Afternoon News Brief - Portage 2 year dies from drinking gasolineWisconsin News
-- Dane County authorities now say that a two year old girl has died, after she and her four-year-old brother drank gasoline.
Dane County authorities now say that a two year ld girl has died, after she and her four year old brother drank gasoline. Sheriff’s deputies said the youngsters entered a neighbor’s car, and drank from a gas can in the back. The children were found during a brief search. The girl was rushed to a hospital in Sun Prairie where she died. The boy was flown to UW Hospital in Madison, and there was no word on his condition. The incident happened last evening in the Dane County town of Medina. Deputies said the children and their mother are from Portage and they were visiting a friend’s house at the time.
The two leading Democratic candidates for governor are busy hitting the stump on the final day before their recall primary tomorrow. Tom Barrett was meeting with voters in Kenosha and Sheboygan. Kathleen Falk was in Barrett’s backyard in Milwaukee, meeting with UWM students and speaking with union workers at an elementary school. Doug La Follette said he was posting messages on Facebook, aimed at quote, “those who stood in the cold and the rain and made this recall possible.” There was no word on what the fourth Democrat, Kathleen Vinehout, was doing. Walker visited a pair of companies on official state business, the Emmi Roth cheese plant in Monroe and Ray O Vac in Fennimore. Walker’s campaign office says he’ll make election appearances tomorrow. The winner of the Democratic primary will face the Republican Walker in the June fifth general election.
One man’s in custody, while another man was still being sought today for a bank robbery in the small Calumet County village of Sherwood. Sheriff’s investigators said they picked up 50 year old Ricky Rutkowski of New Holstein over the weekend and charges are pending. Authorities believe he drove the getaway car in Friday’s heist at the Calumet County Bank. Sheriff’s sergeant Mark Wiegert said Rutkowski also mentioned planting bombs at a local school, which caused that building to be locked down and searched. No bombs were found. Meanwhile, deputies say they’re still looking for 45 year old Scott Lowery of Chilton. He was identified earlier as a person of interest, but officials now say he was probably the one who entered the bank. Deputies said the robber claimed to have a gun, and got away with an undetermined amount of money. Authorities said Lowery was freed from jail on a Huber work release during Friday’s hold up and he had walked away from a hospital where he was seeking medical attention.