Squad Cars Race To Motorcycle Crash

10.10.9 12.25am Squad responding to motorcycle crash at Hwy 15 and Veteran's Drive

Two St. Cloud police squadcars and a Hiway patrol cruiser race through downtown St. Cloud early after midnight on October 10, 2009. The cars are speeding to Hiway 15 at Veteran’s Drive where there has been a motorcycle crash with injuries. The accident occurred a few hours into the first snowfall of the season which came unusually early this autumn. The tractor trailer in the video shot was not involved in the incident.    >>>VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMSI24Uexk8 <<<VIDEO

One Last Look, The GRRL Demolition Begins Soon

10.5.9 From parking ramp Old GRRL as demo about to begin 4.26pm
The old Great River Regional Library in St. Cloud.

The GRRL, which I frequented growing up, had a ceremony on October 4 to officially commence it’s demolition. The space will be used for an expansion of the civic center. This photo is not a helicopter shot, rather it was taken from the roof of an adjacent parking ramp.

Read about it at WJON.com >>> http://www.wjon.com/LocalNews/tabid/4262/newsid9787/32588/Default.aspx

See images of the new GRRL built last year at FlightFlash.com >> https://flightflash.com/september-12-2008/

September 23, 2008. Torches Cutting Apart the DeSoto Bridge.

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          This shot was taken from the ground as crews began to cut the DeSoto bridge to pieces, span by span. Flight Flash is producing a video that will commemorate the DeSoto bridge from demolition to construction of the new Granite City Crossing bridge. Stay tuned….



HD 9.12.9 1.33pm GCC
This is a current photo snapped a few days ago of the Granite City Crossing Bridge construction. (Photo 9.12.09)

East St. Germain Hit-and-Run, Shots Fired

 Late  Thursday evening on September 17, 2009, emergency services responded to the scene at E. St. Germain Street where an individual had been struck by a vehicle. During the event, a 15-year-old relative of the victim allegedly fired at the vehicle with a pistol. Again, Flight Flash has the exclusive photos as no other photojournalists were on scene.

FF 9.17.9 11.55pm E St. Germain

VIDEO At the scene:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIFD17xV3Ow

LEARN MORE AT WJON.COM http://www.wjon.com/LocalNews/tabid/4262/newsid9787/31632/Default.aspx

FF 9.17.9 11.51pm E St.Germain Wide

Bursting Light…


           Bursts of light on the horizon and a few audible pops caught my attention just around 9:30 this evening.  Thinking it might be lightning, I pulled up the radar to see if there was a storm coming. The radar indicated no storm anywhere near. When I saw the sky flash again, and could hear fire sirens near, I clicked on the radio to learn there was an electrical pole sparking at 1225 W. St. Germain St.  Here you see the situation is under control, and the SCFD is awaiting Excel Energy to repair any damage.