Wisconsin has a dearth of nurses who can perform exams on victims of sexual assault, plus more news in the wacky politics category.

Nurse your holiday hangover with a cold serving of news.

  • The Journal Sentinel reports that a homeless man in Rome has been arrested in relation to the death of a 19-year-old University of Wisconsin-Madison student, who had just arrived in Italy on a study abroad trip.
  • Almost 50 percent of Wisconsin counties don’t have a nurse who can perform exams on victims of a sexual assault. And many hospitals “choose not to offer the exams at all” because of the cost.
  • It hasn’t happened in the last half a century, but, the Wisconsin State Journal says, both parties’ presidential candidates will have a bear of a time trying to win the state in November.
  • The Iron County District Attorney race has attracted candidates with a wide range of experiences and, ahem, residential addresses.