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Sunday State News

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News


Wheeler News Service - Sunday, May 12, 2013 - Sunday
News Report


Powerball:  6-13-19-23-43

MegaBucks:  7-9-13-32-38-39

SuperCash:  10-11-14-22-24-34

Badger 5:   1-14-16-19-27

Pick 4:     9-5-4-1

Pick 3:     6-4-2


Here are the stories:

Wauwatosa police aren't saying if anybody has been
arrested, but they did apparently head off a bomb plot at Wauwatosa East High
School.  Police say they were able to stop the attack when a student reported
hearing two teenagers talk about putting a small bomb in a stairwell.  Their
plan was that blast would lead people to another part of the school – where an
even more-powerful bomb would go off.  Investigators seized computers, cell
phones and other materials the teens were thought to be planning to use.  The
suspects may have had as many as four different attack plans, including one
involving a suicide bomb.


Wisconsin State Crime Lab and the Department of Criminal Investigation are
working with local officials to identify human remains which were found in
Taylor County.  Because nearby Lincoln County has three open missing persons
cases, officials there were notified.  Neither the possible age nor gender of
the person has been released so far.  An autopsy is being conducted.  The
discovery of the remains was made last Friday.  This gives new hope to the
families of 48 year old Anita Bucki, 56 year old Robert Cartwright and 21 year
old Ben Wilberding.  They are looking for closure.


Members of Kira Steger's family were among 300 people
searching for an Eden Prairie woman yesterday in Minnesota.  Mandy Matula has
been missing for 11 days.  She was last seen May 1st with her ex-boyfriend,
David Roe.  When Roe was asked to come in for questioning the next day, he shot
himself in the head in a police parking lot.  He died.  Steger is the Wisconsin
native whose body was found recently.  Her relatives say they know what Matula's
family is going through and they just wanted to help.  Some of them came from as
far away as Texas to plan for Steger's funeral.  Instead, they wound up
searching – again.


Eight police officers who responded to the Sikh temple
shooting in suburban Milwaukee last summer were honored at the White House
yesterday.  President Obama singled out Lieutenant Brian Murphy, who was the
first to arrive on the scene.  He survived 12 gunshot wounds.  A gunman opened
fire at the temple in Oak Creek last August, killing six people and injuring
three more, then turning the gun on himself.  President Obama spoke for about 15
minutes before meeting with the officers.  Honored were Murphy, Sam Lenda, John
Finco, Julie Grauberger, Dean Kleinhans, Michael Shultz, Derick Slamka and Kelly


La Crosse School District blames declining funding for its decision to do away
with the usual morning milk break.  Students had the choice of juice or milk,
proving at no cost to children on the free or reduced meal program.  School
officials say it isn't financial feasible to continue the program.  Parents who
want their children to have that cup of milk are being encouraged to have their
kids take advantage of the school breakfast and lunch programs.


With calls for the SWAT team increasing dramatically,
the Rock County Sheriff's Office has bought an armored vehicle.  County
officials say they are continuing to deal with heavily-armed suspects and the
195 thousand dollar armored personnel carrier have make it easier to safely
deploy and rescue officers during high-risk situations.  The 18 thousand pound
vehicle didn't cost taxpayers anything.  Money seized from drug dealers is being
used to buy the 2009 model truck and equip it with the technology needed.  The
vehicle will go into service Friday.  It will be on display for the public a
week from Thursday at the county board meeting.


pipeline operating company Enbridge has applied for the permits needed to expand
the amount of oil its ships on the so-called Alberta Clipper pipeline.  That
pipeline runs from western Canada to Superior, connecting with a system of
existing pipelines to connect with refineries in the Chicago area.  If the U.S.
State Department approves the plans, the oil shipped through that pipeline would
increase from 450 thousand barrels a day to 800 thousand.


was 50-for-50 last year.  New York Times blogger Nate Silver will deliver the
commencement speech today at Ripon College.  The statistician correctly
predicted the winner in each of the 50 states for last year's presidential
election.  Silver says he used his knowledge of statistics in sports to make the
correction predictions.  He was 49-for-50 in 2008 and also predicted Governor
Scott Walker would survive his recall election last year.  Silver did miss when
he predicting San Francisco would win the Super Bowl.  Today's commencement
starts at 1:30 p.m.


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