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Milwaukee area lawyer sentenced to four years in federal prison for stealing more than $2 million

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee area lawyer has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for stealing more than $2 million from a pair of her estate planning clients. Sarah Laux of Mequon will be on five years of supervised released after she’s released from prison. The Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1NOIl3s ) reports U.S. District Judge Charles More >

A La Crosse teenager has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting another teen

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A La Crosse teenager has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting another teen last summer. Eighteen-year-old Deshawn Randall pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree intentional homicide. WXOW-TV reports Randall’s attorney said during the hearing that pleading guilty was a better option for his client than going to trial. Randall was accused of shooting 17-year-old George More >

Most Wisconsin Public Schools Are Closed

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Thousands of students across Wisconsin have the day off because travel conditions are expected to deteriorate as a strong winter storm bears down on the state. Heavy snow spreads in from the south Tuesday morning accompanied by gusty winds. More than a dozen Wisconsin counties are under a winter storm warning issued by More >

All four suspects wanted in the shooting death of a 5-year-old boy are in custody

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — Police say all four suspects wanted in the shooting death of a 5-year-old boy in Beloit are in custody. Beloit police say the latest arrests were made outside Wisconsin and two men are in custody. Authorities didn’t say where the two men were found. Two others wanted for killing Austin Ramos Jr. on More >

Plane Clips Semi-Truck On I-94 Near Racine

(Yorkville, WI)  —  A small plane lost its landing gear when it hit the top of a moving semi-truck, as it was about to land at an airport west of Racine. The 65-year-old pilot and his wife escaped injury Monday evening, and authorities never found the trucker who kept going south on Interstate 94. The More >

A woman has died in a snowmobile crash in northern Wisconsin

PHILLIPS, Wis. (AP) — A 55-year-old woman has died in a snowmobile crash in northern Wisconsin. The Price County Sheriff’s Office says the crash was reported around 7 p.m. Saturday on Solberg Lake, east of Phillips. WSAW-TV (http://bit.ly/1Q4vfRv ) reports the initial investigation shows the snowmobile was crossing the lake when it struck the shoreline. The driver More >

A rule change in a federal food assistance program

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A rule change in a federal food assistance program means about 1.1 million poor people in 21 states stand to lose government food stamps if they don’t spend enough time looking for work, volunteering or getting education or training. Wisconsin began phasing in work requirements last spring. About two-thirds of the roughly 22,000 More >

Vandals topple Abraham Lincoln statue in Burlington

BURLINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Vandals have toppled a statue of Abraham Lincoln that has stood for more than a century in the southeastern Wisconsin city of Burlington. Burlington Historical Society vice president Don Vande Sand says police got a call shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday and have identified a suspect. Vande Sand tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel More >

A motorist who killed a tow truck driver on the interstate sentenced to probation

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A motorist who struck and killed a tow truck driver on the interstate in Jackson County has been sentenced to probation for negligent homicide. Nathan Walsh was loading a disabled vehicle on his flatbed truck along Interstate 94 in October 2014 when he was hit by a pickup truck. Steven More >

Third Child Dies In Fire, Memorial Service Set

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A memorial service is scheduled Monday for three young children who died in a Sheboygan Falls house fire. Their parents, Chris and Kristi Maki, released a statement saying they are humbled and appreciative of the community support they’ve received since Tuesday’s fire. The Makis say 10-year-old Ben Martin died Thursday evening More >