A forensic psychiatrist said he believes Lou Gehrig’s disease is the reason a former Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy killed his wife and sister-in-law. Dr. Doug Tucker testified for the defense Wednesday in the trial of Andrew Steele, who has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease in the August shooting deaths of his wife, 39-year-old Ashlee Steele, and her 38-year-old sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, of Lake Elmo, Minnesota.
One bald eagle has died and another is in serious condition in Wisconsin and lead seems to be to blame. The Dane County Humane Society in Madison is taking care of the sick eagle.
A Janesville woman could be charged with her fourth drunken driving offense after witnesses told police they spotted her running along the interstate in Dane County with a baby carrier.
A Fitchburg police lieutenant says charges are likely early this week against a recently retired Dane County sheriff’s deputy accused of fatally shooting his wife and sister-in-law. Lt. Todd Stetzer says Andy Steele is being treated at a hospital for injuries consistent with a suicide attempt.
Prosecutors charged a former Dane County deputy Thursday with sexually assaulting a jail inmate while she was out on electronic monitoring and keeping child pornography on his home computers.
An apparent tornado has damaged homes and farm buildings in rural southern Wisconsin. The storm hit around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Damage stretches from south of Highland to north of Dodgeville.
Wisconsin authorities announced Tuesday they will shut down one of nation’s most popular nude beaches on weekdays after struggling for years to curtail sex and drugs on the sandbar and surrounding woods.
A 21-year-old Iowa man accused of killing his mother and abducting a woman after being released from prison last week underwent treatment as a teenager because he fantasized about raping women and almost acted upon his urges several times, according to a Wisconsin prosecutor.
A 69-year-old man in a Santa suit was arrested for drunken driving after authorities say he struck a Dane County Sheriff’s deputy who was directing traffic.
Wisconsin now has 10 confirmed heat-related deaths since July 1. The Dane County medical examiner’s office has confirmed that the death of a 73-year-old Madison man was heat-related. The man died July 5 at his home.
A Madison truck driver and his wife are due back in court this week on allegations they starved and tortured the man’s 15-year-old daughter.
When the malnourished 15-year-old awoke each morning, she could hear her family eating and getting ready for the day. If she felt especially brave or desperate she would call to her stepmother and beg for food, but usually she just went back to bed and hoped her hunger pangs went away.
Dane County sheriff’s officials say a Minnesota man and his son were seriously injured when their single-engine plane crashed Monday in Dane County.