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Author Archives: The Associated Press

Mother who killed baby wants to attend burial

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — The woman who gave birth in the bathroom of a Racine restaurant, then discarded the newborn in an outdoor trash bin, wants to attend the baby’s burial service. Twenty-four-year-old Breanna Gering has been convicted of reckless homicide in the death of the full-term infant. The Racine County medical examiner and a local funeral home have made ...

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Ex-WisDOT employee, others indicted for fake IDs

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted six people, including a former state Department of Transportation worker, with conspiring to produce fake driver’s licenses. According to the indictment and federal prosecutors, 36-year-old Khue Xiong used his position at a state DOT Division of Motor Vehicles office in Stevens Point to produce about 70 fake driver’s licenses for ...

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Law firm offers to pay for McCarthy’s Way

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Green Bay law firm has offered to cover the cost of renaming a street for Packers coach Mike McCarthy. Metzler, Timm, Treleven, Pahl, Beck, S.C. offered to donate up to $5,000 to cover the signs and labor to install them. Mayor Jim Schmitt announced the name change during Tuesday’s Packers ceremony at Lambeau Field. ...

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Superintendent arrested in child sex sting faces more charges (UPDATE)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A superintendent of the New Holstein School District accused of trying to meet a 15-year-old boy for sex faces more charges. According to a criminal complaint, 58-year-old Christopher Nelson was arrested Jan. 19 in a child sex sting after arranging for a rendezvous with a 15-year-old boy who was actually a Milwaukee police officer. According to the ...

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Wis. man pleads not guilty to trying to kill kids

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A town of Oneida man has pleaded not guilty to charges he tried to kill his four children with sleeping pills before attempting suicide by overdose. Thirty-six-year-old Deke Suri faces four counts of attempted homicide. The Post-Crescent reports his trial is scheduled to start April 18. The judge denied a defense request to lower Suri’s $200,000 ...

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Wis. woman pleads not guilty to 1957 infant death

By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Judith Post says she remains haunted by a memory more than half a century old — the sight of her older sister tossing her own baby several feet and watching the infant land on the floor. Though Post tries to forget the scene, a fresh court case has forced her to ...

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Parents convicted in prayer death want new trials

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin parents convicted of using prayer instead of conventional medicine to try to heal their dying daughter will ask a judge for new trials. Documents filed by their appeal attorneys say Dale and Leilani Neumann did not have adequate legal representation during their original trials. The two were found guilty of second-degree reckless homicide in ...

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Suit filed in Dallas over Super Bowl seat problems (UPDATE)

By DANNY ROBBINS and SCHUYLER DIXON Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Ticket-holding football fans who ended up with no seats or what they considered bad views of the Super Bowl have filed a class-action lawsuit against the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones. The federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in Dallas — just two days after the big ...

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Lawsuit says SC Johnson’s green labeling deceptive

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A civil lawsuit and recently proposed federal regulations raise questions about S.C. Johnson’s self-imposed green labeling. The litigation contends the Racine company is deceptively implying that some of its products have be tested by a neutral party and found to be environmentally friendly. Windex and Shout carry the “Greenlist” seal of approval. But the word “Greenlist” ...

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