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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2013 -- 5:13 a.m.

PILOT CRASH-LANDS-WEATHER

FAA: Pilot in Wis. crash flying in bad weather

(Information in the following story is from: The Journal Times, http://www.journaltimes.com)

RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration says a pilot who crash-landed on Interstate 94 in Racine County in October was flying in weather that left other pilots wondering what he was doing.

Keith George overshot the runway at Yorkville's Sylvania Airport and skidded onto the freeway. His passenger was injured.

George was flying a Beech B90 plane, which requires that weather conditions be clear enough that the pilot can see where the aircraft is going.

George told an investigator the weather was substantially clear throughout his flight from Jackson, Michigan. But the FAA says it was poor enough to require instruments to fly in.

Other aviators told the FAA they couldn't believe George was flying in that weather.

The FAA says it's considering enforcement actions.

SNOWMOBILE FATAL

Man, 31, dies in Oneida County snowmobile crash

(Information in the following story is from: WAOW-TV, http://www.waow.com)

THREE LAKES, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities in Oneida County say a 31-year-old man has died after he lost control of his snowmobile and slammed into a tree.

A WAOW-TV report says the crash happened Saturday about 10:30 a.m. in the Town of Three Lakes.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

WISCONSIN JOBS-MINING

Volatile mining industry raises Wis. questions

(Information in the following story is from: The Post-Crescent, http://www.postcrescent.com)

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- Although Governor Scott Walker has signed a mining bill aimed at encouraging construction of an iron mine in northern Wisconsin, there's still uncertainty about the future of mining in the state. And looking to neighboring states for perspective doesn't clear things up very much.

The mining industries in Minnesota and Michigan have had ups and downs over the past few years due to fluctuating demand and economic uncertainty. Some mining-related jobs have disappeared, and others require a surprising level of high-tech skills.

A Post-Crescent of Appleton report says that makes it hard to predict what will happen in Wisconsin. And Wisconsin mining opponents have pledged a legal fight, further complicating the picture.

WISCONSIN-OFFICER SLAIN-MEMORIAL

DC memorial wall honoree parallels Sebena's case

(Information in the following story is from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com)

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) -- A national group that has delayed a decision to add a fallen Wauwatosa police officer's name to its Washington, D.C., memorial has already honored officers who were killed under almost identical circumstances.

A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report cites research by the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, which wants Jennifer Sebena's name added to the memorial.

The memorial is run by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The group has postponed a decision on Sebena. She was killed while on duty but the suspect is her husband, which would make her death a case of domestic violence.

But the police association says a Kentucky officer whose name is on the memorial died in 1977 under nearly the same circumstances.

Governor Scott Walker is among those appealing to the Washington group.

GOLF COURSE EXPLOSION

Minn. worker hurt in explosion at Wis. golf course

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) -- Police in western Wisconsin say a Hudson Golf Course employee from Minnesota suffered severe head injuries when a 55-gallon drum exploded.

Hudson authorities say a UPS driver found Chad Wang of Spring Valley, Minnesota semi-conscious on the floor Friday afternoon. The 35-year-old was lying in a pool of blood.

Police said Saturday the injury was apparently the result of an accidental explosion. They say Wang was using an acetylene torch to open the sealed drum, which had a small volume of oil inside. An explosion caused the lid to shoot upward and hit him in the head.

Authorities say Wang may have been on the floor for as long as several hours before he was found.

A message left at Regions Hospital inquiring about Wang's condition Saturday wasn't immediately returned.

SUSPECTS ARRESTED-WISCONSIN

Suspects arrested in Wis. for crimes in Minn., ND

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) -- Police in Wisconsin have arrested a mother and son wanted in connection with alleged felonies in Minnesota and North Dakota.

Beloit police served search warrants at two residences Saturday about 4 a.m. They detained eight people and arrested the two suspects.

One is a 25-year-old man wanted for attempted murder and robbery in Moorhead, Minnesota. The other is the man's 53-year-old mother. She was arrested on felony theft allegations in Fargo, North Dakota.

Both suspects were being held at the Rock County Jail on Saturday pending extradition hearings.

Police say the arrests were preceded by a one-hour standoff with the son, who was considered armed and dangerous. Police launched chemical munitions into the house where he was hiding. He eventually surrendered.

Police say no neighbors or officers were hurt.

MISSING WIFE-MINNESOTA

Volunteers resume search for missing Minn. wife

(Information in the following story is from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com)

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) -- Scores of volunteers have resumed the search for Kira Trevino, the missing St. Paul woman who was last seen alive four weeks ago and is presumed dead.

About 100 people gathered Saturday morning to scour the area around Keller Lake in Maplewood. The region is less than two miles away from the rented house that the 30-year-old Trevino shared with her husband.

Thirty-nine-year-old Jeffery Trevino has been charged with his wife's murder after large amounts of blood were found in their home. Kira Trevino is a native of central Wisconsin.

The efforts come one day after authorities announced that Kira Trevino's DNA was on a bloody pillow found during a search last weekend.

The search is scheduled to continue Sunday.

HOUSING GRANTS

Wis. communities receive $1.1M in housing aid

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Three communities in western Wisconsin will receive more than $1.1 million in federal aid to build affordable housing for low-income residents.

Eagle Hills of Cashton will receive $402,000, Dancing Oaks of Menomonie will receive $491,000, and Bashara Apartments of Solon Springs will get $232,870.

The Wisconsin Department of Administration says the grants will help build affordable apartments and town homes for households at or below 60 percent of the nation's median income. All constructions are expected to start this year.

The department says communities can also use grants for acquisition and rehabilitation activities.

The grants are funded through the federal HOME Rental Housing Development program.

Copyright Associated Press 2013


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