MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man has been convicted of first-degree intentional homicide in the February shooting death of Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner. Twenty-seven-year-old Jordan Fricke was convicted Friday by a jury that deliberated for a little more than an hour. Fricke testified Friday that he believed he heard gunshots and fired in self-defense. But Rittner was actually using a battering ram. Prosecutors have said Fricke had to know it was police because they loudly announced their presence.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System regents have scheduled a public hearing on regulations enacting a policy that calls for suspending and expelling students who disrupt campus speeches and presentations. The regents adopted a policy in October 2017 that states students found to have twice engaged in violence or other disorderly conduct that disrupts others’ free speech will be suspended.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross is telling regents he’s disappointed with system funding in the state budget. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers laid out an additional $127 million for the system over the two-year budget. Republicans scaled that back to $58 million, with $45 million contingent on lawmakers approving the system’s plan for spending it. The budget also extends a tuition freeze for another two years.
CRANDON, Wis. (AP) — A joint funeral service will be held Saturday for five of six family members killed in a northern Wisconsin fire. The victims’ obituaries say the noon service at Praise Chapel Community Church in Crandon will commemorate the lives of 32-year-old Raymond Michiel, his girlfriend, 37-year-old Amanda Bailey-Bocek, their 1-year-old daughter Jazmin Michiel and Bailey-Bocek’s sons, 7-year-old Nathan Bolding and 3-year-old Johnny Bocek.