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7th Circuit sets hearing on gay marriage ban

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Lawyers will argue the constitutionality of gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin in about a month.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced Friday on its online docket that it has rescheduled oral arguments for both states' appeals of federal court decisions for Aug. 26.

Federal judges in Indiana and Wisconsin overturned each state's gay marriage ban in separate rulings. When both states appealed, the 7th Circuit Court combined the cases and set aside the previous hearing date.

The 7th Circuit also denied requests that the states' appeals be heard before the full 10-member court instead of a three-judge panel, as is customary.

Hundreds of same-sex couples were married in both states after the bans were overturned and before stays were issued.


Walker: Children could 'drain the entire system'

Gov. Scott Walker says he is not entirely opposed to Wisconsin providing temporary shelter for unaccompanied children crossing into the United States on the Mexican border, but housing them could eventually "drain the entire system."

Walker spoke Friday following a campaign stop in Deerfield. He says he is concerned about the risks children face in traveling many miles to the United States and the cost of dealing with them once they are here.

The Republican governor says if the children aren't sent home quickly, they will likely blend into communities and "that's going to have costs and drain the entire system."

Walker spoke a day after Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Wisconsin should not be considered a site to temporarily house the children.


Police: Car chase suspect dealt with depression

GOODMAN, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say a Green Bay man had been dealing with depression before he shot at a random car and at sheriff's deputies on a Marinette County highway.

The Marinette County sheriff's office identifies the suspect as 43-year-old Robb DeGroot. An autopsy confirms DeGroot killed himself with a single gunshot wound to the head after leading authorities on a chase Thursday.

Sheriff's officials say a couple in a car told investigators a man in an SUV began shooting at them on Highway 141 near Wausaukee (wah-SAW'-kee) and struck their vehicle.

Deputies spotted the SUV speeding down the wrong side of the highway and gave chase. WJFW-TV reports the pursuit continued west on Highway 8 where the suspect fired at the squads.

Officers eventually found DeGroot lying outside his SUV.


2 rescued from capsized sailboat on Lake Winnebago

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) - Crews have rescued two Fond du Lac residents from a capsized sailboat on Lake Winnebago.

The Fond du Lac Sheriff's Office Water Patrol and Rescue responded Friday afternoon after the 16-foot sailboat capsized about three-fourths of a mile west of a boat launch.

One of the people who was aboard the sailboat used a cellphone to call for help. Both boaters were in the water and needed help.

The boaters - ages 23 and 22 - were wearing lifejackets and had held themselves together until they were rescued. Both were unhurt and taken to shore to be checked out.

The sailboat submerged and is believed to be drifting due to 3-foot waves. Authorities were unable to locate the sailboat.


Wisconsin man gets 3.5 years in overdose death

RACINE, Wis. (AP) - A 24-year-old Wisconsin man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison in connection with his father's overdose death.

The Journal Times reports Adam Jaskulske of Racine was sentenced Thursday to three-and-a-half years in prison, followed by six-and-a-half years extended supervision.

Investigators say 49-year-old Glen Jaskulske died after he and his son spent a night partying and doing drugs in a hotel room. Adam Jaskulske's co-defendant, Aaron Mianecki, was their heroin supplier. He was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison in the deaths of Glen Jaskulske and three others who overdosed on drugs.

Adam Jaskulske pleaded no contest in May to charges of second-degree reckless homicide and possession of heroin. He has already served about half of his sentence.


Wisconsin suspects arrested after Facebook 'likes'

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin police say two home burglary suspects are in custody after they "liked" a photo of an accomplice on Facebook.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office tells WDIO-TV it posted a surveillance photo of a man who used credit cards stolen from a Town of Lakeside residence.

An investigation led to the arrest of a 32-year-old woman and her 26-year-old boyfriend. The couple is scheduled to make preliminary court appearances next week.

Authorities say they believe the man in the surveillance photo fled the area. The sheriff's office says he is not a suspect, but it would still like to speak with him.


Wisconsin chief pleads in tea party flap

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - A western Wisconsin police chief has pleaded no contest to a charge that he signed a local tea party leader up on gay dating, pornography and federal health care websites.

Prosecutors charged Town of Campbell Police Chief Tim Kelemen earlier this month with one misdemeanor count of unlawful use of a computerized communication system. The La Crosse Tribune reported Kelemen entered the plea Friday in a deal with prosecutors that calls for the charge to be dismissed in two years if the chief doesn't commit any new crimes, continues counseling and completes 40 hours of community service.

Kelemen told investigators he signed tea party leader Greg Luce up on the sites because Luce was urging his supporters to harass Kelemen's officers.


Wisconsin parent seeks ban of 'Looking for Alaska'

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin parent has submitted a request to ban a John Green book that features sexual content.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the Waukesha School District's consideration committee met Friday to discuss "Looking for Alaska." The meeting focused on the concerns the parent has with the coming of age book about a young man who is sent to boarding school.

The public hearing drew the attention of the National Coalition Against Censorship. The group says the parent hasn't provided a basis for the book's removal.

John Green also wrote "The Fault in Our Stars," which was recently turned into a movie.

A media specialist at Waukesha South High School says the book is optional for students to select as part of a book group.

Waukesha parents have also submitted requests for bans on "Kite Runner" and "Chinese Handcuffs."

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