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Ellen Berz

Sep 7, 2022

Man who killed Wisconsin doctor, her husband gets life

The man convicted in the fatal shooting of a University of Wisconsin physician and her husband in the school's arboretum was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday without the possibility of parole.

Jul 4, 2016

Jury finds man guilty of killing police informant

A jury has found a Madison man guilty of killing a police drug informant.

Apr 28, 2016

Appeals court: Cross Plains resident must make separate claim in eminent domain dispute

A state court of appeals has ruled that the village of Cross Plains properly compensated a man for land it took for a construction project.

Oct 23, 2014

Ex-Judicial Commission member files grievance against Niess

A former Wisconsin Judicial Commission member has filed a complaint against a Dane County judge for recusing himself from a voter ID case after the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the law.

Jun 13, 2014

Man sentenced to 55 years for running down own son

A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for fatally running over his 2-year-old son, then trying to kill the boy's mother and her new boyfriend.

May 2, 2014

Probation for couple in child abuse case (UPDATE)

A Wisconsin couple who cited their religious beliefs in using wooden dowels to discipline their children were sentenced to 18 months of probation Friday after being convicted of child abuse.

Apr 7, 2014

Man who ran over son enters plea deal (UPDATE)

A Wisconsin man who fatally ran over his 2-year-old son and allegedly stabbed the boy's mother entered a plea deal Monday just as his trial was to begin.

Oct 2, 2013

Group urges judge to reject records argument

An investigative group has asked a judge to reject a Republican state senator's arguments that's she's immune from a lawsuit demanding records from her office.

Sep 24, 2013

Dane County jury awards couple more than $1.7 million

After the defendant rejected the plaintiffs’ settlement offers, a Dane County jury awarded more than $1.7 million to a couple injured in a single-vehicle accident.

Aug 2, 2013

Not guilty pleas in child assault case

Not guilty pleas have been entered on behalf of a former Mount Horeb police lieutenant accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy.

Apr 3, 2013

Walker says he may not appoint Dane County judges

Gov. Scott Walker says he may no longer bother with filling vacancies for judicial openings in Dane County after a second appointee of his was ousted by voters.

May 22, 2012

Berz, Bloom, Eagon to start bench terms

Three circuit court judges elected in April will start their six-year terms early.


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