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Sunday State News

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News


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


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Six people from the same
Wisconsin family were killed when their SUV was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer
truck on a Kentucky interstate Saturday morning.  The family was returning from
a trip to Orlando, Florida.  Two children in the burning SUV were saved when
another motorist broke out the rear window and pulled them out.  The clothes on
one of those children were burning at the time.  The accident happened on I-65
about 11 miles from Elizabethtown, Kentucky.  Minutes after that crash, another
one in the opposite direction injured three people, one of them critically.  The
busy highway was shut down for almost five hours.  Accident investigators were
trying to determine if distracted driving was a factor in either or both


When Wisconsin Governor
Scott Walker effectively ended collective bargaining for public workers in 2011,
it created a niche industry for a Middleton labor consulting firm.  Carlson
Dettmann Consulting has reportedly signed nearly 600 thousand dollars in
contracts due to the changes made in the way counties and cities now set their
own pay scales.  The consulting firm has completed at least a dozen compensation
studies in Wisconsin.  Charlie Carlson has essentially cornered the market,
being hired so far by 42 of Wisconsin's 72 counties when they compare their wage
scale to the private sector.  The firm questions employees about their roles,
then compares them to wages in nearby public and private sector jobs which are
similar in scope.


It's being assumed that 30
year old Kira Trevino is dead, but nearly 200 friends and other community
members showed up for a vigil at Bethany Baptist Church in Schofield last Friday
night.  Trevino was last seen a week ago last Thursday as she left work at the
Mall of American in Minneapolis.  So much blood was found in her car and her St.
Paul home that police think she is dead.  Her husband was charged with
second-degree murder last week.  Jeffery Dale Trevino is behind bars.  The vigil
was held at Bethany Baptist because the family church in the Wausau area, New
Day Christian Church, didn't have enough space.  St. Paul police say they have
received more than a dozen leads from a tip line they set up last week.  Kira
Trevino hasn't been found yet.


A 60 year old
Racine man will be sentenced next June after pleading guilty to two counts of
election fraud.  Mark Demet admitted falsely signing the names of other people
on recall petitions aimed at state Senator Van Wanggaard, a Republican from
Racine.  In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dropped seven charges against
Demet.  He has reportedly also been under investigation in neighboring Kenosha
County, though formal charges have not been filed there, yet.


A spokesman for the
Democratic party is apologizing for comparing Republican Governor Scott Walker
to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in three tweets.  Graeme Zielinski deleted the
tweets and used Twitter to apologize to Walker and the families of Dahmer's
victims.  Zielinski made the social media comments after it was announced last
Friday that the John Doe investigation of Walker's aides was closed.  Top
Democrats like party chairman Mike Tate and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett called
the tweets inappropriate.


A 28 year old Adams man
has been arrested in the fatal shotgun shooting of his girlfriend early
yesterday morning.  Coleman Dybul told authorities he fired a shotgun he kept
near his bed after she startled him while he was sleeping.  Twenty-seven year of
Toni Voss was pronounced dead at the scene.  Dybul was arrested by the Adams
County Sheriff's Department on suspicion of first-degree reckless homicide.
He's in jail awaiting formal charges to be filed.  A young child who was in the
house when the shooting occurred just before 2 a.m. was unharmed and is said to
be staying with a family member.


Fire crews were rushing to
the downtown Appleton area last night, but nobody was injured when a gas line
was broken.  The Appleton Fire Department reports the gas pipe had broken off on
the roof of the building in the 500 block of West College Avenue.  The alarm
went out, but We Energies shut the gas meter off and repaired the break before
the situation could get out of control.  Crews were said to be on the scene for
about 90 minutes.  It wasn't known what might have caused the


A 27 year old River Falls
man, who says he had no intention of shooting his friend, will spend the next
three years in prison.  Anthony P. Velure pleaded no contest to the felony
charge of homicide by use of a dangerous weapon.  He was formally found guilty
last November, convicted of shooting Joshua Kurer June 27, 2011, at Kurer's
River Falls apartment.  Velure says he had been drinking before the incident.
The two had served together in the military.  He says he thought the .410-gauge
shotgun was empty when he aimed it at Kurer and pulled the trigger.  Velure told
investigators he and Kurer had pointed unloaded guns at each other at least and
pulled the trigger a half-dozen times.


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