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MAN FOUND NOT MENTALLY ILL IN ACCIDENT
A Fond du Lac jury determines a Ripon man was not suffering from a
mental illness when he drove his jeep into his home and a
neighbor’s house. The jury returned the verdict against
37-year-old Nathan Disterhaft even though two psychologists and a
psychiatrist testified that Disterhaft did have a mental
illness. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for January
12th following a conviction of recklessly endangering
safety. According to a criminal complaint, Disterhaft
and his wife were smoking marijuana at their Ripon home when
Disterhaft began acting strangely and stated he had a plan.
According to the complaint Disterhaft backed his Jeep into the porch
of their home narrowly missing his wife and then accelerated into a
neighbor’s home. Nobody was hurt.
BAIL SET IN ATTEMPTED MURDER CASE IN FOND DU LAC
A hefty cash bail has been set for a Fond du Lac man charged with
attempted homicide. Twenty two year old James Tucker
Jr. made his initial Fond du Lac Court appearance Wednesday on
charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree
reckless injury and aggravated battery, all by use of a dangerous
weapon. Judge Robert Wirtz set bail at $500,000 cash.
Tucker was arrested last week in connection with a shooting
incident in September near the Hometown Harbor Apartments on
North Seymour and Arndt Streets. A Milwaukee man suffered a
gunshot wound in the incident. According to a criminal complaint the
shooting followed a confrontation between two groups of
people. According to the complaint the victim, Marquis Mallett,
was shot as he was running from the scene.
DISTRICT HOUSE CANDIDATES TALK ABOUT ISSUES DURING DEBATE
two candidates for Wisconsin's only open U-S House seat
highlighted a laundry list of disagreements during a debate in
Oshkosh. State Senate Republican Glenn Grothman of
Campbellsport and Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris sparred
over taxes and entitlement programs among other things. The
two are hoping to replace Fond du Lac Republican Tom Petri,
who's stepping down after 36 years in Washington. Grothman
says benefit programs like Medicaid and food stamps are
"killing America," and as he put it -- "It is
destroying our work ethic and destroying our families."
Harris, a Democrat, says Grothman was exaggerating what
the poor receive. He accused Grothman of wanting to cut
income taxes for high-income people while reducing benefits for
low-income folks. On global warming, Grothman says cutting
carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants would harm
Wisconsin’s economy. He says the U-S has not seen global
warming for 15 years, and said emission limits would address a
problem that might not exist. Harris says it might be up
for debate whether global warming is man-made -- but he said the
effects are hard to deny. The comments were made during
the debate Thursday morning.
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With 11 days until Election Day, Democratic gubernatorial challenger
Mary Burke is using some national fire-power to try and round up
votes in Milwaukee. Former President Bill Clinton will campaign for
Burke in the city today -- and President Barack Obama is due into
Milwaukee on Tuesday. Apparently, Burke is trying to overcome
a significant shortfall in Milwaukee's voter turnout in the last
regular gubernatorial election in 2010. The Journal Sentinel
said only 47-percent of Milwaukee voters turned out four years ago,
when Democrat Tom Barrett carried the city by 90-thousand votes.
Meanwhile, three suburban counties had a larger combined
turnout of 63-percent as they helped elect Republican Scott Walker.
Most places get lower turnouts in the governors' elections
than in the presidential contests -- but in Milwaukee, the
difference is especially pronounced. The Journal Sentinel said
Democrats got 80-thousand more votes in the city in the 2012
presidential contest than in the 2010 governor's race. That's
the equivalent of four-percentage points for a normal mid-term
statewide contest. Still, Democrats remain optimistic amid
growing numbers of voters. Polls still show the Burke-Walker
contest as a dead heat.
State revenue officials have told Milwaukee County courts to stop
paying crime victims with a program that intercepts tax refunds from
those who owe money to the state. Milwaukee County Clerk of
Courts John Barrett used the program to pay victims 172-thousand
dollars in court-ordered restitution last year. His office
took state tax refunds from convicts who failed to pay victims back
themselves. The previous year, the state's largest county only
recovered seven-thousand dollars from those behind on their
restitution. Barrett said the state Constitution guarantees
restitution to crime victims -- but the state says the tax refund
intercept program is only meant for those who owe money to
government agencies, and not to crime victims directly. Barrett
said the state learned what he was doing when the county received a
state payment in error -- and he couldn't give it back because it
was already handed out to crime victims. The Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel says at least one other Wisconsin county does the same
thing. Outagamie County in Appleton has been certifying
restitution debts for state tax refund interceptions since 2006.
Whooping cough has become a health concern in La Crosse County.
Forty-three pertussis cases have been confirmed in La Crosse
County this year. That's almost double the 23 cases reported
for all of last year. County health nurse Christine Gillespie
says a dozen cases have occurred in one school district, which she
does not identify. Patients have ranged in age from
five-months to 29 years in La Crosse, Onalaska, Holmen, and West
Salem. Whooping cough can be fatal if not treated. Initial
symptoms include mild coughing, a runny nose, and a small fever.
A year ago, parts of central Wisconsin saw increases in
whooping cough. Officials there blamed it in part on school
youngsters not keeping up with their immunizations.