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Sheriff says highway shooting was road rage

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke says road rage led a motorcyclist to shoot at another vehicle on a busy freeway, injuring the driver with flying glass. Clarke told reporters the rage stemmed from who was going to be able to enter the freeway first. He says the suspect, a 35-year-old Milwaukee man, could More >

Unknown parties want Doe documents to stay secret

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A conservative group has filed a motion asking a federal appeals court not to release nine documents linked to a secret investigation of possible illegal coordination between Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign and right-leaning organizations. The Wisconsin Club for Growth, one of the targets of the investigation, filed a federal lawsuit More >

Alleged confession preceded charges in 1984 death

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) – Court documents say a Wisconsin Rapids man now accused of killing his wife decades ago was charged because he allegedly confessed to relatives and fellow inmates. Joseph B. Reinwand is scheduled to make an initial appearance Tuesday. He was charged last week in the death of his 19-year-old wife, who More >

Crash kills 3 people in western Wisconsin

ARCADIA, Wis. (AP) – Authorities are investigating a crash that killed three people in Trempealeau County of western Wisconsin. Sheriff Richard Anderson says an eastbound SUV and a westbound minivan collided on Highway 95 between Arcadia and Blair around 7:30 a.m. Monday. The van caught fire. The driver of the SUV, who was alone in her vehicle, More >

Ex-officer pleads not guilty in suitcase slaying

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – A former police officer accused of killing two women and hiding their remains in a pair of suitcases has pleaded not guilty in the death of one. Steven Zelich pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of first-degree homicide and hiding a corpse in the death of Jenny Gamez, of Cottage Grove, Oregon. A More >

Motorcyclist accused in Highway Shooting

Sheriff’s officials say a motorcyclist shot at a vehicle on a busy Milwaukee County freeway, injuring the driver with flying glass. Authorities say a suspect is in custody. The shooting about 7:30 a.m. Monday shut down part of Highway 41 southbound at Interstate 94 and tied up traffic near Miller Park for several hours. WITI-TV More >

Unknown parties want Doe documents to stay secret

Two unnamed parties have asked a federal appeals court not to release nearly three dozen documents in a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and conservative groups. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals plans to release 34 electronic files in the so-called John Doe probe on Tuesday. A John Doe More >

Milwaukee community rallies to reclaim North side Neighborhood where shooting occurred in May

A Milwaukee community is rallying to reclaim a north side neighborhood where a 10-year-old girl was fatally shot in May. More than 100 members of Sierra Guyton’s community marched near Clarke Street Elementary School on Sunday. The crowd chanted to “let the children play” in opposition to violence in the area. Guyton was struck by More >

Former Officer to enter plea in suitcase slayings

A former police officer accused of killing two women and hiding their remains in a pair of suitcases is due back in a Kenosha County courtroom. Steven Zelich is expected to enter a plea Monday to charges of first-degree homicide and hiding a corpse in the death of Jenny Gamez, of Cottage Grove, Oregon. A More >

Wisconsin Rapids Man charged with killing his Wife in 1984

Portage County prosecutors have charged a 55-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man in the 1984 shooting death of his wife. Pamela Reinwand died of a wound to the head at her Plover home in May 1984. Her husband, Joseph Reinwand, told deputies then that she committed suicide over an argument after a night at a bar. Joseph More >