MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From this year’s amazing pumpkin crop to a disturbing South Carolina school incident, here are the four stories to know for Tuesday, Oct. 27.

SC School Officer Incident

A South Carolina school resource officer has been placed on administrative leave for forcibly removing a student from a classroom.

Cell phone video captured Officer Ben Fields slamming and dragging the female student Monday after she allegedly refused to leave the class.

The officer has been banned from schools in the region pending the results of an investigation.

“Zombie” Murder In New Mexico

An odd story out of New Mexico: Police say Damon Perry beat his friend to death to stop him from becoming a zombie.

Perry told them they had been binge watching the popular show about the zombie apocalypse, “The Walking Dead”, and drinking when his friend began “to change into a zombie” and tried to bite him.

Perry is being held on murder charges.

Amazing Pumpkin Crop

It’s late October in Minnesota and the moderate temps aren’t the only thing making this fall special.
It is a perfect year for pumpkin picking and pumpkin growing.

Local farmers we’ve talked to say they’ve seen twice as many pumpkins as they did last year.

The credit goes to the beautiful summer weather we had, along with steady rain, to create what many are calling the best crop ever.

It’s also been a peak year for gourds and squash.

World Series: Game 1

The New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals are gearing up for Game 1 of the World Series. And both teams are hungry for it — they haven’t won a championship in 30 years.

The Mets did it back in 1986 while the Royals did it the year before, in 1985.

The series will start at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium before moving to New York’s Citi Field. Game 1 begins Tuesday night at 7 o’clock.