Football Focus 2014

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  • Missing 7-year-old Wisconsin girl shows up for school Oct 14, 2014 10:51 AM
    A large-scale search for a missing 7-year-old Sheboygan girl ended when the child showed up for school. Dozens of volunteers had gathered Tuesday morning to continue a search for Lilleona Rose Badtke. The girl never made it home after school Monday,

     
  • Police look for pilot of drone over Camp Randall Oct 14, 2014 10:30 AM
    Police want to know who flew a drone over Camp Randall Stadium during the Wisconsin Badgers’ game last Saturday in Madison. University of Wisconsin police are working with federal aviation officials to identify the pilot of the drone seen hovering during the “Jump Around” between the third and fourth quarters.

     
  • Suspect in 1990 Wisconsin death linked through fingerprints Oct 13, 2014 9:04 AM
    Fond du Lac County investigators linked a suspect to a 24-year-old murder case through fingerprints found on items in the victim’s van, according to search warrants obtained by a newspaper.

     
  • Wisconsin church with roots in 1800s to close Oct 13, 2014 9:04 AM
    A suburban Milwaukee Presbyterian church with roots dating to the late 1800s has decided to close amid financial problems. The Milwaukee Journal Star reports New Life Presbyterian Church in Glendale voted to dissolve itself last month.

     
  • Sheriff: Hunter dies in Wisconsin accident Oct 13, 2014 12:49 PM
    Vernon County authorities say a 71-year-old hunter has been found dead after an accident near his 25-feet-high tree stand. Sheriff John Spears said Sunday that John Zumwalt of South Beloit, Illinois, died near the Town of Stark on Friday.

     
  • Chicago man pleads guilty in Wisconsin shooting Oct 13, 2014 11:52 AM
    A Chicago man who shot a Wisconsin woman in the back has pleaded guilty to attempted homicide. Cordero Short faces up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced in November after reaching a deal with prosecutors. The 23-year-old pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree intentional homicide as party to the crime in La Crosse County court.

     
  • On the road: ‘Ghosts and Demons’ haunt the Art Institute Oct 11, 2014 6:15 AM
    Get into the Halloween season minus cheesy haunted houses and dreadful candy corn at the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibition “Ghosts and Demons in Japanese Prints,” drawn from the museum’s own celebrated collection. Also, sample hundreds of wines from around the world at Wine Riot Oct. 17-18 in the Great Hall at Chicago's Union Station.

     
  • Courts block voter ID laws in Wisconsin, Texas Oct 10, 2014 11:49 AM
    A federal judge likened Texas’ strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant to suppress minority voter turnout and struck it down less than a month before Election Day — and mere hours after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a similar measure in Wisconsin. The twin rulings released Thursday evening represent major and somewhat surprising blows to largely Republican-backed voter identification rules sweeping the nation that have generally been upheld in previous rulings.

     
  • Wisconsin pit bull recovers after police shooting Oct 10, 2014 8:24 AM
    A pit bull that was shot by police is recovering from surgery after supporters donated money for her medical bills. News-Herald Media reports Ashley Seidel of Marshfield says her 6-year-old dog Carley is healing after surgery to remove the bullet from her shoulder.

     
  • Feds not worried about Wisconsin wolf decline Oct 10, 2014 11:39 AM
    Federal wildlife officials say they’re not concerned about the decline in Wisconsin’s wolf population. A group of scientists that included UW-Madison’s Adrian Treves sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last month complaining the state Department of Natural Resources’ wolf population estimates are flawed and mortality is actually much higher than reported.

     
  • Ex-Crystal Lake man faces child sex assault charges Oct 13, 2014 8:15 AM
    A Wisconsin man was charged Friday with sexually abusing two children younger than 13 during the time he lived in Crystal Lake, authorities said. Jeffrey A. Vesely, 52, who now lives in Darien, Wisconsin, but lived in Crystal Lake from 2003-2012, was charged with three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and five counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

     
  • Wisconsin woman gets 6 years for fatal crash Oct 8, 2014 6:19 AM
    An Amherst woman has been sentenced to six years in prison for a fatal drunk driving crash Stevens Point Journal Media reports 24-year-old Hanna Schacht was sentenced Tuesday in Portage County court. She pleaded guilty in July to homicide and causing injury while driving after drinking in the death of Daniel Wetzel in September 2013. She was also sentenced to six years on community supervision and ordered to pay more than $100,000 in restitution. Schacht was driving at more than 70 mph when she crashed into a car driven by Richard Wetzel on a narrow road in Lanark. Daniel Wetzel died at the scene and Richard Wetzel was hospitalized with serious injuries. Authorities say her blood alcohol level was 0.15 percent at the scene.

     
  • Wisconsin truck driver arrested in fatal crash Oct 8, 2014 6:14 AM
    Wisconsin authorities have arrested a man who they say caused a fatal crash in a dump truck while he was intoxicated.

     
  • Body of missing boater found near Milwaukee Oct 8, 2014 6:13 AM
    Milwaukee police say the body of a missing boater has been recovered from Lake Michigan.

     
  • Wisconsin pheasant season opens this month Oct 8, 2014 6:08 AM
    The season opens statewide at noon on Oct. 18. State Department of Natural Resources officials say hunters should look for birds in areas that contain adequate winter cover such as cattail marshes and dense brush intermixed with cropland, hay and grasslands.

     
  • On the road: Windy City BBQ Classic takes over Soldier Field Oct 4, 2014 6:30 AM
    What can make the sight of Chicago’s lake shore and cityscape even sweeter? The scent of barbecue wafting through the fall air during the Windy City BBQ Classic. Held at Soldier Field on Oct. 10-11, the competition promises craft barbecue, beer and tips from more than 40 pitmasters. This is one of many interesting events happening in the Chicago area next week.

     
  • Wisconsin DNR reminds hunters to hold fire on swans, cranes Oct 1, 2014 8:12 AM
    Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding waterfowl hunters to leave trumpeter swans and whooping cranes alone.

     
  • Arrest in double homicide in Wisconsin Oct 1, 2014 8:11 AM
    A man previously questioned and held in a double homicide in Berlin has been arrested. Berlin police say the 33-year-old man was taken into custody Tuesday night and booked into the Green Lake County Jail on two possible charges of first-degree intentional homicide.

     
  • Jackson police use anti-heroin drug to revive man Sep 29, 2014 8:26 AM
    Jackson police have used the drug Narcan to counter a suspected heroin overdose two weeks after the department received its first Narcan kits.The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports police found a Milwaukee man unconscious on a commuter bus. An officer noticed his pupils were constricted and administered a dose of Narcan into the man’s nose.

     
  • Police: 2 killed in Wisconsin, missing girl is safe Sep 29, 2014 9:46 AM
    Two people were killed and one man was taken into custody in what Berlin authorities are calling a suspected double homicide that prompted a brief Amber Alert for an 8-year-old girl.

     
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