UW regents approve 2% pay raises
MADISON - The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has approved 2% raises for all 13 system chancellors.
3-story commercial building damaged by fire in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE - Firefighters have brought a huge fire in a commercial building north of downtown Milwaukee under control early Friday morning.
sent to prison for selling drugs at 'meth farm'
BUTTERNUT — A
woman will spend more than five years in federal prison for
selling methamphetamine from a rural property in northern
Wisconsin known as the 'meth farm.'
company leaves debris in Michigan, delays report
Mich. — A Canadian-based energy transportation
company's preparation of a proposed tunnel that would house
a petroleum pipeline caused a borehole to collapse in
Michigan, which left debris in the waterway.
say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly
— House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of
impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker
Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act swiftly
because he's likely to corrupt the system again unless removed
before next year's election.
feels the heat as Trump pulls out of global climate pact
— President Donald Trump is aiming to make the
annual U.N.-sponsored climate talks underway in
Madrid the last ones for full participation by the
United States, which is the world's No. 1 economy
and the second-biggest carbon emitter.
to brief Wisconsin Guard leader on sex probe
— Federal investigators plan to brief the
Wisconsin National Guard's top commander this
weekend on findings from a seven-month review of the
Guard's sexual assault reporting and investigation
protocols, Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday in a letter
to legislative leaders.
police find woman, baby dead, malnourished boy
have discovered a 24-year-old woman and a 3-month-old boy
dead in an apartment on the city's north side.
reduced in Freakfest Halloween homicide
Charges have been reduced for a woman accused of fatally
shooting a man during Madison’s Freakfest Halloween
celebration last year.
of Wisconsin pharmacist held in his 2006 fatal shooting
WAUSAU — The
wife of a central Wisconsin pharmacist fatally shot in his
home 13 years ago is being held on $1 million cash bond in
connection with his death.
researchers find microplastics in Boundary Waters
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire have
found microplastics in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area
Wilderness of northern Minnesota.
products now available in state buildings
Feminine hygiene products are now available for free in
bathrooms at 24 state office buildings across Wisconsin.
Wisconsin woman sends care packages to troops overseas
HARTFORD - A Wisconsin woman who began sending care packages to her two sons deployed in the Middle East is now doing the same for hundreds of troops overseas in time for Christmas.
Police investigate Green Bay man for fatal hit-and-run
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. - Police say they're investigating a 38-year-old Green Bay man for the death of a man found in a ditch after officers responded to a report of a hit-and-run involving a car and a deer.
Powerful storm interrupts nation's busiest travel weekend
A powerful storm making its way east from California is causing major disruptions during the year's busiest travel weekend, as forecasters warned that intensifying snow and ice could thwart millions of people across the country hoping to get home after Thanksgiving.
Wintry weather back in the Dakotas after Thanksgiving break
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Travelers across the Dakotas and Minnesota braced for a return of wintery weather this weekend, with up to 2 feet of snow expected in the Black Hills.
High-tech snowplows on order to help Dane County drivers
MADISON - Help is on the way for Dane County motorists who have been trying to navigate well-traveled highways in times of bad winter weather.
Wisconsin man's sentencing for Iowa slaying delayed
NEW HAMPTON, Iowa - The sentencing of a Wisconsin man found guilty of manslaughter in Iowa has been delayed a week.
Neighbors oppose expansion of Madison homeless shelter
MADISON - A group of neighbors in Madison is appealing a city board's decision to approve expansion of a homeless shelter and allow the development of low-cost housing on the city's east side.
Thanksgiving brings brief respite from worst of snow, winds
Wintry weather temporarily loosened its grip across much of the U.S. just in time for Thanksgiving, but travelers were bracing for heavy snow and blizzard conditions in some areas as they made plans to return home.
After wind scare, balloons fly in Macy's Thanksgiving parade
- The beloved balloons flew, but lower than usual, in a windy Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade after an anxious weather watch.
Trump impeachment drive has similarities to Wisconsin recall
- A divisive leader drove the opposition to extreme measures.
Legislators look to expand convict release notifications
MADISON - A bipartisan group of lawmakers is looking to expand notifications when serious criminals are released from prison.
Minnesota reports 1 case of hepatitis A linked to outbreak
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota health officials say the state has reported its first case of hepatitis A linked to blackberries sold at Fresh Thyme grocery stores in September.
The small-town movie house braces for an unexpected threat
NEW YORK -
The Callicoon Theater is a single-screen cinema along the
banks of the Delaware River in the Catskills, in rural
upstate New York. It has an art-deco facade and 380
Records lawsuit cost taxpayers $26,500 in legal bills
- Assembly Republicans' refusal to hand over records in an electronic format has cost taxpayers $26,500 in legal bills.
Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans
- A day after bringing havoc to the Rocky Mountains, a powerful winter storm rolled across the Midwest on Wednesday, threatening to scramble Thanksgiving plans for millions of people during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.
Still uncertain if NYC Thanksgiving parade balloons will fly
- How high will they fly? That's the question Thursday morning for the giant balloons at the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Parade officials and the New York Police Department are keeping an eye on wind gauges along the 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) parade route that snakes through Manhattan.
of human remains investigated in Adams County
State and local authorities are investigating the discovery
of some human remains in rural Adams County.
gets 40 years for sexually assaulting her children
APPLETON — A
Fox Valley mother will spend decades behind bars for
sexually assaulting her two young children and making
Washington VP named UW-Stout chancellor
MADISON — The
University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has selected
UW-Stout’s next chancellor.
acid attack defendant refuses psych evaluation
MILWAUKEE — A
61-year-old Milwaukee man accused of throwing acid on a
Latino man’s face during a racist attack is refusing a
psychiatric evaluation to determine whether he can assist in
his own defense.
man gets life in wife’s death; body never found
STEVENS POINT —
A judge has sentenced a Stevens Point man to life in prison
after he was convicted of killing his wife and hiding her
deer weekend harvest totals dip dramatically
— Hunters killed far fewer deer during opening weekend of
Wisconsin’s traditional nine-day gun season than last year after
the season’s unusually late start kept them from taking to the
woods during the rut, state wildlife officials said Tuesday.
travelers brace for snowy Thanksgiving, ‘bomb
A day after bringing havoc to the Rocky Mountains, a
powerful winter storm rolled across the Midwest on
Wednesday, threatening to scramble Thanksgiving
plans for millions of people during one of the
busiest travel weeks of the year.
signs bill making Wisconsin hemp program permanent
— Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday signed into law a
bipartisan bill that makes Wisconsin’s
hemp-growing program permanent as it continues to
surge in popularity in just its second year.
fight leaves voters cold in contested Wisconsin
— There’s not a lot that Republicans and
Democrats in this political battlefield agree on,
but the impeachment probe into President Donald
Trump may have surfaced one: The public hearings
aren’t moving the needle.
soldiers from Red Arrow group return from Afghanistan
MADISON — The
remaining 200 or so soldiers from a Wisconsin Army National
Guard’s Red Arrow infantry group have returned home from
Prairie schools investigating student in blackface
SUN PRAIRIE —
The Sun Prairie Area School District is investigating a
student who wore blackface at a girls basketball game.
won’t revive suit against gun site over spa shooting
The Supreme Court won’t revive a lawsuit against a
firearms website over a suburban Milwaukee spa shooting.
people injured during opening weekend of deer hunt
MADISON — Four
people are recovering after they were shot during the
opening weekend of Wisconsin’s gun deer hunt.