News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. CDT
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian crash. Officers say a 36-year-old woman was killed when she was hit by a vehicle on a north side street about 1 a.m. Friday. The driver of the striking vehicle then fled the scene. The victim died from her injuries. Police are working on notifying her relatives.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Madison police will end a school safety program because of budget constraints. Officers have taught the classes in the Madison School District and five private schools for the last 15 years. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval says a staffing shortage in the patrol division means he no longer can spare the four officers to teach the class.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - State Superintendent Tony Evers says the Republican-controlled Legislature should override a Gov. Scott Walker budget veto that would take money away from about 200 mostly rural schools. Evers is a Democrat running for governor. He said Thursday that the Legislature should override Walker's veto of a budget provision that would have allowed low-spending districts to raise more from local property taxes without a vote.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Authorities allege a Wisconsin man accused of blowing up his home to cover up killing his wife sent money to a Russian woman seeking to come to the U.S. and also made payments to online dating sites in the months before the blast. Fifty-nine-year-old Steven Pirus, of Madison, was charged Thursday with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of his wife, Lee Anne Pirus.
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