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Police arrest man in Milwaukee sex assault attempt

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee police are working to determine whether a man arrested in an attempted sexual assault on the city’s north side is responsible for other assaults in the area. Police said Monday they arrested the man late Sunday. They say he attacked a 25-year-old woman Friday evening in the city’s Riverwest neighborhood. The woman More >

Over 150 students out sick in Milwaukee suburb

GLENDALE, Wis. (AP) – More than 150 students are sick with flu-like symptoms in a northern Milwaukee suburb. WTMJ-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1syhi96 ) 158 students were out sick Monday at Glendale’s K-8 schools. Superintendent Larry Smalley says the staff has been hit hard as well, with 21 teachers and workers staying home. That’s about 15 percent of More >

Regents name Mark Mone as new UW-Milwaukee chancellor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has named Mark Mone as UW-Milwaukee’s new chancellor. The regents announced the hiring Monday. Mone has served as interim chancellor at the school since May after former Chancellor Michael Lovell left to become president at Marquette University. Mone is a professor of management within More >

Father charged in death of 4-month-old

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay police say a 20-year-old man is charged with the death of his infant daughter. Queondrai Leondarus Farris is facing two felony counts – first-degree reckless homicide and reckless child abuse in the death of 4-month-old Aesana Farris last summer. WLUK-TV reports police and paramedics were called to a More >

Judge gives man 15 years in half-brother’s death

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A judge has sentenced a man to 15 years in prison for fatally beating his autistic half-brother to death. Prosecutors accused 30-year-old Jeffery Vogelsberg of beating 27-year-old Matthew Graville in a Mazomanie rental they shared in 2012. They alleged the beating was part of a pattern of abuse Vogelsberg inflicted on Graville. Vogelsberg More >

Wisconsin elections board looks at ballot design

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s elections board is considering changes to its model ballot design following a lawsuit earlier this year that argued the ballot was confusing and unfair. The Government Accountability Board was to vote Tuesday on what it wants a model ballot to look like for the spring election. Counties are required to “substantially More >

Sentencing for man who killed half-brother

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A man convicted of fatally beating his autistic half-brother and hiding his body is to be sentenced in Dane County. Jeffrey Vogelsberg is due back in court Monday after earlier pleading no contest to second-degree reckless homicide in the 2012 death of 27-year-old Matthew Granville. Vogelsberg reached a plea deal on More >

Mercury Marine union approves 5-year extension

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) – Union members at Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac have agreed to a labor contract extension. The International Association of Machinists Lodge 1947 approved the 5-year extension Sunday. WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/1GHnjB5 ) says the agreement includes wage increases, ratification bonuses and wellness initiatives. The economy and reduced sales five years More >

Police: Woman found dead in car was homicide victim

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee police say the woman found dead in a car on the city’s northwest side was apparently a homicide victim. Investigators responded to an apartment complex Sunday afternoon where the car was parked in an alley.  Lt. Lucretia Thomas says the woman is possibly 24 and died of an apparent gunshot wound. WITI-TV More >

Competency hearings set in Slender Man stabbings

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A judge plans to hold competency hearings this week for two girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please the fictional character Slender Man. Attorneys for both girls are challenging findings from state doctors that the girls are fit to stand trial on attempted homicide charges. Waukesha County Circuit Judge More >