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Wounded officers sue Sig Sauer, say gun goes off by itself

Police and federal law enforcement officers are among 20 people from multiple states saying they were wounded by a popular type of Sig Sauer pistol, the latest lawsuit alleging that the gun is susceptible to going off without the trigger being pulled.

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Parade crash case an issue in Supreme Court race

Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

The judge who oversaw the trial of a man convicted of killing six people when he drove his SUV through a Christmas parade last year says national exposure and encouragement she got for her handling of the case is not why she is running for a pivotal Wisconsin Supreme Court seat.

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Favre asks to be dismissed from welfare lawsuit

Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre is asking to be removed from a lawsuit by the state of Mississippi that seeks to recover millions of dollars in misspent welfare money that was intended to help some of the poorest people in the U.S.

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Election officials weigh changes to military voting

Wisconsin election officials are weighing whether changes to military absentee voting are needed after a top Milwaukee election official was charged with fraud in false requests for military absentee ballots just days before the Nov. 8 election.

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Dismissal motion could delay abortion challenge for months

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said Monday that he wants his lawsuit challenging the state's 173-year-old abortion ban to move quickly through the courts, but it could be months before anything happens after defense attorneys signaled they would try to dismiss it next year.

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Doctor: AG shouldn’t get abortion patient records

Lawyers for an Indianapolis doctor who provided an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio told a judge Friday that Indiana's attorney general should not be allowed to access patient medical records for an investigation into undisclosed complaints.

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Judge Dorow mulls Wisconsin Supreme Court run

Wisconsin Judge Jennifer Dorow drew fan mail and gifts from people who admired her handling of the often disruptive actions of a man on trial for killing six people by driving through a Christmas parade.

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Evers appoints Hedinger as Washburn County register of deeds

Gov. Tony Evers has appointed Jessica Hedinger to serve as the Washburn County register of deeds. The appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Renee Bell, effective Oct. 1. Hedinger will serve for the remainder of the unexpired term that ends on Jan. 5, 2025.

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