private school vouchers grow in 2015-2016
Wisconsin is expected to spend almost $245 million on
private school vouchers this school year, up almost $15
million from a year ago, driven by enrollment increases in
the Racine and statewide programs.
challenging voter ID law contesting state plan
Groups challenging Wisconsin's voter identification law
in court say the state's plan for additional education
before Election Day isn't enough.
ticket sold in West Bend wins $3 million jackpot
BEND A Megabucks lottery ticket sold in West Bend has
won the $3 million jackpot. State
lottery officials say the ticket matched all six winning
numbers in the Saturday drawing. The numbers were 2, 10, 23,
36, 39 and 49.
Driver held phone, not wheel, before fatal crash
FALLS Wisconsin authorities say a Minnesota woman had
both hands on her cellphone and apparently none on her
steering when she lost control of her car and sent the
vehicle behind her into a deadly rollover.
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to get $1M from graduate
A 1978 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has
pledged to give $1 million to the school's athletics
department, marking the single largest donation in the
charged with shooting at teens on Kenosha porch
A 17-year-old boy accused of shooting at a group of
teens on a Kenosha porch has been charged.
gets 30 to 60 years in assaults in Philadelphia park
A man convicted of having sexually assaulted two women
in a northeast Philadelphia park has been sentenced to 30 to
60 years in prison.
federal prison worker pleads guilty to smuggling
A former employee at the federal prison in Oxford has
pleaded guilty to smuggling marijuana into the facility.
prosecutors announced Stacy Lenorud of Mauston entered the
plea on Friday.
may expand funding for manure digester technology
Wisconsin's utility regulator is planning to spend more
money on energy projects in rural areas, including a plan to
help underwrite the use of systems that convert cattle
manure into electricity.
State Patrol hires new superintendent
The Wisconsin State Patrol has hired a new leader.
of Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb announced Friday
that JD Lind will take over as patrol superintendent on Oct.
mulls deal with teacher accused of being drunk on job
City leaders in Janesville are mulling settling a
lawsuit by a former teacher who was accused of showing up
for work drunk.
signs disaster declaration for 10 Wisconsin counties
President Barack Obama has declared a federal disaster
in 10 western Wisconsin counties hit by torrential rains in
unemployment drops to lowest level since 2001
Wisconsin's unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest
level since 2001. The
state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday
that Wisconsin's unemployment rate in September was 4.1
nixes social dinners in wake of open meetings complaint
Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources said it will
no longer host social dinners for board members the night
before regular meetings.
Wisconsin loses almost 400 dairy farms in last year
A report from the federal Agriculture Department shows
that Wisconsin lost almost 400 dairy farms in the last year,
though one official says the news isn't all that bad.
convicted in Wausau stabbing death sentenced to 13 years
A judge has sentenced a 16-year-old Wausau boy who
fatally stabbed a 13-year-old boy during a suspected gang
confrontation to 13 years in prison.
object to Ho-Chunk casino expansion east of Wausau
Two Wisconsin Indian tribes have raised concerns about
another tribe's expansion of a once-limited gambling hall
into a larger casino and hotel east of Wausau.