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  • 12-year-old boy drowns in Milwaukee hotel pool Aug 30, 2014 11:48 AM
    A 12-year-old boy is dead after apparently drowning in a Milwaukee hotel pool. Police say the boy drowned about 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. It happened at the Rodeway Inn & Suites. A message left with the hotel manager was not immediately returned Saturday.

  • Obama’s Wisconsin visit comes amid tight race Aug 30, 2014 6:21 PM
    President Obama’s visit to this year’s “Laborfest” will mark the first time he and governor's candidate Mary Burke have appeared at the same public event, but there are no plans for them to share the stage. Burke will meet privately with Obama, her spokesman Joe Zepecki said, and she will not be speaking at the labor rally because it’s not a campaign event.

  • Former deputy charged in double homicide Aug 29, 2014 6:05 PM
    Prosecutors have charged a former Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy with killing his wife and sister-in-law last week.

  • Wisconsin mother charged with homicide in child’s death Aug 29, 2014 9:05 AM
    A mother has been charged with homicide in Dane County after her 1-year-old daughter was struck and killed by a van while riding in a wheelchair.

  • Missing Wisconsin boy found alive in Fox River Aug 27, 2014 9:00 AM
    A missing 6-year-old boy was found in the Fox River in Neenah. Police say the child was taken to Theda Clark Medical Center, but there’s no word on his condition. Authorities say the child was reported missing about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Riverside Park.

  • Potawatomi withholds payment to Wisconsin Aug 27, 2014 8:45 AM
    The Forest County Potawatomi has refused to make its annual casino revenue payment to the state as Gov. Scott Walker mulls whether to approve a competing facility, causing what the governor is calling a “significant” impact on the state budget.

  • Company to delay formal request for Wisconsin iron ore mine Aug 27, 2014 8:45 AM
    Gogebic Taconite says its application to develop an iron ore mine in northwestern Wisconsin will be pushed back until at least the fall of next year. Gogebic had planned to submit an application in the spring of 2015 to develop a $1.5 billion iron ore mine in the Lake Superior region.

  • Wisconsin’s Alpine Valley Music Theatre for sale Aug 26, 2014 8:18 AM
    The Wisconsin music venue tucked away in the rolling hills of Walworth County that has hosted such musical greats as the Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam and the Grateful Dead is for sale. Alpine Valley Music Theatre is also the place where guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and four others were killed in a helicopter crash following a performance on Aug. 27, 1990.

  • Indiana, Wisconsin couples in gay marriage case Aug 26, 2014 9:49 AM
    The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday on gay marriage fights from Indiana and Wisconsin, setting the stage for one ruling. Each case deals with whether statewide gay marriage bans are constitutional. For the couples challenging the bans, the fight is about fairness and the right to be treated like other couples.

  • Train hits, kills woman walking dog in Wisconsin Aug 26, 2014 11:19 AM
    Authorities in northwestern Wisconsin are investigating the death of a woman who was hit by a train. WDIO-TV reports it happened in the Douglas County community of Solon Springs Monday evening. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says the 59-year-old woman was walking her dog and had just left a grocery store.

  • Judges chide state lawyers over gay marriage bans Aug 26, 2014 8:47 PM
    Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

  • Retired Wisconsin deputy held in slayings of wife, sister-in-law Aug 25, 2014 8:47 AM
    A Fitchburg police lieutenant says charges are likely early this week against a recently retired Dane County sheriff’s deputy accused of fatally shooting his wife and sister-in-law. Lt. Todd Stetzer says Andy Steele is being treated at a hospital for injuries consistent with a suicide attempt. Fitchburg police say Steele is suspected of killing 39-year-old Ashlee Steele and 38-year-old Kacee Tollesfsbol, of Lake Elmo, Minn. on Friday.

  • Sheriff: Man steals Wisconsin police chief’s truck Aug 22, 2014 6:48 AM
    Wisconsin authorities have charged a Michigan man with breaking into the Wausau police chief’s home and stealing his truck. WAOW-TV reports 39-year-old Jason Warner faces up to 19 years in prison if convicted on the felony and misdemeanor charges. The Marathon County Sheriff’s Department says the break-in happened Tuesday at Police Chief Jeff Hardel’s home in the Town of Maine. Officers from the State Patrol picked Warner up after getting a call about a man walking along Interstate 94. They say his family in Michigan had reported him missing. Authorities say they found Hardel’s truck about 4 miles away at a rest stop. It wasn’t immediately clear if he has an attorney.

  • Weather service confirms Wisconsin tornado Aug 22, 2014 6:48 AM
    The National Weather Service says a tornado this week was the first to hit ground in north central and northeastern Wisconsin. Post-Crescent Media reports the service confirmed on Thursday that Monday’s storms generated the tornado. Green Bay meteorologist Jeff Last says it was relatively weak and touched down about 3 miles northeast of Winchester. It felled trees and caused other light damage. Another weak tornado briefly touched down in Lake Winnebago near Oshkosh on July 27. There are typically six or seven tornadoes in the area during the summer. The National Weather Service Green Bay office has issued about half the average number of warnings this season. Last says cooler temperatures have reduced thunderstorms’ strength, but the area has seen above-average rainfall.

  • Wisconsin shelter pauses cat adoptions after virus Aug 22, 2014 6:48 AM
    Cat adoptions will be temporarily suspended at the Wisconsin Humane Society shelter in Racine after four cats tested positive for a contagious and often fatal disease. The Journal Times reports cat adoptions will resume Sept. 2. A Wisconsin Humane society spokeswoman says adoptions of dogs and other animals won’t be affected because the disease is only transmissible to cats. The four cats that tested positive were euthanized or have died from the disease, called feline panleukopenia (pan-loo-kah-PEE’-nee-ah) virus. The 120 cats at the Racine shelter will be tested for antibodies and observed. The Wisconsin Humane Society last saw a case of the virus in 2012 in Milwaukee. It is advising people who recently adopted cats to look for signs of the virus including lethargy, vomiting and loss of appetite.

  • Wisconsin police given $28 million in surplus military gear Aug 21, 2014 10:39 AM
    Records show the Pentagon has given police agencies in Wisconsin more than $28 million in surplus military gear in the past decade, including assault rifles, grenade launchers and mine-resistant trucks.

  • Police: Body of woman found in Wisconsin apartment Aug 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    Authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found hidden in a Milwaukee-area apartment. The Cudahy Police Department said Tuesday the woman was found “concealed” in an upstairs apartment on Aug. 13. A search warrant says the mummified body was wrapped in a blanket and covered with paperwork.

  • Ryan says he’d love to see Romney run again Aug 21, 2014 11:36 PM
    U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday he would love to see Mitt Romney run again for president and teased the GOP’s former nominee at one point that the “third time’s the charm.” Appearing with Ryan in Chicago, Romney offered his own good-humored praise by saying that Ryan “wouldn’t be a bad president” himself.

  • Lindenhurst boy dies after three-vehicle crash in Wisconsin Aug 20, 2014 5:40 PM
    Wisconsin authorities say a 9-year-old Lindenhurst boy has died after a three-vehicle accident last week. Officials said Ilan Hurtado died Tuesday from injuries suffered in the Aug. 15 crash in the town of Beaver Dam. He was in a car driven by a 45-year-old woman also from Lindenhurst.

  • Wisconsin ourt set to release John Doe documents Aug 19, 2014 9:02 AM
    A federal appeals court is poised to release nearly three dozen files in a lawsuit over an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign and a host of conservative groups.

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