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It's too soon to know what an investment company's takeover of Chrysler will mean for the 850 auto workers in Kenosha. But a spokesman for Jim Doyle said the governor heard positive indications Monday that Chrysler will go ahead with its new Phoenix engine and the Kenosha plant still has a great shot at building it. Doyle talked with a Chrysler executive Monday about plans by Cerebrus Capital Management to buy 80 percent of Chrysler for $7.4 billion.
The Milwaukee Brewers blew a four-run lead Monday night and lost at Philadelphia 8-6. The Phillies scored six times in the eighth inning and former Brewer Wes Helms drove in the game-winner with a long single off the right field wall. Brian Shouse gave up the first two hits of the inning before Derrick Turnbow caused the rest of the damage and took the loss to go 1-1. Philly sent 11 men to the plate in the eighth. They scored their other runs on a wild pitch, a two-run single, a soft grounder and a sacrifice fly.
Ryan Brady admits the undertaking is a bit daunting. The first Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival will offer 40 birding and nature field trips and 140 activities overall. The event runs Friday through May 20, with headquarters at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center near Ashland. "It started small and just kept growing," said Brady, an avid birder who is helping organize the festival.
The Dunn County man arrested on Saturday has now been charged with murder and will be extradited to Ohio. Working in conjunction with the Wisconsin Criminal Investigation Division and investigators from the Montgomery County (Ohio) Sheriff's Department, Dunn County deputies arrested Robert J. Sosnoskie, 62 in his home in the Town of Tiffany. In a press conference held Monday afternoon in Dayton, Ohio, Montgomery County authorities said they have charged Sosnoskie with the June 1971 slaying of Perry Smith.
A rural Colfax man was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle accident in the Town of Tainter on Friday. The Dunn County Sheriff's Department says Brian Lehman, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene after his car was found overturned on the roadway. The accident occurred at around 11:30 a.m. on County D near the intersection with County G in Dunn County. The sheriff's department along with the Menomonie Fire Department and Mayo One helicopter responded to the scene. The accident remains under investigation.
Favre issues statement saying he never wanted to be traded Packers quarterback Brett Favre now says that he never wanted to be traded. The statement from Favre was posted to the Green Bay Packers Web site Monday afternoon and was meant to clarify reports which surfaced on FoxSports.com this weekend that say the future hall of famer told Packer General Manager Ted Thompson that he (Favre) wanted to be traded after the Packers failed to acquire Randy Moss during the NFL draft. "I was frustrated a couple weeks back when Randy Moss was traded to New England.
The day Travis Thompson of New Richmond decided to tell the truth was the day he saved his own life. In April 2006, while in the midst of a two-year legal battle for possession of methamphetamines, Thompson said "something clicked." His lawyer had just struck a plea bargain that guaranteed Thompson would be home that very night and only serve a few years probation. After being in and out of jail for the past 10 years for drug abuse and other crimes, Thompson was very tempted by the offer. Then Judge Eric Lundell said to him: "We just want you to stay clean.
Every Wednesday at 8 a.m. the usual crowd gathers in the hallway outside Judge Edward Vlack's courtroom in Hudson. Occasionally new faces appear and once in awhile a familiar face doesn't show up -- young and not so young, male and female, some keeping to themselves and others bantering like old friends. They are the participants of St. Croix County's Drug Court. One by one they enter a small conference room where Drug Court Coordinator Amber Perry watches a sheriff's deputy administer breathalyzers on each participant.
The St. Croix County Planning and Zoning Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the St. Croix County Government Center, 1101 Carmichael Road, Hudson, Wisconsin to consider the following: 1) Proposed Amendments to Chapter 14, Nonmetallic Mining Ordinance: Comments and questions from the public will be heard and addressed.