first lady launches childhood trauma care website
- Wisconsin first lady Tonette Walker has launched a website
for Fostering Futures, a collaborative effort aimed at
providing trauma care for children.
probing more officer-involved deaths in wake of new law
- A new report shows the state Department of Justice is
investigating substantially more officer-involved deaths in
the wake of a new law requiring outside agencies run such
Sen. Farrow announces July 17 resignation
- Republican state Sen. Paul Farrow, of Pewaukee, says he
will resign from his seat effective July 17.
says deal on new Bucks arena 'close'
- Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks a deal to pay for a new
arena for the Milwaukee Bucks is "close."
season includes catch, release in popular lakes
- Anglers eager to drop a fishing line in the open water are
heading for Wisconsin's lakes, rivers and streams.
Express ferry begins 12th season on Lake Michigan
- The ferry connecting Wisconsin and Michigan is off and
running for its 12th season.
people killed in Milwaukee shooting
- Authorities say two people are dead after a street fight
erupted overnight in a north side Milwaukee neighborhood.
Shell employee ordered to pay $19.3M in fuel leak
- A former pipeline inspector must pay nearly $19.3
million in restitution for his role in a jet fuel leak at
General Mitchell International Airport three years ago.
approve Wisconsin Energy acquisition
— Wisconsin regulators have approved a $9 billion
transaction that combines Wisconsin Energy Corp. and
Integrys Energy Group.
committee to hold hearing on ending prevailing wage
— The state Senate's labor committee has scheduled a
hearing on a GOP bill that would repeal Wisconsin's
prevailing wage law.
subpoenas VA inspector general for Tomah documents
— U.S. Senator Ron Johnson says he has subpoenaed the
Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of the Inspector
General for information on an embattled medical center in
selling or closing health insurance division
— The parent company of Assurant Health said it will sell
or shut down the insurer, which has struggled financially
since the introduction of the federal Affordable Care Act.
coach turns self in on assault accusations
— Police say a Madison high school coach accused of
sexually assaulting a minor has surrendered to authorities.
DA says VA ha lagged in drug-dealing probe
— The Department of Veterans Affairs has moved too slowly
in its investigation of interstate drug distribution, a
Wisconsin district attorney said Thursday in a letter to the
agency's secretary and members of Congress.
propose banning cellphones in construction zones
— Republicans are moving a bill through the Wisconsin
Legislature that would prohibit drivers from using
cellphones in construction zones.
committee OKs 70 mph speed limit bill
— The state Senate's transportation committee has approved
a bill that would clear the way for a 70 mph speed limit.
wants food stamp, drug screen bills ready in days
- The leader of the state Assembly's new public benefits
reform committee says he hopes to have bills that would
require food stamp users to buy healthy foods and establish
drug screening for public benefit recipients ready for a
floor vote by mid-May.
faces charges in stabbing of 2 bus passengers
— A Milwaukee 18-year-old faces charges on accusations he
stabbed two female bus passengers last week.
investigators to search for missing Milwaukee woman
— The father of a Milwaukee woman missing for 18 months is
renewing the call to find her. Twenty-seven-year-old
Kelly Dwyer was last seen in October 2013.
appeals court says Ho-Chunk can offer video poker
A federal appeals court says the Ho-Chunk Nation can offer
video poker at its Madison casino.
man to stand trial in Berit Beck's death
DU LAC — A Kenosha man charged with killing a teenager in
1990 has been ordered to stand trial in Fond du Lac County.
than 2 of 10 possible voters cast ballots in election
— Final election results show that fewer than two out of
every 10 possible voters cast ballots in the Wisconsin
Supreme Court race earlier this month.
high school coach on the run
— A Madison high school coach accused of sexually
assaulting a minor is on the run. Police
say the 43-year-old man fled from officers Tuesday.
reminds hunters electronic registration begins this fall
— Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding deer and bear
hunters that electronic registration will be the rule
statewide starting this fall.