Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for August 25, 2017.



WET WEEKEND -- It's going to be a wet weekend. We could see more than two-inches in parts of the state by Sunday night. And there could be some localized flooding.


CONSTRUCTION ZONE CRASH -- A St. Joseph man, hurt with minor injuries in a crash as his pickup was trying to pass a piece of road scraper equipment in a construction zone south of St. Stephen. Jerome Kowitz's driver door was peeled off the truck.


ROLLOVER INJURY -- A Zimmerman man -- reaching for something in his vehicle -- went in the ditch and rolled in Meeker County. 34-year-old Nathan Altermatt, taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.


HIDE AND SEEK ARREST -- Police -- acting on a call of a car blocking a road in Lynden Township -- saw someone running from the scene and into a nearby house. Sheriff's deputies got permission to go in and search, but a person in the house said the man ran out the back door. But deputies noticed the attic was screwed shut and a fresh pile of dust around it. There they found 36-year-old Michael Aronson of St. Paul, wanted on two warrants. The person who helped hide him could face charges, too.


HOTEL ROBBERS -- Police are trying to catch two men on a hotel robbery spree in Minnesota. The two try to get a room in the early morning, then pull a gun on the night clerk. Hold-ups in Hastings, Red Wing, Inver Grove Heights, North Branch and Woodbury. And police say they're getting more violent, too.


PARAMOUNT DIRECTOR -- A new person in charge of booking performances at the Paramount Theatre. Gretchen Boulka replaces Laurie Johnson who retired this month.

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