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Duo Punked Morning TV Show. Now They're Being Sued

TV station owner not laughing after 'strongman' duo's act on Wisconsin show

(Newser) - To a pair of pranksters who showed up on a Wisconsin morning-television program, they were just having a bit of harmless fun. To Gray Television, which owns the station they appeared on, Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher are guilty of fraud, copyright infringement, and conspiracy to commit a wrongful act,... More »

Officer Allegedly Cut Inmate's Water a Week Before His Death

His family says it was 'a form of torture'

(Newser) - As Terrill Thomas was placed in solitary confinement at Milwaukee County Jail on April 17, 2016, a corrections officer was seen on surveillance video turning off the water in his cell. It remained off for seven days before Thomas, 38, died of dehydration, a jury heard Monday. The six jurors... More »

Cops: Manhunt Suspect Who Sent Manifesto to Trump Found

Joseph Jakubowski is now in custody in Wisconsin

(Newser) - The Wisconsin fugitive who authorities say sent a long-winded, anti-government manifesto to President Trump has been captured, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The announcement that Joseph Jakubowski is now in police custody first came via a tweet Friday morning from the Beloit Police Department that read, "CAPTURED! Awesome work... More »

Cops Hunt Armed Fugitive Who Sent Manifesto to Trump

Feds fear Wisconsin man might attack church

(Newser) - A fugitive in Wisconsin has more than a dozen guns and a deep-seated hatred of religion and government, authorities warn. Federal authorities say Joseph Jakubowski, 32, may be planning an act of mass violence against a church or religious group, ABC News reports. Jakubowski is believed to have stolen at... More »

Suspect in Wisconsin Shooting Spree Dies of Injuries

Nengmy Vang was shot in standoff with police

(Newser) - A northern Wisconsin man suspected in a string of fatal shootings that ended in a shootout with police died of his wounds Saturday, the AP reports. Nengmy Vang, 45, died at around 1:30am, state Department of Justice spokesman Johnny Koremenos said. Vang had been hospitalized since March 22, when... More »

Suspect in Wisconsin Shooting Spree Identified

Divorce lawyer for suspect's wife was one of the victims

(Newser) - A northern Wisconsin man struggling with debt allegedly killed his wife's divorce lawyer during a shooting spree that left three other people dead , including a police detective. Court records show 45-year-old Nengmy Vang initiated divorce proceedings in 2015 against his wife, Naly Vang. The couple was scheduled for a... More »

Officer, 3 Others Killed in Wisconsin Shootings

'Domestic situation' at bank escalated

(Newser) - A police officer and three other people were shot and killed when a domestic dispute at a bank escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin, investigators say. A suspect is in custody. The shootings happened Wednesday afternoon at a bank, a law firm, and an apartment complex, where... More »

Ban on Irish Butter Sparks Fight in Butter-Loving Wisconsin

Selling the ungraded butter is punishable by jail time

(Newser) - Wisconsin resident Jean Smith snatches up entire stocks of her beloved Kerrygold Irish butter from stores when visiting family in Nebraska, thanks to an antiquated law in her dairy-obsessed state that bans it and any other butter that hasn't been graded for quality. "We bring back 20 bricks... More »

10 States With Highest Volunteer Rate

Utah is way ahead of the pack

(Newser) - A quarter of Americans volunteer each year. But if you think that's an impressive figure, you clearly aren't from Utah. Largely thanks to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a remarkable 43.2% of Utah residents 16 and older volunteered annually between 2013 and 2015, per... More »

Massive Skittles Spill Creates Candy-Coated Highway

The candies were on their way to be fed to cows

(Newser) - Cnet says it looked like a "crimson highway to hell," but WISN argues it was more of a "sweet mess." On Tuesday night, "hundreds of thousands" of Skittles were found spilled on a Wisconsin highway, WBAY reports. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says the smell was... More »

FBI Nabs 1 of 10 Most Wanted

He was wanted for 2 'vicious,' 'unnecessary' killings

(Newser) - A man placed on the FBI's list of 10 most-wanted fugitives after allegedly killing two men in Milwaukee was arrested Sunday in Texas, the FBI says. Terry Strickland, 24, was arrested in El Paso and booked into jail, the AP reports. He has been charged in Milwaukee with two... More »

Wisconsin Charges Man With Murder of Saudi Student

Case shocked UW-Stout community

(Newser) - After more than two months, a man has been charged in a killing that shook the University of Wisconsin-Stout community. Cullen Osborn, a 27-year-old from Minneapolis, has been charged with felony murder and battery in the beating death of Saudi student Hussain Saeed Alnahdi , the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reports. The... More »

Ex-Insider Allegedly Rigged Lottery Drawings to Win Millions

Eddie Tipton is tied to potentially rigged drawings in five states

(Newser) - A former head of lottery security tied to potentially rigged drawings in five states is facing new charges in Wisconsin, NBC News reports. According to the Des Moines Register , six charges were filed against Eddie Tipton on Thursday. They include racketeering, theft by fraud, and computer crimes, Fox 6 News... More »

Wisconsin Recount: Yes, Trump Still Won

President-elect actually picked up 162 votes the second time around

(Newser) - Republican Donald Trump's victory in Wisconsin has been reaffirmed following a presidential recount that showed him defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes, reports the AP . Trump picked up a net 162 votes as a result of the recount that the Wisconsin Elections Commission certified Monday.... More »

VA Dentist Put 592 Vets at Risk of HIV, Hepatitis

'He knew exactly what he was doing'

(Newser) - The VA is offering free testing to nearly 600 veterans in Wisconsin who may have been infected with hepatitis or HIV by a rogue dentist, Law Newz reports. The dentist providing care at the VA in Tomah was using his own dental instruments. And while the dentist sterilized the tools... More »

It's Official: There'll Be a Presidential Recount in Wisc.

Jill Stein submitted a recount petition Friday

(Newser) - With just 90 minutes to go before the deadline, Jill Stein officially filed for a recount in Wisconsin, NBC News reports. The state acknowledged it received the petition from the Green Party presidential nominee Friday afternoon. The recount is expected to cost $1.1 million. According to the AP , Wisconsin... More »

Experts Say Something's Up With Votes in 3 Swing States

Computer scientists and election lawyers want a recount

(Newser) - A group of notable academics believes it's found "persuasive evidence" that something is fishy with the presidential votes in three swing states, and it's encouraging Hillary Clinton to ask for a recount, New York Magazine reports. The group, which isn't going on the record at the... More »

Making a Murderer Inmate Must Stay Locked Up

Brendan Dassey was supposed to be freed by Friday night

(Newser) - A federal appeals court has ruled that a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series Making a Murderer must remain behind bars even though his conviction has been overturned, the AP reports. Brendan Dassey was convicted in 2007 of raping and killing Teresa Halbach and sentenced to life in prison.... More »

Wisconsin Community Offers $20K to Find Killer of Saudi Student

Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, 24, beaten to death Sunday

(Newser) - The community of Menomonie, Wisconsin, is reeling after a Saudi exchange student was beaten to death outside a local pizza restaurant , NBC News reports. Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, 24, was an exchange student studying business at University of Wisconsin-Stout. On Sunday at around 2am, he was attacked by an unknown assailant,... More »

Saudi Student at University of Wisconsin Fatally Beaten

Cops aren't sure why he was attacked

(Newser) - The University of Wisconsin-Stout has been shaken by the killing of a student from Saudi Arabia in a possible hate crime. Police say Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, 24, was attacked and beaten at around 2am Sunday near a pizza restaurant in downtown Menomonie by an attacker described only as a white... More »

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