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Suspect sought in fatal Green Bay shooting

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Green Bay police are looking for the person who shot and killed a 32-year-old man.

Investigators believe the victim, Steven Sims, and the shooter knew each other. Sims was shot Tuesday night in a quiet, residential neighborhood and died from his injuries Wednesday.

WLUK-TV reports police have identified a 21-year-old man wanted for a probation violation as a "person of interest" in the shooting.

Authorities say Sims had recently moved to Green Bay from Kenosha. Police Lt. Jeff Brester says Sims was apparently targeted, so the general public isn't necessarily in danger.


Teen missing on Milwaukee River is found safe

CEDARBURG, Wis. (AP) - A teenager missing after canoeing on the Milwaukee River in Ozaukee (oh-ZAH'-kee) County has been found safe.

Authorities searched through the night for the 17-year-old Cedarburg boy who last had contact with his mother about 8 p.m. Wednesday. Grafton police tell WISN-TV the teen was found in some woods near the river Thursday morning.

Law enforcement personnel had searched the river between Cedarburg and Grafton by air, land and by boat.


Wisconsin pharmacy owner facing federal charges

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) - An Oshkosh pharmacy owner charged with selling muscle relaxants and pain relievers on the Internet has agreed to plead guilty in federal court.

Prosecutors say Charles G. Schultz signed a contract with a website that distributes the drugs nationwide to customers without prescriptions. Oshkosh Northwestern Media reports ( ) Wednesday that Schultz made more than $235,000 from the practice since 2006.

Court documents show Schultz has agreed to plead guilty to charges of distributing controlled substances and defrauding the government. A hearing on the deal is set for April 28.

Drugs were sold through an online retailer called RX Limited, also known as AlphaNet-Trading. Court documents say Schultz received two payments from the site's bank in Hong Kong.

Schultz owned and operated pharmacies in Winnebago and Green counties.


Manitowoc officials warn of fentanyl drug abuse

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) - Health and law enforcement officials in the Manitowoc area are warning of the dangers of abusing a lesser-known narcotic called fentanyl.

An HTR Media report says fentanyl is a pain medication. It's often administered through a patch on the skin.

Local police have begun seeing deaths associated with the drug. However, they say heroin is still abused more often because it's easier to obtain.

A 39-year-old who died in February had three time the therapeutic range of fentanyl in his system. Another man who had chewed a fentanyl patch was found dead in an apartment in 2010.

Lt. Dave Remiker of the Manitowoc County Metro Drug Unit says fentanyl is one of the most dangerous of all prescription medications. And doctors say it's more potent than morphine and oxycodone.


Van Hollen, Stepp promote drug take-back day

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Department of Natural Resources are teaming up to promote National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

People can drop off their unused drugs on April 26 at collection sites across the state. The day is designed to get unused, expired and unwanted drugs out of people's homes to prevent opiate addictions, which police say often lead to heroin abuse.

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp have issued a joint statement urging people to use the collection sites.

Van Hollen says the day gives everyone a chance to fight back against heroin. Stepp says using the collection sites means fewer prescription drugs won't get flushed or discarded in a landfill, reducing harm to the environment and wildlife.


Panelists to discuss idea of new Milwaukee arena

MILWAUKEE (AP) - As debate swirls over the idea of building a new stadium in Milwaukee to replace the BMO Harris Bradley Center, three local industry leaders will discuss the situation before a panel of journalists.

Thursday's event was planned weeks ago, well before Wednesday's announcement that Herb Kohl was selling the Milwaukee Bucks to Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens.

The two New York executives pledged $100 million to help build a new arena. Kohl said he'd donate another $100 million.

But a new stadium could cost $400 million or more, meaning taxpayers could be on the hook for a sizable chunk.

The panelists include Marc Marotta, the chairman of the BMO Harris Bradley Center board of directors; Milwaukee Alderman Michael Murphy; and Gary Witt, the executive director of the Pabst Theater Foundation.

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