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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Shooting leaves one dead outside Madison hotel

MADISON - Madison Police are investigating a shooting death outside a hotel yesterday morning.

Police say a 46-year-old man was gunned down outside a Howard Johnson hotel; responders were called to the scene just after nine o’clock. It’s unknown if the unidentified victim was staying at the hotel. Police say they are looking for a suspect driving a white 1998 Infinity QX-4 Sports Utility vehicle.


A group of men have sued the Milwaukee Police Department and the city, claiming officers conducted illegal strip and cavity searches for drugs. In the motion filed Thursday, 12 men, all black, claim that members of the District 5 anti-gang unit violated their rights and conducted racially charged searches. The latest lawsuit now brings the total number of people suing the city and police department to 47.


It was a very tragic scene at Hoyt Park in Wauwatosa yesterday afternoon. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office says a group of kids went to swim in the Menomonee River. When they got out, a 14-year-old boy did not resurface. Dive rescue and responders from the Wauwatosa and Milwaukee fire department were called in to find the boy, who was found under water. The boy was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The incident remains under investigation. The identity of the boy has not been released.


The Wisconsin Department of Revenue says some lottery winners have yet to claim their prize in the state. According to the department, roughly three-point-four million dollars in lotto winnings remain unclaimed from last year. While a majority of the unclaimed winnings are in the four-dollar to $100 range, officials say there is a small number of $10,000 and up tickets that remain uncashed. Unclaimed winnings go towards property tax relief that shows up as a credit.