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Woman arrested in boy’s death was convicted in torture case

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Court records show one of the two women arrested in the death of a 7-year-old child in Milwaukee was previously convicted of neglecting a child who died from his injuries. In the most recent case, police say the boy had numerous injuries when he was brought to the hospital Tuesday and died More >

Wisconsin Deputy Attorney General to leave State Justice Department

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Andy Cook plans to leave the state Department of Justice at the end of the week. The agency issued a news release Wednesday saying that Cook’s last day will be Friday. The release said he’s leaving to pursue “opportunities outside of state service.” The release included a statement More >

Suspect in custody in downtown Milwaukee shooting

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police have arrested a man suspected of firing several gunshots at a couple in downtown Milwaukee. Officers blocked off streets near the Milwaukee County Courthouse Wednesday morning as they investigated the shooting. No one was injured. A parked unoccupied vehicle was struck by the gunfire. Police say the 45-year-old suspect and the More >

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Wisconsin Bull Calves

(Madison, WI)  —  An outbreak of salmonella that’s resistant to several drugs has been linked to dairy bull calves sold in Wisconsin. The US Centers for Disease Control says 21 people in eight states were infected from January eleventh through October 24th, and Wisconsin had the most cases with 12 in eight counties. Of the More >

Judge Rejects Mandatory Hand Count Of Presidential Ballots

(Madison, WI)  —  A statewide recount is set to begin Thursday for the Wisconsin presidential contest and counties will not be required to count the ballots by hand. Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey Rihn heard both sides of that issue on Tuesday evening, and she ruled there was not evidence to show that a More >

One dead in town of Newark house fire

TOWN OF NEWARK, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have recovered a body after a house fire in southern Wisconsin. Investigators recovered the body Tuesday afternoon from the house in the Town of Newark. An autopsy is scheduled Wednesday. Rock County sheriff’s Capt. Todd Christiansen says the cause of death was not immediately obvious. Christiansen says the More >

Court: Police can pursue drivers into their garages

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court says a sheriff’s deputy was within his rights when he chased a driver into his garage without a warrant over a broken taillight. According to the 4-3 decision, Richard Weber fled from Wood County Sheriff’s Deputy Calvin Dorshorst after Dorshorst tried to stop him in 2012. Dorhorst More >

City of Menominee removes nativity scene after complaints

MENOMINEE, Mich. (AP) — A nativity scene that’s been displayed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as part of a longtime Christmas tradition has been taken down following years of complaints. Menominee City Manager Tony Graff tells WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/2gJFTTx ) that the display was taken down shortly after being put up this year. He says the city More >

Racine man charged in crash that killed father, daughter

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Homicide charges have been filed in Racine County against a man accused of killing a father and daughter in a drunken driving crash. Twenty-five-year-old Levi Ruohonen, of Racine, was charged Monday with two counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle in the deaths of 39-year-old Kevin Dalley and 9-year-old More >

Giving Tuesday: Institutions Seek Help

(Undated)  —  Move over Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. This is “Giving Tuesday,” and more service institutions in Wisconsin are using the occasion to kick off their charitable events for the holidays. The Belfer Center for Innovation and the 92nd Street YMCA in New York City started “Giving Tuesday” in 2012, and More >