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.
officials lift avian flu quarantine
— Agriculture officials have lifted a quarantine zone
around a Chippewa County farm where thousands of turkeys
were infected with bird flu.
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.
investigate bullet that hit Milwaukee ambulance
— Authorities are looking for whoever fired a gunshot that
struck an ambulance responding to a call in Milwaukee.
man who went missing in Wisconsin River found dead
DELLS — Authorities say they've found the body of a
21-year-old Chicago man who disappeared in the Wisconsin
River near Wisconsin Dells.
say man shot outside his home in Waukesha
— Police are looking into the shooting of a man outside
his Waukesha (WAW'-kih-shaw) home.
gets 1 week to fix issues after 80 calves found dead
- The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department says it has
wrapped up its "on scene" investigation of animal
abuse at farms in Brighton and Paris townships and is
forwarding the case to prosecutors for possible charges.
dies after being trapped in fiery truck
in Racine County
- A man has died after he became trapped in a fiery pickup
truck in Racine County.
spot endangered piping plovers in Duluth
Minn. - A conservationist group is encouraging the public to
stay away from some areas of Duluth's Park Point beach,
after two endangered piping plovers were spotted there
earlier this month.
search Wisconsin River for Chicago man, 21
DELLS - Authorities in Columbia County are using sonar to
try to find the body of a 21-year-old Chicago man who
disappeared in the Wisconsin River near Wisconsin Dells.
dead, 4 hurt in separate Milwaukee shootings
- Three separate shootings within 21 minutes of each other
left one man dead and four injured in the city of Milwaukee.
passenger dies after thrown from motorcycle
- A 35-year-old woman who was a passenger on a motorcycle
suffered a serious head injury and died after a crash in
162,000 U-Haul vehicle trailer hitches recalled
- About 162,000 trailer hitches sold at U-Haul outlets are
being recalled because of weak steel that could cause the
parts to break.
of island house fire in Racine County identified
- Racine County sheriff's officials have identified the
victim of a fire that broke out in a House on a Fox River
island in Waterford.
women in 20s killed in Milwaukee crash
- Milwaukee police are investigating a crash that killed two
women in their 20s.
80 dead calves found on 2 Kenosha County farms
- Authorities are investigating potential animal abuse on
two farms where over 80 dead calves were found amid
deplorable conditions, the Kenosha County Sheriff's
Department said Saturday.
Milwaukee alderman killed in motorcycle crash was drunk
- Authorities say a Milwaukee alderman who was killed in
motorcycle crash was driving drunk.
appoints son of foundation president to regents
- Gov. Scott Walker has appointed the son of a president of
a foundation that supports conservative causes to the
University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.
deputy committed in slaying of wife, sister-in-law
- A judge has committed a former Dane County sheriff's
deputy with Lou Gehrig's disease to a mental health
institution after a jury earlier found he was not legally
responsible for killing his wife and sister-in-law.