The Waterloo-based Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese company announces a recall of three of its cheeses after five people allegedly contract listeria food poisoning. A Minnesota resident dies, and a pregnant woman miscarries. An investigation continues.
The Capital Times reports that several Wisconsin politicians -- including Gov. Scott Walker and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson -- have signed onto the Koch brothers pledge not to raise taxes to prevent climate change.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court rules 6-1 that Dale and Leilani Neumann were properly convicted of homicide in the death of their 11-year-old daughter in March 2008. The Neumanns chose to pray for her instead of seeking medical care as she succumbed to diabetes. The parents were convicted the following year in separate trials of second-degree reckless homicide and sentenced to spend a month in jail every year for six years.
Gov. Walker signs into law a bill that requires women to undergo an ultrasound before getting an abortion and requires doctors to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles of where they perform an abortion. Hours later, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and the American Civil Liberties Union file a federal lawsuit alleging the law is unconstitutional.
U.S. District Judge William Conley temporarily bars implementation of part of the new Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic. See Judith Davidoff's report.
Two state legislators ask Gogebic Taconite to remove armed security guards from its mining site in the Penokee Hills. Pictures of the guards -- employed by Bulletproof Securities of Arizona -- were posted on websites. "I'm appalled," says Sen. Bob Jauch (D-Poplar). "There is no evidence to justify their presence." The company says it has no intention of removing the guards.
U.S. District Judge William Conley rules that the state's rules requiring groups of four or more people to have a permit in order to gather in the Capitol is probably unconstitutional. He writes that the permitting requirement "sweeps in an enormous amount of ordinary activities that are unlikely to present any significant disturbance in the Capitol. It thus unnecessarily creates a chilling effect on the speech of the majority who are willing to follow reasonable conduct standards." Conley rules that groups of up to 20 can gather without a permit, and that unlawfully gathered groups must first be warned before arrests are made.
Compiled, in part, from local media.