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State News

Bus Passenger:  Everyone Is Going To Die If I Can’t Find My Phone

Madison police have arrested a bus passenger who threatened to kill others when he dropped his cell phone and couldn’t find it.  Twenty-nine-year-old Malachi L. Johnson may have been intoxicated when he got on the city bus at about 6:30 P-M Wednesday.  During a scuffle with another passenger, he broke that man’s tooth after shouting, More >

Wisconsin Congressman Puts The Pressure On ICE

Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan says Immigration and Customs Enforcement is stone-walling his Freedom of Information Act request.  The Democrat from Wisconsin says ICE isn’t turning over the information he asked for more than 120 days ago.  Pocan wants to know if federal agents targeted immigrants with no prior criminal record during a 2018 Wisconsin raid More >

Republican Tax Cut Bill Approved, Headed For Governor’s Desk

The Wisconsin Senate has passed the Republican version of a middle-class tax cut and sent the measure on to Governor Tony Evers’ desk.  Evers strongly hinted he will veto the proposal.  It passed the Senate on a 19-14 party-line vote Wednesday and gained approval in the Assembly earlier this session.  The tax cut is the More >

Bill Circulated At Wisconsin Capitol Would Prohibit Minors From Buying E-Cigarettes

Legislation is being passed around the Wisconsin Senate and Assembly which would prohibit minors from buying e-cigarettes.  Senator Andre Jacque and Representatives Janel Brandtjen and Barbara Dittrich are looking for co-sponsors of the bill.  Sale of all vaping devices would be affected.  Supporters say most of the time it isn’t possible to determine whether a More >

Governor’s Task Force Likely To Suggest Gas Tax Increase

A task force created by Governor Tony Evers is expected to suggest a gas tax hike as one way to pay for Wisconsin’s roads.  The Democratic governor will likely include the task force recommendation in his two-year budget plan later this month.  Evers has said he is open to increasing the tax which is a More >

Wisconsin Senate Expected To Take Up Middle-Class Tax Cut Wednesday

The Wisconsin Senate is expected to take up the middle-class tax cut backed by Republicans today (Wednesday).  The Assembly passed the measure on a 61-33 vote Tuesday.  Governor Tony Evers has already said he can’t sign the bill because it relies on a budget surplus to cover lost revenue.  Evers has proposed his own tax More >

Green Lake Man Dies In Sunday Morning House Fire

Firefighters say they found the body of a 29-year-old Green Lake man after they got the flames from a house fire under control.  Fire crews were called to the scene early Sunday morning.  The cause of the fire isn’t known and the name of the victim hasn’t been released.  The Wisconsin State Fire Marshal’s Office More >

Interstate 94 Blocked For Hours By Chain Reaction Crash Involving 40 Vehicles

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation reports seven semi-trucks and 33 cars were involved in a chain reaction crash on Interstate 94 Sunday shortly after noon.  One person was critically injured and seven others required medical treatment.  State officials were warning drivers to be careful because the snow was creating slick road conditions.  Traffic was routed More >

Bret Michaels Concert Will Close Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena

Rock-and-roll artist Bret Michaels will put on the last concert at the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena April 6th.  The frontman for the group Poison has performed at the soon-to-be-closed Green Bay venue six times previously.  The “Nothing But A Good Time For The Last Time” concert will feature Michaels, his band, Warrant, and Lita More >

Jury Finds Rural Poynette Man Guilty Of Poisoning Dog

A jury in Columbia County Circuit Court has found a rural Poynette man guilty of mistreatment of animals and stalking.  Twenty-eight-year-old Trent L. Hebel had been accused of poisoning a four-year-old golden retriever who died in 2015.  Columbia County deputies were called to investigate suspicious food containers found in a fenced-in backyard in 2016.  One More >