MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – From a federal investigation into a police officer’s behavior at a South Carolina school to the Minnesota Timberwolves’ memorial to coach Flip Saunders, here is a look at the top four stories for Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.
The U.S. Justice Department is now investigating an incident caught on video in a South Carolina school.
Richland County Deputy Ben Fields was asked to remove the student after she repeatedly refused to put away her cell phone. The county is expected to make a decision on whether Field will stay on the force. For now, he’s been suspended.
The federal probe could take several weeks.
Hearts are heavy as the Minnesota Timberwolves prepare to open the season Wednesday night.
Team president and head coach Flip Saunders died at the age of 60 on Sunday after a battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The team will pay tribute to him by wearing a special warm-up shirt in the NBA season opener in Los Angeles. The Wolves will also wear a memorial patch on their jerseys for the entire season.
Those will debut at Monday’s home opener against the Portland Trail Blazers.
A new study said Minnesota ranks 5th on the list of the states with the highest student debt.
The Institute for College Access and Success found the average Minnesota student graduates with more than $31,000 in loans. That’s about 2,000 dollars more than the national average.
Experts said part of the reason it’s higher here in Minnesota is because of high tuition state schools and an above average family income.
The Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets 5 – 4 in Game 1 of the World Series. But, it took them 14 innings!
At 5 hours and 9 minutes it ties the longest series game in history.
At one point during the game, Fox’s broadcast went dark and the game had to be delayed. Fox said an electronics failure caused their primary and backup generators inside its production truck to lose power.
The teams face off again tomorrow in Kansas City.