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Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg was delivering his closing argument in the prosecution of a man accused of spitting on prison guards when he heard a crumpling noise behind him. Moments later, a wad of paper hit his shoulder — filled with the inmate's saliva.
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court has allowed three district attorneys to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over a closed, secret investigation into whether Gov. Scott Walker's campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups during the 2012 recall election.Read More »
By Bryna Godar Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature last year passed the state budget in the middle of the night, a practice Democratic Rep. Beth Meyers of Bayfield wants to halt. Meyers is ...Read More »
Bomb threats to a Wisconsin county sheriff's office that made an apparent reference to "getting justice" for the convict profiled in the popular Netflix series "Making a Murderer" are the latest in a long string of threats made to the department and its officers since the series went online, officials said Thursday.Read More »
A New York real estate heir pleaded guilty in New Orleans on Wednesday to a weapons charge and agreed to an 85-month prison sentence, a move that could usher in his extradition to California to face murder charges.Read More »
A federal jury has awarded $23.1 million to a 22-year-old black man who was unarmed when he was shot and paralyzed by a Florida sheriff's deputy. Any award more than $200,000 must be approved by the Florida Legislature, however.Read More »
A civil liberties group said Wednesday that it plans to file federal discrimination and harassment complaints after a Wisconsin manufacturer fired seven Muslim employees for violating a company break policy that doesn't provide extra time for prayer.Read More »
A Wisconsin Assembly panel deadlocked on legislation Tuesday that would require doctors and nurses to report to child protective services when they learn one of their child patients is sexually active, a rare instance of Republicans failing to pass one of their own bills at the last minute.
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Assembly Republicans asked Wisconsin's attorney general Tuesday for an opinion on the extent of state environmental officials' authority to regulate high-capacity water wells, a move that could resolve the debate without legislation as lawmakers rush to end their two-year session.Read More »