funding, stewardship program, Bucks arena on agenda
How much to cut the University of Wisconsin System
budget, how to pay for roads and approving a financing deal
for a new Milwaukee Bucks stadium are all on the agenda for
the final planned meeting of the Legislature's Joint Finance
shipments came from military site in Utah desert
LAKE CITY The U.S. Army's mistaken shipment of
live anthrax samples to government and commercial
laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate
stretch of the Utah desert that has been testing chemical
weapons since it opened in 1942.
Wisconsin cheddar makes debut at $209 a pound
POINT A Wisconsin cheesemaker is debuting a 20-year-old
cheddar this week that's short in supply and big on price.
says she punched TV actor's girlfriend before stabbing
WASHINGTON A woman testified Thursday that she punched
TV actor Dustin Diamond's girlfriend in the face during a
bar fight in Wisconsin, just moments before someone yelled
that Diamond had a knife.
zoo euthanized wolf after it bit child
An Oshkosh zoo followed protocol when it euthanized a
male wolf after the animal bit a child late last week,
according to a city official.
Marine expanding at Fond du Lac headquarters
DU LAC Mercury Marine plans to add a 45,000-square-foot
expansion at its Fond du Lac headquarters, solidifying its
presence just a few years after considering a move.
man agrees to plea deal for Packers ticket scam
RAPIDS A Marshfield man has been found guilty for
allegedly stealing more than $50,000 in a Green Bay Packers
contestants eliminated from national spelling bee
The Wisconsin contestants in the Scripps National
Spelling Bee have been eliminated.
man, 21, identified in Wisconsin River drowning
DELLS Police have identified a Chicago man whose body
was found in the Wisconsin River near Wisconsin Dells after
he had gone missing.
panel authorizes borrowing for building projects
The Legislature's finance committee has authorized
borrowing tens of millions of dollars for building projects
around the state.
OKs seeking office space outside Madison, Milwaukee
The Legislature's budget committee has approved a
Republican plan that calls for looking to lease state office
space outside Madison and Milwaukee.
plans stiffer penalties for unemployment fraud
The Legislature's budget committee has imposed stiffer
civil penalties for unemployment fraud but scrapped plans to
create harsher criminal penalties.
appeals order allowing her to be replaced
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson has
appealed a federal court ruling temporarily denying her
attempt to remain as chief justice.
hearing Tuesday on 20-week abortion ban
A public hearing has been set on a fast-tracked
Republican proposal in the Wisconsin Legislature that would
ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
board prohibits antlerless kills in 13 counties
The state Department of Natural Resources' board has
prohibited hunters from killing antlerless deer in 13
counties this fall in an effort to regrow the herd in those
actor accused in bar stabbing goes on trial
WASHINGTON The actor who portrayed Screech on the 1990s
TV show "Saved by the Bell" is headed to trial in
southeastern Wisconsin where he's accused of stabbing a man
during a confrontation at a bar.
to consider new emergency government office
The Legislature's finance committee is set to consider
Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to create a new office to
ensure the government continues in the wake of a disaster.
to consider stiffer penalties for unemployment fraud
The Legislature's finance committee is expected consider
plans to impose stiffer criminal and civil penalties for
unemployment benefit fraud.
lawmakers introduce blaze pink bill
Wisconsin lawmakers have formally introduced a bill that
would legalize blaze pink for hunters.
members back bills to phase out plastic microbeads
Two Michigan lawmakers say they and other members of
Congress are sponsoring bipartisan legislation to protect
the Great Lakes from the damaging effects of plastic
microbeads found in some soaps and personal care products.
says school sports proposal benefits home-schoolers
The state lawmaker who authored a measure that would
allow private, home-schooled and online charter students to
participate in public school district athletics and
activities says he drafted the proposal to give children
pick next UW-Whitewater chancellor
The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has
chosen UW-Whitewater Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Beverly A. Kopper to run the school as chancellor.