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Asked to Leave Tavern, He Returned and Killed 3
Asked to Leave Tavern,
He Returned and Killed 3

Asked to Leave Tavern, He Returned and Killed 3

Man convicted in April incident

(Newser) - Update: The man accused of killing three people and wounding three others in an April shooting at a bar in Wisconsin was found guilty on all charges Tuesday, the AP reports. The jury came back with the verdict in less than two hours, including a break for pizza, after the...

Cops: Staged Robbery Led to Fatal Shooting

Teen employee who was shot to death was allegedly in on the ruse

(Newser) - Earlier this month, a 16-year-old employee of a Burger King in Milwaukee was fatally shot during an attempted robbery. Now comes a startling twist to the case from prosecutors: They say the robbery was staged, and the teen who died was in on it, reports the Kansas City Star . A...

Prosecutors Add 71 Counts in Parade Deaths

Darrell Brooks Jr. already faced first-degree homicide charges

(Newser) - Prosecutors added dozens of charges Wednesday against a man accused of driving his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee last year, killing six people and injuring dozens. Investigators say Darrell Brooks Jr. drove his Ford Escape into the parade in downtown Waukesha on Nov. 21, and prosecutors charged...

Man Who Bought Rittenhouse Gun Shifts His Plea

Dominick Black now wants to plead no contest to no-felony charge of contributing to delinquency of minor

(Newser) - Kyle Rittenhouse may not have had the AR-15 he used to shoot three men, two fatally, on Aug. 25, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis., if Dominick Black hadn't bought it for him three months earlier. At the time in May 2020, Rittenhouse was only 17, too young to legally...

Ice Fishers Thought They Heard a Shot, Then Drifted

Sheriffs rescue 34 people stranded after ice cracks

(Newser) - First-time ice fishers Shane Nelson and Robert Verhagen heard a sound similar to a gunshot, and looked around to see what was up. What was up was that the raft of ice they were fishing on had cracked away from the shore in Green Bay, Wisc., and was drifting away....

Another GOP Senator Says He'll Postpone Retirement

Ron Johnson, who said he wouldn't seek a third term, cites Democratic 'takeover'

(Newser) - For the second time in two days, a Republican senator on the edge of retiring has decided to instead run for reelection. Victory would bring Sen. Ron Johnson a third term; Johnson previously had told Wisconsin voters he would limit himself to two, WISN reports. Johnson acknowledged that in an...

Prosecutor: Man Killed Parents After His Web of Lies Fell Apart

Chandler Halderson allegedly claimed to have job waiting for him at SpaceX

(Newser) - A 23-year-old Wisconsin man charged with killing and dismembering his parents committed the crimes after his lies unraveled about having a job, going to school, and having a better job waiting for him in Florida, prosecutors said Tuesday. Chandler Halderson shot his father in the back on July 1 shortly...

Supreme Court Delivers Blow to J&J Over Baby Powder

Justices let suit brought by Mississippi over health risks proceed

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Monday turned away a request by Johnson & Johnson to halt a Mississippi lawsuit over its talcum powder products, per the AP . As is typical, the high court didn't say anything in turning away the case, which was included in a long list of cases...

Sixth Waukesha Victim Is an 8-Year-Old Boy

Suspect Darrell Brooks was charged with homicide in first court appearance

(Newser) - The man accused of driving an SUV into a Christmas parade in Waukesha was charged with five counts of intentional homicide Tuesday—and the charges still to come will include a sixth count. Relatives say 8-year-old Jackson Sparks died from his injuries at Children's Hospital Wisconsin Tuesday, the AP...

Homeowner Apparently Made Snack for Parade Suspect

Video reportedly shows Darrell Brooks knocking on door after crash, asking for help with Uber

(Newser) - Doorbell video has emerged related to the Waukesha parade crash , and it appears to show suspected driver Darrell Brooks knocking on the door of a nearby home shortly after the tragedy and asking for help getting an Uber. Watch the video via NBC News . In it, a man identified as...

Horrific Waukesha Incident Killed 4 'Dancing Grannies'

Beloved group makes regular appearances at parades in the region

(Newser) - The five people killed in Sunday's tragedy in Waukesha, Wisconsin, include four members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies—a close-knit group of pompom dancers that performs at dozens of parades in the region every year. Group members Virginia Sorenson, 79; LeAnna Owen, 71; Tamara Durand, 52; and Wilhelm Hospel,...

Cops: Waukesha Suspect Was Involved in Domestic Disturbance Minutes Earlier

Darrell Brooks faces 5 counts of first-degree intentional homicide

(Newser) - The man accused of driving into a Christmas parade in Waukesha Sunday, killing five people and injuring almost 50 others, had been involved in a domestic disturbance just minutes earlier, police in the Wisconsin city said Monday. Waukesha Police Chief Daniel Thompson said "the suspect left that scene just...

39-Year-Old Identified as Driver at Waukesha Parade

Reports suggest he may have been fleeing scene of a crime when he plowed into parade

(Newser) - Updated: This file has been updated with additional details about the suspect. Police say they have a suspect in custody after an SUV plowed into a Christmas parade in Wisconsin, but they haven't provided any details publicly. Now, however, multiple outlets—including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , the AP , and...

What We Know About Wisconsin Parade Tragedy

'I heard the motorist revving the engine'

(Newser) - Few answers have emerged about Sunday's tragedy in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where an SUV plowed into a Christmas parade . The latest on what is being reported:
  • Casualties: Police say five people are dead and more than 40 injured, but the numbers could change given the chaos of events, reports the

SUV Plows Into Wisconsin Christmas Parade; 20 Hurt
5 Dead After SUV Plows
Into Christmas Parade

5 Dead After SUV Plows Into Christmas Parade

Police have suspect in custody; more than 40 others are hurt in Wisconsin tragedy

(Newser) - Updated: This article has been updated to reflect the number of fatalities and injuries. A joyous scene of marching bands and children dancing in Santa hats and waving pompoms turned deadly in an instant, as an SUV sped through barricades and into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at...

Rittenhouse: 'Self-Defense Is Not Illegal'

President Biden, former President Trump also offer their reactions to Wisconsin teen's acquittal

(Newser) - It was an emotional day Friday for Kyle Rittenhouse after he was acquitted for the shootings of three men in Kenosha in 2020, but the Wisconsin teen pulled himself together to chat with Fox News' Tucker Carlson afterward. The 18-year-old's reaction to the day's events: "The jury...

Mom's Lawsuit Seeks Order for School to Follow COVID Guidelines

Wisconsin brewery's PAC is funding potential class-action suit

(Newser) - A school district in Wisconsin is being sued by a woman who says her oldest son became infected after the district lifted COVID-19 protocols. The federal lawsuit filed by Shannon Jensen and other parents against the Waukesha School District is seeking class-action status, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel . Jensen says...

Investigators: Suspect's Bloody License Left in SUV With Bodies

Dad says Antoine Suggs 'snapped'

(Newser) - An Arizona man who allegedly told his father he "snapped and shot a couple of people" was charged Tuesday with murder, about a week after four bodies were found in an abandoned SUV in a cornfield in western Wisconsin, according to a criminal complaint. Antoine Suggs, 38, of Scottsdale,...

Suspect Arrested in 'Mystery' Murders of 4 in Wisconsin

Another suspect, Antoine Suggs, is still at large

(Newser) - Update: One of two men suspected in the shooting deaths of four people found in an abandoned SUV in Wisconsin was spotted meeting with one of the victims the night before at a Minnesota bar, authorities say. A warrant is out for Antoine Darnique Suggs, 38, who is believed to...

Attacker in Slender Man Stabbing Goes Free Monday

Judge says release plan will keep community and victim safe

(Newser) - A Wisconsin woman who admitted helping stab a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man will be freed Monday from a mental health institution, a judge ruled Friday. Anissa Weier, 19, has spent almost four years at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute, the AP reports. She will be subject...

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