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Wisconsin Headlines For Tuesday Morning

Posted Tuesday, January 8, 2013 -- 7:00 a.m.

NEILLSVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- A former Clark County pastor was sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison for sexually assaulting a boy he met on the Internet. Prosecutors say 51-year-old Ervin Witmer, of Owen, talked to the boy in a chat room for gay teenagers and then arranged to meet him at a Madison motel. Witmer was a pastor at the Church of the Brethren in Stanley until 2011.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Leaders of the state Assembly are meeting today to discuss making changes to legislative rules that cover everything from the ability of the minority party to prolong debate to whether visitors can take pictures from the gallery. Details of the changes were expected to be released after today's leadership meeting.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Supreme Court is expected to release a ruling today on whether Juneau County needs to release legal bills to a local newspaper. The Juneau County Star-Times asked the county for copies of legal bills from an investigation into a sheriff's deputy.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau says Packer fans should be wary of scammers selling fake playoff tickets. Authorities say sports fans can be easily scammed if they try to buy tickets outside the stadium, on the street or through online auctions, classified ads and bulletin boards.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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