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Sunday's State News

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News


Wheeler News Service -
Sunday, February 3, 2013 - Sunday News Report


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The Wisconsin Department
of Children and Families last revoked the license of a Middleton foster care
agency.  Community Care Resources is accused of misusing almost five million
dollars in taxpayer money.  The stage agency says salaries were inflated and
money was spent on luxury cars and other inappropriate items between 2009 and
2011.  Owner Dan Simon says he plans to appeal the revocation while denying the
allegations.  State regulators say he and his wife took home more than a
half-million dollars in inflated salaries over those three years, while billing
the state more than 64 thousand dollars for personal travel to destinations like
Alaska and Hawaii.


Triple-A Wisconsin reports
the statewide average of three dollars, 43 cents a gallon for regular, unleaded
gasoline represents a jump of 17 cents over the last week and 22 cents over the
last month.  An increase in crude oil prices and production problems at about a
dozen refineries nationwide are being blamed.  No relief is in sight since the
approaching switch to summer blends of fuels could put a strain on supplies by
the time the issues are resolved.  The current prices are about eight cents
higher than they were at the same time last year – and those prices were at
historically high levels at the time.


A Milwaukee teacher was
removed from class and walked out of the school building last week after
allegedly slapping a four year old boy, twice.  Treavor Hall was held out of
class last Friday, the day after the incident.  His parents say they are shocked
because the teachers was someone they trusted.  They say their older daughter
had the same teacher.  Police were called to the Craig Montessori School.  Now,
they say, they don't want their child to return to the school.  Milwaukee Public
Schools officials say the alleged incident is being investigated.


People are out of work, in
some cases their cars are encased in ice and now fire investigators are having a
hard time investigating the cause of last week's fire at Echo Lake Foods in
Burlington.  Almost everything is covered with ice up to an inch thick from the
spray of millions of gallons of water used to control the flames.  Fire crews
were on the scene for nearly two days.  Now, the ice covering left behind is
hindering the effort to find out what started what was one of the largest fires
in Racine County history.  The participation of the Wisconsin Department of
Criminal Investigation doesn't necessarily mean the fire is considered
suspicious.  Officials on the scene say it could be weeks or even months before
the source of the fire is determined.


Recent mild temperatures
mean conditions are dangerous on Lake Winnebago, less than a week before the
start of the sturgeon spearing season.  Participants have already been scouting
the ice conditions and water quality.  Ice is said to be less than a foot thick
in some areas.  Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources say
spearers have a chance of finding a record-breaking sturgeon in the season
opening Saturday.  State agents say they have captured several fish bigger than
the record 212-pounder during spring spawning assessments.  They say they're
pretty sure there are some fish more than 250 pounds swimming in the


A second-grade teacher in
Neenah has resigned after being accused of sending pictures of elementary school
students to an inmate at the New Lisbon Correctional Institution.  Thirty-three
year old Eddie Sanders has been in prison for 14 years, but he apparently didn't
break any laws this time.  However, teacher Christina Peerenboom has lost her
job.  The package sent to Sanders was intercepted by prison officials.  They say
they found it contained class pictures and the names of students.  Parents of
students at Tullar Elementary School were sent a letter last week.  District
officials say swift action was taken to make sure all students are


Cadaver dogs are working
seven-hour shifts as the search continues for the body of a Milwaukee man.
Handlers say the dogs rotate in the search for items carrying the scent of
human blood or skin.  Evon Young's body is believed to have been dumped in the
Menomonee Falls landfill.  Five men have been charged with first-degree
intentional homicide.  One of the suspects is Young's former


Stevens Point-based
Skyward Incorporation says it will challenge the bid it lost to provide the
Department of Public Instruction with a single statewide student information
system.  Skyward already provides data systems to about half of all Wisconsin
school districts.  The DPI announced from it plans to award the multi-million
dollar contract to a Minnesota company.  Skyward says it believes the evaluation
process used last summer was flawed.  The company has about 280 employees on


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