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SportScene 13 for Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Updated: 06/12/2013 - At the WIAA state baseball tournament at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute, the Osseo-Fairchild baseball team lost a heartbreaking 4-3 decision to Oconto in the Division 3 state semifinals. While in Division 4, Greenwood advances to the championship game with a 11-1 win over Wausaukee.

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Rain or shine, the Shrine Circus goes on

Updated: 06/12/2013 - For 66 years, people young and old have gathered for entertainment full of magic and excitement. The Shrine Circus is in Eau Claire once again and despite Wednesday's rain, the timeless tradition went on.

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Chippewa Falls Police and Sheriff’s Dept. combine dispatch centers

Updated: 06/12/2013 - The Chippewa Falls Police Department is saying goodbye to its dispatch center. After nearly 15 years of being in the works the dispatch centers for the Chippewa County Sheriff's Department and Chippewa Falls Police Department merged early Wednesday morning.

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Assembly passes unemployment benefit changes

Posted: 06/12/2013 - The state Assembly has passed a bill that would increase the maximum weekly unemployment insurance payout but also install new limits on who can collect the benefits.

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Several people evacuated after gas leak

Updated: 06/12/2013 - Xcel Energy says a pipe that was being moved hit a gas line and may have caused the leak. It happened as work was being done on a fence.

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Man in ATV crash found snoring and covered in blood

Posted: 06/12/2013 - Deputies say the man crashed his ATV sometime Tuesday night on Highway 10 and Moe Road near Osseo. They say a person driving by discovered the man around 10:30 p.m. The caller claimed the man was snoring and covered in blood.

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Pill-based abortions resume in Wisconsin

Posted: 06/12/2013 - The law enacted last year requires three doctor visits for women seeking nonsurgical abortions by taking pills, a common practice used outside Wisconsin.

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The new dads: Diaper duty's just the start

Updated: 06/12/2013 - Something is changing with today's young fathers. By their own accounts, by their wives' testimony, and according to time-use studies and other statistics, more men are doing more around the house, from packing school lunches and doing laundry to getting up in the middle of the night with a screaming infant.

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USDA reduces corn crop to reflect wet spring

Posted: 06/12/2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its monthly report released Wednesday that farmers are expected to bring in 14 billion bushels of corn this year.

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Protesters confront mining co. at Wisconsin site

Updated: 06/12/2013 - Gogebic Taconite wants to open the mine in the Penokee Hills just south of Lake Superior. Opponents maintain the mine will pollute the Bad River and Lake Superior.

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Man accused of drugged assaults back in jail

Posted: 06/12/2013 - Brian Stowe had posted bail, but was booked back in the Dane County Jail Tuesday afternoon on a federal warrant for sexual exploitation of a child.

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Power restored after early morning outage

Posted: 06/12/2013 - Xcel Energy says the lightning strike blew a fuse and knocked out power to customers on Hoover Avenue in Eau Claire around 3:30 a.m.

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LFB: Wis. faces $505 m deficit going into 2017

Posted: 06/12/2013 - The Wisconsin State Journal reports a nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau's analysis of the 2013-2015 budget the Legislature's finance committee last week would leave the state with a $505 million shortfall in the 2015-2017 biennium.

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Minivan stolen with child inside

Posted: 06/12/2013 - Holly Jaschob left her son, Eli, in their minivan while she ran into Shopko with her daughter Monday. Jaschob left the van running and thought she had locked it. When she returned to the van, it was gone.

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