State News

Officer wounds suspect in Dunn County

COLFAX, Wis. (AP) – Dunn County authorities say a law enforcement officer shot and wounded a suspect in the western Wisconsin village of Colfax after she showed a weapon. Sheriff Dennis Smith says it happened Thursday afternoon when the officer was serving a warrant at the woman’s apartment. He says the suspect pulled out a weapon, More >

Milwaukee man pleads guilty to drug charges

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Milwaukee man whose girlfriend went missing in 2013 has pleaded guilty to drug charges related to the case. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports ( ) 39-year-old Kris Zocco pleaded guilty to keeping a drug house, possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine. Prosecutors dropped other drug charges in exchange for the pleas. Authorities More >

Milwaukee fatal shooting ruled self-defense

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee police say a 42-year-old man fatally shot a man who was trying to rob him. A Milwaukee police spokesman said Thursday the Milwaukee County district attorney’s office reviewed the case Wednesday and determined the shooting was a justified self-defense homicide. Police say the 24-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the More >

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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 >

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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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 >

Milwaukee man gets 7 years in attempted robbery

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in an attempted robbery of a Milwaukee-area store that left one of his accomplices dead. A judge also sentenced 20-year-old Tedric Sanders of Milwaukee to 7 1/2 years of extended supervision on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to attempted armed More >