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Wisconsin Crime

Woman Offered Sex And $1K To Potential Hit Man: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.06.2014 | Crime

A woman in Merrill, Wis., is behind bars after allegedly attempting to hire a hit man to kill her fiance. Last week, Jessica Strom, 33, allegedly t...

Dad Gets 5 Years in Prison for Starving Teen Daughter

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 01.29.2014 | Crime

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge sentenced a Wisconsin father convicted of abuse for starving his teenage daughter down to 68 pounds to five years in pr...

Have You Seen This Stolen Stradivarius?

AP | Posted 01.28.2014 | Crime

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say they are investigating the theft of an "exceptionally valuable" Stradivarius violin. The rare violin was on l...

Driver Allegedly Doesn't Notice Cyclist Stuck In Windshield

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who became lodged in the windshield of a car that struck him said he turned to the driver and said, "Hello, I...

Dad Accused Of Starving Daughter Testifies

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison man accused of locking his teenage daughter in the basement and starving her down to 68 pounds has taken the stand in...

David Lohr

Girl Disappears On Bike Ride To School

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.09.2013 | Crime

Wisconsin authorities are searching for a missing 15-year-old girl who disappeared while riding her bicycle to school. UPDATE: Kathryn Stalbaum has...

Man Told Young Son To Lie About Shooting Sister In Face: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.24.2013 | Weird News

A Wisconsin dad is under fire for allegedly telling his 6-year-old son to lie about shooting his 4-year-old sister in the face. The incident happen...

Woman Allegedly Holds Men Hostage For Sex

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.16.2013 | Crime

A Wisconsin woman is in jail after being accused of holding two men against their will and forcing one of them to have sex with her. Terry L. Boyd,...

Teen Allegedly Tied Up, Strangled Former Flame

Posted 08.02.2013 | Crime

A Wisconsin teen has been accused in the murder of a college actress who was found last month strangled to death. Daniel Joseph Bartelt, 19, was ch...

Teen Actress Found Strangled In Bed

Posted 07.24.2013 | Crime

A teenaged actress in Hartford, Wis., was found dead in her bed last week with strangle marks around her neck after a cast party. Hartford police h...

Cops Bypassed Trunk Where Toddler Was Found Dead

AP | Posted 09.18.2013 | Crime

BALSAM LAKE, Wis. — A Wisconsin toddler found in the trunk of a car likely died of hyperthermia due to the heat, authorities said Friday. The P...

96-Year-Old Store Owner Refuses To Let Robber Rob Her

AP | Posted 09.16.2013 | Weird News

MARSHFIELD, Wis. -- A masked robber apparently thought the 96-year-old owner of a neighborhood grocery store in Marshfield would be an easy target for...

FURNITURE FORNICATION: Man Pleads Guilty To Having Sex With Couch

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.26.2013 | Weird News

More cushion for the pushin'! A Wisconsin man who was caught last year having sex with a couch pleaded guilty to public lewdness Monday. Gerard ...

Cops: Man Claims Sex With Goat Is His Constitutional Right

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Weird News

He was only kidding! A man in Waukesha, Wis., is accused of harassing bar patrons about their feelings on the constitutionality of human-on-goat se...

Mom Sentenced For Killing Baby In 1957

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 07.01.2013 | Crime

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — A Wisconsin woman accused of killing her baby more than 50 years ago showed up at her sentencing hearing Wednesday expecting t...

Stepmom Pleads Guilty In Starved, Tortured Teen Case

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 06.08.2013 | Crime

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin woman accused of torturing and starving her teenage stepdaughter pleaded no contest to child abuse-related charges M...

Divorce Made Father Charged With Killing Daughter Erratic, His Lawyer Says

AP | KYLE POTTER | Posted 06.02.2013 | Crime

HUDSON, Wis. — The day his ex-wife could legally remarry, Aaron Schaffhausen hopped aboard a train and left North Dakota to go back to Wisconsin...

No Charges For Cops In Death Of Suspect Who Died Gasping In Squad Car

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 05.29.2013 | Crime

MILWAUKEE — A special prosecutor on Friday declined to charge three Milwaukee police officers in whose custody a gasping suspect died in 2011, s...

Father Tortured, Starved Teen Daughter In Basement: Prosecutors

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 05.14.2013 | Crime

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin man hid his teenage daughter away in his basement for years as he slowly starved her, prosecutors told jurors Thursd...

Wisconsin Mom, 76, To Take Plea Deal For 1957 Slaying

AP | CARRIE ANTLFINGER | Posted 04.23.2013 | Crime

MILWAUKEE — A 76-year-old woman accused of killing her infant daughter more than 55 years ago in southern Wisconsin has reached a plea agreement...

Man Accidentally Shoots Girlfriend In The Butt On Valentine's Day: Cops

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 07.25.2013 | Weird News

SHOT IN THE BUTT, AND HE'S TO BLAME. A 24-year-old man has given love a bad name. His name has not been released, but the lad from Oak Creek, Wis. ...

76-Year-Old To Stand Trial For Allegedly Killing Teen Neighbor

AP | Posted 02.04.2013 | Crime

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee man accused of killing his teenage neighbor has been found competent to proceed to trial. A mental health expert who examine...

Sikh Temple Shooting Victim's Stunning Recovery

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 01.20.2013 | Crime

MILWAUKEE -- Day after day, Raghuvinder and Jaspreet Singh hovered by their nearly comatose father and repeated a single word – a word their dad...

War Hero Due In Court For Alleged Ambush Murder Of Cop Wife

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 03.05.2013 | Crime

MILWAUKEE — A decorated Iraq War veteran and self-described jealous husband waived his preliminary hearing Thursday on charges that he fatally s...

Husband Charged In Wisconsin Officer's Shooting Death On Christmas Eve

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 12.28.2012 | Crime

MILWAUKEE -- An Iraq War veteran charged with ambushing his wife Christmas Eve as she worked as a Milwaukee-area police officer told investigators he ...