Author: Associated Press

Search off for 'command vehicle' in mystery drone case

(AP)- A Colorado sheriff has rescinded his previous call for the public to be on the lookout for a command vehicle that may be operating the mysterious groups of drones spotted in recent weeks over parts of Colorado and Nebraska.…

Lawmaker task force urges $10M for clean water initiatives

MADISON, Wis. (AP)- A bipartisan water pollution task force has released its recommendations to reduce contamination after a year's worth of work. The task force released 13 bills Wednesday that call for creating a new water policy office, increasing state…

Milwaukee teen: Man started shooting after snowball hit car

MILWAUKEE (AP)- One of two Milwaukee children shot by a man because they threw a snowball at his car says he didn't expect the driver to retaliate. Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Johnson told “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday that the man in…

Family mourning boy who died on Make-A-Wish trip to MOA

SUSSEX, Wis. (AP)- A Wisconsin family is mourning their 11-year-old son who died on a Make-A-Wish trip to the Mall of America in Minnesota over New Year's. Sixth-grader Mikey Choroszy of Sussex had brain cancer. Mikey experienced the FlyOver America…

Appeals court stays out of voter purge case in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP)- A state appeals court will stay out of a closely watched Wisconsin case over the purging of up to 209,000 registered voters in the battleground state. The District 4 appeals court in Madison said in a ruling…

Ex-police chief pleads guilty to lying about hours worked

DUNKERTON, Iowa (AP)- The former police chief of a small eastern Iowa town has pleaded guilty to charges that she collected pay for hours she didn't work. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that Katherine Krieger entered the pleas Monday to…

Ex-Michigan deputy charged in sex assault of boy, 16

MENOMINEE, Mich. (AP)- A former sheriff’s deputy in Michigan’s southwestern Upper Peninsula has been charged in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old boy. The EagleHerald in Marinette reports that Brian Helfert faces arraignment Jan. 22 on two counts of third-degree…

Husband in missing mom case ordered held on $6 million bail

(AP)- The estranged husband of a Connecticut missing mother of five has been ordered detained on $6 million bail on new murder and kidnapping charges. Fotis Dulos, of Farmington, was arraigned Wednesday in Stamford Superior Court along with two other…

US, Iran step back from the brink; Trump opts for sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP)- The U.S. and Iran stepped back from the brink of possible war Wednesday, as President Donald Trump indicated he would not respond militarily after no one was harmed in Iran's missile strike on two Iraqi bases housing U.S.…

Wisconsin water pollution task force to release recommendations

MADISON, Wis. (AP)- Assembly Speaker Robin Vos' water pollution task force is poised to release its recommendations to lawmakers. It's chairman, Republican state Rep.  Todd Novak, has scheduled a news conference for late Wednesday morning to release its findings. Vos…