WJON Radio News: FlashBriefing for June 2, 2017
Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for June 2, 2017.
STRONG STORMS -- Hot, humid weather this weekend. And some stronger thunderstorms Friday evening and again possibly Saturday afternoon. Maybe some strong wind and hail with these storms.
WETTERLING FILE LAWSUIT -- The Jacob Wetterling investigation file that was going to be released online Monday...isn't going to be released yet. The slain boys' parents -- Patty and Jerry Wetterling -- are suing the Stearns County Sheriff's Office to block the release of some documents to protect the privacy of sexual assault victims mentioned in the file. Sheriff Don Gudmundson says the county's working closely with the Wetterlings and there's no animosity, despite the lawsuit.
MISSING GAMBLING FUNDS -- An Albany woman faces three felony theft-by-swindle charges. 34-year-old Sarah Schmidt's accused of stealing gambling funds from the Holdingford Chamber of Commerce.
HOLD-UP PLEAS -- A guilty plea from 24-year-old Lavonta Lofton -- accused of holding-up the SuperAmerica on 32nd Avenue North with a handgun. He's also pleaded guilty to holding up a liquor store two weeks later. He'll be back in court for sentencing June 15th.
STRIDE ACADEMY -- St. Cloud's Stride Academy has been given a reprieve. Instead of closing, the school's authorizer has decided to extend the charter school's contract for another year. That after recent test scores show improvement in student reading and math skills. Even so, many families have already found other schools for their kids to attend in the fall.
PRISON RENOVATIONS -- A three-year renovation project at the St. Cloud Prison can begin soon, now that the state's approved 19-million dollars. It'll create a better processing area, new loading dock, warehouse and laundry area.