Wheeler News Service - Sunday, June 2, 2013 - Sunday
Badger 5: 4-15-18-26-29
Pick 4: 7-2-3-0
Pick 3: 9-3-3
Here are the stories:
Convicted criminals are being kept away from Appleton's
most popular bars downtown. Bar patrons are being checked with an ID scanner
and police say that is making the community safer. The program started as an
effort to find fake IDs, but convicted criminals are finding now that they
aren't welcome. Some opponents says this is basically an invasion of privacy.
Published reports indicate police departments from Milwaukee to Wausau have
checked in to see how they can go about following Appleton's
U.S. Geological Survey is reporting on the chemicals it has found in Milwaukee
area waterways. Generally in small amounts, the scientists discovery dozens of
different pollutants, ranging from everyday household products to airborne
residue from car exhaust. The federal study found the worst problems in the
Kinnickinnic River. In some cases the concentrations are high enough to harm
fish and other species living in those waterways. One watchdog group says, in
many cases, it simply isn't known what impact some of the insecticides and
pharmaceuticals might have on people, plants and animals.
state of Wisconsin has filed a motion to revoke bail for dairy farmer Vernon
Hershberger. Officials say the Loganville man, whose prosecution because a
rallying cause for backers of raw milk, has violated the conditions to stay
free. Those terms specified Hershberger wouldn't sell or process dairy products
without a license. A published report quoted him as saying he had continued to
sell raw milk and other farm products after the state had ordered him to stop.
He was acquitted on three of the four charges he faced by a jury last month.
The state has asked the court to hear its motion tomorrow.
Only once in the last 95 years has Lake Superior's water
level increased by more than the nine inches it jumped last month. The lake
usually rises only about four inches each May, but late snow and a cold spring
which held back the runoff until ice and snow melted made up the difference.
The big lake is just seven inches below average now and is three inches above
the level recorded last year at this time. The improving lake levels mean the
largest freighters for Great Lakes shipping may be able to run with full loads
again. The smaller loads had increase prices and energy use and bumped up costs
for raw material shippers.
Janesville police take four teenagers into custody after
a standoff Friday night which lasted almost six hours. Police were called at
about 5:30 p.m. about a young suspect who shot a firearm outside a home. When
the police showed up, the suspect went inside while three other people fought
with the officers. A SWAT team finally used an armored vehicle and non-lethal
chemicals to arrest the 17 year old suspect at about 11:45 p.m. Friday. The
suspect now faces charges of recklessly endangering safety, failure to comply
with an officer's attempt to take custody and minor in possession of a handgun.
The three other teenagers were arrested for a variety of charges, including
disorderly conduct, obstruction and recklessly endangering
It's possible a small plane may have run out of gas
before it crashed while trying to make an emergency landing at 11:30 a.m.
yesterday. The plane came down in a grassy area about 200 feet short of the
runway at the Door County Cherry Land Airport in the Township of Nasawaupee. It
flipped over and landed on its top, causing minor injuries to the 50 year old
pilot. He was the only occupant in the Cessna 206 and he was able to get out of
the wreckage on his own.
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Caledonia police say it's likely a man trying to steal
copper ground conductors from a power station last week got more than he
bargained for. When police investigated the theft of 66 conductors from the WE
Energies substation they found evidence someone had defecated at that
substation. They say they found a stained purple glove and a wire cutter left
behind. Since not a single wire was cut, police think the thief was shocked
while he was trying to cut the wire. The same substation was the scene of a
theft about two weeks ago. The conductors taken last Thursday were worth about
Council of Great Lakes Governors has adopted a series of regulations, including
a request for both the governments of the U.S. and Canada to fund the lakes as a
single system. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says he hopes the group will meet
more often so it can make sure its plans actually lead to action. The eight
state and two province leaders have agreed to work together on promoting trade
and maritime commerce. They have established a task force to make improvements
to the lakes.