09, Jul 2014 - DaneMan arrested in Wisconsin heroin OD deathPolice have arrested a Stoughton man suspected of supplying the heroin that caused a fatal overdose in Dane County.08, Jul 2014 - DaneWisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen files emergency stay to stop same-sex marriages in Dane The euphoria at the Dane County Clerk's Office might be short-lived. Even as same-sex couples lined up Friday afternoon to get married following a federal court ruling overturning Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen declared that "current law remains in force."25, Jun 2014 - DaneMadison man accused of threatening judgeA Madison man is accused of threatening a Dane County judge after a ruling against him in small claims court. The Wisconsin Department of Justice said George W. Bennett, 55, lost in a small claims court rule on June 6 and left a series of threatening and harassing voicemails on Judge Rhonda Landford’s office phone between June 13 and 15. Police said they found a gun after carrying out a search ...22, Jun 2014 - DaneState's AG candidates debate police issuesThree Democrats and a Republican candidate for Wisconsin attorney general said the abuse of heroin and opiates is the state's top safety issue. The four candidates debated Saturday during the Wisconsin Professional Police Association annual meeting. They also said the state also needs to focus on drunken driving but don't agree how the state should enforce OWI laws. Dane County District Attorney ...13, Jun 2014 - DaneNEW INFORMATION: Wisconsin attorney general candidates fileDane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ and state Rep. Jon Richards of Milwaukee are all vying for the Democratic nomination. Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel is the only Republican in the race.13, Jun 2014 - DaneWisconsin attorney general candidates fileThree Democrats, one Republican and one Libertarian have filed to run for Wisconsin state attorney general. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ and state Rep. Jon Richards of Milwaukee are all vying for the Democratic nomination. Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel is the only Republican in the race. Thomas A. Nelson, Sr., filed ...13, Jun 2014 - DaneWisconsin attorney general candidates to file nomination papersMADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin will soon find out who is officially running for attorney general. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ and state Rep. Jon Richards of Milwaukee are all vying for the Democratic nomination.01, May 2014 - DaneStudents, community members provide books for inmatesEach week, University of Wisconsin-Madison students and community members spend hours in the Dane County jails providing books and other readings for inmates.30, Apr 2014 - DaneLake Mills man compensated for miscalculated jail releaseA Lake Mills man will get compensation after he was held more than one extra year by the Department of Corrections because his release date was miscalculated. The Wisconsin Claims Board said Robin Gavinski, 52, was sentenced in three Dane County cases and was scheduled to be released in June 2011, but a Department of Corrections employee calculated his sentences as being consecutive instead of ...28, Apr 2014 - DaneWisconsin man in prison a year too long given $7,600MADISON, Wis.—A Wisconsin man has been awarded money from the Department of Corrections after he was kept in prison for more than a year after28, Apr 2014 - DaneNews from around Wisconsin at 5:58 p.m. CDTMan held in prison a year too long awarded $7,600 MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A board that reviews financial claims against Wisconsin on Tuesday ordered the state's prison system to award a man $7,600 for the more than a year he spent in prison past his actual release ...28, Apr 2014 - DaneWisconsin Claims Board awards $7,600 to man kept in prison a year too longMADISON, Wis. — A board that reviews financial claims against Wisconsin on Tuesday ordered the state's prison system to award a man $7,600 for the more than a year he spent in prison past his actual release date.25, Apr 2014 - DaneOfficer-involved death law breaks new groundIt is a landmark law, the first of its kind in this country. When Gov. Scott Walker signed AB 409 it created a law that will change the way police-involved deaths are investigated in Wisconsin. While many law enforcement agencies deferred death investigations involving their officers to outside jurisdictions, some did not. This new law requires two individuals from outside the agency be involved ...02, Jun 2013 - DaneWisconsin police officer bitten while breaking up wedding party brawlMONONA, Wis. - Police in Dane County say a disturbance at a wedding party devolved into a brawl in which a man bit an officer on the hand.18, May 2013 - DaneTwo charged in 12-county burglary ringTwo suspects accused of being part of a burglary ring that hit numerous homes and businesses in 12 Wisconsin counties, including Dane County, have been charged with burglary and theft in four county courts in east central Wisconsin.16, May 2013 - DaneCourt official pleads no contest in tax caseA Milwaukee County court commissioner has pleaded no contest to filing false tax documents. Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said Geneva McKinley, 49, of Milwaukee, was convicted of two counts of filing false tax documents following her change of plea hearing Thursday in Dane County Circuit Court. Judge Julie Genovese withheld sentence and ordered McKinley to serve 18 months on ...16, May 2013 - DaneStabbing leads to attempted homicide arrestA Middleton woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide after a stabbing Thursday morning, according to the Dane County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were called to 5000 Pheasant Branch Rd. at 2:56 a.m. and said they found 39-year-old Everado Trinidad Cortez being treated by Middleton EMS. Cortez was admitted to University of Wisconsin Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Terea Osario ...10, May 2013 - DaneSixth sentenced in marijuana conspiracy caseA Madison man sentenced to five years in prison Thursday is the sixth to be sentenced in a California to Wisconsin marijuana case, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Eissa Kazi, 23, was sentenced for possessing a firearm in connection with a conspiracy to distribute marijuana. Prosecutors said Kazi distributed marijuana in Dane County, including on the University of Wisconsin campus ...05, May 2013 - DaneAppeals Court refuses to grant stay of Act 10 repealWisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen had asked the 4th District Court of Appeals to place the September ruling of Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas on hold while Van Hollen appeals the decision.21, Apr 2013 - DaneJanesville man arrested on suspicion of 7th OWIA Janesville man was arrested on suspicion of his seventh OWI on Saturday. Wisconsin State Patrol arrested Chad Updike, 41, at around 7 p.m. on I-94 in Dane County. Updike was stopped for unsafe lane deviation, according to a release by the state patrol.20, Apr 2013 - DaneJanesville man arrested on suspicion of his 7th OWIA Janesville man was arrested for his seventh OWI on Saturday. Wisconsin State Patrol arrested Chad Updike, 41, at around 7 p.m. on I-94 in Dane County. Updike was stopped for unsafe lane deviation, according to a release by the state patrol.13, Apr 2013 - DaneMazomanie man charged with child porn possessionAuthorities said a 37-year-old Mazomanie man was charged on suspicion of possessing of child pornography Friday. Special agents from the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and Dane County deputies executed a search warrant at the home of Benjamin R. Minor's home at 17 Marion St. in Mazomanie, on Tuesday, which revealed digital images of underage girls, the DOJ ...10, Apr 2013 - DaneLutheran bishop suspected of killing runner in Sun Prairie while drunkThe bishop who oversees 145 Lutheran congregations in south-central Wisconsin is expected to remain Tuesday in Dane County Jail on allegations of driving drunk and killing a 52-year-old woman Sunday.10, Apr 2013 - DaneWisconsin: ELCA bishop could be charged after fatal crashThe bishop who leads 145 Lutheran congregations in south-central Wisconsin remained Monday in Dane County Jail on allegations that he drove drunk and killed a 52-year-old Sun Prairie mother of three who was on a training run.
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