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Police identify 2 men killed in vehicle crash at tire shop

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Police have identified two men who were found dead in a vehicle after it crashed into a Green Bay tire shop. Green Bay police said Monday that 40-year-old Rick Latour and 27-year-old Shawn Schley, both of Green Bay, were found dead in the vehicle Thursday. According to police, Latour was More >

16-year-old girl shot, injured in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 16-year-old girl was shot and injured while sitting in a vehicle in Milwaukee. The girl’s injuries are not life-threatening. Milwaukee police say the shooting happened about 8:30 p.m. Monday during a fight. The girl was shot by another female. There have been no arrests and authorities are still investigating.

Madison-based group gets $20M to study nanotech, environment

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A center hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is getting $20 million in National Science Foundation funding as it studies the effects of nanotechnology on the environment. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1LQHtjQ ) reports the five-year funding for the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology was announced Monday. Nanotechnology deals with the manipulation More >

4 Republicans face off for vacant Wisconsin Assembly seat

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Four Republicans are facing off to fill a vacancy representing conservative Waukesha County in the Wisconsin state Assembly. The winner of Tuesday’s primary for the 99th Assembly District is all-but-certain to take the seat, as no Democrats filed to run. The general election is Sept. 29. Those running are businessman Dave More >

2-year-old Wisconsin boy dies after being run over

IRON RIVER, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in northern Wisconsin say a 2-year-old boy has died after he was run over. The Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about 4:40 p.m. Saturday about a child being run over by a vehicle near Iron River. Authorities say the caller said her son had been run More >

Wisconsin man convicted of woman’s fatal shooting

JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) — A jury has convicted a 33-year-old Wisconsin man of killing the mother of his child. A Jefferson County jury on Saturday convicted Michael Henderson of Waterloo on one count of first-degree intentional homicide. Henderson was convicted in the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Heather Stewart. Stewart’s body was found last year in More >

Three Arrested in Heroin Distribution Investigation

Three Adams County residents were arrested in a heroin distribution investigation. In a release, Adams County Sheriff Sam Wollin said at approximately 11:30 pm on 8/19/15 Jacqueline Bogseth and Jatohna Crump both of Adams, WI were taken into custody. A drug investigation revealed Bogseth and Crump have been trafficking heroin into the Adams area. Charles More >

Wisconsin DOJ secures $1.8m in restitution in travel case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Justice has agreed to a $2.3 million settlement to resolve two travel scam cases. The deal resolves cases against Travel Services, Inc., in Outagamie and Waukesha counties alleging deceptive marketing practices about memberships in its travel clubs and discounts. The DOJ says according to a court order More >

Walker spokeswoman says he’s not calling for Canadian wall

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Scott Walker’s presidential campaign spokeswoman says the Wisconsin governor is not advocating for building a wall separating Canada and the United States. Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong said Monday that Walker’s comments on the issue had been misinterpreted. Walker was asked Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” whether he supported building a More >

UW leaders set to start listening sessions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders are set to begin a series of listening sessions around the state. The first session is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at UW-La Crosse. Community, legislative and business leaders are expected to speak on health topics. System leaders plan to hold 13 more sessions on eight other More >