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Ex-officer begins defense in Milwaukee shooting trial

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Attorneys for a former Milwaukee police officer charged in a fatal shooting will begin making their case that the officer was acting in self-defense when he killed a black man after a brief foot chase. Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who is also African-American, is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of Sylville More >

Police shoot, kill suicidal man in Waukesha

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a man with a gun has been fatally shot by police in Waukesha. Police say officers responded to a call from a woman Sunday night who said the man had been drinking, was armed and wanted to kill himself. Officials say negotiators talked to the man in the backyard More >

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke no longer candidate for DHS job

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is no longer a candidate for a position in the agency. The conservative firebrand said last month he was taking a job as an assistant secretary at the DHS, but the agency declined to confirm the appointment, saying it announces such More >

2 hurt when apartment deck collapses in Clyman in Dodge County

CLYMAN, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in southeastern Wisconsin say two people suffered serious injuries when an apartment deck collapsed in Clyman. The Dodge County Sheriff’s office says the 46-year-old woman and 40-year-old man walked out onto the deck at an upper residential apartment Saturday night when it collapsed under them. The two fell with the More >

Motorcycle crash with deer kills driver in central Wisconsin

TOWN OF SARATOGA, Wis. (AP) — One person is dead and another injured after their motorcycle collided with a deer in central Wisconsin. The Wood County Sheriff’s Department says the motorcycle was traveling on Wisconsin Highway 73 on Saturday when a deer ran into its path. The motorcycle struck the deer and overturned several times, More >

Ten Tornadoes Confirmed In East, Northeast Wisconsin

(Undated)  —  The National Weather Service has confirmed ten tornadoes from Wednesday afternoon in eastern and northeast Wisconsin. They landed in Brown, Outagamie, Winnebago, Green Lake, and Shawano counties between 1:45 and four pm. Eight tornadoes have been categorized as “EF Zero” and “EF One” storms, with peak winds of 60 to 90 miles-an-hour and More >

E. coli bacteria found in drinking water at US Open

ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Health officials say E. coli bacteria have been found in a drinking water station at Erin Hills golf course where the U.S. Open is underway, but there have been no reports of illness. The Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department identified the bacteria in a water sample taken from a hydration station More >

Blimp Crashes At U.S. Open, Pilot Injured

(Erin, WI)  —  The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the pilot of a small advertising blimp was seriously burned when the aircraft crashed at the US Open golf tournament in Erin. The pilot was the only person aboard when the craft went down shortly before midday at the Erin Hills golf course. The blimp went More >

Wisconsin man charged in elevator attack

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A southern Wisconsin man was charged with attacking a stranger in the elevator of a senior living facility. Brian J. Palmer of Pleasant Prairie was charged Wednesday with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, strangulation and suffocation, and false imprisonment, The Kenosha News (http://bit.ly/2sDBD1u ) reported. Investigators said a 54-year-old woman was on More >

Teen shot by police in Milwaukee had run-in with law enforcement the day before

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The teenage driver fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy at Milwaukee’s lakefront was a suspect in an exchange of gunfire with a man one day earlier, police said Wednesday. Terry Williams, 19, died Tuesday at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. He had been on life support since he was shot in the head More >