Emily Hamer is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal. She joined the paper in April 2019 and was formerly an investigative reporting intern at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.
A judge and prosecutors OK'd a Racine County Jail inmate being let out to be a pall bearer at his sister's funeral. But the Department of Corrections stepped in, keeping him behind bars instead of with his family to say goodbye.
Charges have been dismissed against a Baraboo woman accused of stealing more than $133,000 from her employer, with the order for dismissal indicating only that it was done “for the reason that is in the interest of justice.”