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News from around Wisconsin (10:17 p.m. 1/18/10)

Authorities arrest Kenosha man in fatal crash

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested a Kenosha man who’s charged with killing another motorist while fleeing from Milwaukee police.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Johnny Jerome Jones was arrested Sunday. He was charged earlier in a Dec. 31 crash that killed Shanica Adkins.

The complaint states Jones was speeding away from a squad car that had tried to pull him over because his SUV did not have a front license plate. It states Jones ran a red light just before colliding with a car in which Adkins was a passenger.

The charges against Jones include second-degree reckless homicide.

The 21-year-old Adkins was a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her boyfriend suffered head fractures and brain trauma in the crash.

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

Funeral set for Fort Atkinson Marine

FORT ATKINSON, Wis. (AP) — Funeral services for a 20-year-old Marine killed in Afghanistan will be held Wednesday in Fort Atkinson.

Lance Cpl. Jacob “Jake” A. Meinert died Jan. 10 from injuries sustained when he stepped on or near a land mine in the Helmand province’s Nawa district of Afghanistan.

He lived in Racine, before moving to Fort Atkinson when he was 15. He joined the Marine Corps in July 2007 upon turning 18 and after graduating from Fort Atkinson High School.

He was on his second tour of duty, having already served an eight-month deployment in Iraq.

Meinert was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. He previously earned the National Defense Service medal, Global War on Terrorism Service medal and the Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign medals.

Services are at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Wis. man cited for ‘rocking out’ to John Denver

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Police responding to a complaint of loud noise have cited a Fond du Lac man for “rocking out” to the music of John Denver.

A police who responded to the man’s apartment last week could hear Denver’s music through the door.

The officer pounded on the door but the man didn’t answer. Finally the officer found out the man’s name from a neighbor and called to him, bringing the man to the door.

When asked why he had the music so loud, the man said he was “rocking out.”

The Reporter newspaper in Fond du Lac reports that the 42-year-old was cited for unnecessary loud noise. The ticket could result in a fine of about $210.

The late singer is known for such hits as “Rocky Mountain High” and “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”

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