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CRIME AND COURT ROUNDUP: Squirrel hunter shot to death in Marathon County

State and local authorities are continuing to investigate the death of a squirrel hunter in central Wisconsin. It happened Saturday morning in a wooded area in the Marathon County town of Hamburg, northwest of Wausau. The victim's name was not immediately released. It was Marathon County's second hunting mishap in a week. A 20-year-old man was shot-and-wounded September 15th in Kronenwetter by a hunter who mistook the victim for a squirrel.


A Milwaukee woman was arrested yesterday, as she allegedly tried to enter the 9-11 Memorial in New York with a gun. Media reports said 41-year-old Ursula Jerry tried passing through a screening center at the site of the former World Trade Center with a .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol in her bag. Police said the weapon had two rounds in its magazine, and none in its chamber. Officials said Jerry did not have a permit to carry the weapon in New York, Wisconsin, or any other state. Reports said she was charged with criminal weapons' possession.


One man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting incident in Milwaukee. It happened around 10:15 last night in a north side neighborhood. Police said a 24-year-old Milwaukee man was shot to death, and a 23-year-old was hospitalized in stable condition at last word. No arrests were immediately made, and a motive for the shootings was not determined. Police said gunfire wounded three other people yesterday. One of those shootings stemmed from a fight on a basketball court. A 21-year-old man was shot there. He's expected to survive.


A woman killed in a weekend chain-reaction crash near Madison was identified yesterday as 58-year-old Jane Sagen. Authorities said the Madison woman was facing glare from the sun when her vehicle collided with a motorcycle. Officials said Sagen stepped out, and a third vehicle struck and killed her. Seven other cars became involved in the pileup. It happened Saturday morning on Highway 30 near the east edge of Madison. Sagen died at the scene. Four people were injured. The pileup remains under investigation.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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