Wisconsin high court takes up another lame-duck lawsuit
MADISON - The Wisconsin Supreme Court will take over the appeal in a second lawsuit challenging Republican-backed laws passed in a lame-duck session to restrict the powers of the newly elected Democratic governor and attorney general.
Study: Wisconsin's migration patterns threaten workforce
MADISON - Wisconsin has seen a steep decline in net migration of families with children and this could be problematic for efforts to replace the state's aging workforce, according to a new report.
Probe: Up to 10 students, staff harassed at Whitewater
MADISON - An investigation into the husband of former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper found that at least seven students or staff reported being sexually harassed by him, records released Friday showed.
Search continues for Wisconsin man who fell into Maine river
BATH, Maine - A search is continuing for a Wisconsin man who fell into Maine's Kennebec River.
Wisconsin tribe accused of embezzling $1.5M from casino
TURTLE LAKE - Federal gaming regulators are accusing St. Croix Chippewa tribal leaders of pocketing at least $1.5 million in casino funds with little or no documentation or receipts.
Baby, toddler, man found dead in NE Wisconsin home
SEYMOUR - A man and two young children have been found dead in a home in the northeastern Wisconsin community of Seymour.
Charges dismissed in fatal Uber crash in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE - Charges have been dismissed against a Milwaukee teen accused in a crash last month that killed an Uber passenger.
Corporate America embraces 420 as pot legalization grows
- Marijuana users have for decades celebrated their love of the drug on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it.
Wisconsin DNR corrects vote totals on CWD bounties program
20 years after school attack, Columbine remembers 13 lost
- Corrected results from a survey of outdoor enthusiasts still show broad support for reviving a program to offer bounties for deer carcasses infected with chronic wasting disease.
- A Colorado community will mark the 20th anniversary of the attack on Columbine High School on Saturday with community service projects and a ceremony remembering the 13 people killed by teenage gunmen.
Dane County leads state in population growth
MADISON - New U.S. Census Bureau figures show Dane County led the state in population growth in 2018.
Booker in Wisconsin Tuesday
MILWAUKEE - Sen. Cory Booker will be the fifth Democratic presidential contender to campaign in Wisconsin in advance of the 2020 election.
Not guilty pleas entered in crash that killed 3 relativesers
KENOSHA - An Illinois man charged in a crash that killed three family members, including a doctor, a nurse and a dentist, has pleaded not guilty in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin unemployment remains at 2.9 percent in March
Brands roll with stoner 'holiday' as pot legalization grows
MADISON - Wisconsin's unemployment rate remains at 2.9 percent for the second month in a row.
- Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it.
Columbine focuses on healing as questions loom after manhunt
- A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead Thursday with ceremonies marking the anniversary of the tragedy while awaiting more details on what led a Florida teen "infatuated" with the shooting to buy a shotgun and kill herself in the snowy foothills nearby.
Marijuana advocates trying again for Wisconsin legalization
- Marijuana advocates have high hopes that the latest proposal to legalize pot in Wisconsin has a better chance of success than ever given growing public support, but the bill unveiled Thursday again faces stiff opposition from Republicans who control the Legislature.
Foxconn says committed to long term Wisconsin job creation
- Foxconn Technology Group said Thursday it remains committed to "long term" job creation in Wisconsin, after Gov. Tony Evers said it was unrealistic to expect the company to employ 13,000 people as promised.
SeniorCare program extended for 10 years
Wisconsin's popular prescription drug program for senior
citizens has been granted approval to continue operating for
at least another decade.
Supreme Court rejects annexation for sand mine
state Supreme Court has rejected the city of Whitehall's
attempt to annex land for a sand mine. The
city council in 2015 approved annexing about 1,250 acres
from the Town of Lincoln.
girl struck by gunshot fired into a house
11-year-old girl has been struck by gunfire shot into a
Jayme Closs' kidnapper not cooperating on sentence
Authorities say a Wisconsin man who pleaded guilty to
kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents
is refusing to cooperate in his presentence investigation.
enthusiasts support CWD bounties program
Wisconsin wildlife officials should again offer
bounties for deer carcasses infected with chronic
wasting disease as the ailment continues to sweep
unabated across the state, two-thirds of outdoor
enthusiasts who responded to a survey last month said.
won't restart juvenile prison investigation
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said Wednesday
that he's not going to launch a new investigation into
the state's juvenile prisons, the same day that a new
report showed young inmates are still being pepper
sprayed, shackled and held in solitary confinement
despite a court order to reduce such practices.
governor wants to renegotiate Foxconn contract
Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that he wants to
renegotiate Wisconsin's nearly $3 billion contract with
Foxconn Technology Group, saying it's
"unrealistic" to think the company will employ
13,000 people as originally promised.
House Speaker Paul Ryan to lecture at Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND, Ind.
Former U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is joining the
University of Notre Dame faculty and will be a guest
lecturer in political science and economics.
Wisconsin teen typed plan to kill grandparents
17-year-old typed out pages on how he planned to fatally
shoot his grandparents and law enforcement found those notes
with a book on an executioner in the teen's backpack after
he called 911 and confessed to the killings, prosecutors in
Wisconsin said Tuesday.
nonprofit to open first peer-run veterans home
Veterans organizations like Dry Hootch have long sought
better care in the community for their colleagues seeking
behavioral and substance abuse treatment.
say gym teacher had black kids research slave games
Wisconsin middle school gym teacher has been placed on
indefinite leave while district officials look into claims
that she separated students in one class by race and
assigned the black children to research games that enslaved
Wisconsin bill seeks to elevate status of 2 state trails
MADISON - Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced a bill that seeks to elevate the status of two trails, therefore providing access to more funding to expand and maintain the routes.
Milwaukee police say 4 people shot in 10 hours; 1 man dead
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police say four people were shot in a span of 10 hours overnight, including one who died after being hit by gunfire while driving on the city's north side.
Cut melon linked to US salmonella outbreak recalled
INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis-based company has issued a recall for melon products sold in 16 states after being linked to a salmonella outbreak.
Judge doesn't toss charges in crash that killed Girl Scouts
CHIPPEWA FALLS - A judge has declined to dismiss charges alleging that a man accused of killing three Wisconsin Girl Scouts and a mother in a hit-and-run was high on fumes from an aerosol can at the time.
Milwaukee River dyed green to celebrate Bucks' playoff run
MILWAUKEE - The river in downtown Milwaukee has been turned green on purpose.
Wisconsin DOJ rape kit tests yield charges against 6 people
MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Justice's years of work analyzing thousands of untested sexual assault kits has generated charges against a half-dozen people so far, according to data the agency released Friday.
Electronic records company Epic Systems celebrates 40 years
- There were fancy cupcakes, by the thousands, at Epic Systems Corp. in Verona on March 22 and if there had been candles, they would have burned with 40 flames for Epic founder Judy Faulkner to blow out.
Rock lovers bid farewell to Brown County arena at final show
- Turn out the lights. The party's over.
Sanders promises to win back Midwest states Trump captured
- U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to the friendly terrain of Wisconsin on Friday, promising to build a coalition that will defeat President Donald Trump as he kicked off a swing through pivotal states that are part of the Democratic "blue wall" strategy for 2020.
Use of deadly force warranted in Waukesha shooting
Waukesha County's district attorney says a police officer's
use of deadly force was warranted because the armed suspect
who died was a threat and aggressively encouraged the
officer to shoot him.
OK solar projects to quadruple Wisconsin capacity
Regulators have approved two solar farms that they say will
more than quadruple Wisconsin's solar capacity.
to commemorate women's right to vote anniversary
Some of the most powerful women in Wisconsin state
government are coming together to celebrate the 100th
anniversary of the state's ratification of the 19th
Milwaukee schools official accused in bribery scheme
The former president of the Milwaukee Public Schools
board of directors is accused in a bribery scheme
involving a Pennsylvania company that operated several
charter schools, including three in Milwaukee.
National Guard tracks 52 sexual assault complaints
The Wisconsin National Guard received 52 reports of
sexual assault between 2013 and 2017, with more than
half related to military service, Guard officials said
during a roundtable with reporters Thursday.
Lakes bulk carrier to be built in Sturgeon Bay
Construction is expected to start this fall on the first
Great Lakes bulk carrier to be built in nearly four decades
in Sturgeon Bay.
bill calls for posting gas tax on pumps
Republican legislator is introducing a bill that would
require state officials to post the gas tax rate on fuel
Points scraps plans to drop 6 majors
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point officials have dropped
plans to drop six liberal arts majors to help cope with a
project budget deficit.
chairman warns of climate change, CWD in speech
chairman of the Oneida Nation is calling on Wisconsin
lawmakers to eliminate remaining American Indian high school
mascots, protect the environment and aggressively fight
chronic wasting disease.
expects votes on victims amendment in May
state lawmaker says he expects both legislative houses will
pass a constitutional amendment bolstering crime victim
rights this spring.
killed in suspected drunken driving crash in Bristol
Authorities have identified the three relatives killed and a
fourth injured in a suspected drunken driving crash in
System to create tribal consultation policy
University of Wisconsin System officials say they're
starting to craft a new policy governing consultations with
Wisconsin's American Indian tribes.
suspected in Wisconsin homicide arrested in Texas
BELOIT A man
suspected of a February homicide in the Wisconsin city of
Beloit has been arrested in Texas.
diocese names 47th priest accused of sex abuse
GREEN BAY The
Catholic Diocese of Green Bay has named another priest who
it says sexually abused a minor, bringing the total to 47
priests with confirmed allegations against them.
sentenced for killing longtime boyfriend after breakup
Milwaukee woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for
killing her longtime boyfriend after he ended the
moves last group of Kentucky elk to Wisconsin
Wisconsin wildlife officials say they're done importing elk