Daily Dose for Sept. 7


A Guatemalan billionaire playboy was sentenced to 20 years in a hell-hole jail yesterday for killing his girlfriend, Gabriella Alban. Diego Novella mutilated her body including leaving a note saying “cerote,” which means piece of s— in Spanish.

Novella was reported to be suffering from diminished responsibility due to drug use. Novella’s defense lawyer claimed that Alban appeared like a “demon” to Novella.

This story originates from The Sun.


Rick Reilly, a longtime sportswriter, has a new book set to be released in May and it is unlike any of his previous work. “Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump” is based on interviews with and observations from former playing partners and caddies of President Donald J. Trump over the years.

Reilly’s new book isn’t the only bookmaking headlines this week, a book by Bob Woodward titled “Fear: Trump in the White House” details of the chaos in the Trump administration. In the book, White House chief of staff John Kelly had lost his temper and referred to President Trump as “unhinged” and an “idiot,” but in a statement on Tuesday, Kelly had denied the claims as simply “not true” while the White House press secretary Sarah Sanders refuted the book’s claims.



According to the Los Angeles Times, the identity of an unknown soldier from World War Ⅱ, buried in Honolulu, Hawaii, has been discovered. He was identified as Navy Seaman 1st Class George Naegle, of LaCrosse. He was killed when his aircraft was attacked by the Japanese.


Damage estimates are on the rise in southern Wisconsin after weeks of severe flooding and storms that caused damage to hundreds of homes. Thursday, Gov. Scott Walker tweeted that the flooding has caused at least $208.7 million in damage including homes, businesses, and infrastructures. About 1,540 residents have been affected so far while many communities are still responding to rising waters and haven’t had the chance to tally the damages.



The Madison police department responded to an accident that occurred early Friday morning. A pedestrian was critically injured after he was hit by a drunk driver. The driver, 32-year-old Xia Lee, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing an injury. The pedestrian that was hit has not been named yet.



Work has started on a new addition to Pfiffner Pioneer Park, according to The Stevens Point Journal. The new addition, known as the Cultural Commons, will explain the connections that Stevens Point has with sister cities Gulcz, Poland; Esteli, Nicaragua; and Rostov Veliky, Russia. It will include a rock and rain garden, along with a courtyard. It will also be digging up the history of the local area and the culture that Stevens Point has to offer.



SPASH varsity football has a game tonight against Appleton North. This game will take place at 7:00 p.m. Appleton North has a record of 1-2 while SPASH is 0-3. This could be SPASH first victory of the season tonight.

Sept. 7 was the day of a swim meet for the girls swim team. The swim meet was a home meet against Wisconsin Rapids swim team. Both teams tried their hardest swimming their events but in the end, the Stevens Point Area Senior High SPASH girls swim team won the meet.