WJON Radio News: FlashBriefing for May 24, 2017 (Afternoon)
Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for May 24, 2017.
TANKER ROLLOVER ON 23 -- Highway 23 in Ogilvie remained closed late Wednesday afternoon after a tanker truck carrying sodium hydroxide rolled over. Authorities urge you to find an alternate route before you get to Ogilvie, some 12 miles east of Milaca.
RAPE CHARGES -- A Rockville man faces first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges after a woman accused him of repeatedly raping her. 47-year-old Marquell Goree is jailed in St. Cloud on $400-thousand dollars bail, accused of forcing the woman to smoke methamphetamine and raping her as many as 15 times at his home last winter.
PEEPING CHARGES -- A Waite Park man has pleaded guilty to charges that he peeped into the windows of women's homes last fall and again this spring. 30-year-old Derek George pleaded guilty earlier to other charges that he exposed himself and masturbated in front of women in the past year.
SCHOOL REFERENDA FAIL -- Voters in the Sauk Rapids-Rice school district have said NO to two ballot questions. Those referenda would've provided money to improve existing buildings and build new ones. The Superintendent says the election results give the district a clearer picture of what the community wants to see happen.
MILL HISTORY PROJECT -- Monday marks the five-year anniversary of the explosion and fire that ended the Verso Paper Mill in Sartell. And now, a monument is going up to highlight the mill's 100-year history. It'll include a few pieces of the mill as well as storyboards, to preserve some of the history of the location.