State News

Rare cranes being introduced in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A dozen young whooping cranes from Wisconsin, Maryland, and Alberta, Canada, are being gradually introduced to the wild in a Louisiana refuge. The Audubon Species Survival Center’s assistant curator, Richard Dunn, says Tuesday was a big day. He brought the rare, endangered birds to the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge on the southwest More >

5 Juveniles Arrest, 7 Injured in Chase Crash

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Five juveniles, including a 12-year-old, are in custody following a police chase and crash that injured seven people in Milwaukee. Police say officers were trying to stop a stolen Jeep that was tied to an armed robbery when it crashed west of the Marquette University campus downtown about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Five More >

Complaint filed for boy who wants to dance competitively

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for a Wisconsin boy who wants to compete with his high school dance team have filed a federal civil rights complaint after the Minnesota State High School League barred him from championship competition.┬áThe Star Tribune┬ásays the Pacific Legal Foundation filed the complaint Tuesday with the Office for Civil Rights in the More >

Georgia man convicted in death of Wisconsin woman

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (AP) — A Georgia man has been convicted in last year’s strangulation death of a Wisconsin woman. Crawford County jurors deliberated seven hours Monday before finding 50-year-old Jimmy McDaniel of Hampton, Georgia, guilty of first-degree reckless homicide and strangulation and suffocation in the October 2016 death of 53-year-old Linda Kline of More >

Walker udderly uninterested in ending ‘America’s Dairyland’

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker thinks the push to replace “America’s Dairyland” on Wisconsin’s license plates is udderly ridiculous. So he’s putting the idea out to pasture. Walker told farm reporter Pam Jahnke in an interview Tuesday that there was “no way” Wisconsin would change the license plate. The head of the state More >

Democratic governor candidate Flynn favors legalizing pot

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Matt Flynn says if Wisconsin voters want to legalize marijuana, he’s all for it. Flynn on Tuesday called for the Republican-controlled Legislature to put a non-binding referendum on the November 2018 ballot asking if there’s support for the legalization and sale of marijuana. If it would pass, More >

Shots fired at La Crosse County restaurant

HOLMEN, Wis. (AP) — La Crosse County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting at a restaurant in Onalaska. A 32-year-old man has been arrested on possible charges of endangering safety and other counts after he was accused of firing a handgun during an altercation at Angry’s Way Out restaurant shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday. The More >

State capitol Christmas tree comes from Town of Emery

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Christmas tree that will be on display in the Wisconsin state Capitol this year is coming from the Town of Emery, about 220 miles north of Madison. Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday that the 40-foot balsam fir is being donated by Jim Ryf. The tree is due to arrive at More >

Pair of new inmate attacks against juvenile prison guards

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department is investigating two separate attacks by inmates against guards at Wisconsin’s juvenile prisons. Both attacks at the Lincoln Hills prison north of Wausau happened on Saturday. Sheriff’s department Lt. Tim Fischer said Tuesday that the attacks remain under investigation. He had no details about the incidents. More >

Driverless vehicle lanes studied for Foxconn plant

MILWAUKEE (AP) — As regional leaders prepare for the challenges that will result from the massive Foxconn plant in southeastern Wisconsin, the possibility of driverless vehicles is being studied to deal with traffic issues. Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce president Tim Sheehy says state highway planners are studying the possibility of including special lanes for More >