rural schools task force meeting
A special task force called together to study
Wisconsin's rural schools has its latest meeting for this
Wis. ranks 8th in volunteer rates
A new report says Wisconsin ranks among the top 10
states in volunteer rates.
police officer who fatally shot man IDed
Authorities have released the name of a Neillsville
police officer who shot and killed a man armed with a knife
during a confrontation. The
Clark County Sheriff's Department identifies the officer as
24-year-old Aaron Bembnister.
recalls Christmas trees due to fire risk
a chain of home-improvement stores in the Midwest, is
recalling 1,800 pre-lit artificial Christmas trees because
the lights may overheat, start a fire or cause an electric
6 indicted in Vegas, Zurich fraud case
VEGAS Officials say three people have been arrested in
the U.S., and three are sought in Montana and Switzerland on
charges that they headed a multi-million dollar securities
fraud in Las Vegas and Zurich.
announces campaign to replace Jauch
Democratic state Rep. Janet Bewley, of Ashland, is
running for the state Senate to replace retiring Sen. Bob
Jauch, also a Democrat.
warns Wis. businesses targeted by scammers
State officials are warning Wisconsin businesses about
increasing reports of scammers calling with threats to
cancel utility service unless immediate payment is made.
Insurer exempt in Wisconsin shooting death
FALLS A Sheboygan insurance company is exempt from
having to pay after a man accidentally killed his friend in
Oconto County three years ago, an appeals court has ruled.
hotel fire likely electrical
Investigators say a fire that burned a Wausau hotel over
the weekend was likely caused by an electrical problem.
in blowing snow, brother rescued
A man lost in the blowing snow on Lake Winnebago was
rescued with the help of a Department of Natural Resources
DNR reminds Iraq vets of free licenses
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is
reminding returning Iraq veterans they're eligible for a
one-time free outdoors license.
committee to get briefing on deer management
The Wisconsin Assembly's natural resources committee is
expected to get a briefing this week on all things
Baptist Bible College changes name
Maranatha Baptist Bible College has changed its name to
Maranatha Baptist University, saying its previous name led
to confusion because the Watertown school isn't a
traditional Bible college.
school hit by pellets from shotgun blast
Racine police say a drive-by shooting occurred near a
school, and that pellets from a short-barreled shotgun hit
the window of a classroom. No one was hurt.
Wis. inmate under increased security
Authorities at the Rock County Jail have put a
high-profile inmate under increased security because they
say he was plotting an escape.
bomb threat solved, Wis. plant makes donation
A Racine company where deputies investigated a pair of
bomb threats is showing its gratitude by buying $2,500 worth
of surveillance equipment for the sheriff's department.
denies Wis. Chippewa's night deer hunt bid
- A federal judge on Friday refused to let Wisconsin's
Chippewa tribes hunt deer at night, ruling the tribes failed
to justify reworking a long-standing treaty rights decision
to allow the practice.
charged in killings of northwest Wis. couple
- A 44-year-old man was charged Friday with killing his
elderly parents in an attack in their apartment in a small
northwestern Wisconsin community last weekend.