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Manhunt Underway in Milwaukee for Robber Who Shot Firefighter

Authorities in the Milwaukee area are involved in a manhunt for the armed robber who shot an off-duty firefighter.  The incident happened Monday night on the city’s northwest side.  The victim’s name hasn’t been released.  Milwaukee police say he was rushed to a nearby hospital with a wound that isn’t thought to be life-threatening.  Law…read more »

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Wisconsin Deer Stands Damaged; Animal Rights Group Suspected

Authorities suspect animal welfare activists are behind the vandalism of several deer stands in western Wisconsin. The damaged stands have been seen in Dunn, Barron and St. Croix counties. Scott McDermott in New Richmond says the stilts of his stand were cut in half. The words “The hunters will be hunted” were painted on the…read more »

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Nurse Charged in Cognitively Impaired Woman’s Death

Authorities say an Illinois nurse has been charged in the fatal beating of a cognitively impaired woman whose body was found near a cornfield in southeastern Wisconsin in July 1999. Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling says Linda La Roche, of McHenry, Illinois, has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse in the…read more »

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Voters Want to Close Palmyra-Eagle Area School District

 Voters in the Palmyra-Eagle Area School District have done it again – voting for a second time against saving the district.  Tuesday’s vote was 53 percent for closing the doors.   Voters had rejected a referendum in April which would have doubled the taxes and created enough revenues to keep classes in session.  The Wisconsin School Boundary Commission…read more »

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Charges Filed Against 61-Year-Old Man Accused Of Throwing Battery Acid On Victim

Milwaukee police say surveillance video captured the crime when a 61-year-old suspect threw what was apparently battery acid on another man.  The confrontation happened outside a Milwaukee restaurant Friday night.  Authorities are considering charging Clifton Blackwell of a racially-motivated hate crime since he accused the victim of being in the country illegally.  The Wisconsin State Crime Lab is…read more »

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