8 November 2017 News
Oshkosh police have identified the man killed in a shooting Sunday night. Police say 18-year-old Cashmiere A.S. Hill of Appleton died after being shot in the 800 block of Waugoo Ave. A 25-year-old man was treated for a gunshot wound at the hospital and released. Police are looking for the third person involved in the disturbance. He is described as a black male in his late teens or early 20s and might be armed. Officials are continuing their investigation and say the shooting was an isolated incident.
A West Salem man is seriously injured after falling from his deer stand. The incident happened Monday around 3:00pm in the area between Bell School Road and Davis Road in the Town of Rosendale. 45-year-old Jason L. Wahoske was found near the edge of a soybean field and flown to Theda Clark Medical center in Neenah. The investigation determined the two cables holding up the seat of the deer stand snapped, causing Wahoske to fall approximately 19 feet to the ground. Wahoske was able to contact a friend and the Fond du Lac County Dispatch Center to report the incident. It does not appear Wahoske was wearing a safety harness. Ripon Ambulance, Rosendale Fire Department and Rosendale First Responders assisted the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.
The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a bill that would prohibit assessors from increasing the assessment of a property just because the owner doesn’t let them inside. The Assembly passed the bill Tuesday. The Senate was also scheduled to vote on the measure, which would then send it to Gov. Scott Walker. The bill would also allow owners who do not let assessors onto their property the ability to challenge assessments. The proposal is in response to a July Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that says homeowners’ constitutional rights were violated when they were disallowed from challenging their assessments because they had not allowed assessors into their homes. The Supreme Court said such visits amount to unreasonable searches and that assessors need to get warrants if they can’t obtain the homeowners’ consent.
Nearly two dozen Wisconsin counties say in a federal lawsuit that “nefarious and deceptive” marketing campaigns from pharmaceutical companies are responsible for the nation’s opioid overdose epidemic. The lawsuit filed Tuesday says local governments’ health and law enforcement services “have been strained to the breaking point” because of widespread opioid abuse. The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages from Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, Endo Health Solutions, Inc. and subsidiaries of the companies. More than two dozen states, cities and counties have filed similar lawsuits accusing pharmaceutical companies of making false claims about the dangers of their drugs. Purdue Pharma said in a statement it “vigorously” denies the allegations. Endo Health Solutions says it can’t comment on pending litigation. Johnson & Johnson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.