News – April 19, 2022

(Theresa) A Milwaukee woman charged in the “Baby Theresa” case was found guilty yesterday (Monday). Karin Luttinen of Milwaukee entered a guilty plea to a felony count of Concealing the Death of a Child. The 46-year-old placed her deceased baby in garbage bag which was discovered in Theresa in 2009. An autopsy concluded the infant died prior to, or during birth. Luttinen is facing up to one-and-a-half years in prison. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered and Luttinen is due back in court on August 5th. (Neosho) A four-day jury trial was scheduled yesterday (Monday) for a Columbus man accused of robbing a bank. Alan Schade allegedly robbed the Horicon Bank in Neosho in January. An aftermarket exhaust system reportedly led authorities to locate his vehicle in Waterloo. The 43-year-old was also wearing a GPS ankle monitor at the time which reportedly placed him at the Neosho bank at the time of the crime. It also allegedly placed him at a bank in Ixonia two days earlier that was also robbed. If convicted, Schade faces up to 58 years in prison. The trial is slated to begin on October 25th. (Ashippun) A Pewaukee man charged with burglarizing a gas station in Ashippun made his initial appearance in court yesterday (Monday). Ethan Rau allegedly admitted to entering the business in December. Blaise Bateman of is facing similar charges for his alleged role. If convicted, the 31-year-old Bateman and the 25-year-old Rau face 12-and-a-half years in prison. Rau had a signature bond set at $1,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 2nd. Bateman has a preliminary hearing scheduled for April 28th. (Juneau) The Dodge County Highway Department will be dealing with overgrown roadside vegetation in the coming weeks. Weather permitting, work will begin in late April when crews will spray harmful invasive weeds with plant specific herbicides. More information can be found at (Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Area Chamber of Commerce is recognizing three organizations with Innovation Awards during their Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet on Wednesday, April 27th at Bayside Supper Club. Award winners are: Marshfield Medical Center – Beaver Dam, Legacy Medical Services and Playground Movement. More information is available at (Fond du Lac) A fire caused roughly $5,000 in damages to a chicken coop in the Township of Byron Sunday night. The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to W7215 Highway F just after 8:30pm. An electric heater is believed to have started the fire which was contain ed to the lone structure. No animals were injured as the coop was empty at the time of the blaze. (Madison) Tommy Thompson has made up his mind about running for governor again this year. The popular four-term former governor announces Monday that he won’t run again. A campaign would have put the 80-year-old Thompson on the ballot for the first time in a decade, and 24 years after his last win. Thompson was elected to four terms as Wisconsin’s chief executive starting in the 1980s. – WRN