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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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 »


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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Wisconsin Senate Blames Ag Secretary for “Not Dealing With Dairy Crisis”

Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate plan to deny confirmation for the governor’s nominee for state agriculture secretary.  Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says Brad Pfaff has failed to deal with the dairy crisis.   Fitzgerald says Pfaff has “bungled the job” since he started.  If Fitzgerald is right about today’s (Tuesday’s) vote, Pfaff will be out of the…read more »


Arrests Made in Micronesia Murder of Attorney from Waukesha

The governor of the Zap state in Micronesia says suspects in the murder of a prosecutor from Wisconsin have been taken into custody.   Rachelle Bergeron, a native of Waukesha, was shot to death October 14. Neither the names of the suspects nor their connection to the attorney has been explained yet. Bergeron was just returning home…read more »