State News

Man Files Petition To Remove Green Bay Mayor

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The head of a neighborhood association in Green Bay has filed a petition seeking to have Mayor Jim Schmitt removed from office. Scott Vanidestine filed the verified petition with the city clerk’s office Thursday, saying the fourth term mayor should have been removed as soon as he was convicted for campaign finance More >

UW Regents OK Tuition Hikes For Out Of Staters, Professional Candidates

(Madison, WI) — UW students who are not from Wisconsin will pay some hefty tuition increases next fall at a number of campuses, along with degree candidates in the university’s professional schools. The Board of Regents voted overwhelmingly in favor of the tuition hikes Thursday, with most coming at the Madison campus where the second More >

Man gets 30 years in killing of 5-year-old girl

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  A second man convicted in the fatal shooting of a five-year-old girl as she sat on her grandfather’s lap in Milwaukee has been sentenced to prison. Twenty-four-year-old Arlis Gordon was sentenced Thursday to 30 years behind bars. Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Wagner told Gordon he has left the family of More >

Judge to hold hearing on stopping Wisconsin recount

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge is set to consider halting Wisconsin’s presidential recount. Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes in the state. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein requested the recount to determine if election machines were hacked. Two pro-Trump groups, the Great America PAC and the Stop Hillary More >

Two dead following crash in Oneida

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) — Two people are dead following a crash involving a car and a dump truck in Outagamie County. Sheriff’s Department Staff Sgt. Ryan Carpenter says the dump truck drove through a stop sign at the intersection of two county roads Thursday afternoon and collided with the car. Both vehicles ended up in More >

Jury awards $100,000 in doctor death from Meriter ambulance crash

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Dane County jury has awarded $100,000 to the parents of a doctor who was killed in an ambulance crash in 2013. But the jury on Thursday gave no award for pain and suffering Dr. Stanley Phillips may have experienced. The Wisconsin State Journal ( ) reports the verdict won’t give More >

Trump plans return visit to Wisconsin next week

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is planning a return visit to Wisconsin next week on the day an election recount must be done. Trump has scheduled a stop on Tuesday night at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center in West Allis. Vice president-elect Mike Pence was also scheduled to join him. Trump has More >

Man, woman fatally shot in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police says a man and woman have been found fatally shot at a home on the city’s northwest side. Officers responded to the home about 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Police tell WTMJ-TV two children were found hiding in the house. They were not physically injured. Authorities say one is a teen and More >

Nevada man accused of threatening Wisconsin student

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal grand jury has accused a Las Vegas man of threatening to kill a student at Madison’s Edgewood College. Prosecutors charged 42-year-old Stephen Hemmes on Nov. 10 with using interstate commerce to threaten the student. A grand jury indicted him on that count Wednesday. According to court documents, Hemmes called More >

GOP congressman not backing down over communist remark

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican congressman who derided Wisconsin’s capital city as a communist haven is not backing down from his comments even as those in the city that prides itself as being “77 square miles surrounded by reality” take offense. Rep. Sean Duffy, of Wausau, called Madison a “communist community” in a recent More >