students checked at hospital after school bus crash
KEWASKUM — The
West Bend school superintendent says three students were
examined at a hospital after a school bus collided with
of abortions rises slightly in Wisconsin
MADISON — A new
report shows the number of abortions performed in Wisconsin
rose slightly in 2017, the first increase in eight years.
named after Wisconsin astronomer to pass by Earth
MILWAUKEE — A
comet named after a Wisconsin astronomer will soon streak
past Earth and be the brightest comet of the year.
coach accepts plea deal in child porn case
RACINE — A Wind
Lake gymnastics studio owner and coach accused of possessing
child pornography and placing a recording device in the
bathroom of his facility has accepted a plea deal and
avoided trial scheduled for this week.
Legislature passes Great Lakes oil pipeline bill
— The Michigan Legislature approved a bill Tuesday that
would allow the replacement of a 65-year-old oil pipeline in
a key Great Lakes waterway, voting to create a state
authority that would oversee the construction of a tunnel to
encase a new segment of pipe.
falls from balcony at Milwaukee performing arts center
MILWAUKEE — A
man was taken to a hospital with serious injuries after
falling from a balcony at the Marcus Center for the
Performing Arts in Milwaukee.
hurt in shooting at Madison strip club; suspect arrested
MADISON — Five
people were injured in a weekend shooting at a Madison strip
club. A suspect is in custody.
accused of hiding overdose victim in crawlspace
SHEBOYGAN — A
Sheboygan woman is accused of running a drug house and
hiding the corpse of an overdose victim in a crawlspace,
along with stealing his ID and debit card.
burned in Muskego house fire, expected to be OK
MUSKEGO — A
Muskego woman suffered burns in an early morning house fire
but is expected to be OK.
officials confirm 11 CWD infections on deer farm
Wisconsin agriculture officials have confirmed 11 more cases
of chronic wasting disease on a Washington County deer farm.
acquits Fox Crossing judge accused of stalking clerk
OSHKOSH — A
jury has acquitted a Fox Crossing municipal judge accused of
stalking his court clerk.
Co. correctional officer accused of abusing inmate
MILWAUKEE — A
correctional officer at the Milwaukee County Jail is accused
of abusing an inmate.
Crosse school staffers help student bullied for hygiene
LA CROSSE — La
Crosse middle school staff members have come to the aid of a
truant teenage boy being bullied over hygiene.
killer Watts appears to be in Wisconsin custody
MILWAUKEE — A
Colorado man sentenced to life behind bars for killing his
pregnant wife and two young daughters appears to have been
moved to a Wisconsin prison.
man gets 4.5 years for tampering with sausages
MADISON — A
federal judge has sentenced a Kiel man to four and a half
years in prison for placing foreign objects in sausages.
patients at UW Hospital developed Legionnaires' disease
Eleven patients at UW Hospital developed Legionnaires'
disease, apparently due to bacteria in the hospital's hot
district unveils plan after Nazi salute photo
Wisconsin school district officials have unveiled a plan
that they hope will instill more empathy and understanding
in students after a photo recently surfaced showing several
dozen high schoolers giving what appears to be a Nazi
Wisconsin Marines stand guard over late president
MILWAUKEE — Two
Marines from southeastern Wisconsin are among military
members standing guard over the casket of former President
George H.W. Bush as he lies in state in the U.S. Capitol
No charges against Superior police who shot, wounded man
SUPERIOR — No
charges will be filed against Superior police officers who
shot and wounded a man during a confrontation in October.
OK permit for anchor supports for oil pipeline
Mich. — Michigan regulators have issued a permit that
allows more anchor supports to bolster twin oil pipelines in
the Great Lakes at the Straits of Mackinac.
at half-staff to honor former President Bush
MADISON — U.S.
and state flags are flying at half-staff until sunset on
Dec. 30 in Wisconsin and elsewhere to honor former President
George Herbert Walker Bush who died Friday at age 94.
magazine looks for donations after 110 years
MADISON — The
Progressive is looking for donations as the magazine founded
by Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Robert "Fighting Bob" La
Follette nears its 110th birthday.
men dead, woman wounded in Walworth County shooting
DARIEN — Police
say two people are dead and a third is wounded in a shooting
in Walworth County.
Trumps to attend state funeral for George
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Saturday mourned the passing of former President George
H.W. Bush, remembering him as a man of "sound judgment, common sense and unflappable leadership."
Wisconsin health care signups decline in 2018
MADISON - Fewer people in Wisconsin have enrolled for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act in 2018 compared to last year.
Police search for man who tossed Molotov cocktail into home
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police are looking for a man who may have been burned after throwing a Molotov cocktail into a home on the city's northwest side.
Dahmer's attorney's law license suspended indefinitely
MADISON - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended the law license of the man who defended serial killer Jeffrey
Oshkosh police investigate death of 3-year-old girl
OSHKOSH - Police in Oshkosh say they're investigating the death of a toddler.
Father of 2-month-old baby who died is arrested in Oshkosh
OSHKOSH - Oshkosh police say the father of an infant has been arrested in the baby's death.
Medicaid expansion is early flashpoint for Evers
MADISON - The battle over whether Wisconsin should accept federal money to expand Medicaid coverage for about 75,000 more poor people is shaping up to be an early flashpoint for Gov.-elect Tony Evers.
Steil resigns as regent after congressional win
MADISON - Bryan Steil is resigning as a University of Wisconsin System regent to focus on his first congressional term.
GOP lame-duck bills would move primary, limit early voting
MADISON - Wisconsin Republicans released sweeping lame-duck legislation Friday that would move the 2020 presidential primary, restrict early voting and weaken both Democratic Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul and Gov.-elect Tony Evers.
H.W. Bush, 'kinder and gentler' president, dies at 94
- He was the man who sought a "kinder, and gentler nation," and the one who sternly invited Americans to read his lips
- he would not raise taxes.
employee gets prison time for tampered brats
MILWAUKEE — A
former employee of Johnsonville Sausage has been sentenced
to more than four years in federal prison for putting
foreign objects in sausages while he worked at the Sheboygan
Point faculty want regents to oust administrators
Faculty and students are demanding regents oust the
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point's administrators,
arguing they're erratic and incompetent.
of woman who died at resort files civil lawsuit
MILWAUKEE — The
family of a 20-year-old Wisconsin woman who drowned at a
Mexico resort last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
farmers averaging $2,145 from farm bailout program
— Wisconsin farmers will receive about $10 million in
federal money from the farm bailout program.
Ryan lists immigration, debt as biggest regrets
— Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday named
immigration and the national debt as his two biggest regrets
as he prepares to leave office after 20 years in Congress,
saying he has no immediate plans to return to public office.
outbreaks pressure produce industry to step up safety
YORK — After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to
romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the
failure of its own safety measures in preventing
zoo kangaroo killed in Wisconsin hit-and-run crash
WAUKECHON — A
two-day search for a petting zoo kangaroo who hopped away
from a northeastern Wisconsin home has come to an
unfortunate end after a hit-and-run accident.
UW Hospital patients diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease
Officials at UW Hospital say four hospital patients have
developed Legionnaires' disease.
elected for Madison diocese, funeral set
MADISON — The
second-in-command to Bishop Robert Morlino has been elected
to temporarily lead the Diocese of Madison following the
upholds fishing captain's attempted theft conviction
MADISON — A
judge properly convicted a fishing boat captain of helping
his charter stuff a weight inside a fish in hopes of winning
thousands of dollars in tournament prizes, a state appeals
court ruled Tuesday.
extends deadline for hemp applications, renewals
MADISON — State
regulators are giving prospective hemp farmers another two
months to apply for licenses for the 2019 growing season.
kill nearly 7 percent more deer during gun season
Hunters killed slightly more deer during Wisconsin's
nine-day gun season this year than in 2017.
Trip recalls parfaits with trace tree nuts
LA CROSSE —
Wisconsin-based Kwik Trip Inc. is recalling some parfaits
because they may contain undeclared traces of cashews or