Author Archives: Jake Gerard

Authorities Investigating Drowning on Lake Geneva

Authorities Investigating Drowning on Lake Geneva

Authorities in southeast Wisconsin are investigating a drowning on Lake Geneva.  Police were called to a pier near the boat launch this morning (Friday) after witnesses spotted a man face down in the water.  Lake Geneva police and firefighters recovered the victim from the lake, but life-saving efforts were unsuccessful.  The victim is a 69-year-old…Read more »

Beloit School District Employee Arrested for Child Pornography

Beloit School District Employee Arrested for Child Pornography

A School District of Beloit employee is under arrest for possession of child pornography.  The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force announced the arrest of Aaron Weber Friday following a search of his home.  Weber is listed on the school district’s website as an occupational therapist at Todd Elementary School.  District…Read more »

Wisconsin Shells Out Another $5M To 3 Former Juvenile Prison Inmates

Wisconsin Shells Out Another $5M To 3 Former Juvenile Prison Inmates

The state of Wisconsin has agreed to pay three former inmates at the Lincoln Hills juvenile prison almost five-million dollars in a settlement.  Two young Iowa women, Laera Reed and Paige Ray-Cluney, had alleged they were physically abused at the Copper Lake facility three years ago.  Another former inmate, Jacob Bailey had his arm broken…Read more »

Mother Sentenced To 16 Years In Prison For Causing Daughter’s Death

Mother Sentenced To 16 Years In Prison For Causing Daughter’s Death

A Milwaukee mother will spend 16 years in prison for causing her two-year-old daughter’s death last September.  Forty-one-year-old Lisa Simmons pleaded guilty in April to charges of physical abuse of a child, recklessly causing great bodily harm and neglect of a child causing death.  When emergency responders came to her home last fall they found…Read more »

Couple Involved In June 4th I-94 Standoff Remain Behind Bars

Couple Involved In June 4th I-94 Standoff Remain Behind Bars

The couple involved in an hours-long standoff on an overpass above Interstate 94 two weeks ago will remain behind bars.  A Waukesha County judge set a cash bail of 100-thousand dollars for Nathan Halfmann during a Thursday hearing.  He and Kalin Sunde were in a stolen van when law enforcement officers surrounded them June 4th. …Read more »

2 Men Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of 5-Year-Old Boy

2 Men Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of 5-Year-Old Boy

Kenosha police say two men have been taken into custody in the fatal shooting of five-year-old Dakari Weldon.  Twenty-four-year-old brothers Javonn and Jovonn Cannon were arrested Wednesday.  The two dropped the boy off at Froedtert South Hospital-Kenosha Monday, but then they left.  A charge of homicide by negligent handling of a firearm will be referred…Read more »

Sheriff:  Dead Truck Driver Is A “Hero”

Sheriff: Dead Truck Driver Is A “Hero”

Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling says a double-fatal accident on Interstate 94 Wednesday is the worst he has ever seen.  An explosion and fire blocked traffic on the busy highway for hours.  The sheriff says one of the two truck drivers killed is a hero because he chose to drive off the road to avoid…Read more »

Police Still Investigating Beating Death of Two-Month-Old Boy in Milwaukee

Police Still Investigating Beating Death of Two-Month-Old Boy in Milwaukee

Police in Milwaukee continue to investigate a domestic violence incident that left a two-month-old child dead.  Officers say a man known to Jaquirion Dancer struck him Wednesday morning and caused life-threatening injuries.  The baby died later that night at Children’s Hospital.  The suspect was taken into custody and investigators are trying to determine a motive…Read more »