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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 »

Cops: Man Trekked 350 Miles to Meet 'Underage Girl'

Except the person Tommy Lee Jenkins allegedly wanted to meet was an undercover investigator

(Newser) - The distance between Whitestown, Ind., and Neenah, Wis., is just over 350 miles—not usually a distance one would want to travel mostly on foot. That apparently didn't faze Tommy Lee Jenkins, however, as he allegedly thought a 14-year-old girl was waiting for him for possible sex. What was... More »

One Year After Abduction, Jayme Closs Speaks

'I feel stronger every day!' 14-year-old says, once more living the life of a 'typical teenager'

(Newser) - A year ago Tuesday, Jayme Closs' parents were killed and the young teen was abducted from her Wisconsin home. Today, nine months after she escaped from her captor, the 14-year-old is doing well. "Jayme continues to work very hard on her emotional well-being," a family statement reveals, per... More »

Who's Ready for Blizzard Conditions?

North-central states could see up to 2 feet of snow over next few days

(Newser) - Get your snow boots ready. A "potentially historic" winter storm is expected over the next several days in the north-central part of the country, which could see record low temperatures and up to two feet of snow, USA Today reports. Parts of Washington state, northern Idaho, and western Montana... More »

Big Vaping Bust May Explain Why People Are Getting Sick

Wisconsin police arrest Tyler Huffhines and Jacob Huffhines for alleged vaping operation

(Newser) - A stunning Wisconsin drug bust may help explain why vapers have been getting sick and dying , the New York Times reports. Police recently burst into a condo in a quiet subdivision and found an operation for filling vaping cartridges with THC-laced liquid. The raid netted 31,200 filled cartridges, 98,... More »

Wisconsin Fugitive Hides in Bunker for 3 Years

Hunter found Jeremiah Button's hideout

(Newser) - A Wisconsin fugitive hid out for more than three years in a makeshift bunker powered by solar panels and a pedal generator before a hunter stumbled onto him last week, police said. WSAW reports that several months ago Thomas Nelson of Wausau found a bunker with a log door carved... More »

A State Couldn't Find This Sex Offender. Now, a Dozen More

Brandon King was convicted of incest with a child, per Wisconsin's Department of Corrections

(Newser) - Wisconsin is missing 13 sex offenders who should be under active supervision. A rep for the state Department of Corrections has said 13 of 965 sex offenders who are to be monitored are unaccounted for, apparently after removing or tampering with their monitoring devices, per NBC News , which reports the... More »

Man Goes to Cops, Says He Killed Wife 13 Years Ago

He said he strangled 'frantic' wife in Missouri

(Newser) - A troubled man walked into a police station in Wisconsin on Sunday and confessed to killing his wife 13 years to the day earlier, police say. According to court papers filed Monday, Keith Comfort told officers that on Aug. 4, 2006, he went to his home in Columbia, Mo., after... More »

Brothers May Have Vanished Here. Now, a Grisly Find

Human remains are discovered on Missouri property

(Newser) - Authorities who had been searching a Missouri farm for two missing Wisconsin brothers announced Wednesday that human remains have been found there, more than a week after the pair disappeared during a trip for their livestock business, the AP reports. Clinton County Sheriff Larry Fish said the remains were found... More »

Sheriff: Man May Have Been Imitating Closs Abduction

Ritchie German Jr. allegedly killed 4 in Wisconsin before taking his own life

(Newser) - Authorities in Wisconsin say a man suspected of killing four people may have been imitating the abduction last year of teenager Jayme Closs . Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk said Tuesday that investigators may never know exactly what led to the Sunday attacks. He tells the AP that investigators believe Ritchie German Jr.... More »

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