Local News 4/5/18


Investigators with the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office say they have arrested a woman who gave them a false name as they were checking out a stolen vehicle report.  Thirty-eight-year-old Emily Sweeney of Chippewa Falls told deputies her name was "Amanda Bunce."  Bunce is her identical twin sister.  When they found the man suspected of stealing the vehicle in Ladysmith, he called her Emily.  Gale Field was taken into custody at a home in the town of Tilden after he was found hiding on its roof.  Sweeney has been charged with misdemeanor resisting or obstructing an officer.

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Saying he was "only kidding" isn't going to get a 17-year-old student at Mukwonago High School out of trouble.  Witnesses tell police Jared Roberts threatened to "shoot-up" the school on April 20th, which is the anniversary of the fatal attack on Columbine High School in Colorado.  Co-workers say Roberts discussed his plan with them at Walmart.  He apparently said he would shoot the school resource officer first because he was the only one with a gun.  Roberts admitted he'd researched the Columbine attack and made the comments, but he told investigators he didn't have access to any firearms.  A search of his home didn't turn up any weapons.

-Wheeler News Service

Tuesday night, state voters elected to reject a constitutional amendment to eliminate the state treasurer position. Now, there is only one person registered to run and she's from Eau Claire. Democrat Sarah Godlewski officially filed paperwork March 30.  Tom Hiller, a Republican, announced Wednesday afternoon he was withdrawing from the race.  Godlewski had campaigned to keep the office.  In recent years the legislature and Governor have worked to remove the duties and powers of the office. Godlewski says she would like to give its powers back.

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A Dunn County Board seat that did not have any candidates running remains open, because it only received four write in votes - and two of them were for sitcom characters.  The Dunn County Clerk told News 18, of the four votes cast in District 16, one was for Michael Scott, a character on "The Office", and another for Ron Swanson, a character on "Parks and Recreation".  Now the county board will need to appoint someone for the seat.

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