MARINETTE - A Wisconsin man who became an instant millionaire with a winning lottery ticket has been sentenced for stalking and other charges related to his obsession with a woman who rejected his advances.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that 50-year-old Douglas P. Miron was sentenced on Tuesday to a year in jail with work-release privileges, starting in April. He'll also have to pay $55,000 in fines and serve four years of probation.
Miron won a $31.4 million Powerball jackpot in 2009. The charges against him grew out of his alleged obsession with a teenage girl he hired to clean the house he bought with his prize money.
Assistant Attorney General Christopher Liegel says he believes the defendant's wealth motivated him to engage in out-of-control behavior.
We'll update you on what appears to have been a suicide of a Lac du Flambeau woman whose body was found in a Crandon home following a report of a gunshot early Wednesday morning and leaving three people in jail.
At the close of the high school sports season, Lakeland Union High School had the most successful season of all the schools in the Northwoods. We'll review their season and talk with the Athletics Director and two student athletes about the school's success.
And in spite of all the recent rain, a Tomahawk area family is very excited about today's opening of their strawberry farm. We talk to them about the first day and about how the recent rain may affect the berry growth.
We'll bring you the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
MADISON - A federal judge says Wisconsin's use of solitary confinement in its juvenile prisons poses "acute, immediate and enduring" harm to young inmates and is ordering that it be dramatically scaled back.
U.S. District Judge James Peterson on Friday also ordered that shackling juvenile inmates and the use of pepper spray be used much more sparingly than now.
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