4 Things To Know: Starkey Execs In Court, Absentee Voting & More

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – From the embezzlement scandal at Starkey Hearing Technologies to the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Course, here is a look at the top four things to know from Sept. 23, 2016.

Starkey Executives In Court

The three former Starkey executives accused of embezzling millions of dollars from the company are expected to appear in federal court Friday.

Former President Jerry Ruzicka and executives Scott Nelson and Larry Miller were charged with stealing more than $20 million from the hearing aid company.

The specific charges range from mail and wire fraud to conspiring to launder money.

Tulsa Police Officer Faces Manslaughter Charges

A police officer in Tulsa, Okla. is facing manslaughter charges in connection with the death of Terence Crutcher.

Officer Betty Shelby shot and killed the 40-year-old after his SUV stalled on a roadway last week.

She turned herself in early this morning, and was released on $50,000 bond.

Early Voting Begins In Minnesota

The wait to vote is over! At least in Minnesota.

Voters in Minnesota can start casting their ballots today.

Early voting by absentee ballot can be done by mail or by going to a voting center. Anyone eligible can vote; you don’t have to be out of town.

Absentee ballot applications can be filled out in advance to save time.

Ryder Cup Shops Open

Those who don’t have tickets to the Ryder Cup can still get a taste of the event.

Hazeltine Golf Course will celebrate the grand opening of the Ryder Cup Shops.

Guests can pick up gear, sit in the official tournament golf carts and get a picture with the Ryder Cup trophy. It’s free to get in and free to park.

The shop are open Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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