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Local couple die in crash

Leader photo by Amy Weaver

Deputies from the Shawano County Sheriff's Department Monday afternoon had traffic rerouted around a portion of Highway 22 near Cedar Rd. after a Shawano couple died in a motorcycle-van accident about 3:15 p.m. That portion of the highway was closed for about two-and-a-half hours while deputies tried to reconstruct the accident.

By Joe Vandel

Leader Reporter

Two prominent members of the Shawano business community were killed Monday afternoon in a motorcycle/van accident in Shawano County.

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06
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Teen in custody for killing a Keshena

Leader Reporter

A Keshena teen is in federal custody in the Brown County Jail after his arrest in connection with a weekend murder on the Menominee Reservation.

18-year-old Mitchell Crowe was arrested Saturday on a federal warrant charging him with the murder of 25-year-old Leonard "L.B."Johnson, also of Keshena.

According to a written news release from the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, Johnson was apparently murdered in an incident about 4 a.m. in the Pine Ridge area of the reservation near Middle Village.

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06
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Bowler man gets two years for false imprisonment

Leader Reporter

Saying he didn't doubt for a minute that the victim of Jeff Pecore's assault at the Pine Hills Golf Course in January 1999 was "extremely traumatized" by the incident, Shawano County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Grover Monday disregarded terms of a plea bargain and sentenced the Bowler man to two years in prison and four years probation.

Jeffrey L. Pecore, 35, of N8685 Maplewood Avenue, had entered no contest pleas earlier to misdemeanor charges of battery and intimidation of a witness and a felony charge of false imprisonment.

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Swim club closes out season

The Shawano Community Swim Club closed out its regular season at Green Bay on Saturday, as the Stingrays competed in a swim meet at Southwest High School.

In the Girls 6 & Under 25 yd. freestyle: Stephanie Wetzel finished in seventh place with a time of 30.02 and placed sixth in the 25 yd. breaststroke with a time of 39.75.

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