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News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press

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MILWAUKEE (AP) - About a dozen visitors to the Milwaukee County Zoo were stuck in the air for about a half hour when a ride malfunctioned. The Sky Glider stopped this afternoon and a back-up system had to be activated to restart it. A Zoo spokeswoman tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel everyone got off the ride safely.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A coalition of church congregations is launching a second phase in its campaign calling for reforms within the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. WISDOM is an umbrella organization of congregations from around Wisconsin. Its members want reforms that include providing more services to inmates whether they're behind bars or out on parole. About 100 people rallied today in front of the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility to voice their concerns.

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) - The man imprisoned for killing a 25-year-old photographer on his family property near Mishicot in 2005 wants his federal civil rights lawsuit dismissed. WLUK-TV reports Steven Avery sued several public officials in 2012, claiming he was subjected to unreasonable search and seizures and was denied his free speech rights while being held in the Calumet County Jail.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Three lawsuits filed by retired NHL players over concussion-related injuries have been consolidated and will be heard by a federal judge in Minnesota. A special panel assigned the cases yesterday to U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson of St. Paul. The order says Minnesota provides a central location for parties and witnesses, including those from Canada.

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