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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: Two people are dead following a plane crash into Lake Michigan

Two people are dead, following a plane crash into Lake Michigan yesterday afternoon. The Federal Aviation Administration says the single engine plane departed from Racine. Air traffic controllers at the Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee lost contact with the aircraft at around 4:00 p.m. Authorities say the plane crashed about a mile offshore near Cudahy, a suburb of Milwaukee. Rescuers recovered two bodies from the underwater crash scene, the victims have not been identified. The F-A-A says the crash is under investigation and have not released a possible cause to the crash. 


Wisconsin U-S Representative Paul Ryan has revealed a plan to push immigration reform into law. Rep. Ryan, a Republican, talked about immigration reform during a town hall meeting in Racine on Friday. The Senate passed a reform bill that includes a 13-year plan for citizenship to an estimated 11 million people. Rep. Ryan’s plan for the House calls for a 15-year path with eligibility for a probationary visa. Opponents of Ryan’s plan say they’re encouraged the Representative is taking charge of the issue, but he lacks specifics to his plan and do not agree with a probationary visa. The House will now take up the immigration bill, which could see a vote on the issue by October. 


A 30-year-old Army Veteran from Milwaukee has filed a lawsuit against the F-B-I, claiming he was discriminated against because he is disabled. Justin Slaby goes to court against the F-B-I on Monday. Slaby served three combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, before losing his hand in his fourth tour. After learning to use a prosthesis, he earned his college degree and followed his dream to work for the F-B-I. That dream ended abruptly when Slaby claims instructors removed him from the academy just a few weeks after joining. Slaby’s attorney tells the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that this case will be talked about for years to come and “is a litmus test for whether the laws that protect military veterans from employment discrimination have real teeth”. 

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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