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State News

Madison is Drunkest City in Wisconsin 

What is the drunkest city in Wisconsin?  Madison, 28.7% of metro area adults admitted that they drink excessively or binge drink on a regular basis, which is above the 26.2% share of Wisconsin adults.  However, alcohol related driving deaths in Madison were 30.7%, which is 5.1% below the state share of 35.8% (6th highest).   More >

Multiple Gas Run Offs Leads to Theft Charge against Reedsburg Man

A Reedsburg man is facing charges after a string of gas runoffs in Reedsburg.  On September 14th a Juneau County Deputy was dispatched to Kildare Township to help Reedsburg police locate a vehicle believed to be involved in multiple gas run offs.  They spotted the vehicle with five occupants in it.  One of the occupants More >

Scott Fitzgerald Announces Candidacy for Fifth Congressional District

Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald announced his candidacy for Wisconsin’s Fifth Congressional District. Fitzgerald, a 25-year legislative veteran and longtime leader of the Senate Republican caucus, released the following statement:   “Washington is a mess. For too long, liberals and the elite have ignored the needs of working-class people. President Trump has made tremendous More >

Wisconsin Top State for Paid Overtime

A new study by http://Joblist.com used the most recent U.S. Current Population Survey, which surveyed Americans to find out the amount of wages lost by full-time, salaried workers compared to their cost of living. This allowed us to determine: in what states can you get the most bang for your buck? Some highlights: Colorado is the More >

Wisconsin Standardized Test Scores For Reading, Math Fall By 60%

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is releasing a series of disappointing results on standardized tests.  Sixty percent of public school students in the state failed to read and do math at their grade level.  That’s worse than last year’s results.  Some individual schools did better, but many others produced results much worse than last More >

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Go Pack Go Act Guarantees All Wisconsinites Can Watch Every Packers Game Broadcast

As the 100th NFL season kicks off, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is working to make sure all Wisconsinites, no matter where they live across the state, can watch Green Bay Packers game broadcasts every week. Baldwin today reintroduced her Go Pack Go Act that requires cable, satellite and other video providers to provide their Wisconsin More >

Jackson County Man Accused Of Causing His Infant Daughter’s Death

Authorities in Jackson County accuse a 32-year-old father of causing his infant daughter’s death.  A mother in the Village of Melrose called 9-1-1 last week to say she had found the two-month-old girl dead.  After a forensic autopsy, several interviews and the collection of evidence, Armas Cravins the Second was charged with second-degree reckless homicide.  More >

Wisconsin Suicide Rate Increases By 40% 2000-2017

Wisconsin needs an upgrade to its suicide prevention efforts.  The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports the state’s suicide rate jumped by 40 percent between 2000 and 2017.  Over the most recent four-year period people 45-to-54 years old were most likely to kill themselves, with 71 percent using a gun.  Suicide was the second-leading cause More >

“Big Announcement” Is $100K Reward For Arrest, Conviction Of “Real Killer”

The promised big announcement from the attorney for convicted killer Steven Avery is a 100-thousand dollar reward now being offered.  Attorney Kathleen Zellner says a “concerned citizen” put up the money.  She had promised the announcement in a weekend tweet.  Avery is serving life in prison for the 2005 murder of photographer Teresa Halbach.  The More >

Report On Affordable Housing In Wisconsin Questioned By Lawmaker

A Republican member of the Assembly is questioning a report which says state government needs to do more to help people find more affordable places to live.  The report cited by State Representative John Jagler indicates Wisconsin has more cost-burdened low-income renters than any other Midwestern state.  Jagler says a one-size-fits-all approach to affordable housing More >