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(11/25/12) Here are the stories:

In an effort to control
alcohol use on the UW-Stevens Point campus, school officials are considering a
ban on alcohol consumption – including students who are of legal drinking age.
Last March a student drowned in the Wisconsin River after a night of drinking.
Eric Duffey was celebrating his 21st birthday when he disappeared after leaving
a Stevens Point bar.  He body was found two days later.  University officials
say they are working with city leaders on finding new approaches to limit how
much alcohol students consume.  So far, options on the table do not include
kicking a student out of school for too many related offenses, but Stevens Point
police say that might be worth consideration, too.


One term is evidently
enough for the youngest person to ever serve as mayor of La Crosse.  Matt Harter
was 24 years old when he was first elected.  Now, Harter says he has decided not
to run for a second term.  He says he's going to seek what he calls a "normal
job" in the private sector before deciding if he wants a career in politics.
Several members of the La Crosse City Council say they aren't surprised by his
decision.  That council overrode 22 of Harter's 28 vetoes.


The 79 year old pilot of a
small plane which crashed yesterday afternoon is being treated in a hospital for
head injuries.  The Walworth County Sheriff's office says the accident happened
as Ronald G. Scott of East Troy was trying to land the experimental plane on a
private grass airstrip in the town of East Troy.  Scott was alone in the plane
and his condition hasn't been reported.  He apparently designed and built the
1969 model plane himself.


Madison police are looking
for the man who attacked a woman early Saturday morning and ended up a little
battered himself.  It happened in the 100 block of East Johnson Street.  The 21
year old Madison woman says she was walking home when he assailant grabbed her
from behind.  She says she fell to the ground and the man started hitting her in
the face and head.  An off-duty firefighter saw the attack, running up and
punching the attacker in the face.  The suspect ran away.  He was described as
being about five feet, 11 inches tall, 200 pounds, in his late 20s to early 30s,
wearing a dark hoodie or coat, with a red flannel shirt underneath.  The woman
suffered cuts to the back of her head.


Milwaukee police report an
officer has shot and killed an armed robbery suspect on the city's south side.
It happened yesterday at about 4 p.m.  Two men had met behind a building to
conduct a business transaction, as they had previously.  The victim says the
other man brought a gun this time and robbed him.  The suspect drove away and
was followed by his victim, who called police and told them where he was.  The
suspect ran from the scene when he crashed his vehicle.  A Milwaukee police
officer caught up to him and tried to question him.  At some point, the officer
felt his life was threatened and he shot the man.  The 28 year old suspect was
from Germantown.


The Pierce County
Sheriff's Department reports a nine year old boy is in the hospital after he was
shot in the leg.  The accident happened at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Spring
Valley.  Witnesses say the boy's 11 year old brother was unloading a handgun
when it accidentally went off.  The boy was airlifted to Regions Hospital, but
his condition hasn't been released.  The sheriff's department says it is still
investigating the case.


A Saturday afternoon car
accident in Hudson leaves a 22 year old woman dead.  The accident happened on
Wisconsin Highway 35, just south of I-94, at about 3:15 p.m.  When Hudson police
arrived on the scene they found a vehicle in a ditch just off the southbound
side of the state highway.  The woman was inside the vehicle, unresponsive.  She
was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.  Her name has not
been released yet.






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