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Milwaukee man gets 10 years in deadly robbery

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Milwaukee man whose friend was fatally shot when they tried to rob a barbershop has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1vt1Pa1 ) a Milwaukee County judge sentenced 24-year-old Jeremy Pierce on Thursday. He was originally charged with felony murder but pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless More >

Mother charged with homicide in child’s death

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A mother has been charged with homicide in Dane County after her 1-year-old daughter was struck and killed by a van while riding in a wheelchair. A criminal complaint says 33-year-old Raya Hansen was under the influence of drugs when she wheeled her daughter along a busy street in Madison in February More >

Milwaukee man found guilty in sex-trafficking case

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A 45-year-old Milwaukee man has been found guilty of sex trafficking, child abuse and related charges. A jury convicted Roy Weatherall on Thursday of 14 counts following an eight-day trial in Milwaukee County court. Charges include sexual assault of a child, soliciting prostitutes, reckless injury and witness intimidation. The only count he was More >

College students urged to protect identity

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin consumer protection officials are advising college students to be especially vigilant about protecting their private identity information. The Federal Trade Commission says one in five identity theft victims are in their 20s. And for college students focused on class schedules and navigating a new environment, protecting their identity might not More >

Base ball team to play at Old World Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Old World Wisconsin’s vintage base ball team will play its last game of the season at the historical site outside Eagle, not in Greenbush. The Eagle Diamonds are slated to finish their season on Sept. 13 against the Chicago Salmon. Old World Wisconsin’s website originally said the game would be played at More >

Beer gardens helping Milwaukee County budgets

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to an accordion player. Traditional German-style beer gardens, once popular but then outlawed during Prohibition, are back in Milwaukee County. The park department is joining others nationwide in starting to embrace once-banned alcohol More >

Teen charged in Milwaukee double homicide

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Milwaukee teenager is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the shooting deaths of two men during a robbery. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1tIso8V ) reports 18-year-old Richard Littlejohn Jr. also was charged Thursday with use of a dangerous weapon in the deaths of 34-year-old Willie Shankle and 32-year-old Darius Parker, both of More >

Burke won’t appear with Obama on Monday

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke won’t take the stage with President Barack Obama on Monday when he speaks at the Labor Day rally in Milwaukee. Burke spokesman Joe Zepecki says it is not appropriate for Burke to speak at the rally Obama is attending because it is an official White House event More >

Court orders release of documents in secret probe

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court has ordered the release of more documents related to the investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign and a host of conservative groups. However, it wasn’t clear from the order by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday whether any of the documents were part More >

Warrant Arrest for Mauston Man

A Mauston man has been arrested on a bond only warrant from Monroe County. On Wednesday, a Juneau County deputy was dispatched for two men hanging out on the train tracks near County Road N from Highway 12 and 16 in the Lemonweir Township. A records checked showed that one of the men, 39-year-old Thunderhawk More >