Sunday State News Briefs: Menomonee Falls man dies during spring breakWisconsin News
-- Police in Panama City Beach, Florida, say 21 year old Jacob M. Winkler of Menomonee Falls has died from a fall from the balcony of a condominium.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Police in Panama City Beach, Florida, say 21 year old Jacob M. Winkler of Menomonee Falls has died from a fall from the balcony of a condominium.
Winkler was reportedly on spring break when the accident happened. He fell to his death early yesterday morning from the seventh floor. Police say they are investigating, but no foul play is suspected. An autopsy will be conducted.
Clintonville Mayor Judy Magee says she plans to order T-shirts saying, “I survived the 1.5.” That would be a reference to the magnitude 1-point-5 earthquake which federal geologists confirm hit the area last Tuesday just after midnight. Residents had been complaining about mysterious booms which sounded like thunder or fireworks. The small quake could explain some, but the sounds and the shaking were reported Sunday and Monday, too. Clintonville city officials say the T-shirts are intended to show unity and not to make fun of the situation which left some residents concerned.
No one was hurt when someone fired a gun at a Milwaukee Metro Transit bus Friday night. The shot shattered a window at about 9:15 p.m. on the city’s north side. So far, police haven’t identified a suspect, but one person has been cited for obstructing the investigation. A Metro Transit spokesperson told reporters police plan to look at footage from five cameras on the bus. Two of them point to the outside of the bus and might give investigators a picture of the shooter.
A driver who passed a school bus by making a dangerous maneuver has been arrested and started with drunken driving. His 11th. Charges are pending in Rusk and Chippewa counties. Police say the 58-year old man was found passed out in his car by Chippewa County deputies some time later. The Wisconsin State Patrol reports the school bus driver had stopped Friday afternoon when she noticed the car passing her bus on the right side. She closed the bus door to stop the children from stepping off and into the car’s path. The car reportedly hit and mailbox and failed to stop. A witness managed to get a license number and turned it in to authorities.
=Boy Scouts were knocking on Milwaukee County doors yesterday, collecting food for local food pantries, meal programs and shelters. The scouts collected almost 126 thousand pounds of food by their efforts. Feeding American Eastern Wisconsin reports demand is up 26 percent at area food pantries. The door-to-door food drive was conducted in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Racine counties. Food donations are still being accepted through a week from today at participating Pick ‘n’ Save stores.