Mid-Morning Headlines From July 17, 2017
Many questions surround the death of a woman shot by Minneapolis police over the weekend, and nine people are dead and one is still missing after flash flooding in Arizona, Jason DeRusha reports (2:29). WCCO Mid-Morning - July 17, 2017

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Panel Discussion: What Is An Assault Weapon?Authorities say a teenager used a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a high school in Florida last week. Getting rid of those guns seems like a logical fix to advocates of gun control. But what qualifies as an assault weapon? (3:52) WCCO This Morning – Feb. 23, 2018
What Is An Assault Weapon?Heather Brown breaks down the history of how certain weapons have been classified (2:31). WCCO 4 News At 10 – February 22, 2018
Families Of Distracted Driving Victims Rally For Tougher LawsMinnesota lawmakers are closer than they've ever been to toughening distracted driving laws, Angela Davis reports (2:47). WCCO 4 News at 6 - Feb. 22, 2018
Protesters Rally For Gun Violence Prevention At CapitolHundreds of protesters were at the State Capitol Thursday demanding action on gun safety bills, reports Pat Kessler (2:18). WCCO 4 News At 5 – February 22, 2018
Minnesota Lawmakers Form Bipartisan Child Hunger CaucusHunger advocates say they are worried about cuts to the federal food stamps program (0:47). WCCO 4 News At Noon – Feb. 22, 2018
Rally For Gun Violence Prevention To Be Held ThursdayMary McGuire reports on the rally slated for Thursday afternoon at the state Capitol (2:00). WCCO 4 News At Noon – Feb. 22, 2018

News

What Makes Hand Warmer Packets Hot?Inside the packets is iron powder, salt, charcoal, vermiculite and water, Heather Brown reports (1:23). WCCO 4 News - February 23, 2018
Charges: Snowmobile-Mounted Burglar Threatened To Shoot PoliceA St. Paul man faces charges after threatening to shoot police when they caught him with burglar's tools and a stolen snowmobile. Matt Yurus reports.
MDH: Worst Flu Season In 5 YearsNew numbers from the Minnesota department of health show more people have been treated for the flu this year than in the past five, Kim Johnson reports (0:48). WCCO 4 News At Noon – Feb. 23, 2018

Gov't, Politics & Law

Mpls. Councilmember Andrea Jenkins Reveals MS BattleThe first openly transgender woman of color elected to the city council of a major U.S city says she is battling Multiple Sclerosis, reports Amelia Santaniello (0:21). WCCO 4 News At 5 – February 23, 2018
Trump Addresses Gun Violence At CPACPresident Trump addressed some of his most ardent supporters at the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual convention, reports Weijia Jiang (1:41). WCCO 4 News At 5 – February 23, 2018
What Is An Assault Weapon?Heather Brown breaks down the history of how certain weapons have been classified (2:31). WCCO 4 News At 10 – February 22, 2018

International News

British Invention Could Use Dog Poo To Help EnvironmentA British inventor says he's found a clever way to turn dog messes into a powerful tool to help the environment. (2:40) WCCO This Morning – Feb. 23, 2018
Drones Brighten Chinese New Year's CelebrationsMore than 300 illuminated drones put on a spectacular light show earlier this week in a city in China, against the backdrop of ancient buildings, Kim Johnson reports (1:32). WCCO This Morning - February 21, 2018
13 Russians Charged For Election MeddlingFederal prosecutors outlined an elaborate plot by a group of Russians for creating distrust in the presidential candidates and election in general, Weijia Jiang reports (2:12). WCCO 4 News At 5 – Feb. 16, 2018

National News

Trump Addresses Gun Violence At CPACPresident Trump addressed some of his most ardent supporters at the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual convention, reports Weijia Jiang (1:41). WCCO 4 News At 5 – February 23, 2018
Panel Discussion: Where Does The Girl Scout Cookie Money Go?The largest Girl Scout council in Minnesota sold more than four-million boxes alone last year, ranking them third in the country. So when you buy a box, where does the money go? The news team discusses. (3:31) WCCO This Morning – Feb. 23, 2018
Fla. School Officer Never Went Inside To Confront Gunman, Sheriff SaysThe armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, officials announced Thursday. (0:49) WCCO This Morning – Feb. 23, 2018

WCCOTV

Charges: Snowmobile-Mounted Burglar Threatened To Shoot PoliceA St. Paul man faces charges after threatening to shoot police when they caught him with burglar's tools and a stolen snowmobile. Matt Yurus reports.
Meet Thor, Our Pet Guest Of The WeekThor is a 6-month-old German Shepherd mix looking for a good home (1:27). WCCO 4 News At Noon – Feb. 23, 2018
Noon Weather ReportHope you've cleared up the snow from last night's storm, because round two is on the way Saturday, Matt Brickman reports (3:20). WCCO 4 News At Noon – Feb. 23, 2018

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