MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From the first court appearance in the South Carolina church massacre to a celebration of a former longtime WCCO weatherman’s life, here are the four stories to know for Friday, June 19.
Court Appearance In Church Massacre
We’re following new developments out of South Carolina where officials say Dylan Roof has confessed to killing nine people at a church.
Roof told investigators he wanted to start a race war.
Roof was arrested Thursday after authorities say he gunned down nine people during a bible study Wednesday night at a church in Charleston.
He’s expected to make his first court appearance Friday. South Carolina’s Governor is asking for the death penalty.
Federal Workers’ Data Hacked
Millions of Federal workers will be notified about their personal data being hacked.
The Office of Personnel Management must let more than 4 million people know by Friday if they’re part of one of two major hack attacks.
Highly sensitive data may have been taken from current, former and prospective employees who underwent background checks to obtain security clearances.
Bud Kraehling Celebration
This weekend, the public is welcomed to celebrate the life of long-time WCCO weatherman Bud Kraehling. He died June 3 at the age of 96.
Kraeling brought Minnesotans the weather for several decades, watching technology evolve along the way.
In 1958, he helped use the first weather radar in the Twin Cities.
Kraehling retired in 1996.
His family will be holding a memorial event Saturday at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. It will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
These Girls Ain’t Afraid Of No Ghosts!
Spotted: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Kate McKinnon on set of the new “Ghostbusters” movie. (Watch the video above to see!)
The first scenes for the new Ghostbusters reboot are being filmed in Boston.
Dan Aykroyd told reporters that this movie refers to the first two in a “really neat ,classy way.”
The movie is set for release July 22 next year.