Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for October 12, 2017.



FORK STABBING -- Two years in prison for 36-year-old Christopher Cox. He pleaded guilty to stabbing two people with a fork at a St. Cloud homeless shelter last spring.


PURSE SNATCHER ASSAULT -- Police have arrested a teenager who allegedly knocked an elderly lady down, wrestled her for her purse and ran away at the Crossroads Shopping Center. The 16-year-old, a runaway, jailed on robbery charges.


CHILD MOLESTATION -- Two young women from Stearns County say a Southern Minnesota man repeatedly molested them over an 8-year period. 86-year-old Lester Lindquist of Newfolden faces charges but says he does not remember molesting the girls.


SHOPLIFTING, CHASE -- Two people, jailed, after allegedly shoplifting from Kohl's department store in Waite Park, then leading police on a high-speed chase on I-94 with a child in the vehicle. 23-year-old Tyree Beacham of Brooklyn Center and 22-year-old Mohogany Loggins of St. Cloud jailed.


BNSF-BUILDING TORN DOWN -- The old railyard Wood Shop Plant 6 building along 3rd Street in Waite Park is no more. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rail had the wood shop torn down. It was built in 1890 by Great Northern Railway CEO James J. Hill.


VACANT BUILDING FIRE -- No one was hurt, but fire caused about $2,000 damage to a vacant building at 10 19th-1/2 Avenue South near Highway 23 in St. Cloud Wednesday. Officials say they believe someone may have been staying in the vacant building.


ROCORI-BULLYING SUPPORT -- ROCORI Middle School students are supporting a 7-year-old Idaho boy, bullied because of a rare medical condition that affects his bones and facial tissue. The ROCORI kids sent Jackson Bezzant letters of support and candy.


HOCKEY DAY MINNESOTA -- Hockey Day Minnesota in St. Cloud -- on January 20th -- is just 100 days away. The committee organizing the spectacle raised a flag Thursday to mark the countdown.


VENISON SANDWICH -- St. Cloud's Arby's restaurants were test stores last year for venison sandwiches. They did so well, Arby's is taking the sandwiches nationwide on October 21st, while supplies last.

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