State News

First Battalion aviation unit deploys to Middle East

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dozens of Wisconsin National Guard members from the First Battalion’s 147th Aviation unit are being sent to the Middle East until January. Hundreds of friends and family members attended a special send-off ceremony at Madison College over the weekend to show support for 85 soldiers. WISC-TV ( ) reports Maj. Gen. More >

Robbers target east side pizzeria for second time in week

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison pizzeria was targeted by an armed robber for the second time in a week. The State Journal reports ( that two men entered Rosati’s Pizza Saturday morning and demanded money. Police say one of the men was armed with what appeared to be an assault rifle. The men ran More >

Family rescued from wave that throws them into tide pool

HANALEI, Hawaii (AP) — Fire officials say three family members from Wisconsin were rescued from a rogue wave that swept them into a well-known tide pool called the Queen’s Bath. Kauai Fire Chief Robert Westerman says the parents and their 11-month-old baby were standing on rocks about 1:24 p.m. Saturday when they were swept into More >

New Berlin beverage company workers accused of stealing company’s booze

NEW BERLIN, Wis. (AP) — Three employees of a New Berlin beverage company are accused of stealing more than $40,000 worth of alcohol from the workplace. Joshua Dempsey, Earl Roberts and James Stadney are all charged with theft. Authorities say they took the booze from General Beverage Sales Co. and then sold it under the More >

Arcadia embraces Hispanic population amid immigration talks

ARCADIA, Wis. (AP) — Nearly 60 percent of a city in western Wisconsin voted for President Donald Trump, but residents say there hasn’t been a culture of anti-immigrant or anti-Hispanic sentiment in the community. Arcadia has seen a growing Hispanic population in recent years, the La Crosse Tribune ( ) reported. Hispanic students now make More >

Widow of slayed Racine man wants ban of hollow-point bullets

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A southeast Wisconsin woman whose husband was killed while delivering food wants to pursue a ban on the hollow-point bullets that police say contributed to his death. James Norris was gunned down in March 2016 while delivering food in Racine, The Journal Times ( ) reported. Twenty-eight-year-old Alex Adams is charged More >

New Zealand: US doctor must pay reparations for deadly crash

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A Wisconsin heart surgeon who was vacationing in New Zealand when he caused a highway accident that killed two people and injured four others was ordered Monday to make reparation payments but avoided jail time. A district court judge ordered Kenneth Wolnak to pay a total of 165,000 New Zealand More >

Find of device that looked like military mortar causes scare

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a device found in the debris of a garage fire in Ashland that looked like a military mortar round turned out to be a harmless training round. Firefighters in the northwestern Wisconsin city discovered the device Friday and weren’t sure whether it was a live round or not. As More >

Brewers To Reactivate Garza Next Week

(Milwaukee, WI) ¬†— ¬†Brewers’ starter Matt Garza will be activated within the next week, but manager Craig Counsell is not sure yet whether he’ll go right back into the starting rotation. Garza began the season on the disabled list with a strained groin, and he has made two minor league rehab starts with no pain. More >

Woman accused of driving drunk in fatal Suamico crash

SUAMICO, Wis. (AP) — A Green Bay woman charged with driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a passenger is being held on $25,000 cash bail. Prosecutors say 20-year-old Savannah Dumas was drunk when she missed a curve on county Highway J in Suamico Wednesday night and struck an embankment. Twenty-one-year-old Megan Frehse was More >