MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel investigated a former assistant attorney general after he made critical remarks in a newspaper story. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday that Schimel’s office was looking into whether the retiree provided confidential information to the press about a deal with state Department of Justice struck with a polluter.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Michigan man has been charged with killing his wife more than four decades ago in Wisconsin, even though her body has never been found. Law enforcement agents from both states arrested 82-year-old Richard Gale Pierce Thursday in his hometown of Cheboygan, Michigan. A criminal complaint charges Pierce with killing 35-year-old Carol Jean Pierce in Sturgeon Bay in September 1975. Pierce has claimed his wife left him. A criminal complaint outlines a likely abusive nine-year marriage.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury has awarded a transgender University of Wisconsin-Madison employee and a transgender UW-Madison student $780,500 in damages after a federal judge ruled a state ban on insurance coverage for gender-changing surgery amounts to sexual discrimination. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit last year on behalf of UW-Madison cancer research Shannon Andres and graduate student Alina Boyden.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Defeated Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson appears in a new television ad attacking Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin and voicing his support for GOP nominee Leah Vukmir. The spot released Thursday is paid for by Restoration PAC, a conservative group that backed Nicholson in the primary with Vukmir. Restoration PAC said the ad will run on television starting Friday through Oct. 18. It will run digitally through the Nov. 6 election.