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Nov 14, 2023

Wisconsin attorney general announces gun control legislation targeting domestic violence offenders

1 in every 6 domestic violence deaths in the U.S. happened in Wisconsin.

Metro Market Glendale shooting
Jun 27, 2023

Former Metro Market employee charged after North Shore shooting

According to the criminal complaint, Bennett pulled out a gun from a holster on her right hip and pointed it at her boyfriend on June 20 at the Glendale Metro Market store.

Mar 2, 2023

Ex-Packer Guion gets 1 year for domestic violence assault

Former Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion has been sentenced to one year in jail after pleading no contest in a domestic violence assault at his home last fall.

Jul 7, 2022

How Wisconsin’s ‘honor’ system for removing guns from domestic abusers failed Jesi Ewers

The attack came without warning and, as far as Jessica “Jesi” Ewers could tell, without provocation. It was early in the morning of Oct.19, 2020. Asleep at her home near Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, she woke up to her boyfriend, James “J.T.” Budworth, beating her. He punched her, tried to strangle her, destroyed her cellphone and threatened to kill her and her children. He also bit her, once[...]

Dec 19, 2019

Lawsuit seeks to block Wisconsin crime victims amendment

A lawsuit filed on Thursday seeks to block a statewide vote on a ballot question that would amend the Wisconsin Constitution to expand crime victims' rights, arguing that the proposal is deceptive and a threat to the rights of the accused.

Mar 9, 2015

Tribes now free to prosecute non-Indians for certain crimes

American Indian tribes across the country now have the authority to prosecute non-Indians for a limited set of crimes that center on domestic violence.

Sep 29, 2014

55 died as a result of domestic violence in 2013

A new report sheds light on the life and death consequences of domestic violence in Wisconsin.

Apr 16, 2014

Walker signs 3 domestic-violence bills

Gov. Scott Walker signed three bills Wednesday aimed at strengthening domestic-violence laws, including one measure proposed after a man fatally shot his estranged wife in 2012 while she was working at a Brookfield spa.

Apr 9, 2014

Victim testimony rule getting a second look

An administrative rule regarding victim testimony during probation revocation hearings has been on the books for more than 20 years, but has never been used.

Feb 18, 2014

Domestic violence groups support proposed pro se rule change

Domestic violence groups are showing an interest in a potential state Supreme Court rule that would give judges leeway on how to deal with those representing themselves in court. The rule, if the court adopts it, would permit judges to “make reasonable efforts to facilitate the ability of all litigants, including self-represented litigants, to be […]

Dec 11, 2013

Commission gives OK to domestic violence shelters

The state's Building Commission approved two projects Wednesday meant to provide shelter to victims of domestic violence.

Sep 3, 2013

Domestic violence is issue in gun case

A Cottage Grove man is fighting to get a concealed carry permit after the state denied him because he's been convicted of domestic violence.


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