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September 19, 2012
Police keep working photography-shop murders
La Crosse Police are still looking for suspects in the weekend shooting deaths of a photography store owner and his teenage son. Paul Petras, 56, and A.J. Petras, 19, were killed at their store, May's Photo, around 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Police said a photography class was just...
September 19, 2012 - 12:58pm
September 14, 2012
Third teen charged in sexploitation
A third teenager faces felony charges in connection with a sexual incident last fall that was video recorded form a cell phone during an underage drinking party. Alexander Freedom Gove, 17, town of Hudson, posted a $25,000, signature bond on felony child sexploitation and sex assault...
September 14, 2012 - 8:00am
September 12, 2012
Father charged in fire that killed his three sons
The father of three young boys killed in a house fire in Argyle Sept. 7, is under arrest for starting the blaze - and an uncle of the boys is also in custody. The state Justice Department said yesterday that the father, 32-year-old Armin Wand, III, and 18-year-old Jeremy Wand face...
September 12, 2012 - 12:36pm
September 7, 2012
Protestors cited for not having permit
A total of 11 protestors have been issued citations at the state Capitol this week for displaying signs without having the required permits. The Red Cross was holding a blood drive and had obtained the proper permit for it. Protestors holding signs at the drive had not obtained...
September 7, 2012 - 12:51pm
September 5, 2012
Texting driver pleads no contest in homicide
John French, 23, who caused a fatal traffic crash near Wisconsin Rapids while sending text messages to his girlfriend pleaded no contest Sept. 4 to a reduced homicide charge. The man, formerly of Stevens Point, struck a plea deal in Wood County Circuit Court. French was convicted...
September 5, 2012 - 11:44am
August 17, 2012
Young teen's drag racing ends in adult homicide charges
A 13-year-old girl is accused of killing a bicyclist while drag racing with other teens in a pair of stolen vehicles. It happened earlier this month in Milwaukee. Prosecutors said 57-year-old Ronald Forbes died and the girl faces a reckless homicide charge and three other felony...
August 17, 2012 - 12:36pm
August 10, 2012
Surrogate mother sues for custody
The State Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether a surrogate mother should share custody of a child she created for another couple. David and Marcia Rosecky of Menomonee Falls drew up a legal agreement with long-time friends Cory and Monica Schissel of Columbus. It said...
August 10, 2012 - 3:34pm
August 3, 2012
Child-abuse cases prompt change in Russian law
A child abuse case near Lake Geneva has drawn international attention. Martin and Kathleen O'Brien were charged in May with severely abusing their six adopted children. Three of them came from Russia, which announced this week that it's tightening its adoption rules for U.S. citizens...
August 3, 2012 - 12:22pm
July 27, 2012
Authorities nab prison escapees
Two Wisconsin prisoners who escaped last week were captured early July 25 near Hollywood, Fla. Authorities said James Misleveck, 18, and James Newman, 29, led officers on a high-speed chase and manhunt just before they were caught. Both men were close to being released when they...
July 27, 2012 - 12:07pm
July 25, 2012
Man claims gun-silencer ban violates constitutional rights
A suburban Milwaukee attorney told a judge Monday that a state law banning silencers for handguns goes against the constitutional right to keep-and-bear arms. Wauwatosa lawyer Thomas Barrett was arrested almost a year ago, after he allegedly bought a handgun with a silencer from...
July 25, 2012 - 12:06pm
July 13, 2012
UPDATE: RF Police still asking for public's help in murder investigation
Police continue to ask for the public's assistance in their search for a laptop computer and computer bag believed to be Aaron Schaffhausen's....
July 13, 2012 - 3:01pm
Companies pay big to settle lawsuits over faulty electronics
Three more companies have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by Wisconsin and other states accusing the makers of flat-screen TVs of conspiring to inflate prices. New York's attorney general said today that three Asian firms and their U.S. affiliates have agreed to pay $571 million...
July 13, 2012 - 12:00pm
July 5, 2012
Supreme Court rules in strip club's favor
The State Supreme Court ruled the morning of Thursday, July 5, that Dell Prairie town officials were wrong to limit the scope of a liquor license for a strip club just north of Wisconsin Dells in Adams County. In 2009, the Wisconsin Dolls asked the town of Dell Prairie to renew...
July 5, 2012 - 12:17pm
Man gets life in prison for apparent road-rage killing
Sean Forester-Hoare, 30, of Racine, will spend at least 40 years in prison for killing a college student over the victim's driving habits. He was sentenced to life in prison this week. A Racine County circuit judge allowed the defendant to be eligible for a supervised release as...
July 5, 2012 - 12:16pm
June 25, 2012
SWAT response ends in fatal shooting
Police responded June 22 to an apartment in Hurley where the manager reported that 85-year-old resident Leo J. Driscoll had threatened him with a gun, which he managed to wrestle away from Driscoll. He went back into his apartment, where he reportedly had more weapons. Officers...
June 25, 2012 - 10:18am