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Judges Blast Indiana, Wisconsin Gay Marriage Bans

Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

08/26/2014

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Murder Charges Likely This Week Against Wis. Deputy

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.

08/25/2014

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Fmr. Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested In Connection With Fitchburg Double Homicide

A former sheriff’s deputy in Wisconsin is accused of killing his wife and her sister, both of whom grew up in Stillwater. Ashlee Steele, 39, of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, and her sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, 38, of Lake Elmo, were found shot to death inside Steele’s home on Friday.

08/24/2014

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Wisconsin Deputy Arrested For Drunken Driving

A Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy has been arrested in Minnesota on suspicion of drunken driving. The Milwaukee County sheriff’s office identified her Tuesday as 41-year-old Capt. Catherine Trimboli.

08/19/2014

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Ex-Officer Pleads Not Guilty In Suitcase Slaying

A former police officer accused of killing two women and hiding their remains in a pair of suitcases has pleaded not guilty in the death of one. Steven Zelich pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of first-degree homicide and hiding a corpse in the death of Jenny Gamez, of Cottage Grove, Oregon.

08/18/2014

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Ex-Police Officer Waives Hearing In Suitcase Slaying

A former police officer accused of killing two women and hiding their remains in a pair of suitcases is headed to trial after waiving his preliminary hearing in southern Wisconsin. Steven Zelich is charged with first-degree homicide and hiding a corpse in Kenosha County, where he’s accused of killing Jenny Gamez, of Cottage Grove, Oregon.

08/15/2014

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Former Officer Due In Court On Homicide Charges

A prosecutor in southern Wisconsin will summarize evidence during a preliminary hearing for a former police officer accused of killing two women and hiding their remains in a pair of suitcases. Steven Zelich is due in Kenosha County Circuit Court Friday in the 2012 death of Jenny Gamez, of Cottage Grove, Oregon.

08/15/2014

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Wis. Police Arrest 13-Year-Old Drunken Driver

Manitowoc police say an officer making a traffic stop found an intoxicated driver behind the wheel — and she was just 13 years old. They say five other juveniles, 14 and under, were along for the ride.

08/14/2014

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Otter Attacks Mpls. Girl in Western Wisconsin

A Twin Cities girl is recovering from puncture wounds, scratches and bruises after a frightening attack in the water. Rory Kliewer, 12, was climbing out of Bone Lake near Luck, Wis., Saturday when a large otter jumped on her and wouldn’t let go. At first, she thought it was a fish.

08/13/2014

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Police: Wisconsin Man Found Lying In Road Dies

A suspected drunken driver is behind bars in Pierce County after a passenger was ejected from the driver’s vehicle and died. Police say 20-year-old Nicholas Rhiel was found unconscious on a residential road in Ellsworth early Saturday.

08/11/2014

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Former Wis. Deputy Charged With Sexually Assaulting Inmate

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.

08/07/2014

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Missing Teen, Baby Found In Hudson, Wis.

Police say a suburban Twin Cities teenage mother missing along with her baby have been found in western Wisconsin. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says the 17-year-old girl and her 9-month-old daughter turned up in Hudson Wednesday morning.

08/06/2014

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Target Corp. Publicly Endorses Gay Marriage

Add Target to the list of big name companies now in support of gay marriage. Target Corporation has signed a court brief backing marriage equality in a pending court case.

08/06/2014

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Sonic Deterrent System Used To Fight Carp Spread

A group of University of Minnesota researchers are trying to prevent the spread of Asian Carp in the Mississippi River. They just installed a new sonic deterrent system at Lock and Dam 8 near Genoa, Wis. Five speakers were mounted that produce a very specific type of sound.

08/05/2014

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Ex-Cop Charged With Homicide Says Death Accidental

A former Wisconsin police officer killed a 19-year-old college student from Oregon during a choking game that went too far, hid her body in a suitcase she brought to their sex date and then kept her body in his refrigerator for months, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday.

08/05/2014

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