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The Weapon: a Soda Bottle. The Victim: This Town's Toilet

Sheboygan suspect has been shoving bottles into community commodes for a year and a half now

(Newser) - "This is very strange … and gross, but that is the reality of life." So laments a Facebook post Tuesday from the Sheboygan Police Department in Wisconsin, filling the public in on what the Sheboygan Press has deemed a "curious commode caper." The crime: "Over... More »

Woman, 76, Gets 10 Years for 1957 Murder of Daughter

Judge rejects leniency for Ruby Klakow of Wisconsin

(Newser) - Prosecutors wanted the judge to impose a 45-day jail sentence along with 10 years of probation. Instead, she gave 76-year-old Ruby Klokow of Sheboygan 10 years in prison after Klokow pleaded no contest to killing her infant daughter in 1957, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel . A lesser sentence would "... More »

Alcoholic Mayor Divides Wisconsin City

Some in Sheboygan push for Bob Ryan's recall, but others want him left alone

(Newser) - Sheboygan mayor Bob Ryan is an alcoholic who has fallen off the wagon four times in the two years he has been in office, resulting in bar fights, lawsuits, and YouTube embarrasment. Now this Wisconsin city of 50,000 in the biggest-drinking state in America is holding a raging debate... More »

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