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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Stevens Point police subdue parent at school with stun gun

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STEVENS POINT - Stevens Point police say they were forced to use a stun gun to subdue a “belligerent” father at a high school.

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Authorities say the man went looking for his son at Stevens Point Area High School around 12:30 yesterday afternoon, refusing to sign in. A school officer escorted the man outside, where he allegedly continued the argument and dropped a pocket knife while showing identification. Police say when the unidentified man ignored commands to not pick up the knife, they were forced to use a stun gun. No one was injured and police say students were never in real danger.

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Dane County officials have ruled the death of a 5-year-old a homicide. Authorities found the Sun Prairie boy, identified as Brayden Turnbill, injured from an alleged child abuse incident on Tuesday… he died two days later. The Dane County medical examiner’s office says an autopsy confirmed the boy’s death was a homicide. Authorities are investigating the case and have not announced any arrests.

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Governor Scott Walker says he will delay an announcement on whether or not he will approve a proposed 800-million dollar casino in Kenosha. The Menominee Nation announced plans for the casino, including a partnership with Hard Rock Internation. The tribe also received approval from the U.S. Department of Interior. Walker says there is a substantial amount of data being presented, it could take “the next week or beyond” to look it over.

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Police say a northern Wisconsin man is facing OWI charges after being pulled over for a taillight outage. Problem is… this is his tenth charge. 46-year-old Robin Anderson, of Rhinelander, made a court appearance yesterday in Oneida County court. Police say they found an open can of beer during the stop on Thursday night. Anderson was previously convicted in four Wisconsin counties, from 1990 to 2002. Anderson also faces charges of operating with a revoke license. 

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