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The first-degree murder trial of Jeffrey Vogelsberg, which had been delayed since Thursday afternoon while Vogelsberg was in a hospital, ended abruptly Tuesday when Vogelsburg pleaded no contest to a lesser form of homicide. Vogelsberg, 30, pleaded no contest to second-degree reckless homicide for the 2012 death of his autistic half-brother, Matthew Graville, 27. Charges of first-degree intentional homicide, hiding a corpse and intimidating a witness were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
Photo by Samantha Christian. Officials clear the way for an ambulance to leave the scene of the double homicide at Yarmouth Greenway Drive in Fitchburg on Aug. 22. Photos by Scott Girard.
A man accused of fatally beating his autistic half-brother and hiding his body has reached a plea deal with prosecutors in Dane County. Jeffrey Vogelsberg returned to court Tuesday and pleaded no contest to second-degree reckless homicide in the 2012 death of 27-year-old Matthew Granville.
A taxpayer sued the Madison, Wisc. school district, claiming its collective bargaining agreement with teachers is illegal under Wisconsin's anti-public union laws, Acts 10 and 32. David Blaska, who identifies himself only as "a taxpayer whose taxes are used to fund the School District," sued the Madison Metropolitan School District, its Board of Education, and Madison Teachers Inc., on Sept.
Christy, a proud UW-Madison grad, joined the NBC 15 news team in June 2014 and is excited to return to her college town. A proposed funding cut to outpatient services at Journey Mental Health Center is raising concerns for some in the community.
In case you have not heard, Scott Walker's campaign manager, Michael Grebe , is suing the Madison School District. Well, Grebe could not sue the district directly, since he does not live here and he is too busy selling off Northern WI .
An increase in rent for cropland in Wisconsin is strapping grain farmers who are dealing with plummeting prices for corn. Competition among farmers for land to grow crops or dump manure helped lead to an increase of about 8 percent for rented cropland this year compared to 2013, analysts said.
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Young detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville, Texas. Tens of thousands of unaccompanied children, mostly from Central America, have entered the country illegally.
A judge doubled bail to $2 million Thursday for a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy accused of killing his wife and sister-in-law after prosecutors argued he had carefully prepared for the slayings by arranging the couple's wills and leaving instructions on the care of their children. Andrew Steele is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of his wife, Ashlee Steele, and sister-in-law, Kacee Tollefsbol.
Nothing. The answer is as little as possible, despite us raising these issues for 4 years in a row now.
The Dane County medical examiner will run a new Rock County medical examiner's office after a vote of the Rock County Board Thursday night. According to the Janesville Gazette , the board voted 21-4 to eliminate the elected coroner's office and contract with the Dane County medical examiner to run a medical examiner office in Rock County.
As the issue of gay marriage makes its way through the courts, already married same-sex couples in Dane County are being granted adoptions. One of those couples is Sarah Davis and Heather Schaller.
The City of Onalaska held an informational meeting Thursday for residents to voice their questions and concerns about the Badger Coulee Transmission Line Project . The project is jointly developed by the American Transmission Co.
At least our local courts here get it and are finally recognizing joint adoptions by married same-sex couples. Straight married couples take that right for granted.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:54 am
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