on discarded cigarette leads to homicide charges
Prosecutors say a discarded cigarette led to charges against
a man accused in a fatal tavern shooting in Oshkosh.
charged with misconduct, marijuana possession
KENOSHA — A
Kenosha County sheriff’s deputy is charged with misconduct
in office and possessing marijuana.
Guard whistleblower fighting discharge decision
MADISON — A
Wisconsin National Guard sergeant whose complaints spurred
investigations into sexual misconduct in his unit is
fighting his commanders’ decision to discharge him.
accused of tossing acid on Latino due in Milwaukee court
MILWAUKEE — A
61-year-old man accused of throwing acid on a Latino man’s
face is due in court in a case that’s being prosecuted as
a hate crime.
schools closed after hit list, ammunition found
SHOREWOOD — All
public schools in a Milwaukee suburb are closed after
officials say a high school student wrote a hit list and was
found in possession of a loaded magazine of ammunition.
made in case of starving dog in northwest Wisconsin
Police in northwestern Wisconsin have made an arrest in the
case of a starving dog found along a highway.
crashes into school bus in Wisconsin; no students hurt
TOWN OF BEAVER
DAM — Authorities in southeastern Wisconsin say 10
elementary school students were not hurt when a car driven
by a teenager lost control on a slick road and crashed into
their school bus.
assault locks down Portage prison
PORTAGE — State
officials say the maximum-security Columbia Correctional
Institution remains locked down following another assault on
a staff member.
deer stands damaged; animal rights group suspected
NEW RICHMOND —
Authorities suspect animal welfare activists are behind the
vandalism of several deer stands in western Wisconsin.
unclear what caused plane crash that killed 3
GREEN BAY —
Federal investigators are not sure what caused a 2018 plane
crash in central Indiana that killed three men bound for
on proposal to prosecute journalists back on
Officials in southwestern Wisconsin are going ahead with a
meeting on a resolution that calls for prosecuting
journalists who edit an upcoming news release on a water
seek driver who hit 2 children, parents near Fiserv
— Milwaukee police are searching for a hit-and-run driver
who injured two children and their parents outside of Fiserv
Police: Driver involved in rollover crash had been shot
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police say a driver whose vehicle rolled over and crashed on the city's east side had been shot.
Illinois judge sentences man in 2000 drowning death of wife
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. - A man who was convicted of murder in the drowning death of his wife 19 years ago in the bathtub of their suburban Chicago home has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Driver of car in Two Rivers police shooting faces charges
TWO RIVERS - Gun and drug charges have been filed against a man prosecutors say was driving a car involved in a fatal police shooting in Two Rivers.
Evers wants to raise state workers' minimum wage to $15
MADISON - Democratic Gov. Tony Evers is proposing raising state employees' minimum wage to $15.
County resolution threatens journalists with prosecution
MADISON - At least one Wisconsin county official wants to warn any journalists who cover the upcoming release of a regional water quality study: Publish the county's news release summarizing the findings in its entirety without any alterations or risk criminal prosecution.
Agency confirms acid attack suspect's military service
MILWAUKEE - A military record-keeping agency has confirmed the military service of a white Milwaukee man suspected of throwing acid on a Latino man.
Wisconsin governor returns 'holiday tree' name to evergreen
- Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has gone back to calling the evergreen on display at the state Capitol a holiday tree, reversing his predecessor who declared it a Christmas tree.
school settles windsurfer death lawsuit for $850K
MADISON — The
University of Wisconsin-Madison has settled a lawsuit by the
family of a windsurfer killed in a collision with a
Assembly passes wetland credits bill
MADISON — The
state Assembly has sent to Gov. Tony Evers a bill that would
require developers to purchase wetland mitigation credits
within the watershed they're changing.
homicide victim to be identified
RACINE — Authorities in southeastern Wisconsin say they
now know the identity of a woman found fatally beaten near a
cornfield in 1999 and have made an arrest in her death.
words Trump had to hear: Investigations, Biden,
— There were three words President Donald Trump wanted
to hear from the Ukraine president: Investigations,
opens door to a 2020 Democratic presidential bid
Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of
New York City, is opening the door to a 2020
Democratic presidential campaign, warning that the
current field of candidates is ill equipped to
defeat President Donald Trump.
explosive devices found at Oshkosh hospital, man detained
Oshkosh police are investigating after two explosive devices
were found at a hospital.
Guard responsible for contamination at airport
gridlock between Democratic governor, lawmakers
MADISON — State
regulators say the Wisconsin Air National Guard is
responsible for contaminating soil and groundwater in and
around Madison's Truax Field and needs to clean up the toxic
chemicals or face legal action.
Wis. — A tumultuous week that put on full
display the partisan agendas of Wisconsin Democratic
Gov. Tony Evers and the Republican Legislature also
revealed the limitations both face under divided
government that increasingly results in gridlock.
in custody in Milwaukee hit-and-run that hurt 2 children
Milwaukee police say a 25-year-old man is in custody in this
week's hit-and-run that injured two children.
uses robots to deliver food to students
MADISON — The
University of Wisconsin-Madison is using rolling robots to
deliver food. The school
entered into a contact with Starship Technologies this
summer to get access to a fleet of 30 robots that resemble
coolers on wheels.
calls for continued high water in Great Lakes
Mich. — A new forecast says Great Lakes levels are likely
to remain unusually high and may set additional records.
Man painted car after crash that killed 2 sisters
Prosecutors allege a Milwaukee man painted his car after a
hit-and-run crash that killed two young sisters.
police arrest suspect in acid attack
— Milwaukee police report an arrest in an acid attack that
sent a 42-year-old man to the hospital.
Norbert president stepping down after school year
DE PERE — The
president of St. Norbert College in De Pere is retiring
after the school year. Brian
Bruess has led the four-year Catholic liberal arts
institution since June 2017.
leader appoints UW president search committee
MADISON — The
head of the University of Wisconsin System's Board of
Regents has named a search committee to find candidates to
replace retiring system President Ray Cross.