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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 >

Names released of victims in Green Bay murder/suicide

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Green Bay Police have released the names of two people killed in a murder/suicide. Officials say 55-year-old Joseph Kiefer killed his 60-year-old girlfriend Patricia Hayden before turning the gun on himself. Police say they found both victims’ bodies last Tuesday in the house they shared. At least one had a gunshot More >

Two mourners had vehicles stolen at Milwaukee cemetery

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Milwaukee Police have been looking for suspects who stole two vehicles from a cemetery, while their occupants were mourning the losses of loved ones. The latest incident happened Sunday at Valhalla Cemetery on Milwaukee’s northwest side, where police say two people armed with a stun gun approached a man who was placing More >

Clarke meets with Trump on possible cabinet post

(New York, NY)  —  Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has met with President Elect Donald Trump about his chances for joining the administration. Reports say Clarke is a possibility as Trump’s secretary of Homeland Security but the Journal Sentinel says he could be open to a lesser policy post at the White House on security issues. More >

Wisconsin recount will cost $3.5 million

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein says she’s committed to pay for a vote recount in Wisconsin even though she calls the estimated $3.5 million cost “exorbitant.” Stein says the estimate Monday from Wisconsin election officials means she’ll be asking her supporters to raise another $2.4 million. In a statement Tuesday, More >

Preliminary hearing set for former UW student accused of assaulting 5 women

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former University of Wisconsin-Madison student accused of sexual assault, strangulation and false imprisonment involving five women, including some he met at classes, will be back in court next month. A Dane County Circuit Court commissioner on Monday scheduled a Dec. 27 preliminary hearing for Alec Cook. The 20-year-old Edina, Minnesota More >

Woman pulled from Lake Mendota identified as Julie Bush Metcalfe

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a woman whose body was found in a car pulled from Lake Mendota in Madison. The Dane County medical examiner’s office identified the woman as 51-year-old Julie Metcalfe of Fitchburg. Preliminary autopsy results indicate she drowned. Additional tests are being conducted. Madison police spokesman Joel More >

Wisconsin officials to set timeline for presidential recount

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin election officials are meeting to go over a timeline for a recount of the state’s presidential election. The recount comes at the request of Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who says it’s important to determine whether hacking may have affected the results. Stein says she also plans to request recounts More >

Green Bay explores banning gas station liquor sales

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay City Council is considering banning hard liquor sales at convenience stores. Another proposal before the council would give city leaders greater authority to revoke liquor licenses. Alderman Randy Scannell tells the Green Bay Press-Gazette ( ) that the lack of a city policy has led to a More >