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Fatal Christmas Eve Crash

Posted by Bremer & Trollop |
Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

A 64-year-old woman was killed in a Christmas Eve Shawano County crash.  According to officials, a vehicle traveling on County Road D in Seneca crossed Highway 29 into the path of an eastbound vehicle. A female passenger in one of the vehicles was killed.  No further details are available; the crash is still under investigation.

Learn more at The Wausau Daily Herald.

Horse-drawn Wagon vs. Truck Crash Kills One, Severely Injures Another

Posted by Bremer & Trollop |
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

One man has died and a young boy remains in critical condition following a Friday evening crash in Wood County.  A 31-year-old Vesper man and a 10-year-old boy were traveling north in a horse-drawn wagon on County Highway HH near Hayes Lane in the town of Hansen.  They were hit from behind by a pickup truck that was traveling north on the same highway.  Both occupants of the horse-drawn wagon were ejected and seriously injured.  Both were airlifted to Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield in critical condition.  The 31-year-old man has since died from his injuries.

One Killed, One Injured in Stratford Area Crash

Posted by Bremer & Trollop |
Monday, July 20th, 2015

On Sunday afternoon, a three-vehicle crash near Stratford killed one person and injured another.  According to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department, a 94-year-old man was traveling on Blackberry Road when he approached its intersection with Highway 97.  He entered the intersection and was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound.  This collision pushed his vehicle into the path of a southbound milk truck, causing another collision.

Lincoln County Highway Worker Killed By Passing Car

Posted by Bremer & Trollop |
Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

A Lincoln County highway worker was struck by a car and killed on Tuesday afternoon.  According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, the 50-year-old worker was flagging southbound traffic on Highway 17 in the town of Merrill.  He was holding a stop sign to prevent southbound traffic from proceeding when he was struck by a car driven by an 84-year-old woman.  The collision caused the car to roll several times in a ditch on the east side of Highway 17 before it came to rest in a creek.  The highway worker was pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Hospital in Merrill.

Marathon County Head-On Collision Kills One, Injures Another

Posted by Bremer & Trollop |
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

One person was killed and another was injured as a result of a Monday afternoon collision in rural Marathon County.  Few details are available, but according to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department, the two-vehicle, head-on collision occurred on Highway 13 near Townhall Road in the Town of Brighton. Both drivers were transported to local hospitals to be treated for their injuries.  One of the drivers, an 86-year-old Withee woman, died on Monday night.

Pedestrian Killed in Athens-Area Accident

Posted by Bremer & Trollop |
Monday, May 4th, 2015

A Saturday night collision south of Athens killed a pedestrian.  According to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department, the car versus pedestrian accident took place on Highway 97 north of Wuertzburg Road, in the Town of Johnson. The pedestrian, a woman in her mid-60's, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Portions of Highway 97 were closed for hours on Saturday night.  Athens EMS and Fire, the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Marathon County Crash Reconstruction Team and the Medical Examiners' Office also responded to the scene.

Oneida County Crash Kills One

Posted by Bremer & Trollop |
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

One person has died as a result of a Tuesday morning car accident in the Town of Sugar Camp.  Few details are available, but according to the Oneida County Sheriff's Department, the two-vehicle collision occurred on Highway 17 and involved a rollover.  One of the drivers was killed by crash-related injuries.  It is unknown whether others involved suffered injuries.  Investigation into the circumstances of the crash is ongoing, and names are being withheld until authorities notify family members.

Bremer Muggli Column: How not to choose a chief justice

Posted by Bremer & Trollop |
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
In current system, voters choose Wisconsin Supreme Court chief justice. A partisan constitutional amendment would change that. The April 7 election will present to Wisconsin voters a proposed constitutional amendment that would change the method of choosing the chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The current method, which has been in place for over 125 years, allows Wisconsin voters to express their preference at the ballot box for the person who will serve as the chief justice. Although there have been attempts to take away the people's right to elect their judges, Wisconsin voters have maintained this right to assure a democratic government in all three branches. Politics plays no role in the selection, as judicial elections have been separated from partisan, state and county elections. The individual with the most seniority who is re-elected by the people of Wisconsin will serve as chief justice during his or her term in office — that is, 10 years. The genius of our current system is that it allows the justice with the most institutional knowledge and experience to carry out the increased responsibilities of the position. The predictability of the current system allows for the chief justice to make tough decisions as the chief administrator of the state courts. The April 7 election ballot will contain a provision that, if it succeeds, will take away the vote from the citizens by changing our constitution. The proposed constitutional amendment would make the position of chief justice subject to a popularity contest between seven sitting justices, who would choose the chief behind closed doors every two years, inserting politics directly into the Supreme Court.

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