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Biggest cities in Wisconsin targeted by 2020 election survey

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) – Mayors of Wisconsin’s five largest and most Democratic cities begin receiving subpoenas in a Republican-ordered probe into the 2020 presidential election led by a judge retired from the State Supreme Court. Lawyer Michael Gableman issued his first round of summons last week to the Wisconsin Election Commission and city officials in Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Racine and Kenosha. Gableman also assigned the mayors of those five cities on Tuesday and Wednesday. In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Gableman also admitted that he did not understand how elections work.


The gunman who injured the officer committed suicide, officials say

RACINE, Wisconsin (AP) – The US Marshals Service says a person who shot and injured a federal agent in Racine has apparently committed suicide. Officials said the US Marshals Service-led task force attempted to serve a warrant on Wednesday morning when an individual opened fire and an officer was shot. The Marshals Service said the officer suffered non-life threatening injuries. A federal agency statement said “members of the task force did not shoot, but the subject apparently committed suicide.” Racine police say the federal agent was participating in a “multi-jurisdictional” operation.


With a windfall, the city tries to reach children trapped in violence

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) – The money paid to cities and states by the US bailout is so large and can be used for so many purposes that communities across the US are trying new, longer-term ways to fix it. that is broken. their cities. In Rockford, Ill., It means a new approach to tackling violent crime in a city that has struggled with violence for years, especially during the pandemic. Rockford’s first investment of nearly $ 2 million will go to aid programs for miners. There is no guarantee that any of the experiments will work. And in Rockford’s case, it will be years before anyone can say for sure.


Remains in suitcase in Wisconsin identified as missing woman

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) – Sheriff officials say human remains found in a suitcase last year in western Wisconsin have been identified as those of a woman missing after working in a popular tourist area of State. Authorities say DNA was used to identify Rosaly Cindy Chavarria Rodriguez, who was 25 when she was reported missing in July 2020. The Peruvian native lived in Reedsburg, about 15 miles southwest of the tourist area of ​​the Wisconsin Dells and Lake Delton. Sheriff officials said on October 14, 2020, the heavily decomposed remains of a woman were found stuffed in a purple suitcase at an abandoned farm in the town of Wheaton, Chippewa County, about 150 miles north. -western region of Dells.


With COVID-19 help, schools direct funding towards sports

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – A growing number of school districts in the United States are using federal pandemic funding for athletic projects. One school district in Iowa is spending $ 100,000 on renovating a weight room, while another in Wisconsin is spending $ 1.6 million on new artificial turf pitches. School officials argue that the projects support students’ physical and mental health, but critics tell The Associated Press the spending collides with the intention of pandemic relief. Education experts say funding should be spent on tutoring and other costs to help students recover from lost learning. Some critics accuse federal and state officials of failing to ensure that the money is put to good use.


Milwaukee Police Investigate Infant Death As Homicide

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Police have said they are investigating the death of a 1-year-old child as homicide. Police said they responded to a report of child abuse last Thursday and found the boy was unresponsive. He died of his injuries on Monday. WDJT-TV reports that a 32-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man have been arrested in connection with the homicide. The cause of death has not been released. Police said criminal charges would likely be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.


UW files complaint against advisers based on outdated information

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) – A conservative legal group has threatened the University of Wisconsin-Madison with legal action for allegedly hiring three mental health providers to serve only students of color. UW-Madison spokeswoman Meredith McGlone said on Wednesday that the original hiring announcement cited in the complaint was inaccurate and had been updated. She says that “academic health service mental health care providers are not assigned based on a student’s race and are not limited to the students they serve based on race.” The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Freedoms threatened legal action in its letter on Wednesday, saying jobs as originally described would violate state and federal laws on racial discrimination.


A mother out for a walk with her baby attacked on the De Pere trail

DE PERE, Wisconsin (AP) – Police in De Pere are looking for the perpetrator who assaulted a mother who was walking down a suburban path with her baby. Officers were called late Tuesday morning by the woman’s husband who expressed concern when her walk appeared to be taking longer than expected. Police say the husband found the baby in a grassy area along the East River Trail, but could not find his wife. Officers arrived and found the woman about 40 to 50 meters from the baby. There is no word on the condition of the woman. Police say the baby was not seriously injured.

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