woman gets 15 years in older sister's death
— A 51-year-old Milwaukee woman has been sentenced to 15
years in prison for killing her older sister during an
argument in December.
officer cleared in shooting man holding knife to wife
— A prosecutor says a Milwaukee police officer was
justified in fatally shooting a man holding a knife to the
neck of his estranged wife in March.
seize synthetic drugs at Madison gas stations
— Search warrants say drug agents seized about 3,000
packets of synthetic marijuana from two Madison gas
call for removal of Veterans Affairs watchdog
— A man who helped expose over prescription of opiates at
the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah wants to
personally deliver a letter from whistleblowers across the
country calling for the removal of the VA's chief watchdog
to President Barack Obama in Wisconsin this week.
to do full environmental study on proposed hog megafarm
— The Department of Natural Resources says it will require
a full environmental impact study of a proposed hog "megafarm"
in northern Wisconsin.
says 9,500 expected at Madison rally
— Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says
9,500 people have said they plan to attend his rally on
Wednesday night in Madison.
Supreme Court upholds wind turbine rules
— The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the state's wind
turbine construction rules Tuesday, saying they're valid
even though regulators didn't develop a report on how the
regulations would affect the housing industry.
board president accused of theft
— A University of Wisconsin-Stout employee accused of
stealing from the school is free on bond.
men dead after being pulled from Milwaukee park lagoon
— Two men are dead after being pulled from a lagoon in a
Milwaukee park. The
Milwaukee Fire Department says two men in their 50s were
found underwater at Kosciuszko (kuh-SHOOZ'-koh) Park lagoon
about 7:15 p.m. Saturday.
teen accused of killing parents pleads insanity
— A teenager accused of killing her mother and stepfather
has pleaded insanity in a northern Wisconsin courtroom.
company abruptly closes Wisconsin call center
— A Minnesota company that helps raise money for
Republican candidates has abruptly closed its Oshkosh call
center, cutting 153 jobs.
mailed to inactive voters in Wisconsin
— The state elections board has mailed postcards to nearly
100,000 registered voters in Wisconsin who have not cast
ballots in the past four years.
officials stress importance of helmets on ATVs
POINT — State officials are stressing the importance of
helmets after two of the four children killed in all-terrain
vehicle crashes this year in Wisconsin weren't wearing
portrait of Pope Benedict criticized by archbishop
— The Milwaukee Art Museum has handled dozens of
complaints from angry Catholics and others over its plans to
display a portrait of Pope Benedict that is made from 17,000
woman pleads not guilty in mother's death
Mo. — A woman charged with arranging the death of
her mother before fleeing with her boyfriend to Wisconsin
pleaded not guilty Monday during her first court appearance
Obama to travel to La Crosse for economic event
CROSSE — President Barack Obama is coming to Wisconsin
this week. The
White House confirmed the visit Saturday night, saying only
that Obama will visit the La Crosse area Thursday "for
an event on the economy." Additional details are
expected to be released later this week.
actor Dustin Diamond wants delay in bar stabbing sentence
WASHINGTON — Former "Saved by the Bell" actor
Dustin Diamond is asking a judge to delay his sentence for a
Christmas Day stabbing in a Wisconsin bar.