Author Archives: Jake Gerard

The Latest: Jayme Closs’ Family Satisfied With Sentence

The Latest: Jayme Closs’ Family Satisfied With Sentence

The family of Jayme Closs says they are satisfied that the man who kidnapped her and killed her parents will be spending the rest of his life in prison. Jake Patterson was sentenced Friday to life in prison without release. He had previously pleaded guilty to the Oct. 15 killings of James and Denise Closs…Read more »

Wisconsin Man Pleads Not Guilty In Fatal Girl Scouts Crash

Wisconsin Man Pleads Not Guilty In Fatal Girl Scouts Crash

A 22-year-old Wisconsin man accused of inhaling chemical vapors before crashing into a group of Girl Scouts has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide charges for the deaths of three girls and one mother. Colten Treu entered his pleas in Chippewa County Court Friday and a trial has been scheduled for January. He faces 11…Read more »

Wisconsin National Guard Whistleblower Alleges Retaliation

Wisconsin National Guard Whistleblower Alleges Retaliation

A Wisconsin Air National Guard sergeant who raised concerns about sexual assault within his unit says Guard officials are trying to force him out. Master Sgt. Jay Ellis sent U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin a letter in November saying he had learned of six incidents of sexual harassment or sexual assault against females in his squadron…Read more »

Governor’s Office, Republicans Spar Over Sexism Accusations

Governor’s Office, Republicans Spar Over Sexism Accusations

A spokesperson for Governor Tony Evers says Republicans in the Legislature aren’t willing to work with women.  That accusation came after leaders of the Assembly and Senate told party members at the annual state convention Evers had no “point person” they could discuss issues with.  Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald calls the sexism claim “asinine,”…Read more »

Woman Arrested After Making Threats At Middle School In Madison

Woman Arrested After Making Threats At Middle School In Madison

Madison police arrested a 35-year-old woman for making threats of violence in the office of a middle school.  The woman tried to enter the school Monday morning, but she wasn’t allowed on the property due to past disturbances.  Witnesses say she threatened to “shoot up” the school, start it on fire, or drive her car…Read more »

Accusations Fly Between Democratic Governor And Republicans

Accusations Fly Between Democratic Governor And Republicans

Republican leaders in the Senate and Assembly say Governor Tony Evers isn’t communicating with them on his state budget plan that they call “wacky” and “crazy.”  Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos made the complaints at the Wisconsin Republican Party state convention over the weekend.  Vos says the governor played to…Read more »