MARATHON COUNTY - The suspect in a Wisconsin shooting spree that left four people dead has been identified, and court records show one of the victims was his wife's divorce lawyer.
A person close to the investigation identified the suspect Friday as 45-year old Nengmy Vang. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to speak ahead of authorities officially identifying Vang.
Investigators said Vang had a domestic incident with his wife on Wednesday. They are going through a divorce.
Authorities identified one of those killed as attorney Sarah H. Quirt Sann. According to court records, she was representing Vang's wife in a divorce.
Vang was captured after authorities say he shot two people at a bank, Sann and a detective.
RHINELANDER - Father Randy Knauf thought about history as he walked the aisles of a church he once went to as a boy, knowing soon this church down to the very pew he once sat in... Will completely change.
"It's a 'starting again,'" Knauf said.
Knauf took over as pastor at Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Rhinelander last year. He's helped lead a multi-million dollar redesign of St. Mary's church's 55-year-old worship space.
"We expect to be a little tight this summer, but it's worth it in the long run," Knauf said.
WESTON - Everest Metro Police Chief Wally Sparks held back tears in front of a crowded press conference on Thursday afternoon.
"Jason was a phenomenal officer, and he was part of our family," he said, taking a long pause. "It's difficult."
Sparks was talking about Detective Jason Weiland, who was identified Thursday as one of four people killed by a shooter Wednesday afternoon in the greater Wausau area. Weiland was a 15-year veteran of the Everest Metro Police Department, and had served in law enforcement for 18 years.
Two bank employees and a lawyer were also identified as people killed by the shooter.
We still don't know the name of that suspect, but on Thursday, we learned he is a 45-year-old Weston resident. That shooter suffered bullet wounds as part of a standoff, and is expected to survive. He's in custody at a local hospital.
MADISON - The head of the Wisconsin Hospital Association is urging Gov. Scott Walker to parlay his influence with the White House and Republican leaders in Congress to make significant changes to the stalled health care overhaul bill.
Hospital Association President Eric Borgerding outlined more than a dozen points of concern in a letter marked as hand-delivered to Walker on Monday.
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee authorities are investigating the city's second death of a baby in a co-sleeping incident within 24 hours.
WISN-TV reports emergency crews were called to a home just after 6:30 a.m. Thursday. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office confirms that a 1-month-old baby was co-sleeping with an older child in an adult bed when he died.
MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker says international candymaker Haribo will build its first North American plant employing 400 people in southeast Wisconsin.
Walker announced the $242 million planned facility on Thursday surrounded by state and local economic development officials. The company is expected to be operational in Pleasant Prairie, near Kenosha, by 2020.
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