Wheeler News Service - Sunday, May 26, 2013 - Sunday
Badger 5: 6-7-15-17-30
Pick 4: 9-5-0-5
Pick 3: 1-8-2
Here are the stories:
When Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger is
sentenced he could get up to a year in prison on his conviction of violating a
holding order placed on products at his farm. Hershberger was found not guilty
on three other charges involving allegations he sold raw milk without the
necessary state licenses. The jury in Sauk County returned its verdicts after
four hours of deliberations which ended at about 1 a.m. Saturday. One of
Hershberger's attorneys calls the result a victory for the food rights movement.
Wisconsin farmers aren't allowed to sell unpasteurized milk directly to buyers
because it could make them sick, but many in the food rights movement believe
unprocessed milk contains bacteria which can boost the immune
Friday night accident in a restaurant parking lot leaves a five year old child
dead. The incident happened at Maximillian's restaurant in Mount Calvary.
Police say a 35 year old man from Fond du Lac was backing his pickup truck into
a parking stall when the child ran behind that truck and was run over. The
victim was taken to St. Agnes Hospital where he died. Authorities say they are
still investigating, but no citations have been issued.
collapse of a bridge in Washington state brings new attention to bridges
classified as "functionally obsolete." The state of Wisconsin has 724 of them.
The term basically means a bridge isn't up to current design standards.
Inspectors look at all 14-thousand-22 bridges in the state every other year.
Statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation show 1,234 bridges
are considered "structural deficient." The Washington bridge was a truss-style
bridge, a design Wisconsin engineers don't use any more. There are currently 78
Wisconsin bridges configured that way.
special education teacher at Milwaukee's Mary McLeod Bethune Academy is accused
of fondling himself in front of four female students. The criminal complaint
was filed yesterday. Thirty-seven year old Kevin France now faces four counts
of causing a child between the ages of 17 and 17 to view or listen to sexual
activity, plus two counts of exposing himself. France is accused of fondling
himself in front of students who are cognitively challenged. The incident
happened in December. When the girls went to the principal with their
complaint, she said she forwarded the information to the district's employee
rights department attorney, but never got a response. Police reached out to
that principal earlier this month.
Former La Crosse assistant city attorney Peter Kisken
allegedly messed up prosecutions, neglected some cases, conducted personal
business on work time and had sex in City Hall with another employee. The La
Crosse Tribune acquired a 135-page report on Kisken and his termination through
an open records request. He and Liana Escott were placed on paid administrative
leave last year. Escott resigned in January and Kisken was fired last month.
City officials say he shared confidential legal information while having a
two-year workplace relationship with Escott, the former community development
Madison police say a 47 year old bicycle rider was
killed when he was hit by a car Friday afternoon at 3:44 p.m. Stephen L. Rader
of Madison was hit at the intersection of Mineral Point Road and Yellowstone
Drive. He was taken to University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics where he
died. Madison police and the Dane County Medical Examiner's office are
continuing the investigation into that fatal accident.
Time is growing short for Wisconsin residents who want
to be protected from unsolicited telemarketing calls and text messages. They
have until Friday to sign up for the state's "no call" list. Persons already on
that list have to re-register every two years. Consumers who add their phone
numbers to the list this time will be protecting from solicitation calls
starting July 1st. That list is updated four times a year.
add a phone number to the list: call 1-866-9NO-CALL, 1-866-966-2255, or go
online to http://nocall.wisconsin.gov)