- Associated Press - Sunday, May 10, 2015
Man, 19, dies in UTV crash in western Wisconsin

TOWN OF SPRINGBROOK, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say a 19-year-old man has died after a utility terrain vehicle overturned in western Wisconsin.

The Dunn County sheriff’s office says the victim was a passenger on a Polaris Ranger that crashed Saturday on private property in the Town of Springbrook.

Nineteen-year-old Daniel Stokes of Lake City, Minnesota, was trapped under the UTV. Stokes was flown to Mayo-Eau Claire Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The sheriff’s office says the 20-year-old Bay City man who was operating the vehicle suffered minor injuries.

The sheriff’s office says the operator apparently was accelerating while making a turn when the UTV rolled onto the passenger side, trapping the passenger. Authorities say seat belts were not being used.


Off-duty police officer among 2 slain in St. Michael home

ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say an off-duty Elk River police officer was among two men shot and killed in a home in St. Michael.

A young man is being held in the Saturday night killings.

Elk River Mayor John Dietz said officer Todd Besser was killed in what he called “a domestic type” incident.

The Star Tribune reports Besser was a 16-year veteran of the force.

Elk River Police Chief Ron Nierenhausen tells the Star Tribune that Besser had “just gotten done with work about 6 p.m.” and the shooting “took place within 45 minutes.”


The Latest on severe weather: Some rescues from Texas floods

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Authorities made dramatic rescues of some people in the town of Krum, Texas, who were stranded by flash floods after torrential rains.

Denton County Emergency Services Chief Jody Gonzalez said Sunday that multiple rescues had been performed from flooded streets and homes in the small town located about 50 miles northwest of Dallas.

National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Staley said there were numerous road closures in North Texas after storms dumped six to seven inches of rain on some places over the last four days.

Television images showed some vehicles nearly submerged.


May storm dumps foot of snow on SD’s Black Hills

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A May snowstorm has dumped more than a foot of snow in South Dakota’s Black Hills.

The National Weather Service says as of late Sunday afternoon, Lead reports 18 inches of snow, Deerfield 17 inches and downtown Rapid City 13.5 inches.

Snowfall in the Black Hills could total 2 feet by the time the system passes.

Meteorologist Kyle Carstens of the National Weather Service says the snow is not unusual for this time of year. He says this is the wettest time of the year for the Rapid City area, and temperatures have been hovering just below freezing.

But Carstens says the snow won’t stay. Temperatures are expected to reach the 60s by mid-week.

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