Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for September 6, 2017.

 

 

TEENAGER ESCAPES KIDNAPPERS -- Police say they've arrested three men who allegedly kidnapped, assaulted and held missing 15-year-old Jasmine Block of Alexandria against her will for nearly a month before she escaped and got help. Police say the three physically and sexually assaulted the girl and threatened her with weapons.

MORE: http://wjon.com/update-3-people-arrested-in-missing-alexandria-teen-investigation/

 

STABBING DEATH -- An Iowa man is jailed in St. Cloud, charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of another Iowa man. 22-year-old Robing Hanson charged in the Tuesday morning stabbing death of 22-year-old Andre Reaves. Both are from Deloit, Iowa.

MORE: http://wjon.com/iowa-man-killed-in-st-cloud-stabbing-identified/
 

WALKER HIT -- An 83-year-old woman -- hit -- as she was walking across a street -- in a crosswalk in Albany Tuesday. Marie Dobmeier, taken to St. Cloud Hospital, unknown injuries.

MORE: http://wjon.com/albany-woman-struck-by-vehicle-while-crossing-road/
 

FLAG PROTEST -- Nearly a dozen pickups, boldly displaying American flags today at the Rocori High School parking lot. That protest to a change in the student handbook banning all flags and banners on vehicles in the school parking lot. The rule change happened after Confederate flags starting showing up on student vehicles last spring.

MORE: http://wjon.com/rocori-students-protest-parking-lot-flag-ban-video/

 

DACA PROTEST -- Nearly 50 people in downtown St. Cloud, protesting the President's planned canceling of the DACA program. President Trump, saying Congress has six months to figure out a solution for the 800-thousand young people protected -- for now -- under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

MORE: http://wjon.com/st-cloud-daca-supporters-host-protest-in-courthouse-square-video/

 

BRIDGE INSPECTIONS -- Traffic could be reduced Thursday on University and Veterans bridges. Bridge inspections, planned.

MORE: http://wjon.com/university-drive-veterans-bridges-to-be-inspected-thursday/

 

SNAKE ON THE LOOSE -- A 5-foot-long boa constrictor named Rocky is on the loose around Princeton. The snake's owner feels horrible and embarrassed that Rocky escaped. Animal Control says Rocky may not be doing so well -- it's been pretty cold.

MORE: http://wjon.com/5-foot-long-boa-constrictor-on-the-loose-in-princeton/

 

LUNDEEN HONORED -- Longtime Becker head football coach Dwight Lundeen -- to be inducted into the State High School League Hall of Fame. The third winningest football coach in Minnesota history with a 329-and-145 record.

MORE: http://wjon.com/beckers-lundeen-to-be-inducted-into-mshsl-hall-of-fame/