WJON Radio News: FlashBriefing for September 11, 2017
Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for September 11, 2017.
REMEMBERING 9/11 -- On this anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, some St. Cloud State University students who are also members of the military held a flag raising on campus. Dozens gathered to watch as the flags were raised to half-staff in remembrance of those who lost their lives that September day 16 years ago.
PICKUP CRASH -- Police suspect alcohol was involved in a pickup driving through a building in Zimmerman, leaving at least one person critically injured. Happened at Reliant Systems this afternoon. Two from inside the business, airlifted. Another two taken to the hospital by ambulance. And the truck driver -- minor injuries.
STABBING -- 19-year-old Brandon Cunningham, jailed, facing charges he allegedly stabbed 31-year-old Gregory Carlin in the stomach with a knife during a fight. Happened in the 300 block of 2nd Avenue in Foley early Sunday morning.
MOTORCYCLE-SEMI CRASH -- A Big Lake motorcyclist is hurt after hitting a semi Monday morning in Kandiyohi County. 49-year-old Lonnie Lapolice, taken to Hennepin County Medical Center -- NON life threatening injuries.
MN GUARD-IRMA -- Several members of the Minnesota Air National Guard and National Guard are working in support of Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Some on standby at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Others are on the island of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.
STEARNS ELECTRIC-IRMA -- Two line workers from Stearns Electric will join another dozen Minnesota power line workers, heading to Florida. Eric Meyer of St. Joseph and Wayne Senst of Melrose will work to restore power in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
SCSU BUILDING NAME -- SCSU Professor Christopher Lehman is petitioning the school to rename building 51 on campus the Ruby Cora Webster Hall. It would honor Webster, a black woman who graduated from the St. Cloud Normal School with a degree in 1909.
DUNHAM'S-TOYOTA -- St. Cloud Toyota is looking to expand its dealership in the old Dunham's sporting goods space in west St. Cloud. The storefront is adjacent to Toyota's current dealership and lot.
ROCKY THE SNAKE FOUND ALIVE -- After a week on the loose, Rocky, the pet 5-foot long boa constrictor in Princeton's been found alive. Mille Lacs authorities say neighbors found the snake and he's back in his owners care. Although, the police chief says keeping a boa as a pet is against city law.