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Tomah Man Charged in BB Shooting in Tomah

A Tomah man is facing felony charges in the shooting of two people early Sunday morning outside a Tomah bar. According to the Tomah Police Department, around 2:35am, a Tomah patrol officer was stopped by people in front of Dimensions Bar and was told two men had just been shot by a BB gun. One More >

New DNR estimates show hunters took more deer in 2016

MADISON (AP) – Updated data from the state Department of Natural Resources shows hunters killed about 4,280 more deer during this past nine-day gun season than they did in 2015. Preliminary estimates after the season ended in November put the kill total at 196,785, down from 198,057 in 2015. Updated figures the DNR released February More >

State Treasurer: Get Rid Of My Office

(Madison, WI)  —  State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk has again told lawmakers to eliminate his office. A state Assembly panel held a public hearing Wednesday on a proposed constitutional amendment which would need a second approval by both houses this session, and then by the voters in a statewide referendum. Former Senate Republican Alan Lasee tried More >

Fourteen Year Old Charged As Adult In West Allis Killings

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  A 14-year-old boy is charged as an adult in the killings of two teens in West Allis last weekend. Spencer Lewis of West Allis made his first appearance in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Wednesday on two counts of reckless homicide and one charge of forcible armed robbery. Prosecutors say Lewis and a More >

State School Candidate Claims Opponent Offered Him Job For Dropping Out

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  State school superintendent challenger John Humphries says fellow challenger Lowell Holtz wanted Humphries to drop out of next week’s primary. And if Holtz was to defeat incumbent Superintendent Tony Evers in April, Holtz would offer Humphries a $150,000 per year job with new powers to take control of the Milwaukee, Madison, Kenosha, More >

Gov. Walker: No State Action Needed On Refugee’s Lawsuit

(Madison, WI)  —  Governor Scott Walker says state attorneys shouldn’t intervene in a Syrian refugee’s lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The refugee now resides in Wisconsin. He filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging Trump’s ban. The man contends his wife and young daughter are still in danger in Syria and Trump’s order halted More >

Autopsy finds no signs of trauma in death of 2-year-old boy

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — Police in the Fox Valley investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy say an autopsy has found no signs of trauma or other unusual circumstances. The autopsy was performed Tuesday at UW Hospital in Madison. Neenah police say the investigation will remain active pending toxicology results, which are expected in four More >

Walker spokesman says he has no interest in Labor job

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A spokesman for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he has no interest in serving as labor secretary under President Donald Trump. Trump’s nominee for the post abruptly withdrew Wednesday after Senate Republicans balked at supporting him. Walker has close ties with the Trump White House and is known for taking on More >

Gov. Walker supports CBD oil bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he supports a measure that would legalize possession of a marijuana extract used to treat seizures. Walker told reporters Wednesday that he’s mainly concerned about opening the door to full-fledged legalization of marijuana but the bill appears to be crafted narrowly enough to avoid that. The bill More >

Adams-Friendship School Board to Consider 4K Options

The Adams-Friendship School Board was presented with two different 4K proposals for the 2017-2018 school year at its meeting on Monday night. District Administrator Rick Waski said the district is looking to expand its partnership with Head Start this coming school year. “The proposal would be that we would have a full day program, at More >