Police shoot and kill Wisconsin man after domestic dispute
Police in Appleton, Wisconsin, shot and killed a man after responding to a domestic disturbance call, authorities said Saturday. The shooting happened after officers were confronted by an armed man when they were called to a home in Appleton on Friday night, the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation said in a news release. A firearm was recovered at the scene and body camera footage captured the shooting, according to the Justice Department's news release.news.yahoo.com
Wisconsin GOP leader fires 2020 election investigator
The Wisconsin Assembly Republican leader who hired a former state Supreme Court justice to investigate the 2020 election fired him Friday, after the former justice and former President Donald Trump backed the lawmaker’s opponent. Speaker Robin Vos firing of Michael Gableman ends a 14-month probe that began with Vos voicing full confidence in Gableman’s abilities. Vos had rejected Gableman's determination that lawmakers should consider decertifying the 2020 election, as Trump wants.news.yahoo.com
Ilhan Omar faces centrist rival; open House seat in Vermont
Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of the biggest stars of the left, is facing a challenge from the center in her congressional primary in Minnesota on Tuesday, while Vermont Democrats will choose a nominee for an open U.S. House seat who will likely make history as the first woman representing the state in Congress. Another key race is unfolding in western Wisconsin, where Democratic Rep. Ron Kind 's retirement after 26 years in office opens up a House seat in a district that has been trending Republican. Among the candidates running in the Republican primary to replace Kind is a former Navy SEAL who attended the “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021, which preceded the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.news.yahoo.com
Wisconsin man who drove truck into mostly Black crowd pleads guilty to felony, but could have record erased
A white man in Wisconsin accused of accelerating his vehicle through a crowd, injuring a Black woman and fleeing the […] The post Wisconsin man who drove truck into mostly Black crowd pleads guilty to felony, but could have record erased appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
GOP seeking power over elections in Wisconsin, Minnesota
Republicans who are running to be secretary of state in Wisconsin and Minnesota in primaries Tuesday are repeating Donald Trump’s false claims about the last presidential election and they've suggested they want more authority over how elections are run, especially in Democratic-leaning counties.
Minnesota man charged in deadly Wisconsin attack on tubers
A 52-year-old Minnesota man was charged Monday in a weekend stabbing attack on people who were tubing on a river in western Wisconsin, including a teenager who was killed and four other people who were wounded. Nicolae Miu, of Prior Lake, Minnesota, is charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide and four counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide in St. Croix County, which sits along Wisconsin's border with Minnesota. The family of the teen who died has identified him as 17-year-old Isaac Schuman, of Stillwater, Minnesota.news.yahoo.com
Judge: Wisconsin probe found 'absolutely no' election fraud
A Wisconsin judge says that a Republican-ordered, taxpayer-funded investigation into the 2020 election found “absolutely no evidence of election fraud,” but did reveal contempt for the state’s open records law by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and a former state Supreme Court justice he hired.
Judge: Wisconsin probe found 'absolutely no' election fraud
A Wisconsin judge said Thursday that a Republican-ordered, taxpayer-funded investigation into the 2020 election found “absolutely no evidence of election fraud," but did reveal contempt for the state's open records law by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and a former state Supreme Court justice he hired. Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn awarded about $98,000 in attorneys' fees to the liberal watchdog group American Oversight, bringing an end in circuit court to one of four lawsuits the group filed. Vos's attorney, Ron Stadler, said he was recommending that Vos appeal the ruling.news.yahoo.com
Wisconsin lawmaker Janet Bewley involved in car accident that left woman and 5-year-old daughter dead
Wisconsin Senate Democratic Minority Leader Janet Bewley was involved in a fatal car crash Friday that left a 27-year-old mother from Pennsylvania and her 5-year-old daughter dead, police said Monday.cbsnews.com
Wisconsin Dem U.S. Senate candidate Tom Nelson quits race
Tom Nelson, a candidate who tried to position himself as the most progressive in Wisconsin's Democratic primary race for U.S. Senate, announced Monday he dropped out of the contest to face Republican incumbent Ron Johnson in November. Nelson, the Outagamie County executive, threw his support to Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, who is in a tight race with Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry. State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski is polling further behind.news.yahoo.com
Takeaways from Republican Wisconsin gubernatorial debate
The debate between Trump-backed Tim Michels, Rebecca Kleefisch and state Rep. Tim Ramthun came just over two weeks before the Aug. 9 primary. A Marquette University Law School poll last month showed Michels and Kleefish in a tight race, with the winner advancing to take on Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.news.yahoo.com
Ron Johnson won’t back US attorney nominee over deleted Jan. 6 tweets: ‘This is terrorism’
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) announced on Tuesday that he will not support President Biden’s nominee to be a federal prosecutor in Wisconsin over tweets she posted that Johnson said show she is a “political partisan.” Johnson said he would not support Sopen Shah, Biden’s choice to become U.S. attorney for the U.S. District Court for…news.yahoo.com
Elections officials urged to prepare for shortages, delays
Elections officials from across the country meeting under heightened security in swing state Wisconsin are being urged to prepare for supply chain issues that could lead to shortages in paper used for everything from ballots to “I voted” stickers for years to come.
Alex Holder, filmmaker who had access to Trump inner circle, discusses new Jan. 6 documentary
The new documentary "Unprecedented" captures the moment Vice President Mike Pence learned of a congressional resolution urging him to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office after Jan. 6.news.yahoo.com
Police: Parade shooting suspect contemplated 2nd shooting
The man charged with killing seven people at an Independence Day parade confessed to police that he unleashed a hail of bullets from a rooftop in suburban Chicago and then fled to the Madison, Wisconsin, area, where he contemplated shooting up an event there.
Wisconsin Democrats focus ire on Republican Sen. Johnson
Wisconsin Democrats looking to unseat Republican Sen. Ron Johnson are focusing their attacks on him, and not each other, as each of the eight candidates make their case to party activists at the state convention held six weeks before the primary.
Supreme Court tosses Wisconsin legislative voting maps
The Supreme Court has thrown out Wisconsin state legislative maps that were preferred by the state’s Democratic governor and selected by Wisconsin’s top court, a win for Republicans that also makes it unclear what boundaries will be in place for the fall election.