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-- Police in Saint Paul Minnesota now presume that a former Wausau area woman is dead, after she vanished a week ago and was never found.
ST. PAUL - Police in Saint Paul Minnesota now presume that a former Wausau area woman is dead, after she vanished a week ago and was never found.
Yesterday, the husband of Kira Steger Trevino was charged in Ramsey County District Court with two counts of first-degree murder. 39-year-old Jeffrey Trevino of Saint Paul had his bond doubled to a million dollars. Police said the evidence indicates that the 30-year-old Kira is no longer alive. Authorities pointed to a large amount of blood in the couple’s home that was cleaned up – evidence of a violent struggle in their master bedroom – an odd place where Kira’s car was discovered – and the fact that she never disappeared before. Prosecutors said Kira Trevino had talked about marital problems. And they had GPS records showing that a rider took a cab from where Kira’s car was parked to about a block from Trevino’s home last weekend. Kira worked as a clothing store manager at the Mall of America, and officials said her car was found in a ramp she didn’t normally use. She was reported missing last Friday after she didn’t show up for work. Kira Steger Trevino graduated from Schofield D.C. Everest High School almost 12 years ago. Meanwhile, folks back in her home town are still holding out hope for her safe return. A prayer vigil will be held at five this evening at Bethany Baptist Church in Weston, just east of Wausau.
A gunman in Milwaukee opened fire on a group of people with an assault weapon, just one day after the city’s police chief went to Washington to call for a ban on those weapons. A man and a woman were wounded by yesterday’s gunfire. They were taken to a hospital – and there’s no word on how they’re doing, although the man’s injuries were more serious. The 48-year-old gunman was arrested after being chased down by a police dog. He was also taken a hospital with dog bite wounds. Milwaukee Police Chief Flynn went to the shooting scene to brief reporters, and he said the neighborhood has had to live with too much violence due to high-quality firearms that include assault rifles. Just 24 hours earlier, Flynn told lawmakers on Capitol Hill quote, “It’s time for Congress to pick a side – I hope it’s law enforcement’s.” Flynn spoke in favor of a bill that bans assault rifles and high-capacity magazines, and creates a standard system of background checks for all gun buyers – including those the law now exempts.
Federal workplace safety officials have recommended $230,000 in fines for a Beaver Dam food plant cited for safety violations. The Occupational Safety-and-Health Administration said Richelieu Foods is a repeat violator, after the same facility was cited in 2009. OSHA said Richelieu put employees’ safety at risk by allowing a number of safety hazards and health violations to persist. The company is based in Randolph Massachusetts, and its Beaver Dam plant has about 410 workers who make food items like frozen pizza, salad dressings, and sauces. The company has not commented on the new citations.
Two Minnesota women are due in an Appleton courtroom this afternoon to face charges in a 2007 murder case. 34-year-old Kandi Siveny and 38-year-old Rosie Campbell waived extradition late last month after being arrested in the Twin Cities area. Both women, plus Siveny’s mother Dianna, all charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the shooting death of Siveny’s domestic partner, 30-year-old Lara Plamann. The two Sivenys are also charged with substantial battery. Authorities said Kandi apparently fired the gun that killed Plamann, because she suspected that Plamann was cheating on her mother. Dianna was reportedly the sole beneficiary of Plamann’s estate, and authorities said the victim had an affair a few weeks before she was killed. The shooting occurred on the couple’s property in Greenville, which is west of Appleton.