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State News Roundup: Driver gets his own street in Green Bay
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver has been immortalized as a street sign. The Green Bay Press Gazette reports "Donald Driver Way" was dedicated yesterday (SAT) just outside of Titletown Brewery Company in Green Bay. Driver played all 14 seasons with the Packers, before retiring last season. He is also the Packers all-time receiving leader.

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Divers have begun searching for a missing 17th century ship at a site near Poverty Island in Lake Michigan. The Griffin, believed to have been commanded by French explorer La Salle, went missing in 1679. In 2001, a large timber belonging to the missing ship was discovered in 2001. Expedition leader Steve Libert says sonar has detected a "large object" near the site - believed to be The Griffin.

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A 14-year-old boy will stand trial, accused of killing a relative of his friend. The Sheboygan Press reports that opening statements in the trial of Nathan Paape and Antonio Barbeau will begin on Monday. Authorities say the boys used a hammer and hatchet to kill 78-year-old Barbara Olson, Barbeau's great-grandmother, in Sheboygan Falls. Both boys have been charged as adults.

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A report from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says the highest-paid C-E-Os in the state received an average pay increase of 31-percent last year. The report shows that average increase brought the average compensation up to 10-and-a-half million dollars ($10.5 million). The typical workers saw an increase of only two-point-37-percent (2.37%) - meaning those C-E-Os made 251 times more than the "Average Joe".

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