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Authorities: Milwaukee man crushed under car

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee County authorities say a man has died after his car slipped off a jack and fell on him. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1wS6UHR ) medical examiner’s office said Thursday that 50-year-old Frank Rogers was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident Oct. 31. Rogers was working on the car in More >

Wisconsin jury acquits man in fatal store stabbing

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A jury has acquitted a man who claimed self-defense in a fatal stabbing at a Kwik Trip store in La Crosse last year. The La Crosse Tribune (http://bit.ly/1sEUbnM ) reports jurors deliberated about seven hours Thursday before finding Mitrel Anderson not guilty. Prosecutors said Anderson killed DeMario Lee outside the convenience store More >

Milwaukee to speed police training in handling mentally ill

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee city officials say they plan to speed up training so that all Milwaukee police officers will get training to deal with mentally ill people. Mayor Tom Barrett said about 400 officers and dispatchers have received the 40 hours of training to be certified under the Crisis Intervention Team program since 2006. But More >

911 Service Restored After Roughly 7-hour Outage

MAUSTON, Wis. (AP) – Emergency 911 service has been restored to multiple southern Wisconsin counties after an outage that lasted roughly seven hours. WISC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/16wQnk5 ) that service was restored at around 4 p.m. Thursday. Frontier spokeswoman Karen Miller says the outage happened after an underground cable was inadvertently severed by a third party shortly More >

2 Salvation Army red kettles stolen in Hayward

HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) – Two Salvation Army red kettles have been stolen in Hayward in recent weeks. The Salvation Army says one of the kettles contained an estimated $400. WDIO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/16wMMCn ) the most recent theft happened Wednesday at Walgreen’s. Sawyer County Salvation Army director Debbie Huebner says surveillance video shows someone grabbed the More >

Former Waupun officer gets probation

BARRON, Wis. (AP) – The former Waupun police officer charged in a multi-county crime spree has been given probation in one of the counties. The Beaver Dam Daily Citizen reports (http://bit.ly/1C42IZK ) Bradley Young was sentenced in Barron County to six years in prison, with the sentence immediately stayed by Circuit Judge James Babler. Babler put More >

Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – A judge says two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fantasy character Slender Man are both competent to stand trial. Prosecutors charged both girls with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the attack in May in Waukesha. According to court documents, the girls plotted for months before attacking their More >

Arrest Made In Juneau County Wednesday

A Middleton man was arrested on a warrant on Wednesday of this week in Juneau County. Jacob De Keyser, age 27, of Middleton failed to appear in court on December 3rd for a charge of disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor, and was arrested on warrant Wednesday evening by Juneau County authorities.

Mauston Man Sentenced in Child Sexual Assault Case

A Mauston man will spend almost four years in prison for a charge of incest. 37-year-old Michael Patton was in court yesterday before Judge John Roemer during a sentencing hearing. Online court records show Judge Roemer sentenced Patton to 12 years and nine months in the prison system, with three years and nine months initial More >

Governor Scott Walker Seeks Applicants for Sauk County Judicial Vacancy

Governor Scott Walker announced he is seeking applicants for appointment to the Sauk County Circuit Court. The new appointee will replace outgoing Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Patrick Taggart, whose resignation is effective March 20, 2015. The new appointee, should he or she choose to run, would be up for election in April 2016. To More >