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Wisconsin Supreme Court reverses rape ruling

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court says evidence showing that a man convicted of raping a woman had a prior sexual relationship with her was properly excluded at trial. The court on Tuesday reversed a state appeals court ruling that found in favor of Muhammad Sarfraz of Milwaukee. The Supreme Court sent the case More >

Hulsey raises just $2,500 in race for governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Longshot Democratic candidate for governor Brett Hulsey raised just shy of $2,500 over the first six months of the year. The state representative from Madison reported late Monday that he also had just $950 cash on hand as of July. Hulsey will face former Trek Bicycles executive Mary Burke in the Aug. More >

Menards, former executive reach legal settlement

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – Court records and attorneys say the Menards home improvement company has settled a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former executive. Attorneys representing Menards and Dawn Sands say they are prohibited from commenting on the settlement, which averts a lengthy civil trial. Court documents say Sands was general counsel for Menards More >

Ozanne lags in fundraising for attorney general

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne is far behind three other candidates in raising money in the race for attorney general. Ozanne’s latest campaign finance report filed late Monday shows he had only $3,400 cash on hand in July after raising just $39,000 through the first six months of the year. Both More >

Heat advisory for parts of Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The hottest weather of the season has arrived in the Badger State. Forecasters are expecting another day of hot and humid conditions with heat indices around 100. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for southwestern Wisconsin until 7 p.m. Tuesday. The excessive heat caused Highway 29 to buckle in Lake More >

Donor gives Purple Heart to stabbing victim

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – The Waukesha girl who was stabbed 19 times, allegedly by two classmates who thought her death would please a fictional online character, has received a special gift. The 12-year-old girl is out of the hospital and has been recovering at home. Her family had asked that well-wishers send her purple hearts, reflecting More >

Wisconsin feed mill fire causes extensive damage

PULASKI, Wis. (AP) – A Green Bay-area fire chief says a livestock feed mill has sustained more than $1 million in damages from a fire. The Pulaski Tri-County Fire Department chief tells Press-Gazette Media there were no reports of injuries at the Nutrition Service Co. grain processer fire near Pulaski on Monday. WLUK-TV reports at least 16 More >

Train case could affect Wisconsin rail traffic

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling in a case involving a train that struck a minivan that was stuck on the tracks on Memorial Day could have a wide-ranging impact on the state’s rail traffic. The court was scheduled to rule Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by a couple whose van was struck More >

Democratic attorney general candidates at forum

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – All three Democratic candidates for attorney general are scheduled to appear together at a forum hosted by the Dane County Democratic Party. State Rep. Jon Richards, of Milwaukee, Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ and Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne are all scheduled to appear at Tuesday’s forum. The event comes exactly More >

Wisconsin Supreme Court to rule in rape case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule in a case over whether a man convicted of raping a woman should be allowed to introduce testimony about an alleged prior consensual sexual relationship. The court is set to rule Tuesday in the case involving Muhammad Sarfraz of Milwaukee. He was found guilty of More >