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Motion for new homicide trial to be heard Sept. 4

Motion for new homicide trial to be heard Sept. 4

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The new attorney for a Minnesota man convicted of killing a father and son at a La Crosse photography store argues his client’s previous lawyers failed him when jurors were selected during his trial. Jeffrey Lepsch’s attorney, Steven Zaleski, says the previous lawyers failed to eliminate three jurors who reached […]

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Next step in John Doe document release unclear

Next step in John Doe document release unclear

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – It’s unclear whether a federal appeals court will release nearly three dozen documents linked to a secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign. Prosecutors have been looking into whether Walker’s campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups. The prosecutors are using a so-called John Doe procedure in which information is […]

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Police: Wisconsin man bungee jumped off crane

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – Sheboygan police say a 26-year-old man bungee jumped off a 140-foot crane and posted a video of the stunt online. Nick Propson of Maribel faces up to nine months in jail and a $10,000 fine if convicted of misdemeanor entry onto a construction site. Propson voluntarily reported to the police four […]

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Suspect in baseball bat death pleads insanity

Suspect in baseball bat death pleads insanity

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) – A Plover man has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the baseball bat beating death of his stepfather. Thirty-three-year-old Andrew Pray entered his plea Monday before Portage County Circuit Judge Thomas Eagon, who ordered a competency exam Pray is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the May 26 […]

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Deadline looms for disabled deer hunt sign-up

Deadline looms for disabled deer hunt sign-up

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding disabled deer hunters the deadline to sign up for the state’s special disabled hunt is approaching. The 2014 disabled hunt is set to begin on Oct. 4 and run through Oct. 12. The hunt will take place on more than 76,000 acres of land that property […]

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UW-Madison researcher studying Ebola strain

UW-Madison researcher studying Ebola strain

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist is studying a noninfectious strain of the Ebola virus. The university’s biosafety manager Rebecca Moritz says Yoshihiro Kawaoka is testing potential drug therapies for the virus. Moritz says not a lot is known about the virus. The State Journal reports Kawaoka is doing the research if […]

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Court set to release John Doe documents

Court set to release John Doe documents

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court is poised to release nearly three dozen files in a lawsuit over an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign and a host of conservative groups. Prosecutors have been looking into whether Walker’s campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups during the recall. The prosecutors are using […]

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Self-serve beer proposed for Miller Park

Self-serve beer proposed for Miller Park

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Self-serve beer could be on its way to Miller Park. Milwaukee Sportservice has filed an application with the city to install two beer vending machines at the Milwaukee Brewers ballpark. The self-serve machines debuted at Target Field in Minneapolis in time for the All-Star Game. Users buy a card they can scan […]

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Green Bay man sentenced for killing 2-year-old

Green Bay man sentenced for killing 2-year-old

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A Green Bay man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for killing the 2-year-old son of his girlfriend. Thirty-year-old Nicholas Willies was convicted of second-degree reckless homicide in the January 2013 death of Alex Fountain, who died of head and abdominal injuries. His attorney, Raj Singh, said Willies […]

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Group revokes endorsement of GOP candidate

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A conservative group has revoked its endorsement of a Republican legislative candidate. Wisconsin Family Action’s political action committee released a statement Monday saying it had revoked its endorsement of Ashton Kirsch in south-central Wisconsin’s 81st Assembly District. The statement said the committee has decided Kirsch’s views on marriage differ too much […]

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