WJON Radio News: FlashBriefing for April 28, 2017
Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for April 28, 2017.
WEATHER -- Dry and warmer across the region through Saturday. But on Sunday through Monday -- widespread rain. Maybe some snow.
MEASLES -- State Health officials say Central Minnesota has its first confirmed case of measles -- a Somali Minnesotan in Stearns County. So far in Minnesota, there've been 29 cases of measles -- mostly young Somali Minnesotans in Hennepin County who were not vaccinated against measles.
PICKUP ROLLOVER FATAL -- A pick-up rollover in Minnetonka has killed a Sartell man. 31-year-old Jeremy Larson lost control and rolled on northbound 494 early this morning. State troopers say Larson got out of his pick-up and tried to cross the interstate. That's when he was hit by a car and killed.
ROBBERY SENTENCE -- Four years in prison for a 19-year-old man who pleaded guilty to robbing a SuperAmerica on Highway 10 in St. Cloud. Jacob Swanstrom was accused of working with a juvenile boy, holding a knife to a cashier's throat and making off with money.
KEARNEY MURDER TRIAL -- A judge says a St. Cloud woman accused of murdering her father IS competent to stand trial. Last August, the court found 39-year-old Lisa Kearney was not competent. Kearney's accused of killing Jeffrey Schilling at his home, then fled the state.
HIGH SCHOOL NAME -- Goodbye, Technical High School. The new high school -- yet to be built -- will be known as just "Tech High School."
SCTCC LEADER -- The president of the St. Cloud Technical and Community College is resigning to take the top job at a college in Nevada. The State Colleges and Univerisity board will appoint an interim president now.
SARTELL BOY -- All 8-year-old Jackson Stewart of Sartell wanted was a kitty cat golf cart to get around. The boy has muscular dystrophy and it's hard for him to walk. So the community raised enough money to get him his golf cart -- covered with decals of cats. They held a special pep rally today to unveil his golf cart.