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Milwaukee man charged in Appleton police shooting incident

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee man faces multiple counts for his alleged involvement in a fight that ended with police shooting another man in an Appleton bar. A criminal complaint provides some details about what led to the fatal shooting. The complaint says 33-year-old Henry Nellum and another man got into a fight at More >

Wisconsin’s youth prison hit with another lawsuit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy who was an inmate at Wisconsin’s embattled youth prison is suing the facility, alleging he suffered substantial physical and emotional abuse while there. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/2rRj0mR ) that the boy’s lawsuit filed this month alleges he was body slammed, pepper sprayed so much that More >

Bucks, Johnson Controls to build neighborhood sports complex

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks and Johnson Controls are partnering to build a multi-sport complex in a northwest Milwaukee neighborhood. The two are donating the $150,000 complex to Milwaukee Public Schools, the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center and the Housing Authority of Milwaukee. It will be built on the campus of Browning Elementary School and More >

Wisconsin sues Milwaukee stores over synthetic marijuana

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state of Wisconsin is suing two Milwaukee stores for selling synthetic marijuana products disguised as “potpourri” and “incense.” Attorney General Brad Schimel and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection filed lawsuits Tuesday against Atomic Glass, a smoke shop, and Food Town Mini Mart. According to the complaints, More >

Tommy Thompson’s Legacy To Be Examined

(Madison, WI)  —  A symposium at the State Capitol Tuesday morning will examine the legacy of Wisconsin’s longest serving governor, Tommy Thompson. The event will focus on Thompson’s impact on welfare reform, school choice, and the economy, how his actions are holding up now in Wisconsin, and how they’ve spread across the country. The Republican More >

Kazakhstan Delegation Visiting Juneau County This Week

A delegation from Central Asia has arrived in Juneau County on Sunday evening, May 21. The delegation is from Kazakhstan’s southern region near Almaty and is funded through Phillip Morris International. They will be here until May 27 learning about the advantages of member owned businesses (cooperatives) in Wisconsin and the Unites States, studying new More >

Walker Again Threatens Veto Of Entire State Budget

(Madison, WI)  —  For the second time in five days, Governor Scott Walker has tweeted that he would veto the entire state budget if it raises property taxes. The threats come as some majority legislative Republicans consider breaking with their party’s governor on key parts of his two year, $76 billion package. Assembly Speaker Robin More >

Appleton Police Shooting Death Victim Identified

(Appleton, WI) — A 33-year-old man killed by a police lieutenant in a downtown Appleton bar has been identified as Jimmie Sanders. Police say he’s been living with friends in Appleton, even though his last known address was Milwaukee. Officials say gunfire erupted during a scuffle early Sunday in Jack’s Apple Pub, and Police Chief Todd More >

Germantown company linked to fatal botulism outbreak in California

GERMANTOWN, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin company that distributed the nacho cheese dip linked to a fatal botulism outbreak in California says its working with federal, state and local health officials to determine what caused the contamination. Tests confirmed the botulism toxin was present in nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station in the Sacramento More >

Judge denies then-teen cop killer’s request for chance at freedom

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — A man who was convicted of killing a Manitowoc police officer when he was a teenager has had his request for a new sentence denied. Jason Halda will continue serving his sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Halda was 17 when prosecutors say he killed Officer Dale More >