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State Senator Joe Leibham to not seek recount for last week's election

SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) - Joe Leibham will not seek a recount for last week's 6th House District Republican primary. The Sheboygan state senator lost the four man race to State Senator Glenn Grothman by 219 votes, which was close enough to ask for a recount that would have been paid for by local government units. In a statement made Friday afternoon, Leibham said he has contacted Grothman about his decision and wished him well in the November general election.  He adds he is happy of the ...

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Dozen charges sought against Kenosha man in fatal drunken crash

Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

KENOSHA, WI (WTAQ) - Authorities are recommending a dozen criminal charges against a Kenosha man suspected of causing a drunk driving crash that killed a 5-year-old boy. 

Seven of the 12 possible counts against 29-year-old Marcus Thornton are for bail jumping. Others include causing homicide and injury by drunk driving, causing injury while driving on a revoked license, and his 4th OWI charge. 

Online court records show that his third case is still pending -- and he was cited earlier this year for refusing to have his blood alcohol level checked. 

Kenosha County authorities said Thornton's minivan drove through a stop sign in the town of Somers on Tuesday night, and collided with a car in which 5-year-old Bailey McCollum was killed. 

Both drivers were taken to hospitals for treatment. 

Thornton is under a police guard while getting his treatment. Officials say he'll go directly to jail once he's released.

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