Saturday Wisconsin morning headlines

Posted, Saturday October 26, 2013 --- 5:15 a.m.


Wis. DOJ asks for stays in union case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Department of Justice is trying to put a hold on a Madison judge's ruling that parts of Governor Scott Walker's collective bargaining restrictions are unconstitutional.

Agency attorneys asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to stay Judge Juan Colas' 2012 ruling invalidating provisions in the restrictions that affect local public unions. The Supreme Court already has agreed to review the decision but DOJ argues a stay would ensure that union re-certification elections take place next month as per the restrictions.

The agency also asked the 4th District Court of Appeals to stay a Colas ruling from earlier this week that found state labor relations officials in contempt of court for continuing to move ahead with the elections despite the 2012 ruling.


Stun gun used on father outside Wis. school

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) -- Police used a stun gun to subdue what they say was a "very belligerent" father outside Stevens Point Area High School.

A police spokesman says the father went to the school looking for his son about 12:30 p.m. Friday and refused to sign in.

A police school liaison officer intervened. Police say the parent was escorted outside, where he continued to be agitated as other officers arrived.

Police say the father was removing his wallet to show identification when a folding knife fell out of his pocket. When the father refused commends not to pick up the knife, a Stevens Point police officer used a stun gun on him once, and he was taken into custody.

WAOW-TV reports no one was hurt and no students were threatened.


Wis. boy who died of alleged child abuse named

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) -- The Dane County medical examiner's office has ruled the death of a 5-year-old boy a homicide.

The boy was injured at a home in Sun Prairie in an alleged child abuse incident Tuesday. He died at UW Hospital on Thursday.

The medical examiner identifies the boy as Brayden Turnbill.

The boy's death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy on Friday. The medical examiner says additional examinations would continue Friday and resume next week.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports Sun Prairie police and the Dane County sheriff's office continue to investigate.

Assistant Police Chief Scott Faust would not say if anyone has been arrested.


Wis. man charged with 10th OWI

RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) -- A 46-year-old Rhinelander man is charged with his 10th OWI.

Robin Anderson made his first court appearance Friday afternoon in Oneida County court.

Anderson was stopped Thursday night for a taillight that was out. According to court documents, officers found an open can of beer in his car.

WSAW-TV reports Anderson's previous convictions are from Vilas, Kenosha, Portage and Oneida counties. Anderson's first conviction was in 1990. His most recent was 2002.

Anderson does not have a driver's license and also was charged with operating while revoked.

He remains in jail on a $20,000 cash bond and is scheduled to return to court on November 5th.

The clerk of court's office has not received notice of a defense attorney yet.


Bucks-Raptors preseason game canceled

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Officials called off a preseason game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors because of concerns about the condition of the floor on Friday night.

Officials stopped the game with 5:58 left in the first quarter after several players slipped on the court surface in the first few minutes of the game.

After about 20 minutes' worth of discussion, an announcement was made over the arena public address system that the game was not being played.

It was the final preseason game for both teams.

The Bucks were leading 14-9 when the game was stopped.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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