State News

Advocate: Trump’s budget hurts Wisconsin’s rural children

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to public assistance programs would disproportionately hurt children from low-income families, including minorities and those living in Wisconsin’s rural areas, the director of an advocacy group said Wednesday. Ken Taylor, executive director of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, said Wednesday that more children in More >

Five school bus passengers seriously hurt in truck crash

LANCASTER, Wis. (AP) — A collision between a school bus and a dump truck in Grant County sent five passengers on the bus to the hospital. Sheriff’s officials say the crash at a Patch Grove intersection caused one of the bus passengers to be thrown from the vehicle. Authorities say the bus spun around, went More >

Finance Panel Expands Drug Screenings/Tests For W-2 Recipients

(Madison, WI)  —  The state Legislature’s finance panel has voted in favor of expanding drug screenings and tests for recipients in the W-2 welfare to work program. On a 12-4 vote Tuesday with all Democrats voting no, the committee endorsed more methods to screen applicants and assure treatment if they need it. Of 1,900 program More >

$50 million bond set in forced abortion attempt

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A judge in Outagamie County has set $50 million bond for a man accused of trying to cause his girlfriend to miscarry her child nearly a decade ago. The former Kaukauna man forfeited a $750,000 bond when he disappeared in January 2008. He was found in January of this year in More >

Milwaukee man charged in Appleton police shooting incident

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee man faces multiple counts for his alleged involvement in a fight that ended with police shooting another man in an Appleton bar. A criminal complaint provides some details about what led to the fatal shooting. The complaint says 33-year-old Henry Nellum and another man got into a fight at More >

Wisconsin’s youth prison hit with another lawsuit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy who was an inmate at Wisconsin’s embattled youth prison is suing the facility, alleging he suffered substantial physical and emotional abuse while there. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/2rRj0mR ) that the boy’s lawsuit filed this month alleges he was body slammed, pepper sprayed so much that More >

Bucks, Johnson Controls to build neighborhood sports complex

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks and Johnson Controls are partnering to build a multi-sport complex in a northwest Milwaukee neighborhood. The two are donating the $150,000 complex to Milwaukee Public Schools, the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center and the Housing Authority of Milwaukee. It will be built on the campus of Browning Elementary School and More >

Wisconsin sues Milwaukee stores over synthetic marijuana

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state of Wisconsin is suing two Milwaukee stores for selling synthetic marijuana products disguised as “potpourri” and “incense.” Attorney General Brad Schimel and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection filed lawsuits Tuesday against Atomic Glass, a smoke shop, and Food Town Mini Mart. According to the complaints, More >

Tommy Thompson’s Legacy To Be Examined

(Madison, WI)  —  A symposium at the State Capitol Tuesday morning will examine the legacy of Wisconsin’s longest serving governor, Tommy Thompson. The event will focus on Thompson’s impact on welfare reform, school choice, and the economy, how his actions are holding up now in Wisconsin, and how they’ve spread across the country. The Republican More >

Walker Again Threatens Veto Of Entire State Budget

(Madison, WI)  —  For the second time in five days, Governor Scott Walker has tweeted that he would veto the entire state budget if it raises property taxes. The threats come as some majority legislative Republicans consider breaking with their party’s governor on key parts of his two year, $76 billion package. Assembly Speaker Robin More >