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BREAKING NEWS / URGENT: The State Supreme Court upholds Act 10, Voter ID, and the state's domestic partnership registry

MADISON, Wis (WSAU)  - The Wisconsin State Supreme Court upheld Act 10, the state law that limits the collective bargaining rights of state employees. The law from three years ago sparked protests at the state capital and led to the recall attempt against Governor Scott Walker. The court's ruling in favor of Act 10 was 5-2. Justice Michael Gableman wrote the lead opinion, which was also signed by Justices David Prosser, Pat Roggensack and Annette Ziegler. Justice Patrick Crooks concurre...

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Former Milwaukee police officer sentenced in illegal cavity search for drugs case

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MILWAUKEE, WI (WTAQ) - A former Milwaukee police officer was sentenced Friday to two years and two months in prison, for illegally strip-searching dozens of criminal suspects.

Michael Vagnini pleaded no contest in April to four felonies and four misdemeanor charges of illegal strip searches and misconduct-in-office.

Seventeen other counts were dropped in a plea deal – including all of his sexual assault charges.

Circuit Judge Jeffrey Wagner also ordered Vagnini to spend 34 months under extended supervision when he leaves prison.

Three other officers face a total of eight charges in the case, but prosecutors said they were merely present in most of the instances in which the 34-year-old Vagnini checked suspects’ cavities – looking mainly for illegal drugs.

The other three officers – Jacob Knight, Jeffrey Dollhopf, and Brian Kolozek – are still scheduled to have trials later this year.

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