Sunday State News Briefs: Three separate shootings in Milwaukee FridayWisconsin News
-- Starting Friday afternoon at 5 p.m., three people were shot to death in Milwaukee in three separate incidents.
MILWAUKEE - Starting Friday afternoon at 5 p.m., three people were shot to death in Milwaukee in three separate incidents.
The violence started when an 18 year old trying to rob a man was killed in a shootout. The target was wounded in the arm. Then, just before midnight a suspect walked up to a 38 year old man at a gas station and shot him to death. The victim was hit several times. Milwaukee police say they have no suspects in the third fatal shooting which saw a 26 year old man shot once in the upper body early Saturday morning.
A Manitowoc woman says she can’t understand how someone could steal from a dead person. Ann Stradal says her mother died at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center this month. Stadal says six jeweled rings disappeared from her mother’s fingers in the hours after she passed away. The rings showed up on a CAT scan just before the older woman died, but when her daughter tried to recover the rings from the funeral home the next day, the funeral director told her he had found no rings on her fingers. Manitowoc police are investigating the theft report.
Peak flu activity usually doesn’t hit Wisconsin residents until February, but state health officials are urging people to get their shots. Flu season usually runs from late October until May. State health officers say the flu season is already here and getting vaccinated is the most effective way to avoid getting sick. Most health care providers are already offering the shots. Getting vaccinated is especially important for people over 50 and those with health conditions which might weaken their ability to fight the symptoms.
Mid-State Technical College officials in Stevens Point hope to move into the new downtown location by January 2014. They say the new home will give them the room to expand education programs. The J.C. Penney wing of the former CenterPoint MarketPlace is being remodeled. A groundbreaking ceremony was held last week. Renovations to the former retail store will cost an estimated six million dollars. Stevens Point’s mayor calls the re-purposing of the former mall location the cornerstone of revitalization for the downtown area.
North Shore fire crews used the ladder to rescue of person from the second floor of a burning home in Shorewood early Saturday morning. Firefighters were told a person was trapped in a home in the 27 hundred block of East Jarvis Avenue with heavy smoke and flames visible. The person was rescued immediately, treated on the scene and taken to Columbia-St. Mary’s Hospital with smoke inhalation and burns. The fire was quickly put out, but did an estimated 50 thousand dollars damage. Nobody else was injured, but a dog apparently died in the fire.