Wisconsin’s Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week April 21-25, 2014

Listen, Act and Live! Those words could protect you and your family during severe storm season, according to the Sauk County Emergency Management department. Listening to warnings and seeking shelter immediately will save lives.  That’s why the department, Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM), Ready Wisconsin and the National Weather Service (NWS) have teamed up for Wisconsin’s More >

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is a time to raise public awareness about sexual assault. Sexual violence occurs when someone is forced or manipulated into unwanted sexual activity without their consent. Pennie Meyers, who is the Executive Director of Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, said, “When talking about sexual assault, it is incumbent More >

Wisconsin woman writes bombing suspect

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A Baraboo woman says she’s been criticized and even threatened for sending letters of support to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect. Crystel Clary says she wrote her first letter to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev three weeks after the bombing that killed three people and wounded dozens more. The 35-year-old Clary tells WISC-TV ( More >

Fraternity misconduct investigated at Marquette

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Marquette University officials have issued a warning to three fraternities following allegations of sexual misconduct. Student affairs assistant vice president Marya Leatherwood says the Delta Chi, Sigma Phi Delta and Triangle chapters are under notice. In addition Sigma Delta Phi has been warned about hazing. WISN-TV ( ) reports any violations of More >

DNR stocking 316,000 trout statewide

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is working to stock 316,000 trout across the state ahead of inland fishing season opener next month. More than 100,000 trout will be stocked in urban fishing waters, small lakes and ponds. The rest will go into waters where the habitat is marginal and there’s no More >

Document shredding days scheduled across Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau is hosting special events at three locations across the state where people can shred sensitive documents to prevent identity theft. There were more than 3,600 reported identity theft complaints in Wisconsin in 2013. Government documents or benefits were the most common type of identity theft, followed by More >

7 Wisconsin districts get $3.2M in federal grants

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Seven Wisconsin school districts have been awarded a total of $3.2 million in federal grants to help them expand their nutrition and physical-education programs. To qualify, the districts have to implement programs that teach students healthy eating habits and good nutrition. They also have to make sure kids have access to certain physical More >

Jury breaks for day in husband’s murder trial

MERRILL, Wis. (AP) – Jury deliberations have ended for the day in the murder trial of a Lincoln County man accused of killing his wife and dumping her body in a swamp. Authorities allege Mark Bucki strangled and then stabbed his estranged wife to death before dumping her body in a Taylor County swamp. Anita Bucki’s More >

Outdoor lovers reject swan hunt proposal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Outdoor enthusiasts say they don’t want a tundra swan hunting season. The Conservation Congress, a group of sportsmen that advises the Department of Natural Resources on policy, held its annual spring hearings across the state on Monday. Attendees answered nearly 60 questions asking for their positions on a number of possible proposals. More >

FBI: Gov’t Web monitoring, privacy can co-exist

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The head of the FBI says he doesn’t necessarily see a tradeoff between security and liberty when it comes to government monitoring of the Internet. FBI Director James Comey was in Milwaukee to visit local law enforcement officers Tuesday. He spoke with reporters afterward about targeting violent crimes, stemming the tide of heroin More >