Author Archives: Jake Gerard

DNA Used To Identify Skeletal Remains Found In Monroe County

DNA Used To Identify Skeletal Remains Found In Monroe County

D-N-A from the children of a fugitive has been used to identify the skeletal remains found in the town of Clifton last year.  The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says Jose Juan Zuniga Jimenez was found by a hunter the day after Thanksgiving.  Jimenez was wanted for a domestic incident in Elroy in March 2016.  Police…Read more »

Presidential Hopeful Makes Stops In Wisconsin

Presidential Hopeful Makes Stops In Wisconsin

Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke tells a Madison crowd he has issues with the detaining of immigrant children at the U-S border with Mexico.  O’Rourke brought his presidential campaign to Wisconsin Sunday.  It was his second visit to Madison, but his first since making his campaign for the White House official.  After speaking at a coffee…Read more »

16-Year-Old Girls Say 3 Men Sexually, Physically Abused Them

16-Year-Old Girls Say 3 Men Sexually, Physically Abused Them

Two 16-year-old girls say they were held against their will while being sexually and physically abused.  Three Milwaukee men are charged with two counts of mayhem as party to a crime, two counts of child abuse and two counts of sexual intercourse with a child.  Twenty-eight-year-old Antwan Alexander, 22-year-old Wesley Brechlin and 21-year-old Jarmon Turner…Read more »

Crash Involving Oakhill Prison Transit Van Sends Seven to Hospital

Crash Involving Oakhill Prison Transit Van Sends Seven to Hospital

Seven people are recovering from injuries suffered in a collision involving an Oakhill Correctional Institution transit van.  Dane County sheriff’s deputies say a Sun Prairie woman failed to obey a stop sign and struck the van around 5:45 this morning (Friday) in the town of Oregon.  Six inmates in the Oakhill van were taken to…Read more »

Milwaukee P-D Seeking Assistance in Minnesota Locating Two-Year-Old Girl

Milwaukee P-D Seeking Assistance in Minnesota Locating Two-Year-Old Girl

A nationwide search is on for two-year-old Noelani Robinson of Milwaukee.  Authorities believe she might be with someone in Minnesota after her father murdered her mother and abducted the girl.  Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales says Dariaz Higgins is a “cold-blooded killer” involved in human trafficking, and has been lying to investigators trying to locate…Read more »

Senators Johnson and Baldwin Introduce Bill to Delist Gray Wolf

Senators Johnson and Baldwin Introduce Bill to Delist Gray Wolf

U-S Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are co-sponsoring legislation that would delist the gray wolf in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Wyoming.  The Interior Department is moving foward with a rule to remove gray wolves from the Endangered Species List and a 60-day public comment period opened today (Friday).  Their bill would allow states and…Read more »

Former Kidnapping Victim Elizabeth Smart Speaks In Barron

Former Kidnapping Victim Elizabeth Smart Speaks In Barron

She was 14 when she was kidnapped from her Salt Lake City home, so Elizabeth Smart knows what Jayme Closs went through.  Smart will speak today (Friday) at the Barron Area Community Center.  She will talk about her similar experience 17 years ago and how 13-year-old Jayme Closs can move forward.  The public meeting is…Read more »

Racine Woman Charged With Making Fake Bomb Threats

Racine Woman Charged With Making Fake Bomb Threats

Charges have been filed against a 22-year-old Racine woman who is accused of making fake bomb threats.  Police say Tabitha A. Scruggs called Gateway Technical College last week saying a suicidal student might bring a bomb to class.  When police contacted her due to her past activities, she responded by saying she was drunk, texted…Read more »

Elkhorn Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 8-Year-Old Girl

Elkhorn Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 8-Year-Old Girl

A 37-year-old Elkhorn man is accused of sexually assaulting his girlfriend’s daughter.  Ryan C. Atchley was charged this week.  The eight-year-old girl says she was too afraid to tell anyone about the assaults until recently when she talked to a counselor at Hawthorne Elementary.  The girl told investigators her mother has also abused her.  Atchley…Read more »