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MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Wauwatosa man who knew he was HIV-positive has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy. Authorities say Eugene S. Gross was arrested in August 2017 after the boy's mother returned to her Brookfield home and the boy ran upstairs from the basement and said a strange man had entered the house and raped him. Police say an investigation found the boy and Gross had met on a social media site and the boy had invited Gross to his home.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee County wants to collect spare pocket change from airport travelers to help the homeless. The Milwaukee County housing administrator Wisconsin Public Radio that containers near security checkpoints at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee will accept change donations to support rental assistance and employment aid for people struggling with homelessness. Proceeds will go toward the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Housing First Endowment.
BAYFIELD, Wis. (AP) - A recent study of 35 national parks found the waters off an island in northwestern Wisconsin had the highest concentration of plastic pollution. The National Park Service, South Carolina's Clemson University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program began working on the study in 2015. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that samples collected from the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore had an average of 170 to 225 pieces of microplastic per kilogram of sand.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin district attorney's office is using a $100,000 federal grant under the Victims of Crime Act to provide protection to those who've suffered domestic abuse. Wisconsin Public Radio reports the grant for Dane County will be used to purchase alarms that'll alert police when someone tries to enter a victim's home. They'll be connected to the county's 911 center and operated with a pendant that can be worn on the neck or placed in the home.
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