A state appeals court says a man accused of brutally beating a woman and leaving her body near an abandoned building in Wausau was properly convicted. Prosecutors in 2007 charged James Emerson with first-degree intentional homicide in the 1999 slaying of Rhonda Mertes. A jury found him guilty in 2009 and a judge sentenced him to life in prison without parole.
It’s Prince’s 54th birthday this Thursday. In honor of that and Sign O’ the Times‘ 25 years of reminding Housequakers that “It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night,” here are my picks for the 10 best Prince songs ever, with a self-imposed one-per-album limit.