MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – From the visitation for Aitkin County Sheriff’s Investigator Steven Sandberg to a new study finding hands-free devices still distract drivers, here is a look at the top four stories for Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015.

Visitation Held For Steven Sandberg

A visitation will be held Thursday for a sheriff’s investigator killed in the line of duty.

Steven Sandberg was shot and killed by a patient at St. Cloud Hospital on Sunday. He leaves behind a wife and daughter.

Thursday’s visitation is at Aitkin United Methodist Church and runs from 2 to 7 p.m.

His funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday morning at Aitkin High School. Then there will be a procession to Bennettville Cemetery.

All events are open to the public.

Clinton Testifies In Benghazi Investigation

Hillary Clinton will be in the hot seat Thursday on Capitol Hill.

The former Secretary of State will testify about her actions surrounding the 2012 terror attack at the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya.

Republicans have criticized Clinton for inadequate security at the consulate. Democrats have accused the committee of trying to damage Clinton as she tries to win the Democratic nomination for President.

Cubs Lose Out On World Series Chance

A “Back to the Future Part II” prediction that didn’t come true was the Chicago Cubs World Series victory.

The New York Mets are headed to the World Series.

The team defeated the Chicago Cubs 8 -3 Wednesday night, completing a four game sweep in the National League Championship Series.

The Mets will take on the winner of the American League Championship Series between Toronto and Kansas City.

Hands-Free Devices Still Distract Drivers

The warnings about the dangers of texting and other forms of distracted driving are plentiful.

But now, a new study out Thursday finds that even new hands-free voice command systems in your car can cut down your reaction time.

The study from the AAA Institute for Traffic Safety said it takes nearly 30 seconds to return to full attention, even while hands remain on the steering wheel.

 

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