MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers says he believes Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes has been “truthful” about whether he graduated from college. Isthmus newspaper published an interview with Barnes earlier this month in which Barnes volunteered that he didn’t graduate from Alabama A&M University because he hadn’t finished a course.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers is creating a new office to help achieve his goal of 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. Evers included the goal in his state budget in March. Republicans on the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee erased the proposal from the final spending plan.
CHETEK, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Wisconsin are investigating the death of a teenager who was hit by a falling tree while helping with storm cleanup. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says it happened Friday at a residence outside of Chetek. He says the preliminary investigation shows the teen was assisting in storm cleanup with a large group of people, when he did not see a tree coming down and it stuck him.
JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) — A Fond du Lac man has pleaded guilty in a grisly homicide, and prosecutors are seeking life without parole. Twenty-one-year-old Nigel Schultz pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree intentional homicide. Authorities say Schultz shot 36-year-old Bradlee Gerke of Beaver Dam 16 times in the back of the head and torso and buried him in a shallow grave, which was found last Halloween. Prosecutors say Schultz killed Gerke because he believed Gerke was going to snitch on him.