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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Man charged in relation to fatal shooting of Good Samaritan in St. Paul

A St. Paul man is being remembered as a good neighbor and a good friend after he was fatally shot attempting to help in the wake of a car crash Monday night. Police identified the victim as 31-year-old Javier S. Yanez of St. Paul. Neighbors say Yanez was among five residents who came out of their homes at the intersection of Edgerton Street North and Case Avenue East around 10 p.m. after a man rear-ended a woman and her vehicle, sending each of them careening into parked cars. A neighbor says Yanez was married with four kids under the age of 7. She says he was fixing up his own house and hoped for a career in real estate fixing up homes and selling them. She calls Yanez "a good friend, a good neighbor, a good man." Police arrested the suspect on the scene, and say they believe he is the man who fired the fatal shot.

On 9/11, Americans encouraged to do acts of good

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The Tribute in Light rises above the lower Manhattan skyline, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 in New York. Wednesday marks the 18th anniversary of the terror attacks against the United States of Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

18 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Americans across the country will take time to mourn and remember the victims killed in New York City, Arlington, Virginia, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Federally recognized as the ‘National Day of Remembrance’, September 11 has also become a day for people to perform acts of charity and service in honor of the 9/11 first responders and victims. 9/11 Day, a 501c3 nonprofit, was founded by two friends, David Paine and Jay Winuk. Jay lost his brother Glenn Winuk in the attack. Since 2002, David and Jay have worked to make September 11 a day for service and unity. This year, 9/11 Day is collecting donations to support Hurricane Dorian relief.

Minnesota lawmakers will hear disputed assisted suicide bill

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Marianne Turnbull poses Tuesday, September 10, 2019, in her St. Paul, Minn. home. She used to be a clinical social worker for the St. Paul Public Schools but had to retire in 2015 after she was diagnosed. She has stage IV ovarian cancer and will be among the people testifying Wednesday, September 11, before the Minnesota House Health and Human Services Policy Committee in a public hearing in support of the End-of-Life Option Act. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

A woman with terminal cancer will tell her story today in front of a Minnesota House committee Wednesday. They’re considering a bill that would allow adults with less than 6 months to live to obtain medication to end their lives on their own terms. The bill is patterned after an Oregon law that has been in effect for over 20 years and has spread to seven other states, plus the District of Columbia. Advocates say New York could soon follow suit, although a bill there failed to pass this year. But the idea faces tough opposition from the Catholic Church and allied groups that see the practice as a violation of the sanctity of life. The medical community is divided.

WEATHER: Staying wet the next few days

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