MILWAUKEE (AP) — A procession of police vehicles with lights flashing has accompanied the body of a fallen Milwaukee police officer from a hospital to the coroner’s office. The officer was shot and killed while trying to serve a warrant on the city’s south side Wednesday morning. The long line of squad cars left Froedtert Hospital with a hearse on Wednesday afternoon and traveled to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office. An autopsy is planned Thursday. The officer’s name has not been released.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Wisconsin man offered to help a 14-year-old Tennessee girl after she told him her adoptive father had been raping her. But he offered to help only if she sent him video proof of an assault. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Bryan Rogers drove to the girl’s home in January once she provided video of the rape. He’d met the girl online. Rogers is now jailed in Madison. Authorities have also arrested the girl’s adoptive father in Tennessee on rape charges
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl and killing her parents has been ordered to stand trial after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing. Twenty-one-year-old Jake Patterson gave brief answers to the judge Wednesday. He acknowledged he was giving up his right to a hearing at which prosecutors would have had to show they had enough evidence to warrant a trial. The judge then set arraignment for March 27.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chairwoman Martha Laning says she won’t seek re-election to the position. Laning issued a news release Wednesday saying she won’t run in the party’s June leadership election. She said it’s the perfect time to step down as the party’s leader after resounding Democratic victories in November’s elections.