Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for August 2, 2017.



HEAVY RAIN -- Widespread rain is on the way -- and it could be heavy at times Wednesday night through Thursday. Nothing severe expected. Temps will cool to the upper 50s, too.


ESCAPED PRISONER -- A prisoner -- who escaped custody in Bemidji -- is back behind bars. Caught in St. Cloud last night. No word yet on how 22-year-old Keanu Major was arrested. But he was hurt in a jail fight last week and escaped a guard as he was being taken to the hospital.


ROLLOVER FATAL -- A St. Cloud man's dead after the car he was driving went off Highway 23 in Waite Park, hit a culvert and rolled. 43-year-old Muhumednour Mahamud died at the scene. A passenger -- taken to the hospital.


ATV-PICKUP CRASH -- A crash Tuesday between an ATV and a pickup in Eden Lake Township's hurt a teenager. Leg injuries for 15-year-old Jakob Thielen.


RAIL CROSSING -- The railroad crossing in Sherburne County where a dump truck was hit by a train earlier this week is scheduled for an upgrade. Warning gates and signals at the 32nd Street Southeast crossing were approved three years ago, but until recently, were not fully funded.


LICENSE CENTER DELAYS -- Delays at Minnesota's license centers continue this week after system-wide software problems. All the Stearns County License centers are open -- but expect longer-than-usual wait times. Especially if you're buying vanity plates.


LAKE WOBEGON TRAIL EXTENSION -- Stearns County Commissioners have accepted a low bid and work will start soon to extend the Lake Wobegon Trail from St. Joseph into Waite Park. Pavement should be down by winter. A 3.2-mile extension with a $4.3-million dollar price tag.


ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR -- A new activities director for the Sartell-St. Stephen School District. Former Apollo High School activities director Jim Michaud, taking the job.


ROLLER COASTER WISH -- After battling kidney failure -- and a transplant -- high school senior Dylan Roses of Rice is flying high. Literally. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is sending Dylan and his family to conquer the world's tallest roller coaster -- the 456-foot tall Kingda Ka at Six Flags New Jersey.

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