Only in Wisconsin: Paraplegic gets 6+ years for bank robbery

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Paraplegic man sentenced to more than 6 years for bank robbery
A wheelchair-bound man has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for his role in a Dane County bank robbery last year. A judge on Tuesday recommended that 28-year-old Michael L. Simmons serve his sentence at a federal Bureau of Prisons medical facility.

Man steals $470,000 for son's tuition, a truck
Court records say Just used company money to pay his son's tuition, put a down payment on a truck and buy personal items. He also is accused of paying his wife nearly $125,000. She never worked for the company.

Man charged with poisoning 200 wild turkeys
A farmer in Oconto County, Wis., is charged with three felonies for poisoning wild turkeys. Mark Kostreva told investigators he decided to take matters into his own hands after the turkeys repeatedly ate the feed on his farm in Pound. The criminal complaint says Kostreva mixed antifreeze with corn and place it in a wooded area near his farm.

Woman held captive for three days in Madison apartment
Madison police have arrested a man accused of holding a woman captive in his apartment for three days and sexually assaulting her.

Ultimate revenge: Inmate bites lip of rival gang member in prison
A 22-year-old inmate at the Waupun Correctional Institution in Wisconsin is accused of biting off his cellmate's upper lip. The victim says the action was gang-related because he and Russ are from rival Milwaukee gangs. 

Gag: Wisconsin announces new "Live like you mean it" motto
Gov. Jim Doyle unveiled the state's new marketing slogan -- "Live Like You Mean It" -- at a tourism industry conference in La Crosse. An accompanying logo depicts a silhouetted figure doing a cartwheel across letters spelling Wisconsin.

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