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Wisconsin headlines on Thursday evening


(Information in the following story is from: WTMJ-TV, http://www.todaystmj4.com)

GREENDALE, Wis. (AP) -- Greendale police say no one was hurt when an off-duty Milwaukee police officer accidentally fired his gun at a shopping mall. No one was hurt as the bullet struck the floor. Greendale's police chief says the officer was turned over to the Milwaukee department to review proper weapon safety protocol.

(Information in the following story is from: WEAU-TV, http://www.weau.com)

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) -- One person has died in a camper fire along Interstate 94 in western Wisconsin. The State Patrol says 22-year-old Eric Ludwig of Stratford was sleeping in the camper early today when it became engulfed in flames around 1:30 a.m. Ludwig was taken to a Twin Cities hospital where he was pronounced dead.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Senate has passed a bill that would allow homeowners to kill intruders without fear of liability. The bill that passed with bipartisan support creates a presumption of legal immunity for someone who injures or kills a person breaking into the defender's home, vehicle or workplace. The measure passed the proposal on a bipartisan 71-24 vote on Tuesday. The Senate passed it 26-7 today.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Congressman Sean Duffy are scheduled to speak next week at a leadership conference being held at the Reagan ranch in California. The event is organized by the Young America's Foundation. Walker is delivering the keynote address on Saturday, November 12th.

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