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Counselors return to Fond du Lac High School today (Monday) to help students deal with the traffic death of a fourth student in the last two weeks. Sophomore Candy Holstein, 16, was killed Saturday in Taycheedah. Authorities said the car in which she was a passenger drove through a stop sign and collided with an SUV. The 16-year-old car driver and a 17-year-old passenger were hurt.
A Dunn County man has been arrested in connection with a 1971 murder in Dayton, Ohio. According to the Dunn County Sheriff's Department, Robert J. Sosnoskie, 62, was arrested at his home in the Town of Tiffany on Saturday by officers from the Dunn County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department in Dayton. Sheriff Dennis Smith says that Sosnoskie was cooperative and is being held in the Dunn County jail. The man is expected to appear in Dunn County Court today (Monday) for extradition proceedings.
Republicans headed home Sunday from their state convention in Lake Geneva, confident they'll keep the White House in 2008, and win back the state Senate. Minority Leader Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau targeted three Democrats for defeat: Roger Breske of Eland, Bob Wirch of Pleasant Prairie and Dave Hansen of Green Bay. Delegates joined Fitzgerald in railing Gov. Jim Doyle's proposed state budget which has more than $1.75 billion dollars in tax and fee increases. Delegates wore buttons with red circles crossing out the words "fees" and "taxes." Former U.S. Sen.
Anglers on Lake Winnebago are worried that a deadly virus will kill the fish and ruin a multi-million-dollar sporting industry. Hundreds of sheepshead have been killed in Wisconsin's largest inland lake and it's blamed on viral hemorrhagic septicemia. VHS was first found in Lake Huron in 2005 and has spread from there. State officials said it was only a matter of time before it got here. But Mike Staggs of the Department of Natural Resources wonders why the virus skipped Lake Michigan on the way. The disease only affects cold-blooded animals, so there are no health effects for humans.
A search continues today (Monday) for four La Crosse residents who are presumed dead near a swirling lock and- dam in the Mississippi River near Dresbach, Minn. An air and water search took place Sunday but the only things found were the victims' shoes and life jackets. Cha Kong Yang, 34, his fiancée, Cee Her, 34, and her two young children, Amanda and Josh Xiong, all fell from a fishing boat in rough waters. It happened late Saturday afternoon. The family moved recently from St.
A former daughter-in-law is the latest to be arrested in the abduction of a 57-year-old woman near Green Bay. Penny Raleigh, 39, is accused of helping arrange a burglary at the home of her ex-mother-in-law, Alyce Pellus, while she was riding around in a car trunk. Raleigh is the fifth to be arrested for last Monday's incident in Suamico. Authorities said Raleigh and Richard Deterville, 19, broke into Pellus's home, where Deterville blindfolded the woman while holding what she thought was a gun to her back. Pellus said she could hear others while being blindfolded.
MADISON -- With the final two events this weekend, just 10 points separate Wisconsin and Minnesota in the third annual Border Battle. Wisconsin has 405 and Minnesota has 395 points as for the second time in three years, the battle for the cup comes down to the last weekend of the season. The 40 points earned by the each of the men's and women's track teams at the Big Ten Conference Championship this Saturday and Sunday will determine the winner.
Two former supervisors at a group home near Wausau are accused of sexually assaulting a mentally-disabled girl. Daniel Kurth, 39, Wausau, and Robert Thorpe, 54, Aniwa, are charged in Marathon County with eight counts of second-degree sexual assault, having intercourse with a child, and exposure. The girl was 17 at the time with a brain injury which caused her to have short-term memory loss. She was living at a Lutheran Social Services home in Weston when the two supervisors working alone on different shifts reportedly molested her between August of 2005 and January 2006. Kurth and Thorpe w
The Wisconsin PGA will try to get more kids to play golf. The association's board has approved a three-year program in which professionals will teach golf in elementary phy-ed classes and it won't cost the schools anything. The sectional PGA is starting to raise $1.6 million for the effort. It will match the first quarter-million in donations. The emergence of Tiger Woods has turned pro golf into a major spectator sport, but it has not translated to more players.
University of Wisconsin's Joe Thomas will not compete in this weekend's Big Ten Conference outdoor track meet at Penn State. That's because the NFL's Cleveland Browns won't let him throw the shot-put. The Browns drafted Thomas as the third overall pick a week-and-a-half ago and because they want to protect their investment they said no when Badgers' track coach Ed Nuttycombe asked for permission to let Thomas compete. He had a legitimate shot at a league title.