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At least 6 dead in shooting during July 4 parade in Highland Park, Illinois
Six people were killed when a gunman opened fire during a July 4 parade in Highland Park, Illinois, and more than two dozen injured people were taken to area hospitals, officials said. Some of the victims, including at least one child, were in critical condition when they were transported from the scene, Highland Park Fire Chief Joe Schrage told reporters.
Robert “Bobby” Crimo III, who had been identified as a person of interest, was arrested around 6:30 p.m. local time, nearly nine hours after the shooting. Officials said his vehicle was spotted and he was arrested after a brief chase. He is taken to the Highland Park Police Department while the investigation continues.
Newsom pardons woman who killed sex trafficker and spent decades behind bars
Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom pardoned Sara Kruzan, a teenage sex trafficker who spent nearly two decades in prison after killing her attacker and has since become a national advocate for prison reform.
Kruzan was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole in September 1995 for killing George Gilbert Howard when he attempted to sexually assault her. Howard tampered with her for years, starting when she was a teenager.
Kruzan was tried as an adult at age 16.
Brittney Griner asks Biden to help get her out of Russia in handwritten letter
Brittney Griner has personally reached out to President Joe Biden, urging him to help get her out of Russian custody, her reps say.
A handwritten letter from Griner, parts of which have been made public, was delivered to the White House on Monday. In it, she expressed her fears of being detained in Russia “forever”.
China slams NASA claim it could take control of the Moon
China has slammed the NASA chief’s warnings that Beijing could take control of the Moon as part of a military space program.
Zhao Lijian, the spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry, told reporters on Monday that China strongly opposes “irresponsible remarks” by NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.
Seven close races that could decide home control
The battle for control of the House intensifies as more general elections are called.
Republicans are favored to win back a majority in the lower house given both the national mood and the historic precedent of a first-term presidential party losing seats in the administration’s first midterm elections. .
Evers wants state Senate to review his nominations, despite Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling
Wisconsin’s governor fears colleges such as UW-La Crosse could be affected by a new state Supreme Court ruling.
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers is upset with the court ruling that said a person named by Scott Walker to the DNR board can stay on the board indefinitely. Evers says the Republican-led Senate has kept its nominees away from the UW board.
“I have 9 of the 11 Board of Regents who have not been appointed,” explains the governor. “And when, if for some strange reason, a Republican is in my place in a few months, all those people will be gone.”
More organizations begin anti-racism work
A growing number of groups have signed a Wisconsin Public Health Association resolution to recognize racism as a public health crisis.
The resolution’s approval means the organizations acknowledge the role racism plays in public health outcomes like low birth weight for people of color in Wisconsin, but also other areas, like housing and employment, which can contribute to inequitable health outcomes. It also encourages organizations to take steps to eliminate racism in their practices.
Former Green Bay prison guard charged with hate crime could accept plea deal
A former Green Bay Correctional Facility officer, Shane Nolan, could accept a plea deal Tuesday morning. His charges of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct with hate crime modifiers could be reduced.
Nolan is accused of throwing Dessiray Koss into a hearth during a bonfire at her home on July 3, 2021 after midnight.
According to a criminal complaint, Nolan and a friend were invited to Koss’ home by his sister after spending time at a Green Bay bar.
Couple sets record in Wisconsin Wife Carrying Championship
Caleb and Justine Roesler flew over the 278-yard course at the Monona Community Festival Women’s Carry Championship.
Competitors fought for a cash prize with the person’s weight carried in beer.
Athlete from Wisconsin is making waves as a competitive water skier
At just 18 years old, Alyssa Drake of Wisconsin became a nationally ranked competitive water skier.
The Oconomowoc native said she discovered skiing at an early age, going out on the lake with her dad as a baby. By the age of 10, Drake had competed in national championships and stood on the podium on her first try. In eighth grade, Drake was homeschooled so she could focus on ski racing. The 18-year-old recently graduated from high school and will attend Florida Southern College and be part of the Moccasins water ski team.