West Bend Common Council President Dies In Hunting Accident

(West Bend) The head of the West Bend City Council has died in a hunting accident. Washington Island Police say 65-year-old Steven Hoogester died on Sunday after accidentally shooting himself in the chest. Investigators say that Hoogester was leaving a ground blind when the accident happened. Hoogester was elected to the council in 2013, and was previously a lieutenant with the West Bend Police Department. It is the first fatality of the deer hunting season. The DNR says nine other people have been injured in accidental shootings this season.