MILWAUKEE (AP) — An Illinois man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison in a crash that killed three members of a Wisconsin family, including a doctor, a nurse and a dentist. Timothy Vandervere, of Beach Park, Illinois, was sentenced Friday. Vandervere pleaded no contest to three counts of homicide by drunken driving and one count of injury by drunken driving in September.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal report shows that Wisconsin’s job growth dropped dramatically in the first half of 2019, although economists say there’s little cause for concern. The U.S. Department of Labor says the state had 2,945,000 nonfarm jobs through June, up 9,340 from the same period last year. That lagged well behind the year-over-year increases for every June since the recession ended a decade ago. Economists say a key reason is the low unemployment rate and there’s little cause for concern.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police say they shot and killed a dog and arrested three people while carrying out a search warrant in connection with a pair of shootings earlier in the week. The State Journal reports that the Dane County Narcotics Task Force and the Madison Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the home Friday morning. Police say a SWAT team broke down the door and was confronted by “two aggressive dogs” that charged officers. One dog was fatally shot.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man who was living in an underground bunker that contained a stash of weapons is facing two felony counts. Forty-one-year-old Geoffrey Graff appeared in court Saturday on charges of recklessly endangering safety and possession of a short-barreled shotgun. The bunker contained two shotguns, a pistol, a long rifle, and the bow with snowplow stakes for arrows, the sheriff said. It also had a grill, propane tanks, a generator and various power tools