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Translations delay Masonic center case

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The attorney for a man suspected of plotting to attack a Masonic center in Milwaukee has asked for eight weeks to review evidence against his client. Samy Mohamed Hamzeh was charged in January with five counts of illegally possessing two machine guns and a silencer. Prosecutors said Friday that they have turned over 116 More >

Wrong-way driver killed in three vehicle crash on I-41 in Brown County

LAWRENCE, Wis. (AP) — A 36-year-old Oneida man has died after police say he drove his car the wrong way on Interstate 41 and crashed into two other vehicles near the town of Lawrence. The Hobart Lawrence Police Department says officials were called to the crash at about 2:35 a.m. Sunday. WBAY-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2bZuuhe ) that the More >

Authorities identify two 15-year-old boys killed in Milwaukee crash

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities have identified the two 15-year-old boys who were killed in a crash in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner says Latrey Lamont Hale and Demetrius Lamond Batchelor Jr. were passengers in the rear seat of a car that crashed at high speed into a tree just before 8:30 p.m. Friday. The medical examiner’s More >

Federal appeals court refuses to reconsider rulings affecting Wisconsin’s voter ID law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a pair of rulings affecting Wisconsin’s voter ID law, meaning no more changes to the requirement are likely before the November election. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday unanimously declined to have a full panel of judges hear appeals of two More >

Car vs. Tractor Accident in the Town of Lemonweir

There was an accident between a car and a tractor in the Town of Lemonweir on Tuesday. Two units were eastbound on Highway 82; a vehicle driven by 27-year-old Ashley Virnig of Mauston and a tractor driven 58-year-old Scott Schmitz of Cashton. Virnig told officers that she looked up and saw the flashing lights of More >

Three Prison Inmates Sentenced

MADISON, WIS. – John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that in unrelated cases, three inmates of the Federal Correctional Institution at Oxford, Wis., have been sentenced for crimes occurring at the prison.  Those sentenced include: Brian Gerdts, 48, originally of Hamburg, Pa., was sentenced today by U.S. District More >

Report: Wisconsin’s Small Communities Still Feel The Recession

(Madison, WI)  —  A new report says many of Wisconsin’s small towns still feel the effects of the Great Recession. With an older population and more people moving to bigger cities, the state Taxpayers Alliance says half the places with fewer than one-thousand residents have yet to see any major job growth or new construction More >

Milwaukee To Get More State Funds In Response To Violence

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Governor Scott Walker will give Milwaukee at least $4.5 million to focus on urban problems after the Sherman Park violence almost two weeks ago. The Republican Walker, his cabinet, and Milwaukee’s mayor and county executive will announce the funding Friday at an inner city job center. The Journal Sentinel says the money More >

Directors Elected to Wisconsin Cranberry Board

Wisconsin’s cranberry growers have re-elected one director and elected two new directors to the industry’s market order board. Re-elected is Scott Schultz of Warrens. Newly elected directors include Michael Gnewikow of Warrens and Danielle Faber of Pittsville. The newly elected directors will serve three-year terms starting September 1, 2016. The seven-member Wisconsin Cranberry Board, Inc. More >

House explosion in Fitchburg leaves one critically injured

FITCHBURG, Wis. (AP) — Investigators will try to determine why a house exploded in Fitchburg, critically injuring a man and causing damage to at least two dozen other homes in the neighborhood. Authorities say the 57-year-old man has significant injuries as a result of the explosion just before 7 p.m. Thursday. Fire officials say three nearby More >