Local • 3A, 6a, 7A

Jury deadlocked in cold case

A Rock County trial for Kelly L. Baxter, accused of sexually assaulting a 78-year-old Janesville woman nearly 18 years ago, ended in a mistrial late Tuesday night. At 8 p.m., the jury of nine women and three men told Judge James Daley they were deadlocked. Daley set a new trial for May 8-9 with a final pretrial May 3.

State • 2A

Prisons bill gains support

Support is building in the state Senate for a juvenile justice overhaul plan that would close Wisconsin’s troubled Lincoln Hills juvenile prison by 2021 and create a new hybrid system to house juveniles in state- and county-run facilities.

Resigning Haas gives warning

Embattled Wisconsin Elections Commission administrator Michael Haas said Tuesday that he will step down and not pursue legal options to challenge the state Senate’s rejection of his confirmation last month. He also warned that Wisconsin risks falling “dangerously behind” in preparing for the fall election in the face of risks and threats to the country’s election systems.

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