Afternoon News Brief - Steven Sommer of Milwaukee jailed, accused of breakng legs of triplet daughters.Wisconsin News
-- A Milwaukee man is being held in jail, accused of breaking the legs of his triplet daughters.
A Milwaukee man is being held in jail, accused of breaking the legs of his triplet daughters. Police report 38 year old Steven Sommer became frustrated while changing the diapers for the three month old girls. In his anger, he twisted their legs several times. Doctors say they counted at least 10 broken bones among the three babies. While Sommer sits in a jail cell, the children have been released from the hospital and are being kept in foster care.
A woman is in the hospital today after she and a companion were hit by a car on the Marquette University campus. The accident happened just before midnight last night at the corner of North 13th Street and West Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee. It's possible both victims may be university students. Witnesses tell police a silver Mazda truck hit the two as they were crossing the street. The man declined treatment at the scene, but the woman is in Columbia-St. Mary’s Hospital
The West Allis Common Council is taking a strong stand against all three options the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is offering for widening Highway 100 as it passes through town. West Allis and neighboring Hales Corners say the work would damage the town’s tax base by closing businesses. Even though the state has offered a plan impacting fewer buildings, the local governments are still on record against the idea. Currently, the transportation department is widening Highway 100 in Wauwatosa. If the extends to West Allis, work wouldn’t start for at least seven years. The least impactful option is widening Highway 100 to six lanes through West Allis, with a five foot bike lane on each side. Even that, local officials say, would mean tearing down 17 buildings, taking $200,000 dollars in tax revenue away from the city.