Wisconsin roundup: Sun Prairie community honors fallen firefighter; more state new stories


hudsonstarobserver.comThousands of people lined the street holding candles and signs as they watched the procession of a fallen firefighter’s body being returned home.

Fire Capt. Cory Barr died at a Madison hospital after he was injured in the Sun Prairie explosion and fire Tuesday evening. The processional was set up for family, fire, police, and EMS, but those citizens paid their respects to Barr by standing along miles of the roadway while his body was returned to Sun Prairie. Barr was treated at UW Health for his injuries, but he didn’t survive.

Former Thorp police chief sentenced to 5 years for child sexual assault

A Clark County judge has sentenced the former police chief in Thorp to five years in prison for sexual assault.

A jury found Richard Boie guilty in April. He had been accused of sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl multiple times over a two-year period. The 74-year-old former law enforcement officer will also have to register as a sex offender when he gets out. He could have received up to 60 years behind bars. The victim told investigators she was assaulted at Boie’s home and he warned her not to tell anyone what he had done.

With just over a month to go before the primary election, eight Democratic candidates for governor will meet in a broadcast debate starting at 6 p.m. Thursday.

A Madison man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for leading police on a chase that reached speeds as fast as 120 mph last October.

Milwaukee is often overshadowed by much-larger nearby cities like Chicago, but a national magazine is pointing out what many are missing.



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