News Notes for Dec. 11

INT’L: Werewolf killer receives a second life sentence

Russian serial killer Mikhail Popkov, nicknamed “the werewolf,” is sentenced to another life sentence. He was convicted of killing 22 women in 2015 and was sentenced to life in prison but was once again found guilty of killing 56 people between 1992 and 2007 by a court in the Siberian city of Irkutsk. Popkov was a former policeman and would often offer rides for his victims late at night, only to later kill them with an ax or a hammer. He targeted women who were drunk or who he viewed as immoral and calls himself the cleaner who purges his city of prostitutes. (HY)

LOCAL: One great concert

A concert that has been played in 250 states, will be in Portage County. The concert will be held Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. for free in Michelsen Hall of the Noel Fine Arts Center. If you wish to perform at the concert, bring an instrument and be there from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. to practice the songs. (AP)

NAT’L: A ban on a defunding plan

The United States Supreme Court declined to take a case about women’s health care, Planned Parenthood and if states can deny people from using Medicaid for those matters. This means that states cannot ban people from using Medicaid to fund services like ultrasounds, screenings, and counseling. Lousiana and Kansas appealed to the Supreme Court (MS).

SPASH: Scholarships for seniors

The Stevens Point Community Foundation has opened up their scholarships for seniors. Applications can be found by going to the foundation’s webpage. They are due by February 15. The scholarships range from $50 to multi-year $4000 awards. Questions may be directed toward counseling office staff members or ask Jenessa Reid or Diane Tetzloff (LH).

STATE: Mike McCarthy receives a standing ovation

According to Journal Sentinel Mike McCarthy was given a standing ovation after an emotional remark to his former team, the Green Bay Packers.

McCarthy who was fired on his 13th season as the head coach of the Packers returned to give his final address to the team. He was received with open arms and welcomed as an icon.

“For him to invest the past 13 years in this team, has given his heart and soul to us, to have that kind of closure, it was great of the organization,” said linebacker Clay Mathews (JC).