issued for strong waves, currents on Lake Michigan
Officials are warning Lake Michigan beachgoers and boaters
about dangerous waves and strong currents and have issued
warnings for most of the lake's shoreline in the coming
sheriff: Officers didn't make video racial comment
— Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt says it wasn't
a law officer who made a racially charged comment during a
weekend traffic stop that was caught on video.
missing in Lake Michigan, another swimmer injured
— Authorities say a man from the Milwaukee area is missing
after he went swimming with a group in Lake Michigan.
officials pledge readiness for pipeline spills
Mich. — Federal officials said Monday they were prepared
to act quickly if oil pipelines in a sensitive Michigan
waterway leak, drawing a skeptical response from a U.S.
senator who said the handling of a suspected anchor strike
last spring exposed flaws in the system.
man fatally shoots self at Wisconsin gun range
DARLINGTON — A
19-year-old man is dead after apparently shooting himself at
a gun range in southwestern Wisconsin.
arrest 74-year-old man in Waunakee fatal shooting
WAUNAKEE — A
74-year-old man is jailed on suspicion he shot and killed a
neighbor in his apartment complex in Waunakee.
Wisconsin confirms first human West Nile case of the year
MADISON - Wisconsin has recorded its first human cases of West Nile virus this year.
Groups ask UW-Madison to require meningitis B vaccine
MADISON - Immunization groups and the mother of a student who died from bacterial meningitis are urging the University of Wisconsin-Madison to require the meningitis B vaccine.
Lightning strike sends Wisconsin radio host to hospital
EAU CLAIRE - A Wisconsin sports talk radio host had a good reason when listeners heard dead air this week: He'd just been struck by lightning.
Wisconsin buildings destroyed by explosion to be removed
MADISON - Buildings destroyed by a natural gas explosion in Wisconsin will be removed at the end of the month.
Heavy rains swamp section of I-43, strand several motorists
MILWAUKEE - Heavy rains that flooded a section of Interstate 43 in the Milwaukee area left several motorists stranded.
Milwaukee city leaders taking steps after rash of homicides
MILWAUKEE - City leaders in Milwaukee are taking steps to try to reduce violence after a rash of homicides in the past couple of weeks.
driver comforts child who had wandered off from home
MILWAUKEE — A
bus driver took action when she saw a little girl standing
in the street in a T-shirt and underwear.
denies deadbeat dad's estate claim
MILWAUKEE — A
Milwaukee County judge says a man who abandoned his child at
age 5 is not entitled to collect any money from a settlement
in his son's wrongful death 20 years later.
awarded to help control Great Lakes nutrient runoff
ANN ARBOR, Mich.
— The Great Lakes Commission says it will divide nearly
$900,000 among seven local organizations to help cut runoff
of sediment, nutrients and other water pollutants.
endorses Kaul in Wisconsin attorney general race
Former Vice President Joe Biden is endorsing Democrat Josh
Kaul in Wisconsin's attorney general race.
accused of sex trafficking in 9 states
— A man accused of sex trafficking in nine states is jailed
in eastern Wisconsin. Investigators
say they have evidence 39-year-old Glenwood Brown was
prostituting women across the country for years, including two
in the Fox Valley.
question for Wisconsin Senate race focuses on megadonor
MADISON — A
week after accusing a billionaire donor of attempting to buy
a Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat, Republican nominee Leah Vukmir
is now hoping to persuade the same Illinois businessman to
open his wallet for her campaign against Democratic
Hagedorn joins Wisconsin Supreme Court race
— Conservative state appeals court Judge Brian Hagedorn, the
former chief legal counsel for Republican Gov. Scott Walker,
launched his candidacy for Wisconsin Supreme Court on
Thursday, setting up a contest with liberal-backed chief
Appeals Court Judge Lisa Neubauer.
team predicts an economic boom, defying most analysts
— Is the latest pickup in U.S. economic growth destined to
slow in the years ahead as most analysts say?
union members ratify new deal, end strike in La Crosse
LA CROSSE —
Union members at Trane Co. have approved a new deal that
ends a four-day strike against the company in La Crosse.
look into Lake Superior algae bloom
DULUTH, Minn. —
Scientists are investigating an unprecedented algae bloom in
Lake Superior and have sent samples for lab testing to
determine if it is toxic.
businesses damaged in downtown Waukesha fire
Fire that may have started with a discarded cigarette
damaged three downtown Waukesha businesses.
found guilty in Wisconsin pipeline protest case
Jurors have convicted two people of disorderly conduct and
obstructing an officer following a protest at Enbridge
Energy's Line 3 construction site in Wisconsin last summer.
schoolteacher beats longtime Wisconsin state lawmaker
black woman who campaigned on improving education defeated a
longtime Democratic state lawmaker in Tuesday's primary to
take his seat representing the northern swath of Milwaukee
parents of missing man back from Slovenia with no clues
MADISON — A
Wisconsin father says he cannot give up hope that his
missing son will be found alive after disappearing seven
weeks ago while vacationing in Slovenia.
Madison police won't participate in Pride Parade
Madison law enforcement groups won't be marching in the
upcoming Pride Parade after receiving pushback from the LGBT
community, according to the event's organizers.
police shoot, kill man on city's south side
Milwaukee police have shot and killed a 48-year-old man on
the city's south side.
officer hurt in squad car rollover during chase
GREENFIELD — A
Greenfield police officer is recovering after his squad car
rolled over as he tried to stop a vehicle during a chase.