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Justices to hear arguments in sweeping environmental cases

The state Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in a pair of far-reaching environmental lawsuits that could define the state Department of Natural Resources' ability to regulate factory farms and high-capacity wells as well as how far state agencies can go when interpreting state law.

Dane County Board pushes to end no-knock warrants

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Members of the Dane County Board in Wisconsin are pressing the sheriff to stop any use of no-knock warrants, a police tactic that criminal justice reform advocates have pushed to ban. The Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reports that…

Deforest 3-year-old cancer patient gets his Make-A-Wish

DEFOREST, Wis. -- Community members came together for a car-parade Saturday to celebrate a local 3-year-old's last chemotherapy treatment. "It was family members, to friends, to school providers, to just anyone in our community that's really cared to pray and…

Woman charged with homicide in man's heroin overdose

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Madison woman with homicide after she allegedly supplied heroin to a man at a hotel in January, failed to call for help after he overdosed and then tried to remove his body…

Vandal covers Black Lives Matter, Asian equality signs

SHOREWOOD, Wis. (AP) — Police in Shorewood are searching for a vandal who covered up signs supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and Asian equality. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that surveillance video shows a man in a face mask…

La Crosse man faces third child sexual assault case

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A La Crosse man has been charged in his third child sexual assault case. Online court records show 44-year-old Vanin Dell McKinnon was charged Thursday with repeated sexual assault of a child and causing a…

Beloit PD: Woman in critical condition with gunshot wound

BELOIT, Wis. -- The City of Beloit Police Department is investigating a large disturbance that occurred around 2:40 a.m. and left one woman in critical condition. According to police, they found a 20-year-old woman with a gunshot wound. The victim…