Wisconsin Regulators Approve New Power Line

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State regulators have approved plan to build a $500 million-plus power line from western Wisconsin to Middleton. The Public Service Commission gave the green light Thursday to Northern States Power Company and American Transmission Company to construct the 345-kilovolt line. The line will run from Holmen to Black River Falls and largely More >

Supreme Court Justice Candidate Visits Mauston

A Supreme Court Justice candidate visited the Mauston area on Thursday. Rock County Judge James Daley was at the Mauston Park Oasis talking to people about the upcoming election. Judge Daley is running against incumbent Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley. He said he decided to run because there had been a series of decisions More >

Missing boy found dead near overturned ATV

WHITEHALL, Wis. (AP) – Sheriff’s officials in western Wisconsin say a missing boy has been found dead in a creek near his overturned all-terrain vehicle. Fourteen-year-old Ayrton “AJ” Platt left his grandparents’ home near Whitehall in Trempealeau County on his ATV Wednesday about 5:30 p.m. State and local agencies began a search for the boy. More >

Tests: Madison officer was sober after shooting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Blood tests show a white Madison Police officer who killed a biracial man was sober after the shooting. The Wisconsin Professional Police Association on Thursday released results of tests on samples of Matt Kenny’s blood collected about two hours after he shot Tony Robinson on March 6. The tests found no signs More >

VA officials say they will work to end overprescribing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Veterans Affairs officials say they are trying to put solutions in place to limit narcotic overprescribing practices in VA hospitals, but lapses still happen. At a U.S. Senate hearing in Washington Thursday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal called the VA system of prescribing narcotics “abysmally inaccurate” and prodded VA officials on how they would More >

Wisconsin DNR proposes daily 3 walleye limit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wants to continue a three-walleye limit for lakes and rivers within the state’s ceded territory, rather than annually adjusting the number based on how many are taken by the six Chippewa tribes. The proposal to maintain the bag limit will be considered by the Natural Resources More >

Shooting victim remembered as peaceful man

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. (AP) – The man who was fatally shot after encountering a bank robbery suspect in Marinette County is remembered as a beloved member of his community. Authorities say 59-year-old Thomas Christ was shot along a road not far from some farmland he owned near Wausaukee. Investigators say the man suspected of robbing a More >

Republican says Walker’s proposal for SeniorCare is dead

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Republican co-chair of the Legislature’s budget committee says Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to require enrollees in the popular SeniorCare prescription drug program to first sign up for Medicare Part D coverage is dead. Rep. John Nygren tells The Associated Press on Thursday that there is not support for the idea among More >

Appeals court lets air out of balloon injuries case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin appeals court has let the air out of a lawsuit brought by a woman injured by a runaway hot air balloon. The 4th District Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected the case brought by Patti Roberts of Beaver Dam. Roberts was hurt while standing in line waiting for a hot More >

Mauston Common Council Joins Others in Opposing the Proposed County Assessment

The Mauston Common Council is the latest to send a resolution to local legislators opposing the proposed county assessment in the state budget bill. At the Council Meeting on Tuesday night, Mayor Brian McGuire said this proposal takes away some local control and costs of the assessments will be significantly more. The resolution was approved More >