2 bodies in Cessna crash recovered

GREY CLOUD ISLAND TOWNSHIP (AP) — The bodies of two of the three victims aboard a single-engine plane that crashed into a quarry lake have been recovered, according to Washington County sheriff’s officials.

A pilot and two passengers were onboard the Cessna plane when it went down Sunday in the quarry on Grey Cloud Island near the Mississippi River and Cottage Grove.

The first signs of wreckage were found around 11 p.m. Sunday, Starry said. Divers have been working in water that’s 70 feet deep.

FBI offers reward in 2016 slaying

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. (AP) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for leads in an unsolved South Dakota homicide from 2016.

The Minneapolis Field Office of the FBI is offering the reward for information about the murder of Jessie Wallace Cook in Eagle Butte. The FBI hopes new tips will lead to a suspect or suspects in the case.

The 32-year-old Cook was found on Oct. 29, 2016 unresponsive on the ground near the Eagle Butte water tower on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was found with severe facial injuries. An autopsy determined blunt force trauma caused his death.

2 killed worked for candidate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 17-year-old boy who had worked for a Minnesota congressional candidate was shot and killed in an attack outside a gas station on Minneapolis’ north side.

A second person who also had worked for Republican Lacy Johnson was wounded in the attack Monday. Both police and Johnson, a businessman who is challenging Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, said the attack didn’t appear to have anything to do with politics or the campaign.

The teen was identified as Andre Conley. The man who was wounded was hospitalized and was expected to survive.

Police say the two were approached on foot by the assailant, who fled and remains at large, Minnesota Public Radio News reported.

Police spokesman John Elder said Wednesday there was nothing to suggest the attack was motivated by politics.


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