committee OKs opioid bills
The Legislature's finance committee has approved
more than half-a-dozen bills designed to curb opioid
Rep. John Nygren has written 11 bills based on
recommendations from Gov. Scott Walker's opioid task
Wisconsin Bell discriminated against worker
Wisconsin appeals court says state labor officials properly
determined that Wisconsin Bell's decision to fire a bipolar
employee amounted to discrimination.
of tribe locked in gambling fight to deliver speech
leader of a Wisconsin tribe threatening to withhold its
state gambling payment is set to deliver the annual State of
the Tribes address to the Legislature next week.
accused in death of Stout student pleads not guilty
Minnesota man accused of killing a University of
Wisconsin-Stout student from Saudi Arabia has pleaded not
guilty to charges.
mayor leaving for water coalition job
Racine's mayor is leaving his job to head a coalition aimed
at protecting the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
Mayor John Dickert announced
Monday that he will leave this summer to become the
administrative president of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence
OKs eliminating child work permits in Wisconsin
Wisconsin's 16- and 17-year-olds would no longer need
parental consent to work under a Republican bill that the
Legislature's finance committee approved Monday.
set Wednesday for Wisconsin police detective
funeral will be held Wednesday for a northern Wisconsin
police detective killed in a string of shootings that left
three others dead last week.
lawmakers target adults who host underage drinkers
Adults who let teenagers drink in their homes would be
breaking the law under a proposal two Republican Wisconsin
lawmakers are circulating. The
bill would address what Rep. Andre Jacque and Sen. Van
Wanggaard call the "social host" loophole in
current state law.
man pleads guilty to claiming rigged Wisconsin jackpot
Texas businessman has pleaded guilty to using inside
information from a lottery official to win a $783,000
Wisconsin jackpot in 2007. Robert
Rhodes pleaded guilty Monday to being party to a computer
crime, a felony. He brought with him a $250,000 check to
begin paying back the Wisconsin Lottery.
standoff ends peacefully in West Allis
WEST ALLIS A
police standoff has ended peacefully in the Milwaukee suburb
of West Allis. Police had
responded late Saturday to what they called a "trouble
call." A man surrendered about 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
seek poisoner of dogs in western Wisconsin
Police in a western Wisconsin town are trying to find
whoever is making dogs sick. The
Lake Hallie Police Department says someone has been putting
an unknown substance inside cut-up hot dogs, wrapping the
hot dogs in dental floss and then tossing the meat in
completes 170-mile journey to Lambeau by wheelchair
GREEN BAY A
man using a wheelchair has completed a 170-mile journey from
southern Wisconsin to Lambeau Field.
Thousands going to Dane County ERs for dental problems
- Dane County is seeing mixed results in its efforts to reduce reliance on people going to hospital emergency rooms for dental problems, a new report shows.
falls short in first test of Trump presidency
House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican
plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law.
Heimlich hero: Video captures student saving friend's life
LA CROSSE - A Wisconsin high school student is being called a hero for using the Heimlich maneuver to rescue a choking friend in the school cafeteria.
Wisconsin's budget could be $1 billion short by 2021
MADISON - Wisconsin's state budget could be more than $1 billion in the red by 2021, based on the proposal submitted by Gov. Scott Walker that the Legislature is considering.