- Associated Press - Saturday, October 25, 2014
Dog kills 7-year-old boy in eastern Wisconsin

TOWN OF HUSTISFORD, Wis. (AP) - A 7-year-old boy has died after being severely bitten by a dog in Dodge County in eastern Wisconsin.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement late Friday that the incident was reported just before 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Town of Hustisford, about 40 miles northwest of Milwaukee.

A 911 caller said the boy was bleeding profusely, Lt. Brian Loos told WISN-TV (http://bitly.com/1t25hp1http://bitly.com/1t25hp1 ).

“At some point our dispatchers began to talk the mother through CPR. Numerous first-responding agencies responded,” Loos said. But the child died at the scene despite extensive lifesaving efforts.

“The various individuals and agencies that were involved in this did a phenomenal job. They were at the scene attempting to save this child’s life for quite a long period of time,” Loos said.

The department’s statement said names, addresses and additional information about the nature of the incident and the dog wouldn’t be released for now out of respect to the family. The dog was quarantined. Loos said the dog was known to the family but wouldn’t say if it was the family pet or what breed it was.

The lieutenant said the child’s death was weighing heavy on his mind as well as those who tried to save him.

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Wisconsin sex offenders must stay home Halloween

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Police are teaming up with parole agents across Wisconsin to make sure sex offenders stay home on Halloween night.

All of Wisconsin’s 5,000 registered sex offenders under active community supervision are subject to special restrictions on Halloween.

Grace Roberts, who heads the Department of Corrections sex offender program, told Wisconsin Public Radio (http://bitly.com/1z8dcGahttp://bitly.com/1z8dcGa ) they began actively enforcing the rules under the Halloween Knock and Talk program about eight years ago.

“It’s letting the registrants know that you are under supervision, that we are holding you accountable and it’s not OK for you to encourage children to come to your house and take candy,” Roberts said.

Sex offenders are also barred from putting up Halloween decorations that might attract children to knock on their doors.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said his officers would be out both this weekend and next to remind registrants they’re being watched.

“So we go knock on the door and they better be home, they better answer the door,” Clarke said. “We make sure they don’t have decorations. If we were to go to a house and we have seen this, and they have Halloween decorations in the window, they get arrested.”

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Suspect sought in 2 stabbings near UW-Oshkosh

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) - Police are seeking a suspect in the stabbings of two students near the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Authorities say the stabbings happened around 11 p.m. Friday in a neighborhood east of campus. A police statement says the suspect confronted the first victim and took his cellphone, then stabbed him in the ensuing struggle.

Police say the second victim chased the suspect, another struggle ensued, and he was also stabbed.

A university statement says both students were seriously injured but are recuperating at an area hospital.

Police describe the suspect as a lone, white male, 5-foot-9 to 6-feet tall, weighing about 250 pounds with a buzz haircut and dark, baggy clothing.

Oshkosh Northwestern Media report (http://oshko.sh/1uW4Bzshttp://oshko.sh/1uW4Bzs ) that a police K-9 unit searched yards in the area on Saturday.

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Walker says he injured thumb while bird hunting

WEST ALLS, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker hit the campaign trail Saturday with a white bandage on his right thumb, the result of a hunting accident.

Walker says it happened while he was pheasant hunting in Oconto County last week.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1wyrSf4http://bit.ly/1wyrSf4 ) that Walker said at a campaign stop in West Allis that he pulled the trigger at the same time he unlocked the safety. Turns out that wasn’t such a good idea.

Walker says he got the bird, but his thumb took the kickback.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.comhttp://www.jsonline.com

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