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Assembly passes former DA pay bill

The state Assembly passed a bill Tuesday intended to prevent district attorneys who leave their current jobs to take a position as an assistant district attorney from falling to the bottom of the pay scale.

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Sexting lawsuit against former DA Kratz settled

GREEN BAY (AP) — A settlement has been reached in lawsuit against a former Calumet County district attorney accused of sending racy text messages to a domestic abuse victim, federal court records show. Stephanie Van Groll accused former prosecutor Ken Kratz of sexual harassment for allegedly sending her a barrage of messages, including some propositioning her, while he was prosecuting ...

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State budget cuts clog criminal justice system

Prosecutors are forced to ignore misdemeanor violations to pursue more serious crimes. Judges are delaying trials to cope with layoffs and strained staffing levels. And in some cases, those charged with violent crimes, even murder, are set free because caseloads are too heavy to ensure they receive a speedy trial.

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Lawmakers propose moving election cycle

Wisconsin legislators are pushing to move elections for clerk of courts, district attorney and other offices to the spring and make them non-partisan. On Tuesday, a bi-partisan group of lawmakers introduced Assembly Joint Resolution 51 which would require a constitutional amendment. The proposed changes would make races for clerk of courts, district attorney, sheriff, register of deeds, county clerk, treasurer, ...

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Homicide suspect could face more charges

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — A northeastern Wisconsin man accused of killing his wife could face more charges. Ambrose Greaves is accused of stabbing Miki Greaves three times, including a fatal wound to her heart. Hunters found her partially-nude body in Cooperstown in November 2009. In a news release, the Manitowoc County sheriff’s department says the 41-year-old got aggressive with a ...

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Prosecutors reject furloughs, layoffs possible (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin district attorneys are bracing for a state-mandated work reduction for their assistant prosecutors, with some saying the “idiotic” move could mean crippling delays across the state’s criminal justice system. The state Department of Administration warned hundreds of assistant district attorneys that a 20 percent work reduction will be enforced starting ...

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Doyle appoints district attorney to replace Kratz

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A female prosecutor who was once the victim of sexual assault has been named to replace a district attorney who resigned in disgrace after trying to strike up a relationship with a domestic violence victim.

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