Wheeler News Service – Saturday, November 22, 2014 – News Summary
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Wisconsin Lottery Numbers (drawn Friday night):
MegaMillions: 3-12-35-37-63, MegaBall-15 Megaplier-2
5 Card Cash: Q-S, 8-D, 3-D, J-S, 10-C
SuperCash: 2-6-7-13-14-28, Doubler-No
Badger 5: 3-7-12-13-20
Daily Pick 4: 8-4-4-4
Daily Pick 3: 7-7-2
Here are the stories:
State revenue collection figures suggest
could face a revenue shortfall even larger than the two-point-two-billion
dollar projection released Thursday.
That had assumed a state revenue growth of five-percent for the fiscal
year which started last July. Now, the
Wisconsin Department of Revenue is reporting that collections are far off that
pace. For the four-month period from
July through October, revenues are actually said to be down three-percent. That situation has the Wisconsin Department
of Transportation making several suggestions on ways to fund needed road
construction and repairs. As much as
900-million dollars of the projected shortfall would come from the transportation
budget. Wis-DOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb
wants to increase the state’s gasoline tax by five-cents per gallon and to tack
on a dime to the diesel fuel tax. Those
are just two of several ideas he is expected to float before state lawmakers in
the next session. Wisconsin
Deer hunters hitting the fields today in Wisconsin will find plenty of targets in the southern half of the state, but it might be tougher to find that trophy deer in the north. The nine-day gun-deer season opened this morning. A little over 615-thousand people have purchased a deer hunting license for this season, about 15-thousand less than last year. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says the drop-off could be caused by individuals concerned about the deep snow cover in the north. Others may be waiting to try the new crossbow season. Parts of
with an abundant population of deer include the area around .
Temperatures could reach the 40s this weekend, but the more-comfortable
thermometer readings could also make conditions a little more sloppy and muddy. La Crosse
One of the two men rescued from a sinking boat in
is in the hospital today. The Ozaukee
County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from a man who said his boat was
taking on water at about 11 a-m Friday.
That boat was less than a mile off the shore at Belgium, . No names have been released. Deputies say a 31-year-old man from Wisconsin was
hospitalized, but he is expected to survive.
A 24-year-old man from Neskoro wasn’t hurt. Oak Creek
A farm accident has taken the life of a 22-year-old Amish man in the town of
Grove. The accident happened Friday at about 2
p-m. The Lafayette County Sheriff’s
Office reports Amos King of rural Elk was operating a
horse-drawn slurry-type manure spreading machine when he became entangled, was
dragged and run over by a steel wheel.
King was dead at the scene. Cuba
High levels of carbon monoxide led to the evacuation of De Pere City Hall Friday morning. Workers had reported a strange odor and firefighters tracked the carbon monoxide problem down to a boiler room. Work crews shut down the boilers so repairs could be made. Ventilation fans clear the dangerous gas from the building. People were allowed to re-enter Friday afternoon.