WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: Four-year-old Milwaukee boy shot, police call it "accidental"
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police Captain Jutiki Jackson says his department believes that the shooting of a four-year-old Milwaukee boy was "accidental". The incident occured Wednesday evening. Authorities indicate a group of kids were playing with a handgun when the young boy was shot. As of last report, the child is still in critical condition.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Wisconsin’s 2013 Act 37. The law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges in local hospitals went into effect in July 2013 but was immediately enjoined by U.S. District Court. The state Justice Department wants the law in place while a federal court considers a lawsuit against the requirement. Planned Parenthood and Affiliated Medical Services and ACLU say if doctors needed hospital privileges, some of abortion clinics would have to shut down. And there would no longer be facilities north of Madison. The case is set for trial in May of this year.
Charges have been filed against a Marshfield church employee accused of using the church’s credit card to rack up over 22 thousand dollars in unapproved expenses. 50-year-old Renee Thompson has admitted using the Faith Luthern Church's card for groceries and to buy prepaid credit cards. She was seen on surveillance video at two Marshfield grocery stores making the purchases.
Another World Championship Cheese Contest wraps up in Madison, with a Switzerland cheese maker taking the grand prize. Gerard Sinnesberger won for his original Schweizer Rohmilch Emmentaler, a large format, big wheel Swiss cheese. American cheesemakers did well in the competition, taking gold in 59 of 90 categories. Out of those 59, 33 of them went to Wisconsin entries.