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MILWAUKEE (AP) - A former Milwaukee police officer who was acquitted last year in a fatal shooting that sparked two nights of riots will serve three years in prison for unrelated sex crimes. Twenty-six-year-old Dominique Heaggan-Brown was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty last month to soliciting prostitution and obtaining someone's image without their consent. Under a plea deal, prosecutors dropped the most serious charges of second-degree sexual assault.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Senate has voted to approve Gov. Scott Walker's $200 million plan to help lower premiums for people buying insurance on the private marketplace. But figuring out where the state will come up with its expected $50 million share of the plan was put off for now. The Senate passed the bill on a 23-9 bipartisan vote Tuesday. The Assembly was also slated to vote on it, which would send the measure to Walker.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - An ice storm has forced a village in northeastern Wisconsin to move a polling place for Tuesday's election. The village of Fox Crossing says people who normally vote at Spring Road School should instead vote at the municipal complex. Fox Crossing Village President Dale Youngquist says the school does not have a backup generator, and that the county and the local clerk were concerned that if power went out, people would not be able to vote. The ballot includes a Wisconsin Supreme Court primary.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Lawyers for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" series have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision that held his confession was voluntary. Brendan Dassey's legal team on Tuesday petitioned the high court to hear their appeal, saying the case raises crucial issues that extend far beyond his case alone. Dassey claims investigators took advantage of his youth and disabilities to coerce his confession.
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