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Casino giant settles Vegas shooting lawsuits for up to $800M

Two years after a shooter rained gunfire on country music fans from a high-rise Las Vegas hotel, MGM Resorts International reached a settlement that could pay up to $800 million to families of the 58 people who died and hundreds of others who were injured, attorneys announced Thursday.

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Affidavit: Wis. homeowner shot intruder twice

OKAUCHEE, Wis. (AP) — Court records say the man shot to death by an Okauchee homeowner was unarmed. According to a search warrant affidavit, the homeowner told investigators he thought the intruder was armed when he fired the shots about 2 a.m. Saturday. But court records say 39-year-old James Babe IV was unarmed — although investigators believe he may have ...

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Deputy who fatally shot suspect cleared

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — A Marinette County sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed an elderly suspect has been cleared by investigators. The Wisconsin Department of Justice has closed the case into the June 8 fatal shooting of 82-year-old Ralph Slattery by Deputy Lance Lincoln. Sheriff Jerry Sauve said prosecutors don’t plan to file any charges. Lincoln told investigators he shot ...

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Grant Chute man won’t get new trial in wife’s death

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A man convicted of killing his estranged wife in Outagamie County will not receive a new trial. Scott Schmidt was convicted of shooting his wife, Kelly Wing Schmidt, three times in the head with a handgun outside the home they once shared in Grand Chute in 2009. The Post-Crescent of Appleton reports the 40-year-old argued that ...

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South Milwaukee man can’t win girlfriend back with sympathy

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A South Milwaukee man learned the hard way he couldn’t win back his ex-girlfriend by getting himself shot. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports 20-year-old Jordan Cardella, a felon, didn’t want to shoot himself because felons aren’t supposed to handle firearms. His friend, 20-year-old Anthony Woodall, refused so Woodall asked 24-year-old Michael Wezyk to do it in exchange ...

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Wisconsin man to fight extradition on manslaughter

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man says he’ll fight extradition to Texas on a manslaughter charge that resulted from a motel shooting. According to a criminal complaint, Lance Mueller and some co-workers were drinking at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Beaumont last September when Mueller loaded a pistol he had brought to the room and fired the gun. ...

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State probe into officer shooting forwarded to DA

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Justice’s investigation into the fatal shooting of a Fond du Lac police officer has been forwarded to the local prosecutor. Fond du Lac District Attorney Dan Kaminsky told the Fond du Lac Reporter he hopes to have his review completed in 60 days. Authorities say James Cruckson used a high-powered ...

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Milwaukee man charged in fatal restaurant shooting

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man has been charged with opening fire in a restaurant, killing one man and critically injuring his brother. Twenty-six-year-old Frank J. Brown was charged Friday with first-degree intentional homicide and attempted first-degree intentional homicide. According to the criminal complaint, Brown and two friends were at the restaurant Tuesday about 1 a.m. when 31-year-old Luis E. ...

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Milwaukee man accused of shooting, killing brother

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prosecutors say a Milwaukee man who threatened to shoot himself in the head instead shot and killed his younger brother when the brother tried to intervene. Thirty-three-year-old Patrick Weeks was charged Thursday with first-degree reckless homicide. The charge carries a maximum prison sentence of 40 years. According to the criminal complaint, Weeks went to police early Monday ...

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Spurned woman who killed ex-boyfriend sentenced

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois woman has been sentenced in Monroe County to life in prison for fatally shooting her ex-boyfriend. Tammy Cole argued that her gun accidentally discharged while she embraced Vance Evans at his home in Tomah last year. Prosecutors say the 47-year-old Cole shot Evans on April 26, 2010, when he rejected her. The courtroom was ...

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Child struck by gunfire, parents arrested

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested the parents of a 3-year-old girl who was shot and critically wounded in Milwaukee. The shooting was reported shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday. The girl was shot while inside a home on the city’s north side. Authorities say the child’s father was highly intoxicated while handling a gun. According to police, he was ...

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Son charged in parents’ killings in Mequon

MEQUON, Wis. (AP) — An argument over $5 in gas money may have led a 20-year-old man to allegedly kill his parents in a Milwaukee suburb, according to a complaint. Dennis Markov was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the shooting deaths of his parents, 45-year-old Victor and 39-year-old Larissa Markov. Police found their bodies Tuesday ...

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Judge rules in stepson’s favor in death suit

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge has ruled in favor of a man who is suing his stepfather over his mother’s shooting death. Outagamie Judge Dee Dyer found Thursday that convicted murderer Scott Schmidt is liable for the wrongful death of his wife, Kelly Wing Schmidt. Wing Schmidt’s oldest son, Noah Wing, filed his lawsuit less than a week ...

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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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Guilty plea in fatal Janesville shooting

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A southern Wisconsin man accused of fatally shooting a passenger in a Jeep last June has pleaded guilty to first-degree reckless homicide. Prosecutors say 45-year-old James Humphrey of Janesville was on a motorcycle when he fired multiple rounds from a handgun into the Jeep, causing the death of 30-year-old Samuel Aegerter. According to the criminal complaint, ...

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