State News

UW-Madison To Spend $1M On Diversity, Inclusivity

Leaders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have decided they won’t remove the names of well-known student leaders who were connected to the Ku Klux Klan more than 90 years ago.  Instead, they will spend one-million dollars to create a museum-quality display project honoring groups subjected to prejudice on the campus.  Chancellor Rebecca Blank had commissioned More >

Beaver’s Dam In Mukwonago Putting Rivers At Risk

Officials in the Village of Mukwonago are hoping they can find a place to relocate a family of beavers.  Otherwise, the animals may have to be killed.  The beavers have built a dam near East Wolf Run which is putting some nearby waterways at risk.  Fields near Interstate 43 are flooding.  Village leaders are also More >

Deputies Find Fugitive Hiding Behind False Wall

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office reports the discovery of a fugitive hiding behind a false wall when a search warrant was executed earlier this week.  Deputies were looking for 33-year-old Jeremy E. Waugh on charges of strangulation and substantial battery.  They say the Madison man is a repeat domestic violence offender.  He was found in More >

Wisconsin Businesses Work To Get A Piece Of Foxconn Project

The 10-billion dollar Foxconn project is a major economic boost to southeastern Wisconsin, but it can also be good for the rest of the state.  Only one part of the project has been opened for bids so far.  An information session in La Crosse this week is one of 14 around Wisconsin where local businesses More >

3 Men Charged With Bank Robbery Spree In Madison Area

Three men have been charged in a series of nine bank robberies earlier this year in the Madison area.  Thirty-one-year-old Robert Minette, 30-year-old Jonathan Thompson, and 18-year-old Kiefah Marbara were in Dane County Court for an appearance Wednesday.  The banks in Madison, Fitchburg, Sun Prairie and Middleton were robbed between January 8th and February 22nd.  More >

Tax Rebate Sign-Up Starts May 15th

Wisconsin families can sign-up for a 100-dollars-a-child tax rebate starting next month — if that child was under the age of 18 for the entire year of 2017.  The child must also be a Wisconsin resident and a U-S citizen.  Governor Scott Walker signed the legislation in Waukesha Tuesday.  The deadline to apply is May More >

Former Professor Sentenced For Sexual Assault Of Teenager

A judge tells a former professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse he will go to prison if he violates probation during the next three years.  Fifty-year-old Paul D. Miller was sentenced for the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl during a court appearance earlier this week.  Prosecutors said Miller performed oral sex on the More >

11 Charges Of Stealing Meds Filed Against Nurse In Eau Claire County

Charges have been filed for a second time against a nurse accused of stealing meds.  Forty-seven-year-old Sylvia Henry was arrested after a nurse she was training reported her.  Henry faces 11 charges after admitting the thefts at River Pines nursing home in Altoona.  Her accuser says she saw Henry giving patients pills like Tylenol instead More >

Man Involved In Gang-Rape Of Teenager Given 6 1/2-Year Sentence

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison and a matching period of time on extended supervision for his involvement in a gang rape.  Reginald Patton was in Dane County court Monday for his sentencing hearing after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors in February.  The 17-year-old victim was attacked at a More >

Low Pay Makes It Hard For Public Defenders Office To Find Lawyers

The pay rate of 40-dollars-an-hour offered by the Wisconsin Public Defenders office is said to be too low, but it’s not going up.  That office assigns about 40 percent of its 138-thousand cases each year to private attorneys, but the state struggles to find attorneys willing to take the cases.  The Sixth Amendment Center says More >