MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — These are the four stories you need to know about for Monday, August 3. They include an expected guilty plea in a high-profile murder case, and a remarkably swift defeat by American MMA athlete Ronda Rousey.
Pierre Collins Expected To Plea Guilty
Pierre Collins will be in court at 10:30 a.m. Monday for a plea hearing; the Hennepin County Attorney says he will be entering a guilty plea.
Collins is accused of killed his son Barway Collins for insurance money, then dumping him in the Mississippi River.
His body was found weeks later, his feet and body were bound with duct tape.
Lake Mille Lacs Closed To Walleye Fishing
The Minnesota DNR calls it a dark day for anglers and business owners on Lake Mille Lacs. For the first time ever, the state is cutting short the walleye fishing season on the lake.
Starting at 10 p.m. Monday, walleye fishing will be banned on Mille Lacs through November. Gov. Mark Dayton announced this week he’s working on a possible $20 million aid package for the area.
The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe said it will stop netting next year.
Ronda Rousey Defeats Bethe Correia
It took just 34 seconds for Ronda Rousey to defend her UFC title. She wasted no time knocking out her Brazilian opponent Bethe Correia in Rio de Janeiro Saturday night.
Rousey was motivated after Correia made hurtful comments about her family, apparently referencing the suicide of Rousey’s father.
Rousey remains undefeated in her MMA career, with a 12-0 record. Her next opponent will likely be fellow American Miesha Tate.
Amazon Distributes New ‘Dash’ Buttons
Amazon’s new dash buttons are now available to Amazon Prime members. The branded gadgets automatically order specific items and ship them to your home with the push off a button.
Just stick the Wi-Fi-enabled buttons close to the product you always seem to run out of.
The dash buttons cost $4.99 and are currently being offered for about 20 brands.