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Peer pressure may have nudged a Superior man to commit two botched burglaries. Wyatt Marzolf, 20, is accused of helping acquaintances break into a South Superior restaurant the day after Christmas and ransack a town of Superior residence in September. He appeared in Douglas County Circuit Court on Friday to face two counts of party to the crime of burglary. According to the criminal complaints, employees of Rich's Cafe, 5802 Tower Ave., found damage to the building at 5 a.m. Dec. 26. A window had been broken, apparently with a piece of wood, and the cash register had been opened.
A Solon Springs bookkeeper skims $35,000 off cash payments to her employer, playing a shell game with other people's accounts to hide the theft. A Superior man walks up to a car wash talking smack. He reaches into a car to steal an iPod, punching the car's owner on the way. One of these cases resulted in a lengthy prison sentence, the other with 20 days of jail and no probation. On the surface, Teresa Lynn Sather's embezzlement from Polar Gas Co. led to widespread consequences for multiple customers who trusted her.
A former Duluth man serving a 60-year prison sentence for raping, beating and shooting a masseuse in a Superior massage parlor is aiming for a new trial based on DNA evidence. Armed with a new attorney, Jamie Dean Jardine, 39, appeared via telephone in Douglas County Court Thursday for a scheduling conference in the 14-year-old case. Catherine Canright, who represents Jardine, plans to streamline the information he has amassed into a brief that clarifies the issues by March 10.
A Superior man convicted of selling prescription drugs he bought in Mexico and transported to the Twin Ports was given three years probation and six months in jail. If he doesn't keep clear of trouble, however, Edward David St. John, 61, could face penalties ranging from six to 15 years in prison. St. John pleaded no contest to two counts of delivering Schedule I or II narcotics and one count of delivering Schedule IV drugs in November in Douglas County Court. Wednesday, Judge George Glonek listened to sentence recommendations from Assistant District Attorney Rebecca Lovejoy and St.
The fight to secure a new trial for convicted murderer Jason Borelli remains on paper until after Easter. A second scheduling conference to address whether Borelli's trial attorney, First Assistant State Public Defender J. Patrick O'Neill, provided ineffective counsel was set for March 28. An initial scheduling conference was held Wednesday in Douglas County Circuit Court. The delay allows time for both sides to state their position in writing for Judge Michael Lucci. Borelli, 33, was found guilty of first-degree intentional homicide for the Jan.
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The trial for an Oliver man accused of providing vodka and marijuana to teen girls and sexually assaulting one of them was postponed Monday in Douglas County Circuit Court. The delay allows the court to address a motion to dismiss one of the charges and provide time for DNA testing. Michael Milan Jurovich, 43, faces charges of sexual assault of a child, child enticement and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a child for alleged incidents in June and July. He is accused of calling a teenage neighbor and inviting her and a friend to his house to smoke marijuana.
At first glance, Lucky breaks the mold. The 2-year-old heifer, who lives on the Cloverland farm of Scott Halladay and Lezlie Swanson, is more like a large, black-and-white dog than a cow. She stood quietly while Cory Swanson, 13, and Heidi Halladay, 11, took turns sitting on her back.
The latest round of litigation for LeRoy Sorg ended in a clear win Wednesday for the Superior man. A jury of 12 found Sorg, 65, not guilty of five counts of intentionally failing to provide proper shelter and water for his animals -- three Rottweiler dogs and five puppies -- in early August. The jury reached their decision at 5:30 p.m., less than an hour after going into deliberations following the day-long trial. The verdict enables Sorg to reclaim the dogs, which have been held at the Animal Rescue Federation shelter since August.
A four-month race against the clock ends at 9 a.m. Monday when The Lakes Community Health Center in Iron River opens its doors to the public. "It has been a bit of a marathon to get this going," said Pat Sheridan, board of directors president. The federally-funded center provides health care services for patients regardless of insurance status or where they live. Its opening is meant to break down barriers to health care access and could mean a shorter drive for rural patients and a new option for uninsured residents. "We treat anyone who needs primary care," said Rebecca R.