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Sunday State News

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News


Wheeler News Service - Sunday, April 28, 2013 - Sunday
News Report


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Here are the stories:

man from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan has been arrested for possessing
explosives.  The 51 year old suspect could have his first court hearing as soon
as tomorrow.  At least five explosive devices were discovered in his Menominee
apartment during a search last Friday afternoon.  Neighbors in the eight-unit
building were notified, but no evacuation was ordered.  The bomb squad dealt
with the explosives.  Police had been called in when threats were apparently
made to the suspect's wife.


68 year old Racine man has been ordered to be present in the courtroom when his
trial starts tomorrow.  Wilbert Thomas is accused of beating and strangling a
retired school teacher who was handing out quarters in a Laundromat in October
2010.  Thomas' attorney told the judge his client wanted to watch the trial by
closed-circuit television from the jail.  He cited publicity about the case
involving the death of Sandra Teichow.  The judge rejected the request, saying
he wanted to avoid potential issues which could bring on an appeal at a future


Department of Natural Resources has a draft plan for a 20 million dollar
expansion of High Cliff State Park in east-central Wisconsin.  About 417
thousand people visit that park every year.  The expansion would add 18 hundred
acres and more than double its size.  Although completion of the project is
expected to take several year, upgrading of infrastructure and facilities could
start later this year.  The park is located on the northeast shore of Lake
Winnebago in Calumet County.  Almost half of the cost would be dedicated to
buying land from more than 100 owners.  A public meeting about the expansion
plans will be held May 7th at the Sherwood Community Center.


man who was bleeding from his head and claiming he had been shot held off police
for almost three hours Friday night.  West Bend police say they got a call about
a 46 year old man who was locked in an apartment at about 8:15 p.m.  When
officers arrived on the scene, the man inside refused help, claimed he was armed
and threatened violence if anyone came in the apartment.  Shortly before 11 p.m.
he finally came outside and was arrested.  An initial examination discovered
that the man hadn't been shot and had instead injured himself


Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department is looking for relatives of a man who
disappeared 27 years ago.  Some determination and a little bit of 21st Century
technology helped track down what happened to Harry Ballard, who was reported
missing in March 1986.  The courts had declared Ballard dead four years later,
but his body was never discovered – until now.  The search led to Florida where
Ballard had been sleeping in a van.  He died of natural causes.  A positive
identification was made using fingerprints on file with Dade County.  Ballard
was 59 when he went missing and his wife has died.  Manitowoc County Coroner
Curtis Green says notification will be made when relatives are


Chippewa County authorities say the body of a missing
five year old boy has been found in Holcombe, Wisconsin.  Joseph M.R. Sigsworth
becomes the third official victim of a fire in a home Friday morning.  Five
people were injured, though two of them have been released from a hospital.  The
deceased, in addition to the boy, have been identified as 82 year old Robert
Minder and 22 year old Josh Peacock.  Forensic autopsies will be done on the
three bodies tomorrow.  Officials say they are still investigating the cause of
the fatal fire.


Waukesha jury decides 54 year old Alan Randall can go free, 38 years after he
killed police officers Rocky Atkins and Wayne Olson.  Randall was 16 years old
at the time.  He was found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect and
was committed to a state mental hospital.  Randall won't be free until after a
July hearing.  Until then, he will remain in the Mendota Mental Health Institute
in Madison where he has been for several years.  His doctors say he has been
free of mental disease for some time.  Randall had tried to win his release at
least four times over the years.  He had been turned down every time,


Lawyers for the owner of a Duluth head shop are asking a
federal judge to dismiss several charges and toss out evidence obtained when two
different search warrants were served there.  Jim Carlson of Superior faces more
than 50 charges.  He owns the shop called Last Place on Earth.  Carlson and
three workers have pleaded not guilty to federal charges they were selling
synthetic drugs.  Prosecutors say the drugs were mislabeled and being sold as
incense, potpourri or bath salts.  Carlson's attorney says he will file a motion
to dismiss all charges against his client before a hearing which is now
scheduled to be held June 20th.


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