Members of the Libertarian Party from throughout the Midwest are expected in St. Croix Falls Saturday for what’s being called a “mini-congress.” The national party’s executive director Wes Benedict will be among the speakers at a day of meetings to try to define the Libertarian Party agenda for 2012. Libertarian Party of Wisconsin political director Tim Krenz of Centuria hopes this spring’s chaos in Madison will get people thinking beyond Democratic and Republican candidates. [Read more...]
A judge in Waukesha County has ruled a controversial state law that allows for the removal of race-based mascots from school districts is unconstitutional. The law allows the Department of Public Instruction to order districts to change school team nicknames after someone has filed a challenge against their use. The judge determined the law is unconstitutional because the DPI would be biased in reviewing the claims. [Read more...]
Saturday’s Big 10 conference opener between the Badgers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers will almost certainly include a game day tradition that’s illegal but profitable — scalping tickets. UW Police Lieutenant Jason Whitney warns those buying from scalpers — they’ll see an increase in bogus tickets or people going into the game for a little while and then selling their ticket. That ticket will show that it’s already been scanned and you WILL NOT be allowed inside the stadium. As for scalpers — it’s illegal to sell tickets over face value. Not only will local police be enforcing the law, the NCAA will also be enforcing that law
Robin Colbert, WIBA
A Wausau woman gets physical with a cop. Angela Fredrick is accused of kicking Officer Matt Krembs in the knee as he arrested her on Wednesday. Krembs says the 25 year-old woman spit in his face when he reached into the back of his squad to control her as she banged her head against a divider. Fredrick told Krembs she has hepatitis C.
Police were investigating a report that Fredrick had gotten into a fight with her boyfriend and arrested her on a probation hold because they suspected she had been drinking. A preliminary hearing on battery to police and expelling bodily fluid charges will be held October 10th.
Matt Lehman, WSAU
Flags should be at half-staff Saturday to honor the life of Army Sergeant Garrick Eppinger. The 25-year-old was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month.
It was first reported that the soldier from Appleton was killed in the line of duty but now his family is saying that Eppinger wasn’t in the line of duty and was working a desk job at the Bagram Airbase. Details surrounding the death haven’t been [Read more...]