Assembly committee OKs lifting elk hunt limits
MADISON - A legislative committee has decided to allow Wisconsin wildlife officials to lift restrictions on the state's elk hunt.
Judge gives gas station owner 2.5 years over synthetic pot
MADISON - A federal judge has ordered a Madison-area gas station chain owner to spend two-and-a-half years in prison and pay a $1 million fine for selling synthetic marijuana and possessing untaxed chewing tobacco.
Vos doesn't want to testify in redistricting case
MADISON - Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is refusing to testify in a federal lawsuit alleging that political boundary maps he helped draw were illegally gerrymandered.
Planned Parenthood spends $120,000 to help Neubauer
MADISON - An arm of Planned Parenthood is spending $120,000 to help the campaign of Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Lisa
Police identify victims in fatal Michigan snowmobile crash
Gov. Evers wants to raise state unemployment benefits
ROCK RIVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Authorities have identified two people killed when their snowmobiles collided on a trail in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
- Gov. Tony Evers wants to boost Wisconsin's unemployment benefits and eliminate some requirements to qualify for them.
3 workers hurt in building collapse in northeast Wisconsin
LAWRENCE - A building collapse has injured three construction workers in northeastern Wisconsin.
Vos panel considers health threats from water pollution
- Wisconsin's water supply faces contamination threats ranging from fertilizer to fire-fighting foam, creating a risk of birth defects, cancer and learning disabilities, state regulators told legislators Wednesday at the first meeting of a task force examining water pollution.
workers hurt in building collapse in northeast Wisconsin
TOWN OF LAWRENCE
A building collapse has injured three construction
workers in northeastern Wisconsin.
police ask for help in solving double homicide
Manitowoc police are asking for the public's help in solving
the killings of a man and his daughter last September.
shot by university police in stable condition
Officials say a man shot by University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee police on campus is hospitalized in
would force interlocks for first-time drunken drivers
Democratic legislators are proposing a bill that would
require all first-time drunken drivers to use ignition
archdiocese removes names of two priests
Archdiocese of Milwaukee will remove the names of former
archbishops William Cousins and Rembert Weakland from its
buildings as part of the Catholic Church's response to
clergy sexual abuse of minors.
Some Wisconsin residents face housing cost burden
About 13 percent of Wisconsin residents are paying
more than half of their income on rent or a home
mortgage and this could have a negative impact on their
health care, according to an annual report ranking the
health of nearly every county in the U.S. Sheri
Johnson, director of the University of Wisconsin
Population Health Institute, said a person's ability to
afford medication or transportation to a doctor can be
affected if they spend a large portion of their income
pulls support for Indiana, Ohio abortion laws
Democrats' new litmus test: Abolish Electoral College
Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul has withdrawn
Wisconsin's support for laws in Indiana and Ohio that
limit abortion access.
Green New Deal and "Medicare for All" are old news. The
hottest position in the Democratic presidential field
this week is abolishing the Electoral College.
Supreme Court candidates defend past actions
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn
said during a debate Tuesday that his Christian beliefs
never affect how he rules as a judge.
church destroyed by fire
PLOVER Officials say a Plover church is a total loss
following a fire. Authorities
say no one was inside the Springs United Methodist Church
when the fire broke out Monday.
chief wants to lure visitors to Wisconsin by plane
state Department of Tourism's new leader says she wants to
launch a new marketing campaign to draw visitors to
Wisconsin by plane.
dead, 3 injured in Washington County crash
TOWN OF JACKSON
Two men have died and three others have been injured in
a head-on crash in Washington County.
DOJ releases school threat assessment protocols
state Department of Justice is releasing new guides to help
schools identify potential threats. The
agency released the Wisconsin School Threat Assessment
Protocol and the Wisconsin Comprehensive School Security
Framework on Monday.
facing 8th OWI offense tried to drink in front of deputy
Authorities in southern Wisconsin say a 56-year-old Cambria
man arrested on suspicion of his 8th OWI offense tried to
drink in front of a deputy.
offers advice to Wisconsin town on teen's kidnapping
Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart says it's OK for residents
of a northwestern Wisconsin town to "smile, but don't
stare" if they bump into a 13-year-old local girl
recovering from the killings of her parents and her own
appeals court OKs tax-free housing for clergy
federal appeals court ruled Friday that a law giving clergy
tax-free housing allowances is constitutional, overturning a
ruling in Wisconsin that said it was an unconstitutional
benefit and delivering a huge win to religious leaders who
had fought to keep the substantial benefit.
OKs deal for PCB polluters to cover Fox River clean-up
federal judge has approved a settlement calling for three
paper companies that polluted the Fox River and Green Bay
with chemicals decades ago to cover hundreds of millions of
dollars in remaining cleanup costs.
Evers declares flooding emergency
Tony Evers has declared a state of emergency across
Wisconsin as heavy rain and melting snow flood roads, fields
suspect in 1976 shooting arrested in Wisconsin
Wisconsin authorities have arrested an 82-year-old man
suspected of fatally shooting a young couple 43 years ago.
for Wisconsin pension fund managers drop
Wisconsin pension fund managers and those who work directly
with the state's investments will receive bonuses totaling
$9.8 million this year, down 15 percent from 2018.
closes roads, causes evacuations in upper Midwest
Interstates in North Dakota and South Dakota were reopening
Friday as residents were digging out from a late-winter
storm. Still, authorities were urging residents to use
caution while traveling on snow-covered roads.
recalls ground turkey after 4 salmonella cases
Butterball LLC issued a voluntarily recall of more than
78,000 pounds (35,400 kilograms) of raw ground turkey
products nationwide Thursday as Wisconsin health officials
investigate four salmonella cases in the state.
Argentinean men charged in Wisconsin drug investigation
Federal prosecutors in Wisconsin say authorities arrested
three men in Argentina suspected of using illegal online
pharmacies to import oxycodone and other drugs into the U.S.
prompts evacuations along Fond du Lac
FOND DU LAC A
fire official says workers have helped as many as 300 people
evacuate from their homes because of ice-jam flooding along
the Fond du Lac River in eastern Wisconsin.
arrested for killing mother of his child, girl missing
Milwaukee police have arrested the man wanted for killing
the mother of his child, wounding a second woman and for
abducting the toddler. But, there is no sign of the
house fire kills man, boy; 2 others escape
Milwaukee authorities say a 4-year-old boy and a man have
died in a house fire.
finds 24 suspected voter fraud cases
Wisconsin Election Commission says its statewide review of
elections in the past year have turned up two dozen cases of
suspected voter fraud or irregularities.
announces interest in Minnesota-Wisconsin rail line
Amtrak has expressed interest in building an up to $600
million passenger rail line between Minneapolis and the twin
port cities of Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin.
rules suspect in hospital ramp killing incompetent
judge has found a Milwaukee man incompetent to stand trial
in the beating death of a nurse practitioner in a hospital
chief non-committal on taking over deer farm fences
state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer
Protection isn't saying whether he thinks his agency should
take over regulating deer farm fencing from wildlife
maker moving work from Wisconsin to Mississippi
Miss. A maker of small engines is consolidating
operations from Wisconsin to Mississippi, with plans to hire
250 people there over the next two years.
Complaint in 1979 murder case should be thrown out
attorney for a Florida man charged with killing his wife in
Wisconsin 40 years ago is attempting to have a criminal
complaint against the defendant dismissed, saying
prosecutors didn't including enough details about how they
think the crime occurred.
gets 3 years for sending meth to Red Cliff reservation
judge has sentenced a California woman to three years in
prison for shipping methamphetamine to the Red Cliff Band of
Lake Superior Chippewa's reservation in northern Wisconsin.
K9 partners visit girl with inoperable brain tumor
7-year-old Wisconsin girl with a potentially fatal brain
tumor got a boost of support from some furry law enforcement
of Wisconsin-Green Bay offers water science major
GREEN BAY The
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay plans to offer a new
undergraduate degree in water science this fall in part to
fill a worker shortage as the state invests more into water
doll-maker aims to fill diversity gap in retail
NEW BERLIN A
Wisconsin woman has been making custom dolls to celebrate
the diversity of children who aren't well-represented in toy
Milwaukee County Jail to stop cooperating with ICE agents
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office will no longer share information about people detained in the jail with federal immigration officials.
Upper Midwest hit with rain, sleet and heavy snow
MINNEAPOLIS - A storm bringing a mixed bag of heavy, wet snow in some areas and rain and sleet in others made travel hazardous Saturday in the Dakotas and Minnesota, some of which was due to street flooding.
Great Lakes see 'superior' ice coverage, but it won't last
DETROIT - As ice coverage goes, it's Superior.
Waunakee man committed to state hospital
for killing woman
MADISON - A Waunakee man who shot his neighbor to death in her home last summer was ordered committed to a state mental hospital for life.