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Medical College of Wisconsin gets $2.5M grant

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a $2.5 million federal grant for genetics research. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1tdytGN ) the center will use the four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to analyze the genes of patients with undiagnosed diseases. It will work with genetics company Illumina to sequence More >

Man killed in windshield tire crash identified

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A passenger who was killed after a tire flew off an oncoming vehicle and through the windshield of the victim’s car in southern Wisconsin is identified as an Illinois man. The Wisconsin State Patrol says 55-year-old Mark Bolan, of Lombard, Illinois, died Monday in a crash on Interstate 39/90 in Dane More >

Mother accused of abusing son wants reunification

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) – The Manitowoc mother accused of beating and scalding her 5-year-old son who has Down syndrome wants her family reunited. Ruth Gneiser cannot see the boy or her other son as a condition of her bond. The boys are staying with Gneiser’s parents. The 31-year-old mother appeared in Manitowoc County Circuit Court More >

Better Business Bureau hosts ‘ShredFest’

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Better Business Bureau in Wisconsin is hosting “ShredFest” at three locations Saturday to help protect people from identity theft. Many Better Business Bureau offices across the United States offer similar events where people can bring personal documents with sensitive information like account numbers to have them shredded for free. Free document More >

DNR says hunters need to upgrade sunrise app

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources is reminding hunters they need to upgrade the agency’s sunrise-sunset mobile app. The DNR created the app in 2012 to help hunters check for the start and end of legal hunting hours. Agency officials say they’ve created a sunrise-sunset calculator in the Official Guide for Wisconsin’s More >

Naked, screaming man arrested at Wisconsin Capitol

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State officials are looking into how a naked man found his way into the Wisconsin state Capitol’s rotunda. The man appeared undressed in the rotunda around 4 p.m. Monday and began shouting at the top of his lungs. It was unclear what he was saying. A Capitol Police officer quickly led him away. More >

Lawmaker’s daughter faces new drug charges

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The daughter of a Wisconsin lawmaker faces new criminal charges accusing her of possessing narcotics. Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Nygren of Marinette appeared in Brown County court on Monday after being arrested Friday morning. A report by Press-Gazette Media said Nygren faces two counts of possession of narcotic drugs and one count of More >

Woman accuses Wisconsin billionaire of assault

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Another woman has accused Racine billionaire Samuel Curtis Johnson III of sexual assault. The woman filed a civil lawsuit in Racine County in July alleging Johnson sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions between March of 2007 and July of 2009 while she was on vacation with Johnson’s family in Mexico and the More >

La Crosse Oktoberfest attendants flip car

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The annual Oktoberfest celebration in La Crosse has ended without major incident, despite police reports of attendants flipping a car and damaging several others. Local police reports say one car was flipped on its side and the widows of at least six others were smashed. The La Crosse Tribune (http://bit.ly/ZlnEew ) More >

Milwaukee school settles discrimination claim

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The U.S. Justice Department says Milwaukee Montessori School will pay $55,000 to settle a claim that the school discriminated against a disabled student. The department alleged the private day school failed to accommodate and then “impermissibly disenrolled” a young child because he stumbled and fell “more frequently than his peers.” In a statement Monday, More >