Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for August 9, 2017.



STABBING CHARGES -- Charges for a St. Cloud woman, accused of stabbing a man in the shoulder last November. 39-year-old Maritza Lockett, facing felony assault charges.


DRUG CHARGES -- A Sauk Rapids man faces drug charges, accused of felony drug possession. 42-year-old Russell Schaefer, arrested after police found marijuana, LSD, Oxycodone and other drugs and paraphernalia in his car and apartment.


HOSPITAL RANKINGS -- US News and World Report is out with its annual ranking of America's hospitals. And St. Cloud Hospital is listed as one of the top hospitals in the country along with the Mayo Clinic and Abbott Northwestern.


PLAY IT AGAIN CLOSING -- After a nearly 30-year-run, St. Cloud's Play It Again Sports is closing in the next few weeks. The used sporting goods store is closing as more and more of us buy equipment online instead of in bricks-and-mortar stores.


STATE FAIR FOOD -- And when you get to the State Fair later this month, save room for a "Bacon Up Pup" -- one of 31 new foods to try at the fair this year. Pat Braun of St. Cloud came up with the treat -- a Belgian waffle on a stick, dipped in chocolate, drizzled with maple syrup, and topped with whipped cream and bacon bits. You won't have long to wait – the fair opens in just two weeks.

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