Wis. (AP) — Cancer and heart disease continue to be the most
common causes of death in Wisconsin in 2014.
state Department of Health Services reports Tuesday that 50,137
Wisconsin residents died in 2014. That is up 220 from 2013.
and heart disease accounted for 45 percent of all deaths,
followed by unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory
diseases and stroke. Cancer and heart disease have been the
leading causes of death for years.
those who died in 2014, 55 percent were cremated and 40 percent
Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison Police say a
California man sent them 20 dozen coconut doughnuts as payback
after officers threw him out of a Badger football game Saturday.
Police spokesman Marc Lovicott says the man traveled from Los
Angeles to see the Badgers play Northwestern at Camp Randall
Stadium. He was seated in a section away from his friends and
when he tried to enter their section officers ejected him.
Monday morning 240 coconut doughnuts mysteriously appeared at
police headquarters. The delivery driver gave officers the man's
name and Lovicott began exchanging emails with him.
man told Lovicott sending coconut doughnuts shows both his
gratitude for the police and his disdain for how he was treated,
saying doughnuts are awesome but coconut doughnuts aren't.
(AP) — The city of Chicago released a video Tuesday showing
the fatal shooting of black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a
white police officer.
swings into view on a four-lane street where police vehicles are
stopped in the middle of the roadway. As he jogs down the
street, he appears to pull up his pants and then slows to a
brisk walk, veering away from two officers who are emerging from
a vehicle and drawing their guns.
immediately, one of the officers appears to fire from close
range. McDonald spins around and crumples to the pavement. The
second officer simultaneously lowers his weapon.
car with the camera continues to roll forward until the officers
are out of the frame. Then McDonald can be seen lying on the
ground, moving occasionally. At least two small puffs of smoke
are seen coming off his body as the officer continues firing.
the final moments, an officer kicks something out of McDonald's
hands. Police have said the teen had a knife.
Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Warrens man in the
death of his 3-month-old son.
to the complaint, 26-year-old Troy Tralmer told investigators he
dropped his son Chad on Nov. 5 while performing the Heimlich
maneuver after the infant choked on milk. He says he tried CPR
when his son stopped breathing and called 911.
La Crosse Tribune reports the infant did not regain
consciousness and died at a hospital two days later.
denied shaking his son while home alone with the infant. An
autopsy found the child suffered seven broken ribs, a fractured
skull and bleeding in his brain.
is charged in Monroe County with first-degree reckless homicide
and physical abuse of a child causing great bodily harm. His
next court date is in February.