Father charged in death of diabetic son
WAUSAU—A Wausau father is accused of failing to manage and treat his teenage son’s diabetes, leading to the boy’s death.
Robert Glazner, 49, is charged with second-degree reckless homicide in the death of Bryden Glazner, 15. The father is jailed on a cash bond of $500,000.
WAOW-TV reported officials said Bryden was vomiting the night before his Aug. 4 death, and that his father did not ensure he was checking his insulin levels. They say the last sugar reading that was done was two days before he died.
The teen was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2014. Authorities said his father was resistant to being educated on how to treat the disease. A complaint said Bryden Glazner rotated time between his divorced parents and was staying with his father at the time of his death.
Hospital: Worker suspended over injuries
MADISON—Madison police are investigating after infant injuries were reported at a hospital.
Officials at Meriter Hospital said they have suspended an employee after reporting to police “several unexplained injuries” in the hospital’s newborn intensive care unit.
Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain declined to release additional details about the injuries, but said a police detective unit specializing in crimes against children is investigating.
Hospital officials said they have added additional security and staff to the unit and have notified affected families.
The intensive care unit is designated for infants born with complications or prematurity.
Group issues warning about company
MILWAUKEE—A consumer protection group is warning about a snowplowing company after customers in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois say they didn’t receive services they paid for.
Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin issued a warning Wednesday after customers pre-paid $350 to $625 for unmet services.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Snow Angels LLC told a customer it was closing when they inquired about not receiving service.
Better Business Bureau spokeswoman Lisa Schiller said customers haven’t been reimbursed. She said the amount so far totals $8,000. Schiller said the company began taking payments just before the winter season in 2017.
Cougar spotted in eastern Wisconsin
MADISON—The Department of Natural Resources confirms that a Wisconsin homeowner captured video of a cougar near their home.
A surveillance camera captured the big cat walking outside a Washington County home last week. The DNR said the cougar was likely traveling through.
Scott Walter, a DNR large carnivore specialist, calls a cougar’s ability to cover ground “very impressive.”
Despite a handful of recent sightings, the department said cougar sightings are rare in Wisconsin.
Cougars’ nearest established population is in the Black Hills area of South Dakota. Cougars dispersing into Wisconsin likely originate from there, according to wildlife experts.
Walter said in one instance, DNR agents tracked a cougar at least 1,800 miles from northeastern Wisconsin to the East Coast.