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Man in custody in fatal shooting in northwestern Wisconsin

TOWN OF HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) – Authorities in northwestern Wisconsin say a suspect has turned himself in to the sheriff’s office in connection with a fatal shooting. The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office was called about a gunshot victim in the Township of Hayward late Wednesday morning. Deputies and Lac Courte Oreilles tribal police responded. They found More >

Authorities find person in Wisconsin hunter’s fatal shooting

WAUTOMA, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say they’ve found a person involved in the fatal shooting of a hunter near Redgranite in east-central Wisconsin. Gregory Welk of Mount Morris was shot just before sunset Monday while he hunted on his land. The 56-year-old was able to call 911 and gave investigators some information before he died at More >

Wisconsin’s Clement threw first punch in fight

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Media outlets are reporting Wisconsin running back Corey Clement has been cited for disorderly conduct in connection with his role in a Nov. 8 fight in his apartment building.  The Wisconsin State Journal and WKOW-TV reported Wednesday police have cited Clement and an incident report indicates he threw the More >

Wisconsin governor fails to bag deer

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – It looks like Gov. Scott Walker’s gun deer hunt is a bust, at least so far. Walker spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said he hunted on Sunday and Monday. He tweeted Sunday that he was “looking for a buck” in Vilas County and posted a picture of snow-covered woods. He tweeted again Monday that More >

Supreme Court: State troopers can stop drivers for littering

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court says state troopers can stop motorists for littering. The court ruled Wednesday in a case involving Daniel S. Iverson of Amery. Iverson was driving in La Crosse in 2014 when a state trooper pulled him over after he saw someone throw a cigarette out of the vehicle in More >

Authorities release evidence against Kenosha County suspect

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – Authorities have released new evidence against a Kenosha County homicide suspect that appears to reveal how he fled deputies at more than 120 miles per hour and attacked a woman in her home days later. Andrew Obregon has been accused of killing Tywon Anderson in September then going on the run More >

Arcadia Mayor Recalled

(Arcadia, WI)  —  The mayor of Arcadia has been recalled. John Kimmel lost his election Tuesday to Trempealeau County Board member Rob Reichwein, 373-164. About 200 residents signed recall petitions a few weeks ago. They say Kimmel did not appropriate city funds correctly, and did not let the public have enough of a say over More >

Investigation Continues In Crash That Killed Officer

(Albion, WI)  —  Dane County sheriff’s deputies are still trying to figure out why a state DNR employee caused a highway crash that killed a McFarland police officer. Authorities say 25-year-old Colleen Sutheimer of Fitchburg was picking up deer specimens when her DNR pick-up truck crossed a center line and hit an oncoming squad car More >

Authorities Seek Help In Investigating Deer Hunting Death

(Wild Rose, WI)   —   A second deer hunter has been shot to death during Wisconsin’s gun season, and authorities are asking for people’s help to figure out why. Fifty-six year old Gregory Welk was hit by a stray bullet late Monday afternoon while hunting on his property near Wild Rose in the Waushara More >

At Least Two GOP Lawmakers Propose Term Limits

(Madison, WI)  —  Two freshman Republican lawmakers want term limits for Wisconsin’s governor and Legislature. Slinger Representative Bob Gannon is the sponsor of a constitutional amendment to limit the next governor and lieutenant governor to eight years, and future lawmakers to 12 years. Rice Lake Representative Romaine Quinn says he’s co-sponsoring the amendment, which would need More >