What's Wrong with Wisconsin?


Non-stop political hurling or absolutely insane Wisconsin stories? Both are terrible. Today we have two, yes two, stories of people hanging dogs. What?

Dog found hanged on swing CASCADE — Authorities are investigating after a pet dog was found dead, hanged by its collar on a playground swing set at a park in the village of Cascade. Capt. David Adams of the Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department said scratches on the ground indicated the mixed-breed dog named Smoky struggled before suffocating.

Man sentenced for hanging girlfriend's dog APPLETON — An Appleton man faces a year in jail for hanging his girlfriend's dog after it nipped at him and defecated in the house. Eric Shattuck was accused of hanging the dog by its choke collar in his garage in September 2007.

Sex sign scars children for life, or helps them discover online porn LAKE HALLIE — Janelle Martin lives near the Lake Hallie Golf Course, and she drives out of her way to avoid passing a shop on nearby Wisconsin 124. Martin, 37, dislikes a new banner ad on the side of the Pure Pleasure store that reads "Hot Sex On The Net." "I drive by it maybe three times a week with 6-, 7-, and 8-year-olds in the car," Martin said. "I won't drive them by it now. It's right out there. I thought it would fall under a public nuisance (ordinance)."

Man busted for drunken driving 10 times A Black Earth man will spend the next 5 1/2 years in prison after he was sentenced Thursday for his ninth and 10th drunken driving offenses. Timothy L. Burkhalter, 47, received three years in prison for his ninth drunken driving offense and another 2 1/2 years in prison for his 10th. Burkhalter was convicted of his ninth offense in 2001 and spent 1 1/2 years in prison.