MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From an ISIS leader reportedly killed by Russian military to the latest in the Jeronimo Yanez trial, here are the four things to know for Friday, June 16.
ISIS Leader Killed
The leader of ISIS may be dead. Russian military is claiming to have killed leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during an airstrike late last month. They say the strike targeted a meeting in Syria and led to the deaths of about 30 mid-level militant leaders and 300 fighters as well. The U.S. led anti-Islamic state group coalition says it cannot confirm the report by Russia.
Yanez Trial Continues
We’re entering the fifth day of deliberations in the trial of Officer Jeronimo Yanez. The St. Anthony policeman shot and killed Philando Castile after stopping his car in Falcon Heights last summer. Prosecutors charged Yanez with manslaughter. He says he shot in self-defense. If jurors can’t reach a decision after further debate, the judge could declare a mistrial.
Kellogg’s Targets Millennials
Kellogg’s Cereal is hoping to appeal to millennials. The company is launching the “whatever froots your loops” – or do what makes you happy — campaign to target “generation y” consumers. It includes gear and accessories like these $40 sunglasses with interchangeable face plates and arms in a variety of bright colors.
It’s Prince Day at Target Field. Tonight the first place Twins take on the second place Indians in the start of a 4-game series. For “Prince Night,” the first 10-thousand fans will receive a Purple Rain umbrella. During the 7th inning stretch, fans will be asked to open them in a moment of rememberance of the late singer. Prince themed fireworks are also planned for after the game.