- Associated Press - Sunday, July 19, 2015
Notice: Walker to sign 20-week abortion ban Monday

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is scheduled Monday to sign a bill banning abortions at or beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy.

A schedule released by Walker’s office on Sunday shows the bill is among four Walker plans to sign Monday in Oshkosh. Walker, a longtime abortion opponent, has said he would sign the proposed 20-week ban on non-emergency abortions.

Walker announced his candidacy for president last week. He announced last month that he supports a 20-week abortion ban, after avoiding the issue during his re-election campaign last year.

While some doctors say fetuses can feel pain after 20 weeks, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says evidence suggests that’s not possible until the third trimester begins at 27 weeks.


18-year-old gets 30 years for Milwaukee crash that killed 2

MILWAUKEE (AP) - An 18-year-old has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for a February hit-and-run crash that killed a Milwaukee couple a block from their home.

Defense attorneys argued that as Michael Hobbs matures, he will better understand the consequences of stealing a Chevrolet Tahoe and causing the crash.

Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Stephanie Rothstein agreed but said the best place for Hobbs to learn those lessons is behind bars, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1Lxces1https://bit.ly/1Lxces1 ) reported.

“You need a long time to arrive at these conclusions because your conduct was so dangerous and showed utter disregard for human life,” Rothstein told Hobbs at his sentencing hearing Friday.

Hobbs was driving the SUV at speeds up to almost 80 mph in a residential neighborhood when he ran a stop sign and hit a car, killing 74-year-old Bernard Hanson and his 64-year-old wife, Mary. A third vehicle was also struck, injuring the driver.

Hobbs ran away after the crash but was caught by police that night. Six passengers who had been in the stolen Tahoe with him also were arrested.

Rothstein dismissed the defense argument of youth and said no matter how old a person is, stealing a car and driving at that speed is against the law.


Madison police officer, fresh from OD training, saves man

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Madison police officer who just completed training on opiate overdoses is being credited with saving the life of a heroin overdose victim.

The Madison Police Department says Officer Daniel Perez had just completed a training session on how to use naloxone, a drug that reverses opiate overdose symptoms, when he responded to a report of an unconscious man in a car at a parking lot.

A police spokesman says Perez recognized the signs of a likely opiate overdose and administered naloxone using the auto-injector he’d just received.

The Wisconsin State Journal (https://bit.ly/1Gu1m7Hhttps://bit.ly/1Gu1m7H ) reports police say Perez’s action countered the overdose. The Sun Prairie man was taken to a hospital, then cited for possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Over 450 Madison Police Department personnel are currently receiving naloxone training.


Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, https://www.madison.com/wsjhttps://www.madison.com/wsj


Weather service confirms tornado in southern Wisconsin

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) - The National Weather Service confirms a tornado caused damage to farm buildings in southern Wisconsin.

The weather service says an EF-1 tornado packing winds of up to 100 mph tore a five-mile path from eastern Rock County into Walworth County on Saturday afternoon.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1TKAUjGhttps://bit.ly/1TKAUjG ) reports the tornado touched down from 2:40 to 2:50 p.m. in an area between Janesville and Elkhorn. The tornado was about 50 yards wide.

A barn was damaged in the Avalon-Johnstown area in Rock County, and a machine shed just north of Darien in Walworth County was flattened.

No injuries were reported.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.comhttps://www.jsonline.com

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