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A unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court has broadened who can legally carry concealed guns and other weapons in the state, overturning a lower court’s ruling dealing with a man whose license was revoked due to a domestic violence conviction. The court ruled Friday that disorderly conduct is not a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence under federal law, and does not disqualify a person from holding a concealed carry license. Justice Jill Karofsky concurred, but in a separate opinion called on the Legislature to close what she called a “dangerous loophole” in the law. The case involves a man who was convicted in 1993 in Door County of misdemeanor domestic violence.

A tornado reportedly touched down in southeastern Illinois, knocking down trees and damaging numerous homes and other buildings. Mount Carmel police Chief Mike McWilliams says people told officers they saw a tornado sweep through as a storm cut across the city’s south side about 9:30 p.m. Thursday. He says the storm left behind overturned trailers and sheds, downed trees and power lines, and several damaged homes. No injuries were reported. He says initial reports relayed to the National Weather Service that the city’s high school was damaged by the storm were incorrect and staff at the school reported it was in good shape. The storm may also have crossed the Wabash River into Knox County, Indiana.

On May 19, 2022, as reported by, a Dane County judge gave Assembly Speaker Robin Vos until June to ask Michael Gableman to answer questions about records in the former state Supreme Court justice's 2020 election investigation. This hearing was part of an ongoing lawsuit by th…

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