News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. CDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - High school students from Parkland, Fla., are in Wisconsin to advocate for stricter gun control laws and to register young people to vote. The students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are making three stops in Wisconsin as part of a nationwide March for Our Lives: Road to Change tour. They plan to hold events Friday in Janesville and Madison and on Saturday in Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - A man with three drunken driving convictions is charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle in the death of a pedestrian who was struck and killed in Milwaukee earlier this week. A criminal complaint says 35-year-old Christopher Anderson was drunk when he hit and killed 64-year-old Bruce Williams Monday.
CHICAGO (AP) - Police say a taxi passenger from Wisconsin was killed when a stolen SUV crashed into it while fleeing from officers in downtown Chicago. The crash happened late Wednesday in the River North district. Police say the SUV sped away from officers who tried to pull it over and went through a red light, slamming into the taxi. The vehicle hurtled onto the sidewalk where it hit two pedestrians from the United Kingdom. Authorities say 66-year-old Diana Lampsa was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) - A World War II veteran who spent more than a year as a prisoner of war is finally being awarded the Purple Heart. The Leader-Telegram reports that 94-year-old Max Bergen will receive the medal Friday. The Wisconsin man says he's overwhelmed and stunned by the honor. Bergen was serving on a bomb squadron when he was shot down over Germany in 1944. He was held prisoner at a camp in Austria for 14 months. He suffered shoulder and ankle wounds in the crash.
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