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Teen gets life in fire that killed 3 nephews

Sharon Wand could barely finish a sentence without breaking down in sobs. The grieving Wisconsin mother was recalling how her three young sons considered their uncle a role model, someone who taught them how to count and ride a bicycle. Then she tearfully asked that uncle, her teenage brother-in-law, how he could kill those boys for $300.

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Wis. volunteer firefighter charged with arson

WALDO, Wis. (AP) — A 17-year-old member of the Waldo Volunteer Fire Department is accused of setting two fires in the town of Lima earlier this year. According to the complaint, the teen told investigators he wanted to get a fire call so he could be a hero. The complaint also says he had not had a fire call lately ...

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DA: 8-year-old boy won’t be charged in fatal Wis. fire

WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — The district attorney says an 8-year-old West Bend boy won’t face criminal charges in a fatal house fire. District Attorney Mark Bensen tells the Daily News that since the boy is under 10, he’s too young to be charged with a delinquent act. Instead, Bensen said his department likely will file a petition that could ...

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Patrick Cudahy parent settles fire claim

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) — Patrick Cudahy’s parent company has reached a $208 million settlement with its insurance carriers over a fire that destroyed part of its meatpacking plant in a Milwaukee suburb. According to an earnings report filed by Smithfield Foods Inc., the settlement far exceeds the estimated $50 million damage to the plant as a result of the July ...

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