MADISON, Wis. (AP) – First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff are scheduled to visit Wisconsin next week. The White House says Biden and Emhoff will travel to New York City on Wednesday morning, followed by stops in Milwaukee and Waukesha in the afternoon. The White House did not release any additional details.
FARGO, North Dakota (AP) – Prosecutors charged the Mapleton fire marshal with driving while intoxicated after he was involved in an accident. KFGO-AM reports that Kayla Cross has been charged with a misdemeanor for refusing DUI. She pleaded not guilty. According to court documents, a West Fargo police officer summoned her just before 2 a.m. on Nov. 13 after she was involved in an accident. Details of the accident were not included in the documents. Mapleton Mayor Andrew Draeger says city officials have not decided whether to take any disciplinary action against the chief. Cross, who also serves as an assistant fire marshal in Moorhead, Minnesota, declined to comment.
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – Residents of a Waukesha condo that could collapse are rushing to get their belongings. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that residents of the six-story, 48-unit Horizon West condominiums were allowed in four-hour shifts to retrieve their belongings. Only seven people can help per unit. The Salvation Army has been providing some rooms, but residents say they are not sure where they will go or if the insurance will cover their living expenses. Police and firefighters cleared the building on December 2 after an engineering report found its structural columns were compromised, echoing the condo collapse in Surfside, Florida, in June. Almost 100 people died when that condo collapsed.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal judge sentenced two Wisconsin men to probation for joining the January 6 uprising on the US Capitol. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that 29-year-old Brandon Nelson of Madison and 24-year-old Abram Markofski of La Crosse pleaded guilty in September to a misdemeanor of parading, demonstrating or picketing a Capitol building. Both appeared by video in federal court in Washington, DC, and said they were sorry. Their lawyers have argued that there is no evidence that any of them committed acts of violence or destruction. Federal District Judge John Bates sentenced each of them to two years probation and ordered each of them to pay $ 500 in restitution. He fined Nelson $ 2,500 and Markofski $ 1,000.
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