MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Milwaukee woman has been charged with suffocating her 14-month-old son. Police arrested 36-year-old Nora Zylstra after his father asked for a welfare check Sunday. Leonidas Fischer was dead in his crib. Officers found her moaning and lying in bed with a bottle of pills nearby.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Senate has passed a bill that would create a new loan program to offset high propane prices. Under the bill passed Tuesday, the state would guarantee up to $2,500 in loans to purchase propane or other heating supplies and pay down interest. But the borrower's household income could not be higher than double the county median household income.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Mickey Mouse, Aaron Rodgers and other famous people and characters entered as write-in candidates for public office would not have to be counted any longer under a bill passed by the Wisconsin state Senate. The bill passed on a voice vote Tuesday would require in most cases that write-in candidates only be counted for registered candidates. The proposal now heads to the Assembly.
TOWN OF CLAYTON, Wis. (AP) - Crawford County authorities are seeking a motive in what the sheriff calls an apparent murder-suicide in the Town of Clayton in southwestern Wisconsin. Sheriff Dale McCullick says it appears a 70-year-old man shot and killed his 68-year-old wife inside their rural home, then went outside and shot himself. Deputies found the man dead in his driveway about 5:30 p.m. Monday. They found his wife's body in the bedroom.
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