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White Wisconsin officer who shot Black man returned to duty

Apr. 13, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A white police officer from Wisconsin who was investigated and cleared for shooting and injuring a Black man during a domestic dispute has returned from administrative leave, officials said Tuesday. Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey was not charged in...

Poisoning death conviction vacated, man heads back to trial

Apr. 09, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge has vacated the conviction of a man who is heading back to trial in Kenosha County on charges of killing his wife with antifreeze. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled last month that Mark Jensen deserves a new trial in the 1998 death of his...

Wisconsin cities: Trump should pay legal bills for challenge

Apr. 05, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The cities of Green Bay, Kenosha and Racine are asking a federal judge to make former President Donald Trump pay more than $42,000 in legal fees in a case he brought challenging Wisconsin’s presidential election results. The request for legal fees...

Wisconsin authorities identify remains discovered in 1978

Apr. 02, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin authorities have identified the remains of a homicide victim discovered in 1978. The state Department of Justice announced Thursday that the remains are that of Dennis Regan McConn. He went missing from Kenosha in 1977 at age 29. ...

Kenosha police: 55 more charged for violence during protests

Mar. 26, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Fifty-five people are facing charges related to violent demonstrations in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the police shooting of Jacob Blake last summer, police said Friday. Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake seven times in August during a...

Jacob Blake files excessive force lawsuit against officer

Mar. 25, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Black man who was paralyzed after he was shot in the back by a white police officer in southeastern Wisconsin filed a civil lawsuit Thursday accusing the officer of excessive force. Jacob Blake Jr. was shot by Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey in August...

Wisconsin AP boys' basketball All-State team

Mar. 22, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Brandin Podziemski, Delafield St. John’s Northwestern Academies COACH OF THE YEAR – Nick Bennett, Racine St. Catherine’s FIRST TEAM (asterisk)Tyrese Hunter, 6-1, sr., Racine St....

Teen convicted of killing ex-girlfriend in Kenosha County

Mar. 20, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

BRISTOL, Wis. (AP) — A jury in Kenosha County has convicted a teen accused of killing his former girlfriend when they both were 15 and trying to kill her mother. Martice Fuller, now 17, was found guilty of first-degree intentional homicide in the May 2019 shooting...

Wisconsin protest shootings trial delayed at least 7 months

Mar. 10, 2021 10:46 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The trial for an 18-year-old from Illinois accused of killing two people and wounding a third during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin was pushed back Wednesday by seven months and could be delayed even longer. Kyle Rittenhouse's trial...

Kenosha police officials focus on diversity in recruiting

Mar. 04, 2021 08:37 AM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — At a time when the number of people applying to be police officers is on the decline, the Kenosha Police Department is putting out a call for new recruits. The department is in its annual recruitment period, asking candidates to put in applications...