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Judge warns of possible move of trial in George Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge is warning that he’s likely to move the trials of four police officers charged in George Floyd’s death out of Minneapolis if public officials and attorneys continue speaking out about the case. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill asked a prosecutor during a pretrial hearing on Monday to use his influence to get public officials to stop talking about the case. If they don’t, he says he’ll have to move the trial or trials, depending on whether the officers are tried together or separtely. Floyd, a Black man in handcuffs, died May 25 after Officer Derek Chauvin held his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly 8 minutes. Some public officials were quick to call Floyd’s death “murder.” 

PARK DROWNING

7-year-old drowns at Cascade Lake Park in Rochester

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A 7-year-old boy has drowned in a lake in Rochester. The boy’s mother, Jasmin McBride tells KTTC-TV her son, Deon McBride, was in Rochester to visit his father for the summer. Rochester police and firefighters responded to a child missing in Cascade Lake Park about 7 p.m. Saturday. The child was recovered from the lake and taken to St. Marys Hospital. The boy’s family has created a GoFundMe page to return his body to Chicago for burial. 

MIDWEST FLOODING

Flooding causes evacuations, rescues in western Wisconsin

BALDWIN, Wis. (AP) — Some residents in one western Wisconsin village hit hard by hours of torrential rain were evacuated from their homes as flood water lapped at their doors and motorists who stood on the roofs of their flooded vehicles were rescued by law enforcement officers. The storms swept through the southern Twin Cities metro area before striking western Wisconsin overnight Sunday and into Monday where eight families in the St. Croix County

Article source: https://kttc.com/2020/06/29/latest-minnesota-news-sports-business-and-entertainment-at-320-a-m-cdt/

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