-crash-in-west-central-minnesota/

 

MARIJUANA BUST -- One man is jailed after police found 9 pounds of marijuana at a home outside Big Lake. The Sherburne Sheriff saying the marijuana was being sent through the mail from Colorado. 37-year-old Azad Erfanian, facing charges.

MORE: http://wjon.com/sherburne-county-seizes-nine-pounds-of-marijuana/

 

ROCKVILLE BURGLARS -- Police have released surveillance photos of a man and woman who police believe burglarized a Rockville home last weekend. They stole credit cards and are now charging hundreds of dollars worth of stuff in St. Cloud stores.

MORE: http://wjon.com/authorities-searching-for-suspects-in-rockville-burglary/

 

GUNS, CASH STOLEN -- Sartell Police, asking for the public's help after a home in the 600 block of 7th Street South, burglarized Thursday. Multiple guns and a large amount of cash, stolen.

MORE: http://wjon.com/sartell-police-investigating-burglary/

 

DRUG TAKE BACK -- Sherburne County's taking in old or unused prescription medications between 10 and 2 Saturday as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. It's an effort to combat opioid drug overdoses.

MORE: http://wjon.com/sherburne-county-law-enforcement-joining-drug-take-back-day/

 

CAPITAL ONE DONATION -- And the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota, getting some help funding their technology programs. A $15,000 donation from Capital One.

MORE: http://wjon.com/capital-one-donates-15k-to-boys-girls-club-funding-digital-programs/

 

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