(10/21/12 Here are the stories:
He was out on bail for
sexual assault. Now, 19 year old Steven J. Holt has been charged with sexually
assaulting the same 14 year old girl. Holt was in court last Friday. He had
been charged two weeks ago with felony second-degree sexual assault of a child.
The victim was the same in both cases. He had been bonded out October 10th
with the condition that he not having contact with the victim or anyone under
18. When police picked Holt up October 13th in connection with a retail theft,
they found out he had sexual contact with the 14 year old again after his
release. Holt is scheduled to make a court appearance tomorrow afternoon. He
now faces five felony charges and one misdemeanor.
Starting Friday afternoon
at 5 p.m., three people were shot to death in Milwaukee in three separate
incidents. The violence started when an 18 year old trying to rob a man was
killed in a shootout. The target was wounded in the arm. Then, just before
midnight a suspect walked up to a 38 year old man at a gas station and shot him
to death. The victim was hit several times. Milwaukee police say they have no
suspects in the third fatal shooting which saw a 26 year old man shot once in
the upper body early Saturday morning.
U.S. Senate candidate
Tommy Thompson's campaign reports the former Wisconsin governor sold stock he
held in four companies because they have apparent ties to Iran. Sales price was
38 thousand dollars. A spokesperson for the campaign identified the companies
at Royal Dutch Shell, Rio Tinto, a London-based mining company, Schlumberger, a
Texas-based oil field service company, and Total Petroleum based in Africa. The
stock sale represents a small fraction of the Republican's holdings.
A Manitowoc woman says she
can't understand how someone could steal from a dead person. Ann Stradal says
her mother died at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center this month. Stadal says
six jeweled rings disappeared from her mother's fingers in the hours after she
passed away. The rings showed up on a CAT scan just before the older woman
died, but when her daughter tried to recover the rings from the funeral home the
next day, the funeral director told her he had found no rings on her fingers.
Manitowoc police are investigating the theft report.
One of two men convicted
of burglarizing dozens of summer homes and cabins will spend four years in
prison. Eugene John Grahn was found guilty of playing a role in break-ins of at
least 24 homes in northern Wisconsin last winter and spring. His co-conspirator
was convicted earlier this year with the help of testimony from Grahn. The 30
year old reportedly cooperated with authorities and helped them recover many of
the stolen items. He was sentenced in Bayfield County Court.
Peak flu activity usually
doesn't hit Wisconsin residents until February, but state health officials are
urging people to get their shots. Flu season usually runs from late October
until May. State health officers say the flu season is already here and getting
vaccinated is the most effective way to avoid getting sick. Most health care
providers are already offering the shots. Getting vaccinated is especially
important for people over 50 and those with health conditions which might weaken
their ability to fight the symptoms.
College officials in Stevens Point hope to move into the new downtown location
by January 2014. They say the new home will give them the room to expand
education programs. The J.C. Penney wing of the former CenterPoint MarketPlace
is being remodeled. A groundbreaking ceremony was held last week. Renovations
to the former retail store will cost an estimated six million dollars. Stevens
Point's mayor calls the re-purposing of the former mall location the cornerstone
of revitalization for the downtown area.
North Shore fire crews
used the ladder to rescue of person from the second floor of a burning home in
Shorewood early Saturday morning. Firefighters were told a person was trapped
in a home in the 27 hundred block of East Jarvis Avenue with heavy smoke and
flames visible. The person was rescued immediately, treated on the scene and
taken to Columbia-St. Mary's Hospital with smoke inhalation and burns. The fire
was quickly put out, but did an estimated 50 thousand dollars damage. Nobody
else was injured, but a dog apparently died in the fire.