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Milwaukee police arrest man in family member’s killing

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police have arrested a 47-year-old man after a fight that killed a member of the suspect’s family. Police say the 32-year-old man was killed Saturday night. Police say the victim was killed by “bodily force” by a family member. The name of the victim was not immediately released. Police are investigating.

Man fatally stabs mother near Hudson, kills self after chase

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in western Wisconsin say a 28-year-old man fatally stabbed his mother and then shot at police during a chase that ended when he killed himself in Minnesota. St. Croix County sheriff’s deputies were called late Saturday to “a violent domestic dispute.” The sheriff’s office says Logan Reese stabbed his mother, More >

Waukesha police hope DNA cracks 1975 baby death cold case

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Waukesha police hope DNA evidence might help crack the cold-case death of an infant from more than 40 years ago. The body of a baby girl was found in a storm drain in the Milwaukee suburb on Jan. 6, 1975. The baby’s parents – and whoever placed her there – have More >

Madison condo fire leaves 1 person dead, 11 displaced

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Fire at a condo building in Madison has left one person dead and 11 other residents out of their homes. Firefighters were called to the building on Madison’s East Side at about 4:45 a.m. Sunday. The fire department says no alarms were sounding and no residents were evacuating the building when More >

2 confirmed dead after house fire in northeast Wisconsin

PITTSFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Officials say two people are dead after a house fire in northeastern Wisconsin last week. The Pulaski fire chief confirms two people were found dead in the burned-out home in Pittsfield after the fire early Friday. Names of the victims have not been released. Authorities don’t know what caused the fire. More >

After-school program mentors at-risk boys in Sheboygan

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — An after-school mentoring program for at-risk youth in Sheboygan is helping teen boys gain the knowledge and skills necessary to transition from youth to adulthood. The Strength Through Leadership program, which operates through a contract with the Sheboygan County Department of Health and Human Services, encourages building confidence through life skills, More >

Suspected thief struck and killed in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A suspected thief has been struck and killed by an SUV west of downtown Milwaukee. Police say the 45-year-old man was hit after he ran into the street with trash bins over his head. Authorities say he had stolen them from a nearby Walgreens about 3 a.m. Friday. Police say alcohol was More >

Gov. Scott Walker signs pro-cheese bill, first to pass this year

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law the first bill to pass the Legislature this session, a measure designed to help Wisconsin’s cheese industry. Walker on Thursday signed the bill making it possible for tax incentives to be extended to help finance construction of a $30 million cheese packaging and distribution More >

Green Bay mayor wants judge to stop removal proceeding

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay’s mayor is asking a judge to halt a petition from a resident asking the City Council to remove him from office after he pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations.┬áThe attorney for Mayor Jim Schmitt says the violations happened when he was a private citizen running for office and More >

Republican Duffy won’t challenge Baldwin in 2018

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy announced Thursday that he won’t challenge Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin in 2018, clearing the way for other Republicans who were waiting for Duffy to decide. Duffy, who was on MTV’s “The Real World” in the 1990s and is a frequent guest on Fox News, said in More >