By Cox Media Group National Content Desk The remains of a Minnesota boy who disappeared 27 years ago are those of Jacob Wetterling, investigators said Saturday. The Ramsey County medical examiner and a forensic dentist identified Jacob’s remains, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the identity later in the day, according to the St. Cloud Times. “Our hearts are broken,” Patty Wetterling, Jacob’s mother, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “We have no words.” The 11-year-old boy was taken while he was on his bicycle about a half-mile from his home. Jacob went missing after riding his bicycle to a nearby convenience store with his brother and a friend Oct. 22, 1989. On their way home, a man wearing a mask and holding a gun stopped them. The man told them to throw their bikes in the ditch and get face down on the ground. After asking their ages the man told two of the boys to run into the woods. As they ran, they glanced back and saw the gunman grab Jacob’s arm. They kept running for the woods and when they looked back again, both the man and Jacob were gone. Danny Heinrich, a person-of-interest in the case, offered detectives information that led them to the remains, according to the Star Tribune. Heinrich is currently in custody on child pornography charges. FILE – In this Aug. 28, 2009, file photo, Patty and Jerry Wetterling show a photo of their son Jacob Wetterling, who was abducted in October of 1989 in St. Joseph, Minn and is still missing, in Minneapolis. Patty Wetterling said Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 that his remains have been found. Daniel Heinrich, who authorities have called a person of interest in the 1989 kidnapping, denied any involvement and was not charged with that crime. But he has pleaded not guilty to several federal child pornography charges. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig, File)
If you want to take your family to a fun event and end the night with some fireworks, check out the City of Roswell’s 16th Annual End of the Summer Celebration. It’s taking place at Centennial High School. The event starts at 5:30 with cover bands, there’s also inflatables and other fun stuff for the whole family. Fireworks will end the night around 8:45.
Two-year-old Violet Ogea from Shreveport, Louisiana and her dramatic rendition of the Alphabet Song have gone viral with more than 3 million views on Facebook since her mother Christina posted the clip last week.
Fresh-cut vegetables are being recalled from grocery, discount and convenience stores across the Southeast because the food may be contaminated with potentially fatal Listeria bacteria. Conroe, Texas-based Country Fresh Inc. said Friday that the recall involves its vegetable products shipped to retailers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Full list of recalled products here The vegetables carried the Country Fresh and store labels at Bi-Lo, Fresh Point, Harris Teeter, Publix, QuikTrip, Spinx, Wal-Mart and Winn-Dixie stores. The recalled items had “best if used by” dates of Aug. 7 through 19. Listeria can cause serious infections in the young or frail. Healthy people may suffer high fever, severe headache and other symptoms. One person in Connecticut died during a four-state outbreak linked to frozen vegetables recalled earlier this year. (Source: WSB-TV)
We found some exercise classes that we might actually be interested in trying! DOGA This 100 percent real class sees dog owners contorting themselves into traditional hatha yoga positions while simultaneously performing canine acupressure and massage on their pooches. Born in Florida and now being rolled out in the Sunshine State of Fulham, Doga may be enjoyable for pugs, but we challenge anyone to complete an eagle pose while soothing a great Dane. HULA FIT Some say the best thing about Hula Fit is rediscovering your childhood. Others think it’s that you get fit without noticing. LIGHT SABER CLASS Oh boy! A workout class Star Wars fans have been dying for! This class is done with lightsabers and is a 45 minute workout that involves cardio, strength, and of course, martial arts! What better way to feel like a Jedi? CIRQUE Check out this Cirque du Soleil inspired aerial yoga class! It can help you bring out your inner acrobat and is a great full body workout. This class can help to improve your flexibility, and being upside down is excellent for your spine alignment and for the health of your vital organs. Plus — it feels amazing! CYCLING KARAOKE This class not only gives you all the physical benefits of spinning, such as burning fat, improving posture, and offering a whole body workout, it also gives your vocal cords a workout too! Spin classes can be intimidating if you’re new, so this class allows you to be goofy while you sweat. The instructor prepares a playlist and passes around the microphone so you can show off your singing skills while cycling. CAVEMAN WORKOUT What to expect: Dragging truck tires, swinging sledgehammers, throwing sandbags and even carrying an empty beer keg up stairs. For 45 minutes, you’ll get positive hoots, hollers and high-fives from fellow cavemen, half of whom are women.