State News

Base ball team to play at Old World Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Old World Wisconsin’s vintage base ball team will play its last game of the season at the historical site outside Eagle, not in Greenbush. The Eagle Diamonds are slated to finish their season on Sept. 13 against the Chicago Salmon. Old World Wisconsin’s website originally said the game would be played at More >

Beer gardens helping Milwaukee County budgets

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to an accordion player. Traditional German-style beer gardens, once popular but then outlawed during Prohibition, are back in Milwaukee County. The park department is joining others nationwide in starting to embrace once-banned alcohol More >

Teen charged in Milwaukee double homicide

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Milwaukee teenager is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the shooting deaths of two men during a robbery. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1tIso8V ) reports 18-year-old Richard Littlejohn Jr. also was charged Thursday with use of a dangerous weapon in the deaths of 34-year-old Willie Shankle and 32-year-old Darius Parker, both of More >

Burke won’t appear with Obama on Monday

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke won’t take the stage with President Barack Obama on Monday when he speaks at the Labor Day rally in Milwaukee. Burke spokesman Joe Zepecki says it is not appropriate for Burke to speak at the rally Obama is attending because it is an official White House event More >

Court orders release of documents in secret probe

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court has ordered the release of more documents related to the investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign and a host of conservative groups. However, it wasn’t clear from the order by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday whether any of the documents were part More >

Asian crazy worms found in Appleton soil

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials have confirmed an invasive worm species has been discovered in Appleton. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources forest specialist Linda Williams tells Post-Crescent Media (http://post.cr/YXIBvA ) Thursday that the Asian crazy worm was found within city limits. She says the DNR is creating a team of experts to advise policymakers on the More >

State warns Potawatomi it could lose games

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker’s administration has warned the Potawatomi tribe that it could lose nearly 2,000 slot machines if it succeeds in withholding its $25 million annual payment to the state. The Forest County Potawatomi says it’s withholding the payment because the state may end up owing the tribe money if Walker approves More >

Wisconsin mourning dove season to begin Sept. 1

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding hunters that the state’s new extended mourning dove season will begin next week. Hunters will be allowed to kill the state’s official peace symbol from Sept. 1 through Nov. 29. That’s 20 days longer than previous seasons. Sept. 1 also marks the opener for early teal and early More >

White House: Obama to be in Milwaukee on Labor Day

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Milwaukee on Monday to speak at a Labor Day event. It gave no specifics about the event. A spokesman for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said she will attend Laborfest on Monday. Spokesman Joe Zepecki had no other details about whether Obama and More >

Milwaukee cook’s killer gets 42 years in prison

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Milwaukee man has been sentenced to 42 years in prison for fatally shooting the cook at a restaurant last December. Twenty-nine-year-old Delorean Bryson was convicted last month of first-degree reckless homicide for the death of 21-year-old Reginald Evans at a George Webb restaurant on Milwaukee’s east side. Bryson had been charged with More >