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Madison man charged with threatening judge

A convicted felon has been charged with threatening a circuit court judge by leaving a series of threatening and harassing voicemails on her office phone after the judge ruled against him in a small claims case.

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Protester sues Capitol worker who popped balloon

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A woman is claiming a state Capitol worker violated her constitutional rights by popping a balloon and allegedly slamming her against a door. Leslie Peterson, of Madison, filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages from Ronald Blair, an assistant director in the Division of State Facilities. The 56-year-old Blair has been charged with disorderly ...

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Capitol worker charged in balloon spat (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a state Capitol worker with disorderly conduct with a dangerous weapon for using a knife to pop a protester’s balloon and then slamming her into a bathroom door. Ron Blair, the state Department of Administration’s assistant facilities director, could face up to nine months in jail and $1,000 ...

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Packers’ Underwood released on signature bond (UPDATE)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers cornerback Brandon Underwood was released Wednesday on a $1,000 signature bond after being accused of disorderly conduct against his wife. WLUK-TV reports Underwood appeared for an initial hearing to face the misdemeanor charge after police were called to his Green Bay house, just hours after the team got its Super Bowl rings ...

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Superior police officer reaches plea deal

CARLTON, Minn. (AP) — A Superior police officer accused of punching his girlfriend in Minnesota has reached a plea agreement. Forty-four-year-old Sgt. Daniel Hawkin II pleaded guilty Monday in Carlton County to a new misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. In exchange, the judge dismissed the original misdemeanor charge of domestic assault against Hawkin. The judge sentenced Hawkin to 90 days ...

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Prep wrestlers in court on misconduct charges

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) — Four Wood County high school wrestlers charged with disorderly conduct after being accused of sexually harassing a younger teammate entered not guilty pleas Monday. The Lincoln High School students are charged with disorderly conduct for a locker room incident involving a freshman wrestler. Prosecutors say Devin Peterson, Kasey Einerson and Ryland Lubeck, all 17, as ...

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Protesters in Madison haven’t yet paid fines

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Since the protests over Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal began in February, tens of thousands of people have demonstrated at the Capitol. Most of the protests have been civil. But, according to the Department of Administration, 41 people have been arrested a total of 59 times. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that protesters who have been ...

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2011AP386-CR State v. Zarda

Disorderly Conduct Constitutionality William Zarda appeals an order denying his motion to dismiss based on his allegations that the disorderly conduct statute is unconstitutionally overbroad and vague, and unconstitutional as applied. We affirm. This opinion will not be published. 2011AP386-CR State v. Zarda Dist III, Marathon County, Grau, J., Peterson, J. Attorneys: For Appellant: Cveykus, Ricky, Wausau; For Respondent: Heimerman, ...

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2010AP382-CR State v. Lawver

Disorderly Conduct Sufficiency of the evidence Robert Lawver appeals his convictions for disorderly conduct and for resisting an officer, both misdemeanors. The charges stem from Lawver’s stumbling down the roadway of a busy highway late at night under the influence of alcohol and, when confronted by police, proceeding to engage in loud, profane, and threatening behaviors. Lawver offers various reasons ...

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Wis. man gets probation for shooting TV

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who shot his TV over Bristol Palin’s appearance on “Dancing with the Stars” will serve probation. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Steven Cowan, 68, was sentenced to three years of probation for misdemeanor disorderly conduct and negligently handling a weapon. Felony counts against Cowan for a nightlong standoff with police were withheld ...

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Police arrest Capitol visitor at entrance

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin police have arrested a woman who attempted to charge past a Capitol security checkpoint. According to Capitol Police, Elizabeth Ringle of Madison was arrested Friday morning after she refused to submit to security checks for weapons or prohibited items. Police say Ringle ignored multiple requests to comply with the checks and then attempted to run ...

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