Sunday State News Briefs: Fire injures young-boy in MilwaukeeWisconsin News
-- Milwaukee firefighters say there were no smoke detectors in the house where a fire seriously injured a seven year old boy yesterday morning.
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee firefighters say there were no smoke detectors in the house where a fire seriously injured a seven year old boy yesterday morning.
The boy suffered smoke inhalation and had to be revived twice on the scene before he was taken to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa. The fire reportedly broke out at about 7:45 a.m. Saturday and flames were said to be shooting through the roof when crews arrived. The boy was found while firefighters were searching the building.
A Madison man faces drug and weapons charges after police happened upon a stash of 66 pounds of marijuana in a storage unit. Three hand guns were discovered at the same time. Wilson Barrington Talbot Jr. was arrested earlier this month and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and three counts of possession of a hand gun by a felon. The marijuana has an estimated street value of more than $200,000. If he is convicted on the charges, Talbot could be sentenced to 25 years in prison.
A 36-year old Mount Pleasant man is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, arson and mutilating a corpse in connection with his wife’s death last December. Joseph Guerrero is accused of strangling the woman, then setting fire to the house where she was found dead Christmas Day. Guerrero reportedly told police he got into an argument with 21 year old Bianca Vite three days before Christmas and she scratched him. He told investigators he tried to revive her after putting his hands around her neck. The suspect says he wanted to die and tried to set himself on fire, but accidentally started the house burning. That couple was just married last July.
The car-buying marketplace simply favors larger dealers. That’s one of the reasons being given for the closing of E.J. Salentine Buick in Muskego. The third-generation family-owned dealership shut its doors Tuesday after 90 years in business. Owners say they didn’t have a choice. One industry expert says there’s simply a limit to how many Buicks you can sell in a small Wisconsin town. General Motors’ elimination of the Pontiac brand in 2010 was the beginning of the end for the historic local business. Then they had only Buicks to sell.