Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for September 28, 2017.

 

 

ROBBER SENTENCED -- 24-year-old Lavonta Lofton will spend five years in prison. Sentenced for robberies at a convenience store and liquor store in St. Cloud last December.

MORE: http://wjon.com/armed-robber-sentenced-for-st-cloud-hold-ups/

 

POLICE-SOCIAL WORKER RESPONSE -- A conference in St. Cloud aims to bridge the gap between police and people needing social workers for mental health or domestic situations. The idea is to put police and social workers together on the street when dealing with those situations.

MORE: http://wjon.com/st-cloud-conference-builds-on-policecommunity-partnerships/

 

STORE CLOSES -- St. Cloud health food store Complete Nutrition has closed. The Crossroads Center store, posting on Facebook that Wednesday was their final day open.

MORE: http://wjon.com/complete-nutrition-clears-out-of-crossroads-center/

 

STEARNS COUNTY BUDGET -- Officials plan to increase Stearns County's budget by 3-and-a-half million dollars next year. The good news -- that's about the expected growth in the county's tax base next year.

MORE: http://wjon.com/stearns-county-to-offset-2018-spending-increase-through-growth/

 

HURRICANE HELP -- St. Cloud's First Presbyterian Church has blown away its original goal of gathering 100 buckets of cleaning supplies for hurricane victims. The new goal? 800 buckets -- and they hope to fill an entire truck.

YOU CAN HELP: http://wjon.com/st-cloud-church-looks-to-help-hurricane-victims-clean-up/

 

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