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FOOTVILLE - A Wisconsin dairy farmer got quite the surprise from a pregnant Holstein cow on Friday… triplets. Steve Case, of Footville, says in his 33 years of farming, it’s the first time he’s had triplets.
STILLWATER -- An inmate at the Stillwater prison has filed suit against the state Corrections Department alleging medical negligence, says the man's attorney Steven Meshbesher. 30-year-old Erick Thomas claims on February 1st of 2012 the prison night nurse didn't provide him with proper medical care and accused him of faking symptoms. Thomas also alleges at least one corrections officer threatened to move him into a segregation cell if he didn't quit playing and get off his cell floor.
GREEN BAY - If the Green Bay Packers were to open the season tomorrow, Randall Cobb would be the team’s kick returner. That’s what coach Mike McCarthy said after practice today, the team’s fifth workout at Packer Training Camp. There’s been talk that the Packers want to take Cobb off the return teams, so he can focus on his role as a receiver with Greg Jennings and Donald Driver gone.
Both Ellsworth and Prescott will be playing at roughly the same time next Saturday in the first round of the Wisconsin Baseball Association regional playoffs. The Hubbers will be playing at 3 p.m. in Altoona against Rib Lake while in Osceola, also in the afternoon, Prescott will take on Onalaska. The first pitch in the game is set for 2 p.m. Both Ellsworth and Prescott are No. 1 seeds. If the Hubbers win they will play either LaCrescent, Minn. or Brill for a berth in the state tournament Sunday afternoon.
Ellsworth and Prescott await their pairings for the 2013 Wisconsin Baseball Association playoffs which will be made this evening. The regional tournaments are next weekend and the state tournament the following weekend in Osceola. The regional sites this year are Osceola, Coon Valley, Altoona and Rib Lake. Prescott won the St. Croix Division of the St. Croix Valley League with a 10-3 win at home vs.
WAUSAU - A Minnesota man lost his effort today to win a new trial for the murder of a man whose body was left next to a logging road in western Wisconsin over 12 years ago. Jeffrey Burr, who’s now 27, said he was entitled to a new trial because of newly-discovered evidence. The state’s Third District Appellate Court in Wausau said it’s not likely that the new evidence would find Burr innocent.
MADISON - University of Wisconsin President Kevin Reilly has announced that he’s leaving his post. The Wisconsin State Journal reported late this morning that he would step down. The Madison paper said Reilly told senior UW System officials in recent days that he’s leaving. Two members of the Board of Regents and the university’s chief spokesman are not confirming the report.
EAU CLAIRE - UW-Eau Claire is still not ready to name a permanent wrestling coach after a year. So the Blugolds have named assistant Steve Wozniak as their second interim coach in two years. Wozniak has been an assistant with the school since 2010. Wozniak replaces Jon Ames, who moved on after leading two Eau Claire grapplers to the NCAA Division III tournament, the most since 2003.
GRAND MARAIS, Minn. -- The investigation continues into a Minnesota county attorney's relationship with a 17-year-old girl. Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell gave the girl guitar lessons and coached her in a summer tennis program, according to restraining order documents.
DULUTH - A 14-year-old boy is dead after a swimming accident on Rainy Lake in Voyageur's National Park, in St. Louis County near the Canadian border. Sheriff's Deputies say the teen was among a group of people touring the lake by houseboat.