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Crime and Court Roundup: Mosinee man likely to be charged with delivering heroin

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Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

A Mosinee man is due in court this afternoon for allegedly providing the heroin that a driver had in his system when he was killed in a traffic crash. 22-year-old Kyle Kennedy has been arrested on possible charges of delivering heroin, obstructing an officer, and bail jumping. Authorities said Michael Dixon of Rothschild had heroin in his system when he got into a crash March 23rd on a bridge in Wausau. Dixon died in the mishap, and his four-year-old son was critically injured. Police captain Bryan Hilts said the investigation is continuing, and more charges are possible against Kennedy. He has two other Marathon County court cases pending on charges of misdemeanor theft, disorderly conduct, obstructing police, and three other counts of bail jumping.

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The state Justice Department is investigating a second shooting death this week that involved police officers in far southern Wisconsin. Walworth County officials said 39-year-old Jeremiah Krubert of Elkhorn entered his mother's house early yesterday and beat her boyfriend with a pipe. A sheriff's deputy saw Krubert trying to leave with the man's truck -- and Krubert ended up stealing the deputy's vehicle, which he crashed after a short chase. He then reportedly took a shotgun in the squad car, and walked toward three other deputies. All three fired their guns, and Krubert fell to the ground and died. His mother's boyfriend, who's 54, suffered extensive skull-and-facial damage. He was taken to an Elkhorn hospital before being transferred to a Milwaukee unit. None of the four deputies were hurt. They're on administrative leave, pending the outcome of investigations. Both state and Walworth County officers are looking into the incident. It happened two days after police in nearby Beloit shot a 23-year-old man to death. Authorities said he drove toward officers who boxed him in while they had him under surveillance.

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Sauk County dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger was fined one-thousand-dollars yesterday, for violating a holding order on raw milk made at his Loganville farm. State prosecutors asked a judge to fine Hershberger three-thousand dollars with a year of probation - but the judge decided the probation was not necessary. At a recent trial, Hershberger was found innocent on three charges of processing and selling milk without the proper state licenses. He was found guilty on one count of violating a holding order, after he was told not to move raw milk that inspectors found - and did so anyway. Hershberger said he did not break state laws against selling raw milk, because he only gave the product to members of a private buying club. The case was watched nationally. Raw milk supporters saw it as a referendum on the product's health benefits. Prosecutors said it was no such thing. The state said the only pertinent issues were the lack of licenses and the holding order violation.

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