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Milwaukee shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 in critical condition

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee police are investigating a series of shootings that killed a woman and left a man in critical condition. The Milwaukee Police Department reported that a man and a woman arrived at a hospital early Saturday with gunshot wounds. The 24-year-old woman died, while the man received non-fatal injuries. Police are also investigating two other shootings on Saturday. In one shooting, a 30-year-old woman was seriously injured, but was reported to be in stable condition at a hospital. In the other shooting, two people were driving when they were shot. One of the victims, a 19-year-old young man, was in critical condition.


Milwaukee County Attorney Exonerates Police For Fatal Shooting

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee County prosecutors have decided not to press criminal charges against three police officers who shot and killed a man in August. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said in a letter that officers were justified in shooting Broderick “Baldie” Shelton outside a gas station, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Shelton was pointing a semiautomatic pistol at police officers and a bystander at a gas pump, according to Chisholm. Shelton’s family has said he suffered from mental health problems.


Wood County Sheriff seizes more than $ 132,000 worth of drugs

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Wood County Sheriff’s Department seized more than $ 132,000 worth of illegal drugs, including fentanyl, cocaine and ecstasy, during a search of a home in the city of Saratoga this week. The sheriff’s department says it was part of a long-term investigation with state law enforcement agencies. Police officers also found marijuana, $ 16,000 in cash, and high-value jewelry. A woman who lived in the house was arrested. Wood County Sheriff Shawn Becker says the county has suffered 12 overdoses this year and the seizure would help prevent more.


Jill Biden and Douglas Emhoff prepare to visit Milwaukee, Waukesha

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.


Fire chief charged with drunk driving after accident

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.


Residents rush to get their belongings out of a dangerous condo

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.


Wisconsin men get parole for violation of US Capitol

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.


US Supreme Court Will Not End Wisconsin Redistricting Lawsuit

The United States Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit by Wisconsin Republicans seeking to end a redistricting case brought by Democrats, keeping hope alive for liberals that they may try to block the maps drawn by the Republican Party to through the federal courts. The nation’s highest court on Monday denied hearing the lawsuit brought by Republican state lawmakers. They wanted the Supreme Court to dismiss the case of the Democrats, which tries to get federal courts to draw the political boundaries of the state. The decision means that liberals will still have a chance to fight for the maps they want in federal court after the conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court renders its ruling, likely early next year.

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