State News

Body of man recovered at Appleton fire scene identified

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who died in a group home fire in Appleton. Police identify the victim as 24-year-old Milo Huempfner, a resident of the home. Huempfner’s body was recovered after firefighters extinguished the basement fire on Wednesday. A 55-year-old Appleton man who worked at the group home was More >

Milwaukee Police Probe Shooting Death By Tosa Officer

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Police say an officer in a Milwaukee suburb has fatally shot a man in a park. Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber says the officer encountered the man armed with a gun sitting in a vehicle at Madison Park about 3 a.m. Thursday. Weber says the officer feared for his safety and shot the More >

MATC briefly locked down as man with gun arrested

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The downtown campus of Milwaukee Area Technical College was briefly locked down after a man was spotted with a gun. The Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/28TzXbD ) reports Milwaukee police responded to MATC just before noon Thursday and arrested the man. Police recovered a handgun. No one was hurt. — Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,http://www.jsonline.com

Boats sink after fire at Algoma Marina

ALGOMA, Wis. (AP) — Five boats have been damaged in a fire at the Algoma Marina. The U.S. Coast Guard says three of the boats sank to the bottom of Lake Michigan and a fourth was partially submerged. A fifth boat also sustained damage when the fire broke out just after midnight Thursday. The Coast Guard’s Zach More >

Officer fatally shoots man in Wauwatosa park

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Police say an officer in a Milwaukee suburb has fatally shot a man in a park. Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber says the officer encountered the man armed with a gun sitting in a vehicle at Madison Park about 3 a.m. Thursday. Weber says the officer feared for his safety and shot the More >

Changes to state employees’ work rules to take effect next week

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker’s administration is telling state employees what changes to their work rules will take effect next week. On July 1 a state law signed by Walker takes effect that reshapes the state’s 111-year-old civil service system, making it easier to hire and fire workers. Walker’s administration on Wednesday emailed all state More >

Madison Chief Koval defends officers seen in viral video of mall arrest

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison’s police chief is defending his officers’ actions in the arrest of an 18-year-old woman outside a mall that has generated claims of unfair treatment. Police Chief Mike Koval held a news conference Wednesday after demonstrators gathered outside the Public Safety Building to protest how officers handled the arrest at East Towne More >

8-year-old boy and 26-year-old man killed in FdL crash

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a crash on Interstate 41 has killed two people, including an 8-year-old boy, and injured three others in Fond du Lac. The crash happened around 11:40 a.m. Wednesday in the northbound lanes of the freeway. The Wisconsin State Patrol says a semi-truck was slowing down when the crash happened. More >

4 Marquette students hurt when gun discharges at restaurant

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say Marquette University students were injured when a gun accidentally discharged at the entrance of a restaurant on campus. A statement from the Milwaukee Police Department says the accident was reported shortly before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday when a man accidentally discharged a firearm near the front door of Sobelman’s Pub & More >

Campus police chief Riseling to retire

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Longtime University of Wisconsin-Madison police chief Sue Riseling is retiring. The 55-year-old Riseling has been chief for 25 years and was the first woman and youngest person to lead a Big Ten university police force. UW-Madison announced Wednesday that she will retire effective Aug. 7. She will then lead the International Association of More >