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Former deputy suspected of homicide due in court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A former Dane County sheriff’s deputy suspected of fatally shooting his wife and sister-in-law is due in court. Andy Steele is scheduled for an appearance in Dane County Circuit Court Friday afternoon. Steele could be formally charged Friday in the deaths of 39-year-old Ashley Steele and her 38-year-old sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, More >

Walker says GOP complacency a big concern

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says complacency and fatigue among Republican voters is one of his biggest concerns as he faces re-election in less than 10 weeks. Walker addressed his concerns Friday on WTMJ-AM when asked about a poll released on Wednesday indicating that Democrats were more enthused about the upcoming election that Republicans. More >

Wisconsin private-sector jobs grew 1.3 percent

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Private-sector jobs grew just 1.3 percent in Wisconsin during the 12-month period ending in March. Gov. Scott Walker’s administration released the preliminary figures late Thursday. They will be officially released on Sept. 18 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, along with figures from other states showing how well Wisconsin compares to More >

Enrollment for New Dairy Farm Risk Management Program in Wisconsin to Begin Sept. 2

Juneau County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Jon Williams, announced that starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs More >

Wisconsin Department of Transporation and WRJC Wishes Safe Traveling This Weekend

WRJC wishes reminds drivers to be alert, to be patient, and to buckle up this holiday weekend. To minimize disruptions for Labor Day holiday travelers in Wisconsin, most major highway construction projects will be suspended during the three-day weekend. However, motorists may still encounter lane restrictions and traffic delays, according to the Wisconsin Department of More >

Bills WR Watkins hurt in 23-0 loss to Lions

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) – Lions third-string quarterback Kellen Moore threw two touchdown passes in a 23-0 win over Buffalo on Thursday night in which Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins reinjured his ribs. The first-round pick did not return after being struck in the left side by linebacker Ashlee Palmer on Buffalo’s second drive. Moore hit Jeremy More >

Hoyer, Manziel lead Browns over Bears 33-13

CLEVELAND (AP) – Brian Hoyer drove Cleveland’s starting offense to a rare preseason touchdown before turning things over to rookie Johnny Manziel in the Browns’ 33-13 exhibition win over the Chicago Bears on Thursday night. Hoyer and Cleveland’s offensive starters needed a boost after struggling in the preseason as they learn a new system. Hoyer went More >

Carrasco helps Indians beat White Sox 3-2

CHICAGO (AP) – Carlos Carrasco pitched into the seventh inning and Michael Bourn had two triples among his three hits, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley each singled in a run for the Indians, who have won four of five and More >

Packers beat Chiefs 34-14 in backup QB battle

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien each threw for two touchdowns in their competition to back up starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas Chiefs 34-14 in a preseason finale Thursday night. Flynn threw for 102 yards and Tolzien had 139 in splitting reps by quarter in More >

LB Landisch expected to start for No. 14 Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Inside linebacker Derek Landisch is expected to start Saturday night when No. 14 Wisconsin faces No. 13 LSU in the season opener in Houston. Landisch strained his right hamstring on Aug. 13 and missed about 10 days of practice. He worked a full session with the first-string defense Wednesday. The senior is a More >