WJON Radio News: FlashBriefing for July 12, 2017
Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for July 12, 2017
SEVERE WEATHER -- A line of severe storms raced across central Minnesota early Wednesday morning, prompting a handful of severe thunderstorm warnings. The main threat -- strong winds with gusts as high as 60 miles-per-hour and hail as large as a half-dollar. There were no reports of any damage.
MISSING TEEN OKAY -- A missing Kimball teen has been found, Sienna Stice was found at a residence in Sherburne County today around 10 Wednesday morning.
POLICE PURSUIT -- St. Cloud Police arrested two people after a police pursuit through St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids Tuesday night. Andrew Morton of Mora led police on a 7-and-a-half mile chase before officers ended it. During the chase, Police say Morton was seen throwing baggies out of the vehicle. Morton, jailed on charges of 4th degree DWI, fleeing police, and 2nd degree drug charges. His passenger, Stephanie Gregor of Mora, is in the hospital after telling police she swallowed some of the meth in the car.
GYMBOREE STORE -- A children’s clothing store in St. Cloud will stay open despite the company’s recent bankruptcy. Gymboree Corp. will be closing 350 stores across the country but the one in Crossroads Center, Gymboree, will remain open.
NEW WATER TOWER -- Crews are working to bring a fifth St. Cloud water tower online by the fall. The 120-foot tall tower near County Road 75 and I-94 will bring another 1-and-a-half million gallons of water capacity to the city's water system.