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Man Gets 3 1/2 Years in Prison for $5M Violin Theft

In this undated photo provided by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is the 300-year-old Stradivarius violin that was stolen from MSO concertmaster Frank Almond.  - Photo: AP/Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

A Milwaukee man whose stun gun was used in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin in January was sentenced Thursday to 3½ years in prison.

Purple Heart Sent to Wis. Girl Stabbed 19 Times

In this Saturday, May 31, 2014, file photo, rescue workers take a 12-year-old stabbing victim to an ambulance in Waukesha, Wis. - Photo: AP/Abe Van Dyke, File

The Wisconsin girl stabbed 19 times, allegedly by classmates trying to please a fictional online character, has received a military Purple Heart from an anonymous donor.

Convicted Minnesota Murderer Seeks New Trial

Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota, Minnesota -

A Minnesota man who was sentenced to life in prison for murdering a father and son has asked for a new trial.
The La Crosse Tribune reports Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota, Minnesota, filed a motion in La Crosse County Circuit Court. It claims nine of the 12 jurors believed he was guilty before his July 2013 trial.

Police: Mayfly Hatch Causes 3-Vehicle Crash in Wis.

Mayflies take over Trempeleau, Wis., after first hatch of the season. - Photo courtesy of Lance Lee

Police say a large swath of mayflies may have caused a three-vehicle crash on a Wisconsin road.

Highway 63 in Trenton Township had become slick from the mayflies Sunday evening, causing at least one of the drivers involved in the crash to lose control of her vehicle. They also said visibility was limited at the time of the crash.

Wis. Police: Drunken 12-Year-Old Taken to Hospital

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Wausau police say a drunken 12-year-old boy was taken to a hospital and kept overnight.
Lt. Mark Pankow says police were called to a Wausau home Saturday night after a neighbor of the boy reported he was intoxicated.

Western Wisc. Community Remembers 3 Girls Killed by Father

An event was held Saturday in remembrance of three girls who were killed by their father at their home in western Wisconsin two years ago.

Several members of the River Falls community participated in the second annual Tri-Angels 5k fun run and 10k race. It honored Amara, Sophie, and Cecilia Schaffhausen.

Wisconsin Authorities Find Missing Man Dead

Joseph Briske - Photo: St. Croix County Sherrif's Office

Wisconsin authorities found a man reported missing in the Red Cedar River Thursday afternoon.

Joseph Briske, 45, was reported missing Monday. He had left his home early that morning with no explanation. His car was found a few hours later on Interstate 94 east of Menomonie, Wisconsin.