Minnesota News Roundup: Murder charges expected today against man charged with killing two teenagersMinnesota News
-- Charges are expected today (MON) against the man accused of shooting and killing two teens in Little Falls.
Charges are expected today (MON) against the man accused of shooting and killing two teens in Little Falls. The 64-year-old suspect says the teens were breaking into his home when he shot and killed them on Thanksgiving day. But Morrison County deputies arrested the suspect Friday after responding to a "suspicious behavior" call. That's when they discovered the bodies of 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady in the suspect's basement. The suspect is scheduled to make a court appearance later today. It's expected he'll be charged with second degree murder.
Authorities have identified the husband and wife who died in a weekend house fire west of the Twin Cities. According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, 78-year-old Brian Humphrey and 76-year-old Mary Humphrey were both found dead inside their Minnetonka home on Saturday. Fire gutted the home the couple had lived in for 60-years.
It's beginning for feel more like winter these days as, for example, portions of northwestern Minnesota are in negative territory this morning. However, Assistant State Climatologist Pete Boulay says we don't have winters like we used to -- where 30- and 40-below would happen "once in a while." Boulay says the records show "We just haven't seen that extreme cold in recent years." Statewide highs today are expected to top out at around 20-degrees.
Minnesota-based Best Buy and Target were a big part of what could be record sales over the Black Friday holiday weekend. The National Retail Federation reports surveys showing a record 247-million shoppers hit the shelves over the four-day holiday weekend. That's up over nine-percent from last year. The survey also shows retailers rung up over 59-billion-dollars, which is nearly 13-percent higher than the last Black Friday holiday weekend.
The daughter of former NBA player and coach Kevin McHale died over the weekend. The Houston Chronicle reports 23-year-old Sasha McHale had been hospitalized in Minneapolis for treatment of lupus. McHale spent several years with the Minnesota Timberwolves as a coach and executive before joining the Rockets following two seasons as a television analyst. In a statement, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said "while Kevin was with our organization, we all watched Sasha grow up and become an outstanding young woman. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends."