Saturday State News Briefs: Fourth person from shooting remains in hospitalWisconsin News
-- A spokesperson at Milwaukee’s Foredtert Hospital says the fourth women injured in last weekend’s shooting at a spa remains in her hospital bed in satisfactory condition.
MILWAUKEE - A spokesperson at Milwaukee’s Foredtert Hospital says the fourth women injured in last weekend’s shooting at a spa remains in her hospital bed in satisfactory condition.
The four were shot when a gunman ran into Brookfield’s Azana Spa and Salon last Sunday. He was apparently targeting his wife. She was killed, along with two of her co-workers. The gunman later shot himself to death. The gunman’s wife had been granted a protection order by the court three days before he came into her place of work and opened fire. Hospital officials say the first three women who had been treated have been sent home.
A 22 year old Milwaukee man has been charged in the death of Damecio Shaw. Gabriel Laroyce Davis and Shaw were trying to rob a drug dealer when Shaw was killed. The incident happened September 9th. Davis faces charges of attempted armed robbery, use of force, and party to a crime. Davis and Shaw allegedly tried to rob the third man in his home in the 26 hundred block of South 15th Street that night. The criminal complaint doesn’t say what happened to the alleged drug dealer.
The Catholic Diocese in Green Bay is reminding parishioners their souls are “in jeopardy” depending on their vote in the upcoming election. People attending Catholic services will find a message in their newsletters from Bishop David Ricken. In the message he asks parishioners to keep Catholic principles in mind when they cast their ballot November 6th, specifically referring to five issues the church finds “intrinsically evil,” including abortion, embryonic stem cell research and gay marriage. The Bishop is expected to speak to the media on the issue today.
It depends on your point of view – or, maybe your party affiliation. New York politicians are giving their opinions on a political advertisement being run by U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson. It criticizes Democrat Tammy Baldwin for her House vote against a resolution honoring the 9-11 victims. Former New York City mayor and Republican Rudy Giuliani says it would be embarrassing if Baldwin was elected to the Senate after she voted against the resolution. But, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, says Thompson’s ad shows a lack of character. Schumer says using a tragedy for political gain is disgraceful. Baldwin says her vote six years ago was based on other language in the bill. She voted nine other times in favor of resolutions honoring the victims of the terror attacks.
Experts say the dangers of talking and driving are clear, but many teenagers feel impervious. Even if their distracted driving doesn’t cause an accident, their wallets could be hurt. A new state law taking effect next Thursday will make it illegal for teenagers to talk on their cell phones while they are driving. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for American teenagers. The new law prohibits anyone with a probationary license or instructional permit from talking on a cellular phone when they are driving. Also included are adults with suspended or revoked licenses, and any new Wisconsin resident under the age of 21, or with less than three years’ driving experience.