Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Wisc. Democratic Spokesman Zielinski removed after Walker TweetsSubmitted: 03/04/2013
Story By The Associated Press

Wisc. Democratic Spokesman Zielinski removed after Walker Tweets
MADISON - Be careful what you tweet.

Wisconsin Democratic spokesman Graeme Zielinski posted three Twitter messages comparing Governor Walker to Jeffery Dahmer.

Now Zielinski will tweet no more, but still has a job.

On Friday, when prosecutors said they were shutting down the secret investiagtion into the Governor's former aides, Zielenski started tweeting.

Monday, he apologized over Twitter both to Walker and to Dahmer's victims.

The Democrats say Zielinski has been removed as spokesman, docked a week's pay worth about $1,000, and will no longer be permitted to post on Twitter. He will stay on as an adviser.

Walker was asked about Zielinski's tweets on Friday. He called Zielinski "pretty insignificant."

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

MADISON - Budget talks between Wisconsin state Assembly and Senate Republicans have broken down.

On Tuesday, leaders from both sides called each other's positions on how to pay for road construction projects "laughable." A meeting with Republican leaders abruptly ended after 40 minutes.

+ Read More

ADAMS COUNTY - Police are asking for help finding an Illinois man who disappeared while out for a walk in Adams County.

Fifty-nine-year-old William Sheeran was last seen near a boat landing on Browndeer Avenue in the Adams County Town of Monroe.

+ Read More

WAUSAU - Drugs led to four arrests and one death in north-central Wisconsin on Monday.

The Marathon County Sheriff's Office reports a 37-year-old Shawano man died after apparently overdosing on methamphetamine.  

Witnesses say 37-year-old Lucas Groshek and his wife, Carolyn, were shaking and convulsing in a car in the eastern Marathon County town of Norrie.  Mr. Groshek died before getting to the hospital.   Mrs. Groshek, 33, is in stable condition as of Tuesday afternoon.

+ Read More

MERRILL - Six years ago, Merrill promoted the River Bend Trail across the city to try to get people to use it. Now, the trail sees more than 100 people every day and is scheduled for more expansion.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Three decades-old signs greet people coming into Rhinelander from various sides.  But if you drive past them every day, you likely don't even notice them.  Rhinelander wants to make sure those old signs stand out.

+ Read More

MADISON - Police say a contractor who suffered a fatal heart attack while working overnight at a Wisconsin Culver's was "scared to death" when two armed men tried to rob the restaurant.

Madison Police Chief Mike Koval told reporters Tuesday that the robbers would not allow other workers to help the 56-year-old man, who was suffering a medical emergency.

+ Read More

LADYSMITH - The man accused of killing a Rusk County sheriff's deputy may go to trial.

Forty-four-year-old Doug Nitek is accused of first-degree murder in the death of Deputy Dan Glaze.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 





Click Here