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Milwaukee fatal shooting ruled self-defense
10:55 a.m.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say a 42-year-old man fatally shot a man who was trying to rob him. A Milwaukee police spokesman said the Milwaukee County district attorney's office reviewed the case Wednesday and determined the shooting was a justified self-defense homicide. Police say the 24-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the Saturday morning shooting. The spokesman says authorities are withholding the name of the man who died for investigative reasons.


Milwaukee to speed police training in handling mentally ill
10:30 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee city officials say they plan to speed up training so that all Milwaukee police officers will get training to deal with mentally ill people. Mayor Tom Barrett said about 400 officers and dispatchers have received the 40 hours of training to be certified under the Crisis Intervention Team program since 2006. But now they plan to get the 1,400 or so others trained by 2018. The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is providing $500,000 toward the $1.2 million cost. Barrett said he was confident others would step up and donate the rest. In April, Milwaukee police officer Christopher Manney shot Dontre Hamilton to death in a downtown park. Family members say Hamilton was schizophrenic. The family has been waiting for the district attorney to decide whether he will charge Manney.

Northwestern Mutual opts for new plan
1:17 a.m.

MILWAUKEE — Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. announced it intends to build a mixed-use real estate development, including a parking structure, immediately west of its downtown Milwaukee campus.
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St. John’s Military Academy hosts boar’s head banquet
1:15 a.m.

DELAFIELD — As a minstrel heralded the arrival of a boar’s head being carried on a stretcher by a group of monks, the dining hall of St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy could easily have been mistaken for a medieval banquet Thursday evening.
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Both Slender Man stabbing suspects found competent to stand trial
11:15 p.m.

WAUKESHA — A judge has ruled both 13-year-old Anissa Weier and 12-year-old Morgan Geyser are competent to stand trial for allegedly stabbing their friend 19 times to prove allegiance to the fictional Internet character Slender Man.
See the full story in Friday's Freeman.

Supreme Court grants expungement to Brookfield man
10:45 p.m.

WAUKESHA — In one of the cases heard in a Waukesha County courtroom in October in its Justice on Wheels program, the state Supreme Court has ruled that a Brookfield man should have been granted expungement of his first criminal offense before he was charged with a second crime that increased his potential penalties.
Read more in Friday's Freeman.

Woman charged in fatal heroin overdose
10:05 p.m.

WAUKESHA — A City of Pewaukee woman was charged Thursday for her alleged role in a fatal heroin overdose of a man she reportedly met during Narcotics Anonymous meetings.
Read the full story in Friday's Freeman.

Wisconsin ranks 32nd in private-sector job growth
9:05 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin ranks 32nd in private-sector job growth and lags behind the national average for the 12-month period that ended in June, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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