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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 >

Milwaukee police identify woman found dead in car

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee police have identified a woman found dead with gunshot wounds in a car on the city’s northwest side. Police identified the woman as 24-year-old Keanna Moore on Tuesday. They say her body was found inside a car parked in an alley near an apartment complex before 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Police said Monday More >

Police: Milwaukee girl, 10, sexually assaulted

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee police are searching for a man who they say sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl. Police say a man in his late teens pulled the girl into the backyard of a home on the city’s south side after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. They say he assaulted her in the yard and was last seen More >

Wisconsin college gets $5.5M for concussion study

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year federal grant totaling $5.5 million to study concussions. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports ( ) the school is receiving the grant from the U.S. Defense Department. Concussions have become common injuries on battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as in professional and youth More >

21 Wisconsin co-workers share $1M lottery prize

DELAVAN, Wis. (AP) – A group of 21 co-workers in southeastern Wisconsin is sharing a $1 million lottery prize. The group recently claimed the prize from the Mega Millions ticket that matched all five numbers Oct. 17. The co-workers from the Pentair plant in Delavan had been buying weekly lottery tickets for about 14 years. Anthony Kienast More >

Wisconsin high court to take up some Doe cases

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases stemming from a John Doe investigation of fundraising and spending by Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and conservative groups backing him. The court on Tuesday accepted a legal challenge from two targets of the probe; a separate lawsuit from those two targets and More >