LAWRENCE, Wis. (AP) - A man accused of driving a vehicle that struck and killed a mother and daughter as they walked along a road in Lawrence has been charged in the case. Forty-six-year-old David Meyer, of De Pere, is charged with two counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. He is being held on $50,000 cash bond. Authorities say 44-year-old Rebecca Pennenberg and her 18-year-old daughter, Raelia, were killed.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Former Democratic state Rep. Kelda Helen Roys is considering running for governor, the latest in the ever-growing list of potential candidates to take on Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Roys tells the Capital Times in an interview Friday that she was "very seriously" considering getting into the race. That makes her one of at least 17 Democrats who have either said they are looking at getting in, created campaign committees to explore a run or officially declared.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - After a two-month break, the Legislature's budget-writing Joint Finance Committee plans to resume its work on the state's spending plan next week. Committee co-chairs announced Friday the panel will meet on Thursday to vote on some of the remaining issues in the budget. The agenda does not call for the committee to vote on transportation funding, the biggest unresolved issue.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say an inmate at the Dane County Jail died while in custody. Officials with the Dane County Sheriff's Office say a deputy and other inmates heard a 33-year-old inmate having medical issues in the shower at about 10 a.m. Friday. The man was transported to a hospital, where he became unresponsive and died. The inmate had been arrested and brought to the jail at 5 a.m. Friday.
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