News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. CDT
BAYFIELD, Wis. (AP) - A recent study of 35 national parks found the waters off an island in northwestern Wisconsin had the highest concentration of plastic pollution. The National Park Service, South Carolina's Clemson University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program began working on the study in 2015. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that samples collected from the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore had an average of 170 to 225 pieces of microplastic per kilogram of sand.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin district attorney's office is using a $100,000 federal grant under the Victims of Crime Act to provide protection to those who've suffered domestic abuse. Wisconsin Public Radio reports the grant for Dane County will be used to purchase alarms that'll alert police when someone tries to enter a victim's home. They'll be connected to the county's 911 center and operated with a pendant that can be worn on the neck or placed in the home.
TOWN OF BELOIT, Wis. (AP) - Police are investigating a suspicious death in southern Wisconsin. Police say a man's body was found behind an elementary school in the Town of Beloit Saturday morning. Officers believe the man died elsewhere, and his body was placed on school grounds. WISC-TV reports officers responded around 9:30 a.m. and found the body. The man is estimated to be around 30 years old. Authorities are withholding the man's name until his family is notified and an autopsy completed
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A shortage of correctional officers to work in Wisconsin's prisons cost taxpayers more than $42 million in overtime last year. The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau says there are currently 920 unfilled corrections jobs, or a vacancy rate of about 12½ percent.
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