Monitor: Problems persist at Wisconsin's youth prisons
MADISON - Wisconsin's juvenile prisons continue to use pepper spray on young inmates and keep them in solitary confinement for longer than seven days at a time in defiance of a federal court order, according to a report released Monday.
Iowa to launch new system to help truck drivers find parking
WALCOTT, Iowa - Truck drivers crossing Iowa's interstates will soon be able to find a parking spot for their big rigs.
monument removed from Madison cemetery
Madison officials have removed a century-old Confederate
monument from a cemetery and donated the marker to the
Wisconsin Veterans Museum.
bring down roof of Milwaukee Bucks' former home
Dozens of small, simultaneous explosions have brought down
the steel roof of the Bradley Center, the former home of the
1st-time DUIs is a tough sell in Wisconsin
With a new Democratic ally in the governor's office, a
handful of Republican lawmakers are pushing for Wisconsin to
join the rest of the country and criminalize first-offense
Racine officer found not guilty in excessive force trial
RACINE - A jury has acquitted a Racine police officer accused of using excessive force against a Park High School student in 2015.
Madison mayor wants $165,000 for homeless facility security
MADISON - Madison's mayor is proposing to provide $165,000 for extra security at an apartment complex for homeless families.
Kidnapping suspect watched 13-year-old as she got on bus
Wis. A Wisconsin man suspected of abducting a
13-year-old girl made up his mind to take the teen when he
spotted her getting on a school bus, and he made two aborted
trips to her family's home before finally carrying out an
attack in which he killed Jayme Closs' mother in front of
her, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.
Franklin man arrested after human remains found in burn pit
FRANKLIN - Authorities say police have arrested a 43-year-old Franklin man on suspicion of homicide after an investigation into two missing people led to the discovery of human remains in a Walworth County burn pit.
Police: Man failed to tell sex partners he was HIV-positive
WATERFORD - A Waterford man is accused of failing to tell six people he was HIV-positive before having unprotected sex with them.
Backpack found in Manitowoc County ditch had explosives
TOWN OF GIBSON - Manitowoc County authorities are trying to determine who put a bomb in a backpack found in a ditch along a state highway.
School crisis response team helps students cope with grief
MILWAUKEE - Stanley Levells recalled feeling worried watching the news one Monday night in November, as a reporter announced that a stray bullet had broken through the window of a house at 13th and Hopkins, killing a 13-year-old girl.
Dubuque-area hunters pass on tradition amid hunting decline
- As members of his hunting party looked on, Mike Laugesen crouched in a gully and started to dress the eight-point buck he just shot.
Walz: Decision on proceeding with Line 3 lawsuit will be his
- Gov. Tim Walz said Friday that he and his new administration will be "actively engaged" on contentious natural resources issues, including Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.
Wisconsin teen in 'good spirits' post-kidnap, escape
grandfather of a 13-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl who
authorities say escaped a man who killed her parents and held
her captive for three months said Sunday she's in
"exceptionally good spirits."
After Wisconsin girl's safe return, question is: Why?
- A 21-year-old man killed a Wisconsin couple in a scheme to kidnap their teenage daughter, then held the girl captive for nearly three months before she managed to escape and reach safety as he drove around looking for her, authorities said.
staff logs $50 million in overtime in 2018
Department of Corrections staff in Wisconsin racked up $50
million in overtime in 2018.
cite contractors in Wisconsin gas explosion
Federal safety regulators have cited two contractors for
failing to locate a gas main that exploded during work in a
Madison suburb in July.
shows Milwaukee bus driver rescuing young child
Authorities say an alert Milwaukee bus driver rescued a
young child found wandering barefoot on a freeway overpass
in frigid temperatures.
Supreme Court hopefuls close in fundraising
judges vying for a spot on the state Supreme Court raised
roughly the same amount of money during the last half of
Clark notifies state it will close plant by May 31
Kimberly-Clark Corp. has notified Gov. Tony Evers'
administration that it will close its plant in Neenah by May
lawsuits linger as next redistricting nears
the 2019 state legislative sessions get underway, a busy year
of legal battles also is beginning over lingering allegations
that hundreds of electoral districts across the country were
illegally drawn to the disadvantage of particular voters or
Assembly Republicans outline priorities to Evers
Wisconsin Assembly Republicans delivered what they called
a "gesture of our goodwill" to the newly installed
Democratic governor on Thursday, outlining some areas where
they think they might find common ground.
targets GOP laws reducing Wisconsin governor's power
A coalition of liberal-leaning groups filed a lawsuit
Thursday seeking to void laws passed by Wisconsin Republicans
that reduced the powers of the newly elected Democratic
governor and attorney general.
Wisconsin man arrested in teen's abduction, parents' deaths
BARRON - A 21-year-old man is jailed in the deaths of a Wisconsin
couple he killed because he wanted to kidnap their teenage
daughter, investigators said Friday, a day after the girl
approached a stranger along a rural road saying she'd been
abducted in October and held against her will.
will collapse Bradley Center roof Sunday
Demolition experts will blow the roof off the former home of
the Milwaukee Bucks this weekend.
filed in strangulation of Pewaukee woman
26-year-old man has been charged with strangling his
parents' neighbor and hiding her body in the basement of her
laying off 276 employees in central Wisconsin
company with deep roots in central Wisconsin is closing most
of its operations.
children, driver hurt in Wisconsin school bus crash
TOWN OF LEBANON
Authorities say five children and their school bus
driver were injured when the bus crashed in east-central
sweeps away beacon on Lake Michigan in Manitowoc
storm has swept away a navigational beacon on Lake Michigan
in eastern Wisconsin.
Officers justified in killing Wisconsin workplace gunman
Wisconsin man who wounded four co-workers when he opened
fire at a software company last year said in a note that he
wanted "to right a grave wrong," according to
documents released Monday.
Arrest made in suspicious death in Pewaukee
PEWAUKEE Police in southeastern Wisconsin have arrested
a person in connection with a suspicious death in an
to businesses: Close your doors and windows with AC on
proposed ordinance would penalize business owners in Madison
who leave their doors and windows open too long while
running air conditioners.
Court: Lawsuit over child's death can continue
state Supreme Court says a lawsuit accusing the city of New
Berlin of negligence in a young girl's death can continue.
Brands completes Rayovac sale to Energizer
Wisconsin-based Spectrum Brands has sold its Rayovac battery
division to competitor Energizer for $2 billion.
Vos to form water quality task force
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he will form a water-quality
task force following reports of contaminated wells across