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Molson Coors Shooter Was Still Wearing His Uniform

5 victims were all fellow employees

(Newser) - Police in Milwaukee have not disclosed the identity of the gunman behind Wednesday's shooting rampage at the Molson Coors campus —but the company has described the 51-year-old as an "active brewery employee." The man was still in his uniform when he stormed the facility and killed... More »

Missing Mom, 2 Daughters Found Dead After Amber Alert

Milwaukee woman's boyfriend has been arrested

(Newser) - The search for a missing Milwaukee woman and her two young daughters ended with a horrific find in a garage Sunday. Police say they found the bodies of 25-year-old Amarah Banks, 5-year-old Zaniya Ivery, and 4-year-old Camaria Banks in the garage following the arrest of Banks' boyfriend, Arzel Ivery, in... More »

Drive-By Shooting Kills Pregnant Woman, but Not Her Baby

Annie Sandifer was in a party bus celebrating a family event

(Newser) - Annie Sandifer was 26 weeks pregnant with her sixth child when a bullet from a drive-by shooting struck her early Saturday. The Milwaukee woman, variously reported as 33 or 35, didn't survive—but her baby, delivered via emergency C-section, did. "She had kids to go home to. She... More »

She Waited for 2.5 Hours in the ER. She Didn't Survive

Fed-up Tashonna Ward left ER for urgent care, but she never made it in; she died a short time later

(Newser) - When you're sick or injured, you might head to urgent care first, then to the emergency room. But for a Wisconsin woman, a trip to the emergency room for chest pains and shortness of breath led to a lengthy wait, so she left the ER to go to urgent... More »

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst States to Retire In

Enjoy your golden years

(Newser) - When to retire is a big decision, but knowing where to live out your golden years can be just as important. WalletHub wants to help you tackle the latter, and so it set out on a mission to find the best states to retire in, looking at all 50 across... More »

Driver Shoots 2 Kids After Vehicle Hit With Snowball

Cops say motorist opened fire on group of children

(Newser) - A motorist in Milwaukee apparently believes that the penalty for children who throw snowballs at cars should be lethal. Police say the driver opened fire on a group of youngsters after his or her vehicle was hit by a snowball Saturday evening, ABC7 reports. A 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old... More »

Making a Murderer's Dassey Gets Governor's Pardon Answer

That would be a no from Wisconsin's Tony Evers

(Newser) - Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Friday he won't consider a pardon request from a man convicted of rape and murder when he was a teenager whose story was documented in the Netflix series Making a Murderer. The request from Brendan Dassey doesn't meet the criteria for a pardon... More »

Deputy Accused of Using Obits to Plan Her Burglaries

Janelle Gericke was allegedly trying to break into Wisconsin homes even while pregnant

(Newser) - A former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy has been arrested after her own colleagues became suspicious she was involved in something not on the up-and-up. The Washington Post reports that Janelle Gericke, 29, was hit with a felony burglary charge Tuesday, accused of breaking into—or trying to—seven homes in... More »

Judge Tells Wisconsin to Take 230K Off Voting Rolls

Ruling could hurt Democrats' efforts to carry the state next year

(Newser) - Wisconsin has been ordered to remove about 234,000 names from its list of registered voters. A judge made the ruling Friday in a lawsuit brought by conservatives who argued that the state should have voided the registrations of people who did not respond within 30 days to a letter... More »

Students on School Trip Find Hidden Cameras

A staff member is on leave as 'a precautionary measure'

(Newser) - School trips can be a great experience for students—but not when they find cameras hidden in their hotel room. That's what Wisconsin high school students reported during their recent stay at at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency for a school-sponsored conference, NBC News reports. Details are scant, but a... More »

During School Shooting, Teen Unlocks Mosque for Students

17-year-old Duaa Ahmad stayed calm, acted quickly during chaos at Wisconsin high school

(Newser) - When students in an AP English class at a Wisconsin high school heard a gunshot Tuesday and the teacher yelled for the students to go, what followed was a complete state of confusion and chaos. One student, however, knew just what to do as she and her classmates at Oshkosh... More »

She Offered $25K to Catch a Killer. Now, She's Charged

Cindy Schulz-Juedes is accused of murdering her husband in 2006

(Newser) - Cindy Schulz-Juedes offered a $25,000 reward for information on her husband's killer after he was found shot to death in their central Wisconsin home in 2006. Thirteen years later, police say the killer was herself. Schulz-Juedes, 65, was arrested Wednesday, two days after a Marathon County judge ruled... More »

Officer Shoots Student in Class

17-year-old brought a handgun to school, police say

(Newser) - A 17-year-old high school student was shot in a Wisconsin classroom Monday after police said he pointed a gun at them. The student was hospitalized and stable, police said later in the day. No one else was hurt at Waukesha South High School, which is in a suburb of Milwaukee,... More »

Toddler Was Cuddling Her Toy When It Took a Bullet

No injuries reported following gunfight in Madison, Wis.

(Newser) - Baby Shark is in no condition to sing after taking a bullet and likely saving a little girl in the process. The 3-year-old was asleep in her bed just before 9pm Sunday when a gunfight occurred outside her family's home in Madison, Wis. "It is believed that there... More »

Deer Hunters End Up Shooting Themselves in Wisconsin

In 2 incidents, hunters fired at their own foot

(Newser) - Wisconsin's 9-day deer hunting season opened on Saturday, but four-legged creatures weren't the only ones who ended up shot. ABC News reports at least four people were shot as well, though none were hit fatally. A press release from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says two of... More »

Remains of 2 Missing Brothers Found in 2 Separate States

Officials ID remains of Nicholas and Justin Diemel in Mo., Neb.; Garland Nelson charged

(Newser) - The fate of two brothers from Wisconsin who went missing while on a business trip in July has now been confirmed. On Friday, authorities said that remains found in Caldwell County, Mo., and in Lincoln, Neb., were those of 35-year-old Nicholas Diemel and 24-year-old Justin Diemel, respectively, Fox News reports.... More »

USPS Worker Has a Turkey Stalker

The bird chases Jeff Byrne's truck from house to house

(Newser) - A USPS worker in Wisconsin is trying his best to be respectful of his stalker because, after all, "it's Thanksgiving." Still, Jeff Byrne would rather the turkey cluck off. "Our poor mail carrier has been dealing with this for a month!" Sherry Michaels wrote Monday... More »

Country Doctor's Tiny Practice Sees Extremely Rare Illnesses

James DeLine serves a tiny community in Wisconsin, becomes genetic expert

(Newser) - James DeLine is the country doctor in the Wisconsin village of La Farge, which has a population of 750. The 65-year-old makes house calls with his medical bag and knows everybody by name, along with their medical histories. But the image of the quaint country doctor gets thrown for a... More »

Waitress Picks 'Morals Over Money,' Gets Fired

Brittany Spencer overheard two customers making transphobic remarks

(Newser) - A server who got fired after refusing to wait on transphobic customers says she's OK with choosing "morals over money." It all began last Saturday when Brittany Spencer was working her shift at Fat Joe's Bar and Grill in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin—and a couple... More »

Cher Offers to Finance Suit by Fired School Guard

Marlon Anderson was telling a student not to use the word

(Newser) - Cher says she'll cover the expense of any lawsuit a black Wisconsin high school security guard might file after he was fired for using a racial slur while telling a student not to use that word. Marlon Anderson said a disruptive student at Madison West High School used the... More »

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