Gov. Scott Walker's press secretary, Tom Evenson, calls Newswatch 12 in Rhinelander asking the station to remove a report it filed earlier in the week. The station had noted statements Walker made backing away from his campaign pledge to create 250,000 jobs in his first term. Walker told reporters: "My goal wasn't so much to hit a magic number." Now he tells us!
Attorneys representing Paul Heenan's estate file a federal civil lawsuit against Madison, Police Chief Noble Wray and Officer Stephen Heimsness, claiming Heenan's constitutional rights were violated when Heimsness shot and killed him last Nov. 9. The suit seeks damages suffered by his family, and punitive damages. The department ruled the killing justified, but Wray later sought to terminate Heimsness for other infractions. The officer has agreed to resign by Nov. 23 and remains on leave.
Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi orders two railroad crossings on the east side to remain at least temporarily open, saying state Railroad Commissioner Jeff Plale used the wrong legal standard in closing them. At the request of Wisconsin and Southern Railroad, Plale had ordered South Livingston and South Brearly streets closed. The city sued to prevent the closings. Sumi order Plale to reconsider the decision using the appropriate standards.
Dane County Circuit Judge William Hanrahan orders Justin Brooks, 32, to stand trial for first-degree intentional homicide for allegedly beating 61-year-old Robert Kuntz to death on the Capitol Square in June.
Mayor Paul Soglin releases his proposed 2014 capital budget, calling for $225 million in projects. See Joe Tarr's report at TheDailyPage.com.
The state Office of the Commissioner of Insurance releases cost projections for health insurance in the new federally operated exchanges that are part of Obamacare, claiming premiums will jump 125% for a 21-year-old. Health advocates criticize the state, which has done its best to stymie the new health care law. Robert Kraig, executive director of Citizen Action, tells the Wisconsin State Journal: "The data is surprisingly thin and unpersuasive as it's presented. They're not even real numbers -- they're percentages."
A 69-year-old woman chases off a robber who pointed a gun at her in her Allied Drive apartment by swinging a metal walking cane at him. The woman and her husband are uninjured.
The Associated Press reports that Robert Evans, 68, of Cottage Grove is the first person to appeal the denial of a concealed-carry permit under the state's new law. The Department of Justice denied his application in April because he was convicted of domestic violence in 2002.
Compiled, in part, from local media.