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Two pit bulls euthanized in Green Bay after they mauled a mother and her 15-month-old son

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Two pit bulls have been euthanized in Green Bay after they mauled a mother and her 15-month-old son who were walking in the neighborhood. Neighbors came to the rescue after hearing screaming Monday afternoon. The woman was pushing the toddler in a stroller when the dogs attacked and caused serious injuries More >

State Supreme Court agrees to hear Clarke’s appeal in records case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke in a public records dispute with an immigrant advocacy group. Immigrant group Voces de La Frontera filed a record request with Clarke in February 2015 seeking copies of all federal immigration detainer forms he had received More >

Man avoids trial, pleads guilty to lesser homicide charge for body anchored in Lake Mendota

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of two men accused of killing a drug informant has pleaded guilty. The Wisconsin State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/28K2nmp ) Rudy Ramirez-Milian pleaded guilty to a reduced count of being a party to second-degree intentional homicide Monday. Dane County prosecutors in exchange agreed to recommend he spend no more than 15 years More >

DNR pulls back plan for monitoring shoreline changes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources has pulled back a plan for monitoring shoreline changes that called for surveyors to take pictures of shoreline properties. The plan called for two people to circle in a small boat and take pictures of the shoreline. The protocol advises surveyors not to photograph people and More >

Three injured at Bay Beach Amusement Park

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A roller coaster accident at a Green Bay amusement park has sent three people to the hospital. Green Bay Fire Department Lt. Cody Johnson says the accident happened Monday afternoon at the city-owned Bay Beach Amusement Park. Johnson says one train on the Zippin Pippin ride apparently ran into another. Johnson says More >

Officials to spend $5 million to help homeless veterans find housing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials plan to spend $5 million to help homeless veterans find housing by covering security deposits, first month’s rent and utility bills. The Department of Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs plan to pull the money from low-income energy assistance funding. Those dollars are used to help the poor pay More >

Police arrest the wife of a man who was fatally stabbed

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police have arrested the wife of a man who was fatally stabbed in Milwaukee. Authorities say they are still investigating the circumstance surrounding the death of the 36-year-old man Sunday. Police say the man’s 40-year-old wife remained at the scene and was taken into custody. The case is being referred to the Milwaukee County More >

Bird researcher rescued from tree after falling from a nest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee firefighters have rescued a raptor researcher who was dangling in a safety harness from a tree branch about 40 feet off the ground. Deputy Milwaukee Fire Chief Sean Slowey says the Stevens Point man fell off a tree near a Cooper’s hawk nest on Sunday. The federally licensed researcher was attaching identification More >

Daughter dedicates car restoration to her late father

GREENBAY, Wis. (AP) — A vintage vehicle restored by a Wisconsin woman in honor of her late father has seen success at the 8th annual Father’s Day car show in Green Bay. Jamie Fletcher tells WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/1YBwoYz ) that she decided to use nearly all of her life savings to fix the black 1960 Corvette that More >

2 people shot at Checkers restaurant in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say two people were wounded when a gunman fired into a restaurant. WTMJ-TV (http://bit.ly/1UW58kx) reports the shooting happened early Sunday at a Checkers restaurant in Milwaukee. Police say the suspect became upset and fired several gunshots from the outside into the restaurants. Two patrons – a 23-year-old woman and 28-year-old man – More >