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The Central Minnesota Violent Offenders Task Force made a pair of methamphetamine busts in the St. Cloud area. A search in St. Augusta Thursday led to six pounds of meth, more than $3400 in cash and a handgun reportedly stolen from Wright County. The street value of the meth is $260,000. A second search in St. Cloud resulted in the seizure of another pound of meth, a pound-and-a-half of marijuana, six grams of Molly, $4100 and a stolen handgun out of Sauk Rapids. A 34-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were arrested and jailed pending drug charges.
The newly formed federal Ebola response team is on the ground in New York City. The White House says members of the unit were dispatched last night to help deal with the first confirmed case in New York. Dr. Craig Spencer is currently in isolation at Bellevue Hospital. The 33-year-old physician had recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea. In conjunction, the House will hold a hearing on the Ebola crisis today. New White House Ebola czar Ron Klain was invited but will not testify during his first week on the job. The top witness will be Dr. Nicole Lurie, with the Health and Human Services Department. It's the third House committee hearing on Ebola in the past month.
Canada remains on high alert as the investigation into Wednesday's attack on Parliament continues. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are looking for anyone who may have provided support to Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. Mounties are trying to determine if he had any help in planning his attack in Ottawa.