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7th Circuit revives lead paint lawsuit

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A federal appeals court has revived a lead paint lawsuit in Wisconsin, which could also reactivate more than 170 other lead poisoning cases. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a ruling by a federal judge in Wisconsin’s Eastern District who in 2010 threw out a case involving a Milwaukee boy who More >

Wisconsin mink production up 8 percent last year

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin continues to lead the nation in the production of mink pelts, accounting for one in three U.S. pelts last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Wisconsin produced 1.13 million mink pelts last year. That was up almost 8 percent from in 2011, the last year for which figures were More >

Police: Green Bay man shoots self after car chase

GOODMAN, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say a Green Bay man has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot after shooting at a random car and at sheriff’s deputies on a Marinette County highway. Sheriff’s officials say a couple in the car told investigators a man in a black SUV began shooting at them on Highway 141 More >

Arrest made in Milwaukee shooting that hurt 2 kids

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Police have arrested a felon who got into a gunfight in Milwaukee while driving a van carrying seven children and their mother. Two of the children – a 10-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl – were struck by bullets Wednesday night. The two were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and remained More >

GOP leader: Don’t bring border kids to Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says Wisconsin should not be considered a site to temporarily house unaccompanied immigrant children who are crossing the U.S. border. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Vos wrote to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Thursday. The letter also was signed by Republican Assembly members John Nygren More >

1 killed, 14 injured in 3-vehicle crash

MINOCQUA, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin State Patrol says one person was killed and 14 others hurt when two vehicles and a small bus crashed north of Minocqua. Lt. Steve Krueger says a 64-year-old Minocqua woman died in the crash Thursday with a bus carrying 13 passengers from the Beloit area. Krueger says two cars traveling More >

AG candidate Ozanne finds spending records

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Attorney general hopeful Ismael Ozanne initially failed to account for spending $33,000 in campaign cash before producing records that fill in the gaps. Ozanne is one of three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination in an Aug. 12 primary. His campaign filed finance records for the first half of 2014 with state More >

50 immigrant children placed in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The federal office that helps refugees settle in the United States has placed 50 unaccompanied children in Wisconsin. The Office of Refugee Resettlement released a state-by-state breakdown Thursday showing where children had been placed. It did not provide specifics on their locations. The office says it tries to place children with a parent, relative More >

Man gets 3 1/2 years prison for violin theft

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Milwaukee man whose stun gun was used in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin in January has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison. Universal K. Allah pleaded guilty in May to being party to felony robbery. Milwaukee County Judge Dennis Moroney told him Thursday it was “disconcerting” that More >

1 dead, several hurt in Vilas County bus-car crash

ARBOR VITAE, Wis. (AP) – One person was killed and at least six people were hurt when two vehicles collided with a small bus north of Minocqua. Wisconsin State Patrol Lt. Steve Krueger tells WAOW-TV (http://bit.ly/1rOWVA3) that the crash happened Thursday morning on Highway 51. The highway was shut down for about four hours. The More >