- Man shot by police ID'd; witness shares his side of story (2/17/17)31
- Settlement reached in accidental shooting case at Kelly High (2/15/17)10
- MSHP: McLendon shot in side; autopsy refutes witness account (2/19/17)23
- Jackson board votes to demolish high school building if bond issue passes (2/15/17)24
- Cape officer shoots man inside a home (2/16/17)7
- Business notebook: Owners ready to roll out the Barrel 131 (2/20/17)4
- Apparent punch at girls basketball game propels lawmaker into action (2/21/17)4
- Former Cape cop indicted on possessing child porn (2/17/17)
- Man dies after being shot by officer; said to have come at cop with knife (2/16/17)29
- Ray's of Kelso to close, then reopen under new ownership (2/16/17)6
News of the weird 7/26/08
Police : Man shot mower that wouldn't start
MILWAUKEE -- A 56-year-old Milwaukee man is accused of shooting his lawn mower because it wouldn't start. Keith Walendowski has been charged with felony possession of a short-barreled shotgun or rifle and misdemeanor disorderly conduct while armed. According to the criminal complaint, Walendowski said he was angry because his Lawn Boy wouldn't start Wednesday morning. He told police: "I can do that, it's my lawn mower and my yard so I can shoot it if I want." A woman who lives at Walendowski's house reported the incident. She said he was intoxicated. Walendowski could face up to an $11,000 fine and six years and three months in prison if convicted. A call to Walendowski's home went unanswered Friday.
Illinois village dumps police over dispute
STANFORD, Ill. -- There's been no police department in the central Illinois community of Stanford since May, and there won't be for the foreseeable future. The three-officer department shut down after a part-time police officer was accused of unfairly giving Mayor Margaret Campbell several traffic tickets in March. A video of the incident allegedly shows the officer, Ramiro Bosquez, calling police chief Everett Copeland to gloat about pulling over the mayor. Campbell was cited for failure to dim headlights, inoperable headlights and expired registration, but those citations were later dismissed. Bosquez and Copeland were put on administrative leave after the incident, and Bosquez resigned in June. Attempts to reach the two were unsuccessful. This week, the village board decided not to renew Copeland's contract. McLean County Sheriff Mike Emery said his deputies are patrolling the town. He has offered to help find new officers to reopen the police department. Stanford, just southwest of Bloomington, has about 670 residents.
-- From wire reports