MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From U.S. Navy sailors freed by Iran to a Ramsey County sheriff’s deputy’s guilty plea to animal cruelty, here are the four stories to know for Wednesday, Jan. 13.

Navy Sailors Freed

The U.S. military confirms 10 Navy sailors are now free after being detained by Iran overnight.

According to the military, mechanical trouble with one of the boats caused the group to drift into Iranian waters — and that’s when they were picked up by Iran.

We’re told there’s no indication the sailors were harmed.

VW To Meet EPA

Volkswagen’s CEO will meet with the EPA Wednesday to propose a fix for U.S. vehicles affected by its emissions scandal.

The company installed cheating software in about 11 million diesel vehicles to dodge emissions regulations.

The EPA is unhappy with how VW has handled the situation, but the company’s CEO says they’ve made “huge progress.”

Golden Raspberry Awards

“Fifty Shades of Grey” is all tied up with “Pixels,” “Jupiter Ascending” and “Paul Blart Mall Cop 2” for the most nominations at this year’s Golden Raspberry Awards celebrating the worst in cinema.

The films led the Razzies lineup Wednesday with six nods each, including worst picture and worst actor for Jamie Dornan in “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Kevin James in “Paul Blart Mall Cop 2,” Channing Tatum in “Jupiter Ascending” and Adam Sandler in “Pixels” and “The Cobbler.”

Deputy Pleads Guilty To Beating K-9 Dog

A Ramsey County sheriff’s deputy charged with hurting his K-9 partner says he doesn’t remember doing it, because he was “blackout drunk.”

Surveillance video from June shows Brett Berry throwing and hitting his dog Boone several times. It happened at Black Bear Casino during a K9 training event.

The dog was not seriously hurt.

In court Tuesday, Berry said he felt remorseful and pleaded guilty to animal cruelty.

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