MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From massive rioting in Baltimore to the death of a legendary wrestler, here are the four stories to know for Tuesday, April 28.
Violence broke out after the funeral for Freddy Gray, the man who died of a spinal injury he received while in police custody. Rioters torched a pharmacy, set police cars on fire and threw bricks at police.
Authorities say several Baltimore police officers were injured, but are expected to be OK.
A week-long citywide curfew goes into effect Tuesday night.
Gray’s family said violence is not the way to honor him.
“I think the violence is wrong,” Gray’s twin sister, Fredericka Gray, said late Monday. “I don’t like it at all.”
The attorney for Gray’s family, Billy Murphy, said the family had hoped to organize a peace march later in the week.
Gay Marriage Arguments
The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in several cases about the right of same-sex couples to marry.
The question: Do states have an obligation to perform same-sex marriages and recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states?
The cases come from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee — all of which had their marriage bans upheld in federal court.
Minnesota is one of 37 states where same-sex marriage is legal.
Wrestling Legend Dies
Gagne touched almost every part of the sport. He was a wrestler, announcer, promoter and owner of the American Wrestling Association in Minneapolis.
He’s one of just six men inducted into all four wrestling halls of fame.
In recent years, Gagne had been struggling with Alzheimer’s disease.
Real Drama For A “Real Housewife”
Dr. Phil will air an exclusive interview with Kim Richards today.
The child actress and star on Real Housewives or Beverly Hills, was arrested earlier this month for battery on an officer and public drunkenness.
Richards has battled from alcoholism.
The sit-down will air right here on WCCO at 3 p.m.