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Heat advisory for parts of Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The hottest weather of the season has arrived in the Badger State. Forecasters are expecting another day of hot and humid conditions with heat indices around 100. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for southwestern Wisconsin until 7 p.m. Tuesday. The excessive heat caused Highway 29 to buckle in Lake More >

Donor gives Purple Heart to stabbing victim

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) – The Waukesha girl who was stabbed 19 times, allegedly by two classmates who thought her death would please a fictional online character, has received a special gift. The 12-year-old girl is out of the hospital and has been recovering at home. Her family had asked that well-wishers send her purple hearts, reflecting More >

Wisconsin feed mill fire causes extensive damage

PULASKI, Wis. (AP) – A Green Bay-area fire chief says a livestock feed mill has sustained more than $1 million in damages from a fire. The Pulaski Tri-County Fire Department chief tells Press-Gazette Media there were no reports of injuries at the Nutrition Service Co. grain processer fire near Pulaski on Monday. WLUK-TV reports at least 16 More >

Train case could affect Wisconsin rail traffic

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling in a case involving a train that struck a minivan that was stuck on the tracks on Memorial Day could have a wide-ranging impact on the state’s rail traffic. The court was scheduled to rule Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by a couple whose van was struck More >

Democratic attorney general candidates at forum

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – All three Democratic candidates for attorney general are scheduled to appear together at a forum hosted by the Dane County Democratic Party. State Rep. Jon Richards, of Milwaukee, Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ and Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne are all scheduled to appear at Tuesday’s forum. The event comes exactly More >

Wisconsin Supreme Court to rule in rape case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule in a case over whether a man convicted of raping a woman should be allowed to introduce testimony about an alleged prior consensual sexual relationship. The court is set to rule Tuesday in the case involving Muhammad Sarfraz of Milwaukee. He was found guilty of More >

Wisconsin train crash hurts 2 people, spills fuel

SLINGER, Wis. (AP) – Crews are cleaning up at the site of a freight train collision in southeastern Wisconsin that caused cars to derail, injured two people and spilled thousands of gallons of fuel. A spokesman for Canadian National Railway Co. says the derailed CN locomotives and cars have been righted and the track is expected More >

Police: Drunken 12-year-old taken to hospital

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – Wausau police say a drunken 12-year-old boy was taken to a hospital and kept overnight. Lt. Mark Pankow says police were called to a Wausau home Saturday night after a neighbor of the boy reported he was intoxicated. Pankow tells WAOW-TV (http://bit.ly/1lmyLIe ) a blood test at the hospital determined the boy’s blood-alcohol More >

Family wants officer who killed man to be charged

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The family of a man shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer two months ago says the officer should be criminally charged. Nathaniel Hamilton Jr. says his brother was murdered for the legal act of sleeping in a park. He says his family is still trying to grasp why the officer reacted More >

Kleefisch leads Democrats in fundraising

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch says she has raised $520,000 through June and has $689,000 cash on hand. Kleefisch is running for re-election as Gov. Scott Walker’s running mate. Two Democrats are running for lieutenant governor and will be paired with the Democratic candidate following the Aug. 12 primary. State Sen. John Lehman, of More >