Posted tagged ‘Wisconsin’

Young Brothers Found Dead in Wisconsin Car

July 7, 2011

The bodies of 3- and 4-year-old Wisconsin brothers were found in a parked car early this morning. The boyfriend of the children’s mother has been arrested.

From the Associated Press:

The children’s names have not been released and a cause of death has not been determined pending autopsies, said police spokesman Joel DeSpain. He said investigators are treating the case as a double homicide and the boyfriend is their primary suspect.

Police said the boys’ 22-year-old mother arrived at police headquarters Tuesday afternoon and reported she had an altercation involving a knife a day earlier with her 28-year-old boyfriend at their apartment. Police didn’t offer any further details.

Big Ten = The Little Sisters of the Poor

January 1, 2011

That’s right…I said it!

Gordon Gee, how do you like your Big Ten now? What’s that? Was the Big Ten 0-5 today?

At least the Wisconsin Badgers showed up for their game. Hopefully you’re Ohio State Buckeyes show up for the Sugar Bowl…instead of getting stuck at the tattoo parlor!

Congrats to the TCU Horned Frogs on winning the 2011 Rose Bowl! Now, can we get a playoff system in place???

Stolen Cessna Enters US Airspace

April 6, 2009

A Cessna 172 aircraft reported stolen from a Canadian flight school and flown into U.S. airspace this afternoon, has been intercepted by U.S. military aircraft.

The FAA is monitoring the situation.

WSAW is reporting an “incident” at Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee but it is unclear if the incident is related. The station has reported that several ambulances, fire trucks and more than a dozen squad cars from various departments are at the scene.

WISC is reporting that the Wisconsin state Capitol building has been evacuated as a precaution. Capitol police ordered everyone out of the building and told them to go at least a block away from the building.

Interesting. I’m sure more is to come!

From CNN:

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown confirmed the plane was reportedly stolen from a flight school in Thunder Bay, Canada.

Brown said the pilot of the aircraft, identified as a student at the flight school, was not communicating with air traffic controllers. The pilot showed no sign of hostile intent, Brown said, and authorities planned to continue tracking the plane.

The plane was being tracked by U.S. aircraft in the area of Duluth, Minnesota, Brown said.

Fisher-Price High Chairs Recalled

March 25, 2009

Here is the list from the Associated Press:

High chairs
About 24,000 3-in-1 high chairs, manufactured in Mexico and imported by Fisher-Price of East Aurora, N.Y., because the seat can fall backward from the frame if the release is unlatched while a child is inside. The seat back can also detach if not snapped fully into place. The company has received one report of a detached seat back that resulted in a fractured skull. The high chairs were sold at Target stores around the country between December 2008 and March 2009. Details: by phone at 800-432-5437; by Web at or


About 2,900 Baby Necessities pacifiers, manufactured in China and imported by OKK Trading of Los Angeles, Calif., because they failed federal safety tests. The nipples can separate from the base and pose a choking hazard. No incidents have been reported. The recalled pacifiers were sold at dollar and discount stores around the country between August 2007 and January 2009. Details: by phone at 877-655-8697; by Web at or

Heart medication
Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. is recalling one lot of Propafenone HCL 225 milligram tablets sold in 100 count bottles in the United States. Some of the tablets may contain higher levels of the active ingredient than specified. Some patients who are particularly sensitive to small variations in dose might experience serious side effects, including irregular heartbeat or low blood pressure. No illnesses or incidents have been reported, according to the company.

Propafenone is a prescribed drug used to treat cardiac arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeats. The recalled product was shipped to customers between Oct. 15 and Nov. 26 last year. It has the lot number 112680A and the expiration date July 31, 2010. For more information, consumers can call 888-352-9616.

Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese LLC is recalling Asadero and Oaxaca soft Mexican-style cheeses due to possible listeria contamination. Eating food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a potentially fatal disease. No illnesses have been reported, according to the company.

The products were distributed to retailers and delis in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

The recalled cheeses were sold in 10-pound balls and 16- and 12-ounce plastic packages under the name “Aguas Calientes” and in 6-pound blocks shrink-wrapped in clear plastic under the name “El Jaliciense.” For more information, consumers can call 517-368-5990.

Freight Trains Collide Near Minnesota/Wisconsin Border

December 17, 2008

Two freight trains collided this morning near the Minnesota/Wisconsin border, sending derailed cars plummeting into the Mississippi River and sparking a liquid ammonia leak.

From the Associated Press:

Emergency crews were sent to the scene near the Wisconsin border after the collision at around 5.30a.m. local time.

NBC News affiliate WTMJ reported that up to 40 railway cars were involved but it was unclear how many were in the river.

Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand told KAGE Radio that two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Officials said the ammonia leak posed no danger to the public.

One train had reportedly left Portage, Wis., and was heading to St. Paul, Minn.

Barack Obama Wins New York, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Michigan and Wisconsin

November 5, 2008

CNN has projected Barack Obama as the winner in New York, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Michigan and Wisconsin. John McCain has won North Dakota and Wyoming.

From CNN:

CNN projects that Sen. Barack Obama will pick up five more states and Sen. John McCain will win three.

Obama is projected to pick up Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island and Wisconsin. McCain will pick up Alabama, North Dakota and Wyoming, CNN projects.

Polls are also closed in the key states of Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, but the races there are too close to call.

Obama currently has 174 electoral votes and McCain has 49.

CNN earlier projected that Obama will win Pennsylvania, a state that McCain campaigned in heavily in the final weeks before the election.

McCain and his running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin, visited the state 10 times in recent weeks as they tried to turn the blue state red.

Obama’s projected wins include Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Vermont and Washington.