MILWAUKEE (AP) - A federal appeals court says a Wisconsin man who was wrongly imprisoned for 23 years can sue the detective and two dentists he says conspired to frame him with bogus bite-mark evidence. The Journal Sentinel reported that the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 6-4 in favor of Robert Lee Stinson. The outcome reversed an earlier decision by a three-judge panel of the court.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota is giving up efforts to reach a tax reciprocity agreement with Wisconsin. The state of Minnesota will give its residents who cross the border a tax credit to make up for the higher Wisconsin taxes. That tax credit will be in effect for 2017. It is estimated that it will cost the state more than $8 million. An estimated 24,000 Minnesotans work in Wisconsin.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the man who died while he was in custody at the Dane County Jail. Thirty-three-year-old Preston Valliant, of Madison, died Friday at a local hospital. Authorities say a preliminary autopsy did not show a clear cause of death or any evidence of inflicted injury.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia and Wisconsin have agreed to recognize each other's concealed-carry handgun permits. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the reciprocity agreement in a news release. West Virginia license holders long have been able to carry concealed handguns in Wisconsin. The agreement now applies to those from Wisconsin visiting West Virginia.
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