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BREAKING NEWS / UPDATE: Wausau police confirm Stephanie Low's body was found in Wabeno; person of interest Kristopher Torgerson to be charged with homicide

WAUSAU, Wis (WSAU)  Wausau police say Stephanie Low's body has been found. Police revealed at a news conference today that a person of interest in her death, Kristopher Torgerson, led police to her body on September 19th. The body has since been positively ID'ed by the state crime lab. The autopsy lists 'homicide' as the cause of death. Torgerson had been questioned nearly four years ago after she had first disappeared. Wausau PD say he was in custody on other charges, and agreed to sh...

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Reports: Ellis won't seek reelection to State Senate

UNDATED (WSAU-WRN)  State Senate President Mike Ellis will not run for re-election. Several news organizations including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Gannett Media are reporting that Ellis, one of the most powerful Republicans in the legislature, is discontinuing his campaign.

Ellis' decision comes two days after a videotape surfaced where he discussed forming an illegal political action group to target his opponent Penny Bernard Schaber, a state rep. from Appleton. The recording was made in a bar by the conservative political watchdog group Project Veritas.

Republican Senator Mike Ellis of Neenah says he now knows that it’s illegal in Wisconsin for a candidate to coordinate with an outside group. Jay Heck of Common Cause says to hear Ellis talk about that, even in a hypothetical manner, is shocking and disturbing. He says it’s a sign of the times. In the secretly taped video at a Madison hotel bar, Ellis said the PAC could run attack ads against Bernard Schaber.

Heck says he worked closely with Ellis several years ago to push for reforms. He says Ellis was concerned about third-party, outside groups, and the money they were putting into campaigns. He doesn’t think the fallout from the video will end anytime soon.

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