Wisconsin Assembly to take up budget first next week

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the state Assembly plan to vote on the state budget next week along with a bill that would repeal prevailing wage requirements for local governments. Republicans who control the Assembly and Senate announced Wednesday they’ve reached a road-funding plan that will allow the Legislature’s finance committee to sign More >

Legislative leaders announce transportation plan

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers have a plan to fund road work, clearing the way for the Legislature’s finance committee to finish up the state budget. Work on the budget has been at a standstill for more than a month, partly because legislators were struggling to find a way to reduce Gov. Scott Walker’s More >

Opportunity to Provide Input on How to Improve Wisconsin’s Rest Areas

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation wants travelers to provide input on Wisconsin’s network of rest areas.  A brief survey was developed to help WisDOT improve rest area operations, plan for future services and locations and understand traveler needs. There are various ways to take the survey. People can go online to fill out the survey, More >

Walker aide sues prosecutor who conducted John Doe probe

MILWAUKEE (AP) — An aide to Gov. Scott Walker who was caught up in a secret investigation into illegal campaigning is suing the prosecutor who conducted the probe, saying he and others infringed on her civil rights by raiding her home and seizing her personal emails. Law enforcement officials raided the Madison home of Cindy More >

Red Cross Blood Drives Coming Up in July

The American Red Cross is seeking eligible donors to help offset a seasonal decline in donations and prevent a shortage this summer by giving blood. According to the organization, during June, July and August, there are about two fewer donors than needed at each blood drive. This can add up to more than 100,000 fewer More >

Incident of Theft and Criminal Damage to Property in the Town of Lemonweir

There was an incident of theft and criminal damage to property at storage units in the Town of Lemonweir. On June 26, law enforcement was informed that several of the units on Highway 82 had their locks cut off their door. Several of the units were rummage through and one of the renters said he More >

Police investigate death of 3-month-old in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say officers are investigating the death of a 3-month-old child. First responders were called to a Milwaukee home Tuesday about 3 p.m. where the infant was pronounced dead. Authorities say the baby’s death doesn’t appear to be the result of co-sleeping.  

Transit drivers walk off the job in Milwaukee County

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tens of thousands of people who use the Milwaukee County Transit System to reach their destinations will have to make alternative plans. Some 750 union bus drivers, plus mechanics, are on strike after failing to reach a labor contract agreement with transit officials. The county buses deliver 150,000 passenger rides each day. More >

Milwaukee woman gets 15 years in older sister’s death

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 51-year-old Milwaukee woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing her older sister during an argument in December. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ( ) reports a jury convicted Marcia Render of second-degree reckless homicide in May for the Dec. 9 death of 52-year-old Sheri Head. Render was sentenced More >

Police officer cleared in shooting man holding knife to wife

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A prosecutor says a Milwaukee police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man holding a knife to the neck of his estranged wife in March. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ( ) reports Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm made his determination after reviewing a case report by the Wisconsin Division of More >