University of Wisconsin may drop its full-time MBA program
MADISON - The University of Wisconsin School of Business is considering a proposal to shut down its full-time Master of Business Administration program.
Murder defendant convicted after skipping out of trial
MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee man who skipped out in the middle of his murder trial was convicted after authorities launched a manhunt to locate him.
GOP backs budget, clears way for tax overhaul
— Republicans must now shift their focus to enacting
President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift
than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the
Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax overhaul in
Microsoft join in tech venture near Lambeau Field
— The Green Bay Packers and Microsoft are launching a tech
incubator near Lambeau Field in a $10 million partnership
aimed at igniting innovation in an area not typically targeted
by major, global companies.
corrections chief: Troubled youth prisons are safe
— The head of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections
said Thursday that the state's troubled prisons for
juveniles are safe, a week after an inmate punched a
staff member, causing her to need hospital care.
lawmaker's daughter charged in opioid death
GREEN BAY —
The daughter of a Wisconsin legislator was formally
charged Thursday with causing the overdose death of a
unemployment rate ticks up in September
Wisconsin's unemployment rate ticked up in September,
increasing from 3.4 percent to 3.5 percent.
get unwelcome break with too-short Milwaukee marathon
The organizers of Milwaukee's marathon got the distance
of the course wrong — for the second year in a row.
approves Wisconsin burial sites bill
MADISON — A
Wisconsin legislative committee has approved a bill that
would require the state historical director to consider
evidence for adding land to the state's burial sites
Green Bay prison considered by Senate panel
Supporters of selling a 120-year-old state prison in
Green Bay say developing the property near Lambeau Field
would generate millions of dollars for the local
agency settles suit over dairy industry regulation
Wisconsin environmental officials have agreed to settle
a dairy industry lawsuit alleging the agency is
over-regulating large livestock farms.
would make animal sex in Wisconsin a felony
It would be a felony to have sex with an animal in
Wisconsin under a bill circulating in the Legislature.
committee approves drunken driving sanction
The Senate judiciary committee has signed off on four
bills that would impose tougher drunken driving
American leaders seek federal climate change action
Native American leaders are asking the Trump
administration to do more to combat climate change.
to launch re-election campaign Nov. 5 in Waukesha
Gov. Scott Walker plans to launch his campaign for a
third term on Nov. 5 at a manufacturing facility in
UW must turn over notes to animal rights group
MADISON — A
state appeals court says an animal rights group is
entitled a University of Wisconsin System animal
experimentation oversight committee's meeting notes.
prison head says more space needed
The head of Wisconsin's prison system is telling
lawmakers that additional capacity is needed to deal
with an aging and growing inmate population.
group launches first ad in Senate race
MADISON — A
political action committee backing Delafield businessman
Kevin Nicholson for U.S. Senate has released its first
television ad in the race.
Democrat unofficial winner in Racine mayoral race
State Rep. Cory Mason is expected to leave the
Legislature after winning election as Racine's next
nabs endorsement of tea party group FreedomWorks
Republican Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson has won the
endorsement of the tea party conservative group
FreedomWorks for America.
agency leaders working on problems in Foxconn deal
Leaders of Gov. Scott Walker's job creation agency have
delayed a vote on a contract with Foxconn Technology
Group while they deal with a problem in the language.
operator fatally crushed by falling metal in Milwaukee
Authorities say a crane operator was killed at a metal
business in Milwaukee when he was crushed by a
5,000-pound piece of metal.
recalls chili, soup; possible plastic contamination
Roundy's Supermarkets Inc. is recalling about 16,000
pounds of chili and soup that may be contaminated with
Co. officials upset with DA, turn to Walker
Trempealeau County officials are raising concerns about
the job performance of the county's district attorney.
Wisconsin girl safe after chase ends in Indiana
Ind. — Police say a 2-year-old girl abducted from her
Wisconsin home by her father is safe after a police
chase ended in Indiana.
more 'America's Dairyland' on Wisconsin license plates?
MADISON — The head of the
state chamber of commerce says it may be time to do away with
"America's Dairyland" on Wisconsin license plates.
PAC backs Wisconsin, Arizona Senate candidates
MOINES, Iowa — The political action committee affiliated
with former presidential strategist Steve Bannon acted Monday
on his pledge to lead a "populist nationalist
conservative revolt," endorsing state Sen. Kelli Ward
over Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake — the first sitting Republican
senator to be formally targeted by the pro-Donald Trump group.
says Senate biggest obstacle to passing tax cut
— House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday that the biggest
obstacle to passing a Republican-authored federal tax overhaul
plan is the GOP-controlled Senate because of its narrow
majority, but he believes it will prevail this year with
leaders want say in University of Wisconsin merger
CLAIRE — Student leaders at the University of
Wisconsin's 26 campuses are pressing regents to include
their input on plans to merge two-year schools with
among injured in multi-vehicle crash
Two Milwaukee police officers are among those injured in
a crash following an armed robbery. Police
say two suspects robbed multiple victims Sunday
afternoon on the far north side and fled in a vehicle.
old buildings in northeast Wisconsin to be restored
— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working to
restore buildings on some islands in northeast Wisconsin
that date back more than a century.
legislators push to legalize hemp in Wisconsin
— An advocacy group and two state lawmakers are trying
to legalize hemp production in Wisconsin, decades after
it was outlawed. Rep.
Dave Considine, D-Baraboo, and Rep. Jesse Kremer,
R-Kewaskum, are circulating bills that would regulate
industrial hemp in the state
Creek teacher charged with having sex with student
CREEK — An Oak Creek teacher and high school
basketball coach is accused of having sex with a
sees increase in reports of STDs
Wisconsin saw an increase of about 13 percent in
reported chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis cases in
2016, according to a report from the state Department of
son reimburses for use of state van to move friend
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's 22-year-old son has
reimbursed the state $25.08 after he was caught using a
state van to help a friend move.
board to discuss Foxconn contract in private
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's job-creation agency is set
to meet behind closed doors next week to continue
discussions on a contract with Foxconn Technology Group.
exam ordered for woman accused of killing son
A competency exam has been ordered for a Milwaukee woman
accused of killing her 4-year-old son by setting him on
member assaulted at Lincoln Hills juvenile prison
IRMA — Authorities are
investigating an assault at Lincoln Hills juvenile prison that
sent one staff member to the hospital.