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KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) - Jurors convicted a Wisconsin man who prosecutors say killed his 2-month-old son in a fit of rage and then claimed the child died in his sleep. The jury in Kenosha County delivered its verdict Friday. The Kenosha News reports Robert Stynes now faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced June 11 for second-degree reckless homicide.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin organization is working to connect woodworkers and builders with diseased trees that typically end up in landfills after being cut down. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that Wisconsin Urban Wood repurposes urban trees that have been taken down because of disease or to make room for new development projects. Trees that aren't harvested at a farm are considered to be urban.
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - Federal wildlife officials have proposed a revised set of rules for guides and others who work on the Upper Mississippi River. The La Crosse Tribune reports that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently released draft rules that would impose new fee schedules but limit the amount of money collected from fishing floats and commercial hunting, fishing and wildlife guides.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Personality clashes and policy differences among fellow Republicans who control the Legislature are putting Gov. Scott Walker priorities in peril. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos have been unable to agree on a juvenile justice overhaul plan, a tax cut proposal and school safety initiative all sought by Walker in an election year. Walker has been unable to broker a deal, and Fitzgerald has accused the governor of leaving him out of negotiations.
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