News from around Wisconsin at 5:58 p.m. CDT
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- The husband of a woman killed more than six years ago at an Illinois Burger King says a guilty verdict for the attacker brings her family little, if any, peace.
Ken Hutchison's wife, Mary, was strangled in 2006 at the Lindenhurst restaurant she managed. She was 45.
On Friday, a jury convicted 48-year-old James Ealy of suburban Chicago of murder.
Hutchison, of Trevor, tells the Kenosha News (http://bit.ly/12ETNZFhttp://bit.ly/12ETNZF ) that his family won't forget Mary, but will try to turn the page. He says doesn't consider the verdict closure - but says closure would be the death penalty.
Illinois abolished the death penalty in 2011, and Ealy faces 20 years to life when he is sentenced.
Mary Hutchison's father, Richard Dean, says he won't get closure until the day he dies.
MOUNT CALVARY, Wis. (AP) - A 5-year-old child has died after being run over by a pickup truck in the parking lot of a Mount Calvary restaurant.
The Fond du Lac Reporter says (http://fondul.ac/110czt1http://fondul.ac/110czt1 ) the incident happened Friday night, in the parking lot of Maximillian's restaurant.
Police say a 35-year-old Fond du Lac man was backing his pickup truck into a parking stall when a 5-year-old child ran behind him and was run over. The child died at St. Agnes Hospital.
Names of the victim and truck driver were not immediately released. Authorities are still investigating.
Information from: The Reporter, http://www.fdlreporter.comhttp://www.fdlreporter.com
A Milwaukee special education teacher faces charges for allegedly fondling himself in front of students who are cognitively delayed, according to a criminal complaint filed Saturday.
The complaint charges Kevin France, 37, of Milwaukee with four counts of causing a child between the ages of 13 and 17 to view or listen to sexual activity, and two counts of exposing himself. The complaint says France's alleged victims were four female students at Mary McLeod Bethune Academy.
"We take this matter very seriously. The individual has been removed from the school," Milwaukee Public Schools spokesman Tony Tagliavia said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press. "We are fully cooperating with police on this investigation and are conducting a review of the situation."
France is in custody. Online court records do not list a defense attorney.
According to the complaint, the four girls went to principal Carol McKay in December to tell them about their teacher's conduct. When police interviewed McKay earlier this month, she said she separated the four girls and had them write down their complaints about France. She said she was told to forward those complaints to the district's Employee Rights Department lawyer Sarah Hanneman, so she did, but never received a response.
McKay said she didn't tell anyone else about the complaints, and didn't report the incidents to police.
McKay did not respond to an email seeking comment Saturday; an email to Hanneman prompted an automatic reply stating she is unable to check email until Thursday. Tagliavia said he would not comment beyond the district's statement.
BARABOO, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin dairy farmer was acquitted early Saturday on three of four counts related to the sale of raw milk.
Dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger was found not guilty of charges alleging he sold retail food, produced milk and operated a dairy plant without proper state licenses, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported (http://bit.ly/12TmwMbhttp://bit.ly/12TmwMb ).
He was found guilty of one count of violating a holding order placed on products at his farm after a 2010 raid. Hershberger could get up to a year in jail and a $10,000 fine when he is sentenced at a later date.
The Sauk County jury deliberated four hours before reaching its verdict about 1 a.m. Saturday.
With few exceptions, Wisconsin farmers can't sell unpasteurized milk directly to consumers because it may contain pathogens that could make people sick. But many believe unprocessed milk contains bacteria that boost the immune system.
Hershberger's supporters have said he was targeted because he sold the raw milk through a private buying club with several hundred members. The Weston A. Price Foundation, which advocates for legalizing raw-milk sales in Wisconsin and other states, said the outcome will set a precedent.
"This is a victory for the food rights movement," said one of Hershberger's attorneys, Elizabeth Rich.