State News

4 Republicans face off for vacant Wisconsin Assembly seat

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Four Republicans are facing off to fill a vacancy representing conservative Waukesha County in the Wisconsin state Assembly. The winner of Tuesday’s primary for the 99th Assembly District is all-but-certain to take the seat, as no Democrats filed to run. The general election is Sept. 29. Those running are businessman Dave More >

2-year-old Wisconsin boy dies after being run over

IRON RIVER, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in northern Wisconsin say a 2-year-old boy has died after he was run over. The Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about 4:40 p.m. Saturday about a child being run over by a vehicle near Iron River. Authorities say the caller said her son had been run More >

Wisconsin man convicted of woman’s fatal shooting

JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) — A jury has convicted a 33-year-old Wisconsin man of killing the mother of his child. A Jefferson County jury on Saturday convicted Michael Henderson of Waterloo on one count of first-degree intentional homicide. Henderson was convicted in the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Heather Stewart. Stewart’s body was found last year in More >

Wisconsin DOJ secures $1.8m in restitution in travel case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Justice has agreed to a $2.3 million settlement to resolve two travel scam cases. The deal resolves cases against Travel Services, Inc., in Outagamie and Waukesha counties alleging deceptive marketing practices about memberships in its travel clubs and discounts. The DOJ says according to a court order More >

Walker spokeswoman says he’s not calling for Canadian wall

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Scott Walker’s presidential campaign spokeswoman says the Wisconsin governor is not advocating for building a wall separating Canada and the United States. Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong said Monday that Walker’s comments on the issue had been misinterpreted. Walker was asked Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” whether he supported building a More >

UW leaders set to start listening sessions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders are set to begin a series of listening sessions around the state. The first session is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at UW-La Crosse. Community, legislative and business leaders are expected to speak on health topics. System leaders plan to hold 13 more sessions on eight other More >

Salvatorian nuns leave St. Nazianz after 119-year legacy

ST. NAZIANZ, Wis. (AP) — The last two Salvatorian nuns in the Manitowoc County village of St. Nazianz are pulling up stakes. When 91-year-old Sister Rita and 87-year-old Sister Jane leave Aug. 31 to spend their twilight years with two other sisters in Portage, it will bring down the curtain on a 119-year-old legacy of More >

Board to discuss lobbyist contributions to Walker campaign

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state elections board is expected to consider whether lobbyists can contribute to Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign. The Government Accountability Board says lobbyists have been asking about whether they can contribute to Walker’s campaign and, if so, when they can start. Wisconsin law allows lobbyists to make campaign donations to More >

Largest, most diverse incoming class at UW-Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Superior administrators say this year’s enrollment increase can be attributed, in part, to a record influx of international students. Overall enrollment at the Superior campus is up 13 percent this year. University spokesman Daniel Fanning tells WDIO-TV (http://bit.ly/1FakRmy ) the enrollment increase brings a “positive vibe” to the campus. More >

Safety officials urge drivers to watch for school children

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Children across Wisconsin are heading back to school. Public safety officials are reminding motorists to be on the lookout for children boarding or exiting school buses. WBAY-TV (http://bit.ly/1UnbB5x ) reports figures from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation show there were nearly 800 citations given to drivers last year for failing More >