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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice is creating 12 regional teams to support schools around the state deal with critical incidents such as shootings. Team members include law enforcement members, school administrators, counselors, social workers, nurses, teachers and others. The teams are currently being trained on how to minimize the psychological impact of school-related critical incidents, identify people in need of long-term mental health support and how best to help school employees. The initiative in Wisconsin comes to fruition as U.S. senators work to finalize details of a gun violence legislation in time for their self-imposed deadline for holding votes in Congress next week.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The bodies of two men who went into a rain-swollen drainage ditch in Milwaukee to try to save a 10-year-old boy have been recovered. They were found Thursday, three days after the three people were swept into a tunnel that runs under a road. It happened shortly after a storm dropped heavy rainfall. The body of Mohammed Roshidulcah, of Milwaukee, was recovered Tuesday about a mile and a half downstream from the tunnel’s exit. Police say the youngster ran into the ravine chasing after a soccer ball, police said. The bodies of the child’s father and a family friend, both of whom followed the boy into the drainage ditch, were discovered several miles downstream of the tunnel.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Abortion providers are bracing for the final days of the U.S. Supreme Court’s guarantee of a right to an abortion. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. In places such as Wisconsin where the procedure could be banned in the court overturns Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood isn't scheduling appointments beyond June 25. In South Dakota, the state’s only abortion clinic says it has “paused” scheduling abortions beyond the end of the month. Some abortion providers are transitioning staff to help patients travel to other states and creating networks of clinics that will span across regions of the country.
MAUSTON, Wis. (AP) — Powerful storms that included at least one tornado took down power lines and trees, damaged structures, toppled semis on the interstate and left tens of thousands without electricity in parts of Wisconsin. In western Wisconsin, sheriff's officials say a tornado damaged barns and homes in Monroe County late Wednesday afternoon. The National Weather Service said debris lofted by the tornado could be seen on radar. It was spotted 7 miles northeast of Mauston. In eastern Wisconsin, about 38,000 We Energies customers lost service from Bonduel south to Milwaukee. Wisconsin Public Service was working to restore power to nearly 34,000 customers.
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