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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Missing Waukesha teen found, returned to family

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WAUKESHA - A Waukesha teen, missing since Wednesday, has returned to her family.

Authorities say 13-year-old Robin Cristina Cardosa apparently ran away, she was safely returned from an unnamed central Wisconsin community. On Friday, the teen was contacted via social media, leading police to ask for the public’s help to locate her. Police are still investigating her motives for leaving.

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A rural Winnebago County woman is facing several animal abuse charges, after authorities discover around two dozen animals living in deplorable conditions. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office says 17 horses and five dogs were rescued from the home of a 51-year-old unidentified woman. Authorities say the animals were malnourished and did not look healthy and three other horses were found dead. Health officials have also declared the house unlivable. The woman is in custody. The horses have been relocated to a local rescue, while the dogs have been relocated to the Oshkosh Humane Society.

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Stoughton Police say they have enlisted the help of the state crime lab, FBI and the U.S. Postal Service to investigate a threatening letter sent to a black teenager last week. Family members say the letter, sent to an 18-year-old, depicts the lynching of two men with the teen’s face placed on one of the victims. Police say the letter contained a Madison postmark but no return address. Authorities note that they are taking this as a serious offense, adding that this type of behavior will not be tolerated and those responsible will be prosecuted.

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