Afternoon News Brief - Three killed in New Berlin crashWisconsin News
-- Three people killed in a traffic crash in New Berlin yesterday have been identified as Thomas and Catherine Wagner, both 49 from New Berlin, and 54-year-old Patricia White of Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE - Three people killed in a traffic crash in New Berlin yesterday have been identified as Thomas and Catherine Wagner, both 49 from New Berlin, and 54 year old Patricia White of Milwaukee. Police said all three were in an SUV that was stopped at a stop sign in a neighborhood and they were hit by a car from the left that veered out of control. The car driver was a 36 year-old New Berlin man, and police are trying to determine if he suffered a medical condition just before the crash. A witness said the car was weaving at the time. The car driver and a passenger were taken a Waukesha hospital. One person in the SUV was flown to Milwaukee's Froedtert Hospital. Officials say Waukesha County prosecutors are also looking into crash to consider possible charges.
A one month old girl has become the second baby to die in a sleep related mishap in Milwaukee in 2012. A medical examiner's report said Lilly Grundle suffocated in bed with her mother and the death has been ruled an accident. Authorities said the girl's mother was breast feeding her in bed when she fell asleep. When her father came home, officials said the child was unresponsive. Lilly was taken to a hnospital where she was resuscitated. But she developed seizures, and she died on February fourth.
A century old white brick building in Madison is where the Government Accountability Board is reviewing almost 2 million signatures to recall the governor and five other Republican officials. The Board disclosed the location today, after keeping it under wraps for almost a month to avoid tampering. But now that the signatures have been put into a computer, and have been online for awhile, the Board disclosed the location today. It's about two miles east of the State Capitol. Board director Kevin Kennedy says it's been used for many years for a variety of state functions. Among other things, it's the headquarters for the state government's vehicle fleet as well as printing and mailing services. Kennedy said a lot of state workers knew what he was talking about when he said the property was "gated with barbed wire." Thousands of viewers looked on a month ago, as a Webcam showed temporary workers filing petitions into computers. The Webcam is still running, and it shows people reviewing petitions for possible false or duplicate signatures. Kennedy said about 50 workers have gone through 15 packages of red pens so far. The state's review process is supposed to be finished by March 19th. A judge has already granted one extension, and Kennedy could not say if another one will need to be sought.