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Services set for McFarland police officer killed in crash

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) – Services will be held in Janesville Tuesday for McFarland police officer Ryan Copeland, who was killed in a crash while on duty. The 33-year-old Copeland had been a K-9 officer with the McFarland Police Department since 2013. Dane County authorities say a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources pickup truck crossed the center More >

Authorities investigate hunting-related death near Spencer

SPENCER, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say the shooting death of a man near Spencer in central Wisconsin is being investigated as a hunting-related incident. The Marathon County Sheriff’s Office says authorities were called to a wooded area northeast of Spencer around 9:15 p.m. Sunday. Officials have provided few details so far and haven’t said if they consider More >

Police: Woman drives car into river after medical issue

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – A 24-year-old woman is recovering after the vehicle she was driving went into the Fox River in suburban Milwaukee. Police say the woman experienced some sort of medical issue and passed out behind the wheel while driving in Waukesha on Friday afternoon. WTMJ-TV ( ) reports that the vehicle went into the More >

Fatal crashes involving stolen vehicles jump in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Police says deaths from crashes involving stolen vehicles are up sharply in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports ( ) that the city has recorded 10 deaths involving stolen vehicles this year, eight more than in all of 2014. The latest was the death of 50-year-old Darryl Everett Clark. Investigators believe he stole More >

Potential release of Wisconsin sex offender draws opposition

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – Opposition is growing in Eau Claire to the release of a convicted sex offender from Wisconsin’s treatment program. Sixty-year-old Jeffrey A. Smith has been held at the Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center in Mauston for 12 years since he served nearly 17 years of a 25-year prison sentence for the 1987 More >

Man in custody in fatal shooting in northwestern Wisconsin

TOWN OF HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) – Authorities in northwestern Wisconsin say a suspect has turned himself in to the sheriff’s office in connection with a fatal shooting. The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office was called about a gunshot victim in the Township of Hayward late Wednesday morning. Deputies and Lac Courte Oreilles tribal police responded. They found More >

Authorities find person in Wisconsin hunter’s fatal shooting

WAUTOMA, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say they’ve found a person involved in the fatal shooting of a hunter near Redgranite in east-central Wisconsin. Gregory Welk of Mount Morris was shot just before sunset Monday while he hunted on his land. The 56-year-old was able to call 911 and gave investigators some information before he died at More >

Wisconsin’s Clement threw first punch in fight

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Media outlets are reporting Wisconsin running back Corey Clement has been cited for disorderly conduct in connection with his role in a Nov. 8 fight in his apartment building.  The Wisconsin State Journal and WKOW-TV reported Wednesday police have cited Clement and an incident report indicates he threw the More >

Wisconsin governor fails to bag deer

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – It looks like Gov. Scott Walker’s gun deer hunt is a bust, at least so far. Walker spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said he hunted on Sunday and Monday. He tweeted Sunday that he was “looking for a buck” in Vilas County and posted a picture of snow-covered woods. He tweeted again Monday that More >

Supreme Court: State troopers can stop drivers for littering

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court says state troopers can stop motorists for littering. The court ruled Wednesday in a case involving Daniel S. Iverson of Amery. Iverson was driving in La Crosse in 2014 when a state trooper pulled him over after he saw someone throw a cigarette out of the vehicle in More >