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CRIME AND COURT ROUNDUP: Driver's education teacher in Whitehall arrested for driving while intoxicated

WHITEHALL -- A driver's education teacher in the Whitehall has been arrested for driving while intoxicated. Police say the woman was driving the student vehicle when she was spotted weaving and crossing the center line on a street in Whitehall Sunday about 8 a.m. A police report says the woman pulled into a parking lot where she met four driving students. The woman told the officer she had taken medication that morning. She was arrested after failing a field sobriety test.

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A MIlwaukee teenager was sentenced to life behind bars for his role in a deadly 2012 home invasion involving the death of a neighbor. 17 year old Lavarray Johnikin was found guilty of five counts, including first-degree intentional homicide party to a crime, at a trial in December 2013. Johnikin would be eligible to seek parole after 35 years of the mandatory life sentence. 21 year old Daron Coleman-Lemmie died 17 days after being shot in the incident. Before his death, he and his sister, who was also wounded in the incident, picked Johnikin out of a lineup. The actual shooter has not been arrested.

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a teenager who accused a billionaire heir to the SC Johnson family  fortune of sexually abusing her for years can't testify at his trial unless she agrees to release her medical records. That reverses a decision the high court issued a year ago. Last summer the court ruled the girl could testify against 58-year-old Samuel Curtis Johnson, the son of the late SC Johnson chairman Sam Johnson. On Wednesday the court issued an order clarifying that the ruling amounted to a deadlock. That means a lower court decision barring the girl from testifying until she releases her medical records stands. The girl has refused to release the records.

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The Waukesha County district attorney is reviewing a criminal sexual assault referral against ousted Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer sent to his office by the Muskego Police Department on Wednesday morning. A Republican from Waukesha, Kramer was removed as majority leader by Assembly Republicans earlier this month amid allegations that he sexually harassed two women while in Washington, D.C. Kramer filed paperwork Monday stating that he would not seek re-election.

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A new lottery phone scam is targeting Wisconsin consumers, with callers telling people they are eligible for unclaimed Powerball prizes. The state Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection says the scam involves the caller asking a person to pick numbers. They then call back later claiming the person has won millions of dollars. Phony prize promises are a common scam, but consumer protection officials say this one has a new twist. The scammer does not ask the victim for any money or personal information, which are the usual red flags to look out for. Instead, it appears they are casing the consumers for future scams, asking general financial questions about investments and the values of their homes. While playing along many not put your money at immediate risk, it could make you a target for future scams.

Wisconsin Lottery officials say the only time you would get a call from the Lottery is if you entered and won a mail-in drawing.

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