Memorial Day State News Briefs: Milwaukee residents nab criminal suspectWisconsin News
-- He shot their neighbor, so a group of people working on a car caught up with the 19-year old suspect in Milwaukee, disarmed him and held him for police.
MILWAUKEE - He shot their neighbor, so a group of people working on a car caught up with the 19-year old suspect in Milwaukee, disarmed him and held him for police.
Investigating officers say their suspect has a long and violent criminal record. They think he was trying to rob the 36-year old victim when he shot the man twice a little after midnight yesterday. The man who was shot was taken to a hospital suffering wounds to his right shoulder and left armpit.
Rock County Sheriff’s deputies say 51 year old Anthony Werner was riding his motorcycle in a restricted part of Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport during an air show last weekend. Werner admitted he was drunk. If convicted, it would be his fifth drunken driving offense. Deputies report his blood alcohol content was point-2-1, more than two and a half times the legal limit. Werner was arrested and taken to the Rock County Jail. He is scheduled to make a court appearance in Janesville tomorrow.
Heating costs for customers of We Energies were 24 percent lower last winter than the previous year. The warmest winter on record helped consumers leave their furnaces turned off much of the time. March temperatures were reported to be 43 percent warmer than normal. Heating costs during the November through April period were a little over 500 dollars for the typical customer, about 157 dollars less than the winter before.
There’s nothing there but an empty lot and a lot of rubble. Curious drivers were passing by the location in the 48 hundred block of North Iroquois Avenue in Glendale all day Sunday. The house which used to be located there was flattened by an explosion. The elderly man and woman who were inside are still in a Milwaukee area hospital. The explosion and fireball damaged nearby homes, though many of the residents who were evacuated have been allowed to return. The man inside the house was 88 years old and the woman was 78. Their names haven’t been released. The man is in serious condition at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital and the woman’s condition hasn’t been released. Three other people injured by the explosion and fire were treated and released. No cause for the blast has been pinned down yet.