Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Caledonia resident Steven Armus is the co-founder of Great Lakes Dermatology in Mount Pleasant. He was found guilty of drug-trafficking. Now, he's now an informant and has turned in his own patient.
Sentencing for a Mount Pleasant dermatologist who lives in Caledonia and was found guilty of drug trafficking has been postponed after he became an informant and turned in one of his patients. Dr. Steven Armus is still practicing at Great Lakes Dermatology, and his patient's attorney is accusing Armus of violating his "physician-patient relationship." According to a story in the Journal Times: "In a motion filed Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court, defense lawyer Patrick Cafferty requested that a judge toss out state-level drug charges against a Racine businessman, John P. Chapman, 27, of the 4000 block of Olive Street. The three felony drug charges should be dismissed, Cafferty wrote, because Chapman’s doctor — dermatologist Steven L. …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Daniel Takerian, owner of Primegamez LLC: “Are they allowing gambling in the state of Wisconsin, why yes they are in the 12,000 bars and restaurants, so why can’t gas stations have them?”
*This story was updated at 4:18 p.m. to include the response from the Caledonia Village Clerk and again at 9:10 p.m. to include updated comments from the Department of Revenue and the Department of Justice. The man who owns the gaming machines illegally placed in several area gas stations says it's time to consider changing the law. Daniel Takerian, owner of Primegamez LLC, owned the machines the state Department of Revenue ordered removed several Caledonia and Mount Pleasant gas stations. The DOR agents and Caledonia police officers recently inspected five gas stations for the illegal machines. When the machines were found, they ordered owners to remove them. But in many cases, the gas station owners didn't own the machines. They …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The American Dream shouldn't just include apple pie, home ownership and baseball, it should also include the ability to pay for such things.
You've heard the phrase, "It takes two to tango" right? Well, the Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Residential Capital (Ally Bank/GMAC), and Wells Fargo & Co. now have to pay the piper through a massive nationwide settlement for using deceptive and abusive lending practices, which includes paying up $140 million to the state for mortgage claims. These banks represent only one dance partner in this mortgage mess and I can't help but wonder…are we as borrowers being more accountable? According to a story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, people who were harmed by bad lending practices may qualify to have those terms modified, or (if they've already lost their home) receive a cash payout. “This agreement provides real relief to…
Monday, December 19, 2011
Wisconsin gets armed as Conceal Carry Law takes effect.
As Wisconsin becomes a conceal carry state, officials with the Wisconsin Department of Justice are working overtime to meet state deadlines. Handgun licenses have soared by 50 percent, within weeks about 56,000 or roughly one percent of the state's population will have a conceal carry licenses, and the state's handgun hotline has been ringing off the hook, according to an article in the Journal Sentinel. As of Dec. 11, a total of 24,821 people had had permits approved by the state and only a small number - 296 people - have been denied, according to new DOJ statistics. The article highlighted one Greendale man, Jeff Szymanski, who said he got his license in about 33 days, but he didn't expect to use it. To read the full story, click here.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Francois Ross had hunted most of his life and he thought he knew how to handle a gun. But when he decided to carry a concealed weapon, a gun safety instructor made him think twice. Now he's teaching others to do the same.
Want to see more stories about this topic? "Like" this article on Facebook by clicking the "like" button just above this article. If we get 10 or more likes, we'll know to do a follow-up story. The National Rifle Association trains their gun safety instructors to focus on knowledge, skills and attitude when they teach people how to carry and use their weapons. Francois Ross, of Glendale, also teaches those elements to his students as a certified NRA instructor when he teaches his classes on personal protection in the home and pistol shooting at the Racine County Line Rifle Club. But in his Carrying Concealed Weapons class, he'll stress the importance of attitude a little more. On Nov. 1, people wanting to carry a concealed weapon can apply…