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Bipartisan lawmakers ask Walker to reconsider casino

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging Republican Gov. Scott Walker to reconsider his decision to reject a Menominee Tribe casino in Kenosha. Ten lawmakers, including Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, sent Walker the letter Wednesday. Walker said Friday he was not going to approve the $800 million casino, citing concerns over More >

Court revokes license of lawyer charged with 34 counts

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Supreme Court has decided a Wausau lawyer charged with multiple counts of misconduct can no longer practice law in Wisconsin. The high court on Wednesday agreed with a referee’s recommendation to revoke Ryan Lister’s license. Lister faced 34 charges of misconduct including maintaining a sexual relationship with a client and More >

Walker says he sees gaps in potential 2016 GOP field

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he sees gaps in the potential field of Republican presidential candidates in 2016. Walker told WTMJ radio in an interview Wednesday that just like he had concerns about the future of Wisconsin that motivated him to run for governor in 2010, worries he has about the country More >

Public meeting scheduled for Highway 33, Cashton

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will hold a public involvement meeting to discuss proposed plans for Highway 33 in Cashton. The meeting will be held Wednesday, February 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cashton Community Hall. The meeting will follow an informal open house format and WisDOT representatives will be available to More >

Gas Stations and Convenience Stores Targeted in Phone Scam

Law enforcement is warning operators and employees of a recent scam targeted at gas stations and convenience stores. Police say cashiers at gas stations and convenience stores throughout Wisconsin are receiving calls from individuals identifying themselves as district managers with that store. The caller instructs the cashier to take $500 from the drawer and go More >

Pabst owner considering return of brewer to Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Pabst Brewing Co. could return to the city of its 19th century birth. Pabst shut down its brewery in Milwaukee nearly 20 years ago. But, now its current owner and CEO, Eugene Kashper, is looking for a location in Milwaukee to open a pilot brewery where new products could be made and More >

Contractor charged with stealing computers from state

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A contract employee has been charged with stealing computers from the state. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Shawn Lewis of Madison was working to repair computers when he took as many as 17 laptops from the Department of Workforce Development between April and September. Investigators say Lewis sold some computers at pawn shops More >

Milwaukee County expanding traveling beer garden

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A traveling beer garden is expanding for its second annual tour across Milwaukee County. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced Tuesday that a second truck will be added to the Traveling Beer Garden Tour this summer. The additional Sprecher Brewing Company truck will allow two parks to host the event each week. The eight-week More >

Military plane makes emergency landing at Mitchell airport

MITCHELL, Wis. (AP) – Authorities are investigating after a military plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Mitchell International Airport due to mechanical issues. An official with the Wisconsin Air National Guard 128th Air Refueling Wing says a KC-135 Stratotanker returned to the airport Tuesday night in the midst of a training mission after More >

Dozens of children escape injury in Wisconsin bus crash

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) – Authorities in northwestern Wisconsin say a car rear-ended a school bus loaded with 45 students, but the children and the bus driver were not hurt. The Wisconsin State Patrol says the crash happened about six miles south of Ashland on State Highway 13 at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday after school let out. Ashland County More >