Local Faces Drug Charges in Two Jurisdictions
Fatal Crash Suspect Waits Longer For Court Hearing
It's taking longer than first expected to bring vehicular homicide charges against a 17-year-old from Winona County.
The first court hearing for Adam Greden has been postponed from tomorrow until October 26th. The Winona County attorney's office hopes to try Greden in adult court for the April traffic deaths of three teenage girls. They were in a pickup that rolled over, allegedly while racing with Greden on roads near Altura, Minnesota. A 12-year-old girl riding in the pickup had broken legs after the crash.
Winona State Campus Shooting
Winona Police continue their search for a man who shot two women near the WSU campus late Saturday night. Witnesses say a college-aged, possibly light-skinned black man, shot the two after an altercation and fled the scene.
Officers interviewed a "person of interest" in the shooting, but no arrests have been made.
The names of the victims, two 19-year-old women, was not released, however, because the women fear for their lives. One woman was shot in the leg, while the other had a graze-type wound on her abdomen. What exactly led to the shooting is still unclear.
Justice Center Back on Table
The Monroe County Building Committee Friday recommended constructing a proposed justice center in downtown Sparta in one phase as opposed to a phased project.
The majority of the committee believed it would be more expensive to build the project in two phases, beginning with a 180-cell jail, and followed later by an addition for courtrooms and a remodeling of the courthouse.
The estimated the cost of a total build project is at $29 million, including land acquisition.
Jay Johnson Gets His Powerball Million
After about two months of waiting, and planning, an area Powerball player officially gets his jackpot.
Jay Johnson of Holmen was awarded a million-dollar lottery check today at the Festival Foods store where he bought the lucky ticket in August. Persistence has paid off for Johnson, a frequent lottery player. He's among the minority of winners who choose their own numbers, instead of taking a Quick Pick. Jay says he didn't even tell his wife about the winning combination for the first couple of days, so he could figure out what to do. Johnson used the Power Play option to multiply what would normally be a 200-thousand dollar prize to an even million, or under 700-thousand dollars after taxes.