RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A criminal complaint says a cognitively impaired Illinois woman whose body was dumped in Wisconsin in 1999 suffered burns, abrasions, lacerations and broken bones at the hands of a nurse. Officials on Friday identified the victim as Peggy Lynn Johnson. A complaint charges 64-year-old Linda La Roche in Johnson’s death. It says Johnson suffered burns, blunt force trauma to much of her body, a fractured nose and had “branding marks” that were inflicted within five days of her death.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — At least one government official in southwestern Wisconsin wants to prosecute journalists who “selectively report” the results of an upcoming water study in the region. The study is due soon in Lafayette, Grant and Iowa counties. A resolution introduced for a vote at Tuesday’s Lafayette County Conservation Committee meeting calls for a news release on the results and warns the media to print it without alteration.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A tumultuous week that put on full display the partisan agendas of Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and the Republican Legislature also revealed the limitations both face under divided government that more and more is resulting in gridlock. All of the partisan dramatics resulted in very little that will affect the average Wisconsin family. Neither side emerged as the clear winner or loser in a week that saw unprecedented and unexpected dramatics.
TWO RIVERS, Wis. (AP) — Gun and drug charges have been filed against a man prosecutors say was driving a car that was involved in a fatal police shooting in Two Rivers. Thirty-one-year-old William Tyler Langrick of Menasha faces multiple counts. He was arrested Monday after a traffic stop in which an officer fatally shot 30-year-old Nash Fiske, a passenger in the car. Prosecutors say there were two handguns in the car. The officer who shot Fiske is identified as Two Rivers Officer Dakota Gamez.