Second, Final US Senate Debate Set

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  A second and final statewide debate will be staged Tuesday for Wisconsin’s US Senate candidates. Republican incumbent Ron Johnson and former Senate Democrat Russ Feingold will square off in a 90 minute forum beginning at 8:30 from Milwaukee’s Marquette Law School. It will be broadcast statewide. Johnson and Feingold sparred Friday night More >

Authorities dismissed case against a 16-year-old boy charged in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities have dismissed the case against a 16-year-old boy who was charged in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy shortly after a fireworks display on Milwaukee’s lakefront last year. The 15-year-old was accused of shooting Tariq Akbar in the back of the head on July 3, 2015, because of an online fight More >

Wisconsin Has Widest Racial Gap in High School Grad Rate

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin has the widest high school graduation rate gap between white and black students in the nation. New federal data show that almost 93 percent of white students in Wisconsin earn diplomas within four years, compared to just 64 percent of black students. State Department of Public Instruction spokesman Tom McCarthy tells Wisconsin Public More >

Democrats rip Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson for saying he supports Donald Trump

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats are ripping Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson for supporting Donald Trump despite Trump’s predatory remarks about women and allegations he has sexually assaulted a number of women. Johnson is locked in a tight race with Democrat Russ Feingold. Johnson said Friday that he supports Trump on a number of issues. He More >

$1 million bond set for Oneida double murder suspect

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors in Outagamie County say an alcohol-fueled argument preceded the slaying of a couple on the Oneida Indian Reservation. Bond was set at $1 million Monday when 19-year-old Vance Reed made an initial appearance in Outagamie County Circuit Court. WLUK-TV ( ) reports Reed is facing two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in More >

DMV Website Updated to Better Clarify IDPP Process has been updated to better clarify the Identification Petition Card Process (IDPP) used to get a free ID for voting. The website now includes a PDF of an information sheet (palm card) that clearly outlines what voters should do if they need an ID for voting. Anyone wanting to share that information is encouraged More >

Western Technical College President Announces Retirement

After 28 years as the president of Western Technical College, Lee Rasch will retire on June 30, 2017, at the end of the current academic year. Rasch made the announcement Monday to the staff and faculty during a town hall meeting. “Since 1989, Western has served as my home, and the Western community has served More >

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING October 17, 2016. 10/10           Aaron Wahl of Richland Center was traveling southeast on US Highway 14, Town of Kickapoo, when he veered right, traveled across the right-hand shoulder, and off the roadway into the grass (lawn).  The More >

State Aid Increase for Most Local School Districts

60 percent of the state’s public school districts will receive more general state aid this school year than they did in 2015-2016.General aid is made up of equalization aid also known as the school aid formula, integration aid also known as Chapter 220 aid, and special adjustment aid also known as hold harmless aid. According More >

National Teen Driver Safety Week Held This Week (October 16 to 22)

Last year, 37 teenagers were killed and more than 5,500 were injured in traffic crashes in Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). During National Teen Driver Safety Week from October 16 to 22, parents are encouraged to help their children make better decisions behind the wheel and mentor them while they gain More >