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Kenosha First Among School Districts To Install Gunfire Detection System

A number of Wisconsin schools will be using gunshot-detection sensors when classes resume this fall to try to get police to respond more quickly to a mass shooting. The sensors are among various security upgrades schools are rolling out with grant money state lawmakers approved this year after the shootings in Parkland, Florida. Officials say More >

Dane County Family’s Home Destroyed By Fire

Members of a Dane County family saw their home destroyed by fire late Sunday night. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office says the fire occurred on Prairie View Drive in the Town of Bristol. Sheriff’s officials say deputies and Sun Prairie firefighters arrived at the scene at around 11:20 P-M. Fire crews worked for several hours More >

Window Smashed Out At Madison Nightclub

A popular L-G-B-T-Q-friendly bar in Madison is putting out a positive message after it was hit by vandalism.  The owner of Plan B on Williamson Street says the front window of the club was smashed out with a cinder block early Sunday morning.  The business has replaced the window with board spray-painted with a rainbow More >

Crowded Field Of Democratic Candidates For Governor Shrinks By 1

Entrepreneur and businessman Andy Gronik has dropped out of the race to become Wisconsin’s next governor.  His departure reduces the crowded field of Democratic challengers from 10 to nine.  Gronik made his decision after a Marquette University Law School poll show him with support from just four percent of the Democratic voters who were polled.  More >

DNC Names Convention Finalists — Milwaukee Still Standing

Milwaukee is one of three remaining finalists among cities wanting to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention.  The party’s national committee named four finalists Tuesday, but Denver withdrew after pointing to scheduling conflicts.  Emerging victorious over Houston and Miami Beach could mean 50-thousand visitors to the city and an economic impact of 200-million dollars or More >

Marquette Poll Finds Walker Leading His Potential Election Opponents

A poll conducted by the Marquette University Law School finds Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker leading all of his potential Democratic opponents in the fall election.  One-third of Democratic voters say they aren’t sure which candidate will get their vote in the August 14th primary yet.  State Superintendent Tony Evers leads the long list of Democratic More >

La Crosse Mayor Lists Several Reasons For Veto Of Expansion Plan

The mayor of La Crosse lists several reasons he vetoed an expansion project in a letter he sent to city council members.  Mayor Tim Kabat says the concept includes unnecessary encroachment on Riverside Park.  He also points out a lack of fiscal discipline shown by the council’s approval of a plan costing more than seven-million More >

Wisconsin Sailor Buried 75 Years After His Death At Pearl Harbor

An effort by the Department of Defense to identify service members who died during World War Two means a sailor from Wisconsin will be re-buried later this month.  Navy Pharmacist’s Mate 1st Class John Schoonover of Port Edwards died aboard the U-S-S Oklahoma during the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack.  He was 39 years old.  Schoonover More >

Governor Walker Declares State Of Emergency For Northern Wisconsin

Widespread severe thunderstorms have led Governor Scott Walker to declare a state of emergency for five counties in northern Wisconsin.  The storms have swept the area with heavy rain, damaging winds and large hail.  Residents have been evacuated and trees and power lines have been downed.  Mudslides and flash flooding have damaged roads and businesses.  More >

Police Chief’s Nephew Pleads No Contest To Battering Charge

The 23-year-old nephew of Madison Police Chief Mike Koval has reached a plea agreement for his role in a December incident.  Connor Koval will be on probation for 18 months after pleading no contest to a charge of battering a law enforcement officer.  Police say Koval lunged at Sergeant Matthew Baker outside a Madison bar, More >