MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — These are the four stories you need to know about for Friday, June 3. They include new expected updates on the UCLA shooter from Minnesota, and a technological breakthrough in earbud gear.
Details Emerge About UCLA Shooter
More details are expected about the UCLA murder suicide that was connected to a murder in Minnesota. Mainak Sarkar left a note for authorities to check his cat at his apartment in St. Paul after the shooting on campus. That clue led to Brooklyn Park, where police discovered Sarkar’s wife, Ashley Hasti, dead. Investigators believe Sarkar killed Hasti before driving to Los Angeles. Once there, he shot and killed a professor on Wednesday who was a former classmate of his.
Garrison Keillor Suffers Seizure
“A Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor says he suffered a brain seizure this past week but will continue to do the show. The 73-year-old posted on Facebook that he flew to Mayo Clinic where doctors put him on medicine to stop convulsions. Keillor has said he’ll step down as host after his final broadcast on July 1.
Refugees Coming To The Olympics
A big change is coming to the Olympics. For the first time, one of the teams competing will be made up of refugees who hail from different countries they no longer call home. Members of team made up of 5 to 10 players are expected to be named today. They’ll compete under the Olympic flag instead of one representing a specific country.
Cut The Cord For New Earbuds
Samsung has unveiled the Gear Icon-X earbuds as part of their new line of wearable fitness gadgets. They can play music without a phone and even stream from services like Pandora and Spotify. The wireless earbuds are only for Android and sell for about $200.