Here's a WJON FlashBriefing for October 24, 2017.



WIND ADVISORY -- Strong winds continue today. Northwest winds of 25 to 35 miles an hour, gusting up to 45 miles an hour. It's making driving high-profile vehicles tough.


ABDUCTION ATTEMPT -- Police are looking for two men in a car who approached two boys on their bikes in Little Falls and told them to get in. The boys told the suspects to shut up and biked to a nearby house for help. Police are asking the public to call them if they have information on this attempted abduction.


RAMSEY PIPE BOMB -- Police have arrested a man for allegedly placing a pipe bomb in the woods behind a fire station in Ramsey. The bomb squad deactivated it and says it DID have explosive material in it. The man -- jailed in Anoka County.


ST. CLOUD REFUGEES -- On a 5-to-1 vote, St. Cloud city councilors passing a resolution saying St. Cloud is a" just and welcoming community" to refugees. The "no" vote from Councilman Jeff Johnson who's calling for a moratorium on refugee resettlement in St. Cloud. At least until the city gets more information on the number of refugees moving to St. Cloud and the cost to taxpayers.


COMO GORILLA -- Alice the gorilla is bonding with her newborn baby girl at Como Zoo. The zoo says the newborn appears healthy, strong and is bonding with her mother.


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