Saturday State News Briefs: Madison police still looking for two other men involved in Ball attackWisconsin News
-- Even as three men are set to go on trial, Madison police continue the search for two more suspects in the attack on University of Wisconsin football player Montee Ball.
MADISON - Even as three men are set to go on trial, Madison police continue the search for two more suspects in the attack on University of Wisconsin football player Montee Ball.
Police hope newly-released surveillance video photos will bring in some usable leads. Investigators say the men already arrested haven’t given up the names of the others. Witnesses told police five men took part in the attack on Ball. He was left with a concussion.
A cold front sweeping out of the Rocky Mountains could bring severe thunderstorms to the Plains states today. Humid air reaching well into the Mississippi and Missouri valleys will increase the potential for damaging storm activity. Forecasters say the best chance for bad weather is between eastern Oklahoma and northeastern Iowa, but the chance exists for storms to pop up in Minnesota and Wisconsin as well. Meteorologists say super cells, including hail and possible tornadoes, could occur. If a squall line forms, high winds could cause damage. The Storm Prediction Center says the area from Austin, Texas, to Milwaukee has a slight risk of severe storms today.
For the third time in nine days, a bicycle rider has been hit by a car on Madison’s west side. This time the 49 year old victim didn’t appear to suffer life-threatening injuries. The first two crashes left the bicyclist dead. In the latest incident the 71 year old driver said she stopped at the stop sign driving south on Westfield Road. The bicyclist was going west on Tree Lane when they ran into each other. No citations were handed out, but the crash Thursday morning is still being investigated by Madison police.
Milwaukee police say they are searching for a pregnant woman who left her baby with a neighbor yesterday and never returned. Police believe the missing woman lives in the 35 hundred block of North 16th Street. She is described as black with a light complexion, five feet six inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds, with a slim build and black hair worn in a pony tail. The woman was wearing a black jacket and black stretch pants. The baby boy is said to be seven to nine months old.
A federal lawsuit has been filed by a man who was punched in the face by a Milwaukee County sheriff’s sergeant three years ago. Ray M. Calderon had been arrested and was handcuffed when he was hit. Former Sergeant Scott Krause was sentenced to 18 months in prison for misconduct in office and battery in connection with the incident. Calderon repeatedly said he had to urinate and he tapped on the window of the squad car with his foot. Krause responded by hitting Calderon in the head and back, causing injuries. The suit names Krause, the county and three deputies who were present at the time.
The leader of the ultra-light team accompanying a group of young whooping cranes to Florida says he hopes to arrive in St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge by Christmas. The half-dozen cranes are the 12th group to take part in the ongoing project by the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership. Two ultra-lights are leading the cranes on the long flight. They left September 28th from the White River Marsh State Wildlife Area in Green Lake County. They were grounded by high winds earlier this week in Illinois.