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Second brother dies in West Allis shooting

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — A second teen has died after being shot along with his brother during an apparent attempted robbery in a Milwaukee suburb. Seventeen-year-old Trajan Edwards was pronounced dead Tuesday at Froedtert Hospital. His 19-year-old brother Croshian “CJ” Edwards Jr. died Sunday after the two were shot at a residence in West More >

Walker defends proposal to reinstate loan program

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he wants to bring back a troubled state loan program because local economic development officials told him they needed assistance. Walker was asked Tuesday about the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s loan program he wants to reinstate after phasing it out because some loans were never repaid, costing More >

Walker defends proposed switch to self-insurance program

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is defending his proposed switch to a self-insurance model for public workers, even though Republicans who control the Legislature have been cool to the idea. Walker told reporters Tuesday that concerns about the possible loss of jobs by moving to self-insurance “doesn’t make sense because we’re still going More >

DA clears officers in shooting, wounding of La Crosse man

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A district attorney has cleared two law enforcement officers in the shooting of a La Crosse man during a traffic stop in December. La Crosse County DA Tim Gruenke found the officers acted in self-defense when they fired at 37-year-old Daniel Lexvold. La Crosse Officer Ryan DeFlorian and sheriff’s Deputy More >

Walker supports Congress vote to allow drug testing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is praising legislation Congress is expected to vote on that would open the door for the state to drug test recipients of unemployment benefits. Walker and the governors of Texas, Utah and Mississippi sent a letter last week to House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady in More >

Gov. Scott Walker talks with Iowa Republicans before union vote

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he spoke with Republicans in neighboring Iowa as they prepared to vote on a bill that would eliminate most collective bargaining rights for public workers there. Walker’s signature achievement as governor was signing a similar bill into law in Wisconsin six years ago. Walker tweeted on More >

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind’s Office Now Accepting Submissions for the 21st Annual Congressional Art Competition

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced that his office is currently accepting submissions from western and central Wisconsin high school students for the 21st Annual Congressional Art Competition. The deadline for submitting art to Rep. Kind’s office is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3rd. “Tawni and I look forward to the Congressional Art Competition every year,” More >

Missing Woman Found Safe

An elderly Juneau County woman was located safely early Tuesday morning. According to a release from the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, on Monday, February 13, at around 11:58pm, dispatch had received a call from a residence in the Armenia Township regarding a missing elderly woman. Multiple units from the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, the New More >

Reedsburg Man Arrested in Hit and Run Accident in Sauk County

A Reedsburg man has been arrested in connection to a hit and run accident in which a red Chrysler vehicle struck another vehicle and then fled the scene on February 9th. Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister said in a release, on February 10, the investigating Deputy sat at the same location at the same time More >

New Lisbon School Board Approves Posting for School Psychologist/Special Education Director

The New Lisbon School Board approved to post for a School Psychologist/Special Education Director for next school year Monday night. Because of a resignation at the middle of the year, the New Lisbon school District has been contracting with a lady from the Royall School District per diem for the school psychologist position for the More >