Friday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with a high of thirty-eight. Sunrise is 6:47 AM and sunset 4:31 PM, for 9h 43m 54s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 90.8% of its visible disk illuminated.
On this day in 1942, the United States is victorious at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal:
In the resulting battle, both sides lost numerous warships in two extremely destructive surface engagements at night. Nevertheless, the U.S. succeeded in turning back attempts by the Japanese to bombard Henderson Field with battleships. Allied aircraft also sank most of the Japanese troop transports and prevented the majority of the Japanese troops and equipment from reaching Guadalcanal. Thus, the battle turned back Japan’s last major attempt to dislodge Allied forces from Guadalcanal and nearby Tulagi, resulting in a strategic victory for the U.S. and its allies and deciding the ultimate outcome of the Guadalcanal campaign in their favor.
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A former Cedarburg restaurant operator charged with spiking a customer’s drink in 2014 may have drugged more than 20 young women’s drinks over a 10-year period, both in Cedarburg and in Florida, according to a prosecutor.
Jacob Banas, 39, owned the August Weber Haus, a fondue restaurant and bar on Cedarburg’s historic Washington Avenue. Allegations about him tampering with customers’ drinks first arose in 2014, in a search warrant affidavit.
Several women had complained that after accepting drinks from Banas, they had no recollection of the rest of their evening, felt sick and disoriented unlike being drunk, threw up, were told by others they engaged in strange behaviors, or woke up in Banas’ apartment, some having had sex with him, some unsure if they had or not.
But it wasn’t until last year that Banas was charged with “administering a dangerous or stupefying drug,” a felony related to one woman’s encounter with him in April 2014.
Banas’ trial is set for February. The case is being heard by the Washington County judge after all three judges in Ozaukee County Circuit Court either recused themselves or were substituted by the defense.
Jacob Schultz reports FBI Releases Report on Lone Offender Terrorism:
The FBI has released a report on lone offender terrorism, which is commonly referred to as lone wolf terrorism. The report examines lone offender attacks in the United States from 1972-2015. In the report, the authors analyze a collection of data about lone offenders including demographic information, ideological inclinations and radicalization timelines. The report can be read here and below.