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Sunday State News

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News


Wheeler News Service -
Sunday, January 27, 2013 - Sunday News Report


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Wisconsin State Patrol
troopers say it's possible icy roads were a factor in a double-fatal accident
Friday night near New London.  Crash investigators say a car rounded a curve and
collided with an oncoming school bus at about 10 p.m.  Two teens in the car,
Yalanda Maggio of Weyauwega and Levin Johnson of New London, were killed.  Both
were 17 and neither was wearing a seatbelt.  Three of the 39 children on the
school bus and the driver suffered minor injuries.  The bus was returning to New
London Middle School after a ski trip when the accident occurred.


A protester who spit on a
Mitt Romney supporter last year won't face criminal charges.  The 83 year old
will have to pay a 277 dollar fine.  The incident happened at a campaign event
in Little Chute last August, part of a "Wisconsin Women for Mitt" tour.  Video
shot during the event shows the protester interrupting state Senator Alberta
Darling to ask about Republican opposition to Planned Parenthood.  A woman
standing next to the protester told her to wait until Darling was done, saying,
"Zip it."  The protester tells that woman to get out of her face, then spits on
her.  A Green Lake County prosecutors recommended the fine, but said no charges
will be filed.


Speaking in Washington,
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan said Republicans have to stick together and pick
their fights carefully during President Obama's second term.  The party's vice
presidential candidate in the 2012 campaign says Obama will try to divide
Republicans, but they have to avoid internal fighting while rebounding from a
second straight presidential defeat.  Also speaking to the conservative
gathering was Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.  He says despite the poor results
in the presidential and U.S. Senate elections, Republicans should stay
optimistic.  They've had plenty of success in state elections.


A published report
indicates 51 year old Kerry L. Chase berated his defense attorney when Chase was
sentenced to 25 years in prison last Friday.  The Racine man was convicted of
molesting a girl repeatedly over a 14-year period of time.  Prosecutors accused
Chase of beginning the assaults when the girl was still in diapers.  He
apparently admitted to investigators the fondling escalated to full sexual
assault when the girl was 11 or 12 years old.  Prosecutors had agreed to
recommend a shorter sentence as a part of a plea deal, but Judge Tim Boyle said
the least he could do for the victim was to give Chase the strongest sentence
allowed by law.


Rescue workers say they
found 47 year old Kerry Milam of Fond du Lac in the icy waters of Lake Winnebago
after his snowmobile fell through thin ice.  Milam had been in the water for at
least 30 minutes, but he is expected to survive.  He had suffered severe
hypothermia.  A man from Bayfield wasn't as lucky.  Thirty-four year old Jim
Hudson was on a snowmobile which broke through the ice in a channel between
Bayfield and Long Island yesterday afternoon.  He was in the water for 30
minutes, according to the Ashland County Sheriff's office.  Hudson was
pronounced dead at a Duluth hospital.


Just two weeks before 51
year old Kevin Droz was injured, Wisconsin's pothole-liability law went into
effect.  Droz was blinded in one eye after a chunk of concrete smashed through
his windshield last spring.  Two weeks earlier, Droz could have filed a claim
for up to 50 thousand dollars.  The new law leaves him with fewer options.  Droz
says he was driving April 17th when a piece of concrete the size of a softball
came flying through his windshield.  It hit him in the head and opened a deep
gash on the left side.  He lost his left eye.


Facing his 11th charge of
driving while intoxicated, a Plainfield man is pleading not guilty by reason of
mental defect.  A judge ordered a doctor's examination for 51 year old Mark
Schulke last week.  Conclusions from that exam will be reviewed at a hearing in
Stevens Point next month.  Schulke's first conviction for driving while
intoxicated was in 1993.  He hadn't had another one since this 10th conviction
in 2004.  Schulke had originally pleaded not guilty, but he asked the Portage
County judge to let him change his plea.


Legislation is being
circulated at the Capitol which would allow off-duty or retired law enforcement
officers with the proper permit to carry concealed weapons into schools and some
private properties.  A similar bill failed last session.  School shootings may
earn it more support this year.  Republican state Representative Joel Kleefisch
of Oconomowoc is trying to find support for his measure, but legislative leaders
of both parties haven't given any strong reactions yet.  A spokesperson for the
Assembly Speaker said he is focused on economic issues and hasn't reviewed the
Kleefisch measure.


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