ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) — A man who was convicted of murder in the drowning death of his wife 19 years ago in the bathtub of their suburban Chicago home has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. The sentence imposed on 70-year-old Frank Buschauer by Cook County Judge Joseph Cataldo likely means that Buschauer will die in prison because under Illinois law he must serve the entire 25-year sentence.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say a driver whose vehicle rolled over and crashed on the city’s east side had been shot. The crash occurred at about 9:30 p.m. on Thursday. Police say the gunshot wounds were serious and the driver is in critical condition at a hospital but is expected to survive. Authorities say the circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation.
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.