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Wisconsin court upholds cellphone tracking cases

Wisconsin court upholds cellphone tracking cases

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has sided with police in two separate cases where cellphone data was used to track suspects. The court’s rulings Thursday came in a pair of homicide cases in Milwaukee and Kenosha counties. Police in both cases used data from the suspects’ cellphone providers to track them down. […]

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Elections board can’t intervene in John Doe Eds: APNewsNow.

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court has rejected the Wisconsin elections board’s request to intervene in an ongoing lawsuit over an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign and a host of conservative groups. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected the Government Accountability Board request. The board asked […]

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Aircraft parts company moves to Oshkosh

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – A customer aircraft parts company is making a move from Minneapolis to Oshkosh. D’Shannon President Scott Erickson says the company will move to a hangar at Wittman Regional Airport until it can develop its own facility in the aviation business park under development at the airport. D’Shannon has focused on engine […]

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AG candidate fails to account for spending

AG candidate fails to account for spending

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Attorney general hopeful Ishmael Ozanne failed to supply a reason for spending $33,000 in campaign cash on state reports. Ozanne is one of three Democrats vying for that party’s nomination in an Aug. 12 primary. His campaign has been floundering financially; the latest finance reports filed Monday with state elections officials […]

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Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs

Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressman Paul Ryan is out with a new plan to merge anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he says would give more flexibility to distribute federal help for the poor. Eleven programs would be merged, including food stamps, cash welfare, housing subsidies and heating aid for the poor, […]

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Supreme Court rules against convicted conspirator

Supreme Court rules against convicted conspirator

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled against a man convicted for his role in plotting to kill his lover’s husband. The court said in a unanimous opinion Thursday that Carlos Cummings did not invoke his right to remain silent when he told police during an interrogation to “take me to my […]

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Insurance company compensates wrongly convicted

Insurance company compensates wrongly convicted

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

FRIENDSHIP, Wis. (AP) – A central Wisconsin man who spent three years in prison for a crime he did not commit has been compensated by his insurance company. The amount of the compensation for Joseph Awe, of Friendship, has not been disclosed. Awe says there’s no way to compensate him for the three years he […]

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Wisconsin court to decide cell tracking cases

Wisconsin court to decide cell tracking cases

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court is expected to clarify whether police can use cellphone data to track suspects The justices are expected to release rulings Thursday in a pair of homicide cases in Milwaukee and Kenosha counties. Police in both cases used data from their cellphone providers to track them down. They […]

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Both suspects in Stradivarius theft due in court

Both suspects in Stradivarius theft due in court

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Milwaukee man who pleaded guilty to a role in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin is due to be sentenced, and his co-defendant is expected to change his not-guilty plea. Salah Salahadyn and Universal K. Allah are both due in court Thursday. Salahadyn initially pleaded not guilty to felony […]

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Supreme Court to decide murder-for-hire case

Supreme Court to decide murder-for-hire case

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule in a case involving a man convicted for his role in plotting to kill his lover’s husband. The court is set to issue an opinion Thursday looking at whether Carlos Cummings invoked his right to remain silent when he told police during an […]

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