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All calls to Wisconsin will require dialing the area code

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Beginning Sunday, residents of Wisconsin will be required to dial 10-digit local numbers – the area code and the seven-digit phone number. Currently, residents of Wisconsin can call a number within the same area code without dialing the area code. The change will affect both landlines and cell phones and all of Wisconsin’s six area codes, as well as more than two dozen other states that have yet to switch to 10-digit dialing. The change is due to the Federal Communications Commission establishing 988 as the new national phone number for suicide prevention and mental health assistance.


Judge issues injunction blocking wisconsin fall wolf hunt

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) – A judge acceded to a request from wildlife groups and blocked the fall wolf hunt in Wisconsin two weeks before hunters set off into the woods. Dane County Circuit Judge Jacob Frost issued a temporary injunction on Friday ending the season, which was scheduled to begin on November 6. seasons. The groups sued after the board of directors of the Department of Natural Resources dismissed calls to cancel the fall season after hunters exceeded their catch limit of nearly 100 wolves over the course of ‘a court-ordered February season.


Forensic scientist: 3-year-old was shot in the head

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee County medical examiner has determined that a 3-year-old boy found dead in Milwaukee was shot in the head. The boy, Major P. Harris, and his mother, Mallery Muenzenberger, 25, had been missing since October 9. Muenzenberger’s body was found in a Milwaukee backyard on October 14. She had been shot dead. The suspect in his murder, Jaheem Clark, committed suicide on Sunday as police arrived at his residence. The boy’s body was discovered in a dumpster on Thursday. The medical examiner’s office tweeted on Friday that an autopsy showed Harris had been shot in the head and his death was deemed a homicide. The office also tweeted that an autopsy performed on Tuesday confirmed that Clark had shot himself in the head.


Wisconsin audit finds elections ‘safe and secure’

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) – A highly anticipated non-partisan audit of the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin has identified no widespread fraud in the battlefield state, which a key Republican law leader says shows that state elections are “safe and secure”. The report released on Friday by the non-partisan Legislative Audit Office made dozens of recommendations on how the state could improve its elections. Republican State Senator Robert Cowles, who co-chairs the Legislative Assembly’s audit committee, says he hopes the report will lead to bipartisan solutions for the problems identified by the audit, but that the elections of the state, on the whole, are “safe and secure”. Wisconsin is one of many states conducting inquiries into the 2020 presidential election.


12-year-old ex-Wisconsin professor gets bail for secret videos

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) – A former Wisconsin high school teacher accused of secretly filming undressed students during field trips was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Friday after reaching a plea deal with federal prosecutors. David Kruchten, 39, had previously pleaded guilty to one count of attempted production of child pornography. Prosecutors alleged that Kruchten used his job as a business professor at a high school in Madison to covertly film students during field trips in Wisconsin and Minnesota in 2019. Students discovered hidden cameras planted in sanitizers air in their hotel rooms during the trip to Minneapolis. Kruchten was also sentenced to 20 years on probation.


Center at UP to examine the impact of oil spills in freshwater

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) – Lake Superior State University, in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, has been chosen as the hub for a center that will examine the impacts of oil spills in environmental environments. pure water. The school says the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Center of Expertise for the Great Lakes will also help develop effective spill responses. Federal legislation created the National Center of Expertise on the Great Lakes in 2018. The state of Lake Superior is located in Sault Ste. Marie and right next to the St. Marys River which connects Lake Superior to Lake Huron. Lake Michigan is approximately 60 miles southwest of Sault Ste. Married.


Dane County MP stabbed in park and shoots gun

CROSS PLAINS, Wisconsin (AP) – Authorities say a Dane County Sheriff’s deputy fired her gun after being stabbed by a man she was watching in a park near Cross Plains. Officials said the MP saw a suspicious person during a routine patrol around 8:15 p.m. Thursday in Festge Park in the city of Berry. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office says the deputy made contact with the man who attacked her with a stabbing weapon. She fired her gun and the assailant fled. It is not known if the man was shot. Authorities say the MP was taken to hospital with injuries and has since been released.


Much searched, 3-year-old boy found dead

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The body of a 3-year-old boy who went missing around the same time as his mother was discovered in a Milwaukee dumpster, a week after his mother was found gunned down. The youngster, Major P. Harris, and his mother, Mallery Muenzenberger, 25, had been missing since October 9. Muenzenberger’s body was found in the backyard of a Milwaukee home on October 14. The man suspected of having killed him, Jaheem Clark, 20, committed suicide last Sunday as police arrived at his home. Police and dozens of volunteers had searched parks, neighborhoods, fields and even rural areas of Dodge and Washington counties looking for Major. Authorities on Wednesday confirmed they had detained people who might know of what had happened and restricted the search to Thursday.

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