agriculture secretary to retire next month
The head of the state Department of Agriculture, Trade
and Consumer Protection will step down next month after
seven years on the job.
doctor fired over alleged misconduct loses appeal
Wisconsin appeals court ruled Thursday that an allergist
who allegedly had inappropriate sexual contact with
three female patients was properly fired, a decision
that the doctor's attorney said could have broad
implications across the state.
sentenced to 20 years in death of boy who was tortured
A Milwaukee woman has been sentenced to 20 years in
prison for her role in the torture and starvation death
of a 7-year-old boy.
officials sued over hunter harassment law
group of Wisconsin residents says the state's hunter
harassment law stifles free speech and is suing state
officials in federal court.
tortoise reported missing from Wisconsin zoo
Oshkosh police say a Russian tortoise has gone missing
from the city's zoo. Authorities
say the tortoise is about 8 to 10 inches in length. It
was discovered missing Wednesday morning from the
Menominee Park Zoo. Police say it was likely removed by
someone and taken from the zoo.
Milwaukee officers on foot injured in hit-and-run crash
Milwaukee police say two officers on foot patrol were
injured in a hit-and-run crash on the city's northwest
cuts force WDVA to stop housing homeless veterans
Federal funding cuts will spell the end of housing for
homeless veterans at two of Wisconsin's three veterans'
homes by the end of the year, officials say.
Trip acquires rival convenience store chain PDQ
The Kwik Trip convenience store chain is acquiring a
competing company also based in Wisconsin. Kwik
Trip, of La Crosse, has signed an agreement to acquire
PDQ, a Middleton company that operates 34 convenience
stores in southeastern Wisconsin.
father charged in fatal shooting of 3-year-old son
father has been charged in the fatal shooting of his
3-year-old son in Racine, Wisconsin. Police
were called to the apartment July 12 where they found
Jere'Miah Pitt dead of a single gunshot wound to the
DOJ to publish list of open record requestors
The state Department of Justice has started publishing a
list of pending record requests online. The
agency announced in a news release Wednesday that it has
added the list to its website.
students ask for more teacher diversity
Students in the Madison Metropolitan School District are
calling on administrators to hire more teachers of
children, ages 5 and 9, among 4 shot in Milwaukee
Police say two young children are among the victims of
gunfire in Milwaukee overnight. The
two girls, ages 5 and 9, as well as two adult males were
shot Tuesday night on the city's north side. All four
are expected to survive.
signs bill requiring voucher school background checks
Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that won
bipartisan support in the Legislature requiring private
schools in Wisconsin's voucher program to conduct
employee background checks.
Ryan talking tax reform at New Balance shoe factory
Mass. U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is heading to
Massachusetts to talk taxes. The
Republican leader from Wisconsin is scheduled to tour a
New Balance sneaker factory Thursday in Lawrence, a
gritty city north of Boston near the New Hampshire
officer with stun gun sets naked man on fire
Police say an officer using a stun gun to restrain a
naked man accidentally set the man's chest hair and
beard on fire.
men hurt in explosion at Milwaukee Public Works garage
Milwaukee police say two men have been seriously injured
in an explosion at a city Public Works Department
killed, 2 hurt in Amish buggy, SUV crash
HANSEN Sheriff's officials say one person has died
and two others have been injured in a collision between
an Amish buggy and an SUV in Wood County.