News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The attorney for a former youth prison inmate who won an $18.9 million settlement with the state Department of Corrections says the payout is the largest civil rights settlement in state history. Sydni Briggs tried to hang herself in her cell at the state's youth prison outside Irma in November 2015.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Senate has signed off on Gov. Scott Walker's plan to spend millions of dollars on a marketing campaign designed to persuade millennials and military veterans to relocate to Wisconsin to alleviate a worker shortage. The governor has said the $6.8 million ad campaign would pitch Wisconsin as a more affordable place for millennials to live. The campaign would stress they could be spending more time in a canoe, out with friends or attending a concert rather than sitting in traffic.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged two teenagers with a break-in at a central Wisconsin gun shop. The boys are accused in a January break-in at a gun shop in Oregon, Wisconsin. Seventeen guns and a silencer were stolen. According to a complaint, authorities tied the suspects to the burglary by DNA matches from a partially-eaten McDonald's cheeseburger left next to a trash bin behind Max Creek Outdoors in Oregon and some napkins. One teen appeared in court Tuesday. The other remains at large.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A black, female police officer has settled her claims of harassment by some night-shift colleagues with the City of Green Bay for $200,000. Police Chief Andrew Smith says paying the settlement money to Stephanie Dantoin "is the right thing to do." Dantoin resigned from the force in March, claiming she was bullied and harassed by fellow officers.
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