weather forces American Birkebeiner route changes
HAYWARD — Warm weather is forcing organizers to change the
route of Saturday's American Birkebeiner ski race in
northwestern Wisconsin. As
a result, the race will not finish in downtown Hayward this
Regulate powdered alcohol like liquid alcohol
MADISON — Two
Democratic state lawmakers have backed away from banning
powdered alcohol and instead want to subject it to the same
regulations as liquid alcohol.
involved in standoff with Neenah police
NEENAH — An
intruder who claimed to be armed got involved in a standoff
with police in Neenah after a woman returned to her duplex
and discovered the man inside.
found guilty of killing bicyclist while texting
WAUSAU — A
north-central Wisconsin woman has pleaded no contest in a
crash that killed a bicyclist in 2015. Fifty-five-year-old
Lorie Ann Miller of Rib Lake was found guilty of homicide by
negligent driving after entering her plea Monday.
legislator Tom Larson dies after cancer fight
Former state Rep. Tom Larson of Colfax has died, a year
after he announced he would not seek re-election as he
battled cancer. He was 69.
Wisconsin budget proposal moves forestry division up north
MADISON - A Wisconsin lawmaker says he believes Gov. Scott Walker's plan to move the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' forestry division up north will help with recruitment.
Fitchburg police investigate nonfatal shooting of 3-year-old
FITCHBURG - Police are investigating the shooting of a 3-year-old boy in the Madison suburb of Fitchburg.
Deputies shoot, wound man during standoff in NE Wisconsin
TOWN OF ALMON - Authorities say a disturbance call escalated and ended with a 52-year-old Wittenberg man being shot by deputies in Shawano County of northeastern Wisconsin.
'Pokemon' monsters: Get a permit to enter parks
MILWAUKEE - "Pokemon Go" monsters will need a permit to get into Milwaukee County parks after the game's popularity last summer left officials wondering how to handle large crowds and the trash they left behind.
joins cities, counties opposing travel ban
MADISON - Madison is one of 34 cities and counties getting involved with a federal lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban.
man gets 10 years for trying to join ISIS
MADISON - A Wisconsin man who tried to join the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
student pleads not guilty in sex assault case
MADISON - A suspended University of Wisconsin-Madison student accused of sexually assaulting and harassing nearly a dozen women has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges.
Green Bay Police officers resign amid harassment probe
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay police chief says two officers have resigned and a handful others face disciplinary action amid allegations of harassment and inappropriate remarks at work.
care rallies for twins who lost father
COTTAGE GROVE —
A Cottage Grove day care center is rallying support for the
toddler twins whose father was killed in a car crash that
also left their mother in critical condition. A
funeral service for Kirk U'Ren will be held Saturday in
signs pro-cheese bill, first to pass this year
MADISON — Gov.
Scott Walker has signed into law the first bill to pass the
Legislature this session, a measure designed to help
Wisconsin's cheese industry. Walker
on Thursday signed the bill making it possible for tax
incentives to be extended to help finance construction of a
$30 million cheese packaging and distribution plant in the
village of Oostburg near Sheboygan.
Walker: No state action needed on refugee's lawsuit
MADISON — Gov.
Scott Walker says state attorneys shouldn't intervene in a
Syrian refugee's lawsuit challenging President Donald
Trump's travel ban.