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Decatur semi-accident spills slurry and injures driver
MADISON. Wis (AP) – Authorities say about 5,500 gallons of slurry spilled after a tractor-trailer overturned in Decatur, injuring the driver. Deputies from the Green County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash at around 12:44 p.m. Friday. Authorities said Jeffrey M. Brewer, of Evansville, was driving a tractor-tractor carrying fertilizer over a county and failed to negotiate a curve. The semi-tractor left the road and ended up in a ditch where it overturned. Authorities say the driver suffered minor injuries. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources also responded to the scene.
Gableman sends subpoenas to Milwaukee and Green Bay officials
MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) – A former state Supreme Court justice leading Assembly Republicans’ inquiry into the 2020 election has sent subpoenas to officials in Milwaukee, Green Bay , Madison, Kenosha and Racine as well as Wisconsin Election Commission administrator Meagan Wolfe, seeking information about the private funds they used to manage voting operations. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Michael Gableman’s subpoenas are the first issued by state lawmakers in four decades. The subpoenas, dated Thursday and delivered Friday, target documents related to the Center for Tech And Civic Life, which has given more than $ 10 million to more than 200 Wisconsin communities to help cover election costs during the pandemic of COVID-19. The subpoenas require officials to appear before him on Oct. 15 with the documents.
MURDER FOR RENTAL
Wisconsin woman convicted of paid murder conspiracy
MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) – A Wisconsin woman has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for attempting to hire a hitman using bitcoin currency. Federal prosecutors have announced that Kelly Harper of Columbus, 38, has been sentenced after pleading guilty to using the internet to hire a hitman. Harper provided height, weight, eye color, cell phone number and photos of his man’s vehicle. She also shared a screenshot of a bitcoin wallet worth approximately $ 5,633 to the site administrator. His lawyer did not immediately respond to a message.
Federal Judge Holds Hearing on Wisconsin Wolf Hunt Blockage
MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) – A federal judge has scheduled a hearing later this month on whether to block the fall wolf hunt in Wisconsin. Six Chippewa tribes filed a lawsuit on September 21 seeking to block the hunt, claiming that hunters killed too many wolves during the state’s February season and that fall hunt kill quotas are not being met. not based on science. U.S. District Judge James Peterson has scheduled a hearing Friday on the tribes’ request for a preliminary injunction blocking the fall hunt for October 29, six days before the season begins on November 6.
La Crosse man sentenced to 66 years in accident that killed 2
BARABOO, WIs. (AP) – A La Crosse man with a history of drunk driving has been sentenced to 66 years in prison for an accident that killed two men and seriously injured two others. Albart B. Shores, 59, sentenced in April, apologized in Sauk County court Thursday for driving drunk on Interstate 94/90 near Wisconsin Dells in 2018. He had a rate blood alcohol level just above the legal limit and used cocaine the day before. The Baraboo News Republic reports that the prosecutor predicted that Shores, who was convicted of his seventh drinking and driving offense, would kill again if he was ever released.
WHITE SUPREMATISTS ARRESTED
Prosecutors: Neo-Nazis discussed assassination and prison break
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – Federal prosecutors in Maryland recommend 25-year prison sentences for two members of a neo-Nazi group who were arrested by the FBI ahead of a gun rights rally on the Virginia Capitol . In a filing on Thursday, prosecutors described former Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrik Jordan Mathews and U.S. Army veteran Brian Mark Lemley Jr. as national terrorists who prepared for a civil war and spoke of plan an attack at the January 2020 rally in Virginia. Mathews and Lemley Jr. are set to be sentenced on October 28 after pleading guilty to gun charges in June. They were indicted along with a third member of The Base, a white supremacist organization. Defense lawyers have filed their conviction notes under seal.
Wisconsin judges assess the challenge of swapping a park
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A conservation group on Friday asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court for leave to challenge the state’s decision to transfer state park lands to a company planning to build a golf. Friends of the Black River Forest argue that the decision by the Department of Natural Resources board of directors to give Kohler Company a 5-acre parcel and nearly 2-acre easement in Kohler-Andrae State Park prevent the public from enjoying this land and harm wildlife. habitat. Kohler and the DNR want the Supreme Court to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that the conservation group does not have standing to sue because construction of the course has not started and until it does, no one does. ‘suffered harm. It is not known when the court could rule.
Wisconsin Army post visit reveals grateful, bored Afghans
FORT MCCOY, Wis. (AP) – Journalists get a glimpse of life at a Wisconsin army post for newly arrived Afghan refugees. During a tightly controlled tour of Fort McCoy on Thursday hosted by the U.S. Army and the State Department, reporters saw the newcomers playing football and basketball with soldiers and bringing supplies to the barracks where they are housed while waiting for their new lives in America to really begin. The fort is one of eight military installations in the country temporarily housing Afghans who were forced to flee their homeland in August. Almost 13,000 were sent to Fort McCoy.
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