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Police seek poisoner of dogs in western Wisconsin

LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (AP) — Police in a western Wisconsin town are trying to find whoever is making dogs sick. The Lake Hallie Police Department says someone has been putting an unknown substance inside cut-up hot dogs, wrapping the hot dogs in dental floss and then tossing the meat in people’s yards. Police say dogs More >

Police Standoff Ends Peacefully in West Allis

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — A police standoff has ended peacefully in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis. Police had responded late Saturday to what they called a “trouble call.” A man surrendered about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. WTMJ-TV ( ) reports no other details were immediately released. — Information from: WTMJ-TV,

Wisconsin looks to improve emergency communications network

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials are working to determine how to improve the statewide emergency communications network and who will pay for it. The Wisconsin Interoperable System for Communications allows public safety agencies to communicate with one another across the state, and sometimes coverage can be spotty, Wisconsin Public Radio ( reported. The state More >

2nd baby co-sleeping death reported in Milwaukee in 24 hours

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee authorities are investigating the city’s second death of a baby in a co-sleeping incident within 24 hours. WISN-TV ( ) reports emergency crews were called to a home just after 6:30 a.m. Thursday. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office confirms that a 1-month-old baby was co-sleeping with an older child in More >

Walker announces candymaker Haribo to build near Kenosha

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — German candymaker Haribo, which is known for its brightly colored gummy bears and bow tie-wearing gold bear mascot, plans to build its first North American factory in southeastern Wisconsin not far from Chicago, Gov. Scott Walker announced Thursday. The facility is slated to be operational by 2020 and employ 400 people More >

Walker, Scott place friendly bet on Wisconsin-Florida game

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his Florida counterpart are making a friendly wager on Friday night’s Sweet 16 game. Walker is betting Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery Cheese Curds and Haribo Gold-Bear Gummi Candy that the eighth-seeded Wisconsin Badgers will beat fourth-seeded Florida at Madison Square Garden. Walker announced Thursday that German candymaker More >

Madison police seeking suspect in Wednesday bank robbery

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police are seeking a man they say robbed a bank on the city’s east side. Officers were called to Associated Bank about 3 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the robber passed a note and fled with undisclosed cash.

$155 million Powerball ticket sold in Pewaukee

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Powerball lottery ticket sold in Pewaukee has won the $155 million jackpot. Wisconsin lottery officials say the ticket matched all five numbers plus the Powerball in Wednesday’s drawing. The winning numbers were 2, 9, 27, 29 and 42 with a Powerball of 9. The Power Play number was 2. The More >

Police officer, 3 others shot dead in small Wisconsin city

WESTON, Wis. (AP) — Four people including a police officer are dead and a suspect is in custody after shootings at a bank and a law firm in northern Wisconsin, followed by a standoff at an apartment complex that ended in a volley of gunfire. Police characterized the initial shooting at the Marathon Savings Bank More >

Wisconsin policy makers, advocates to discuss health care

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Health care advocates in Wisconsin are gathering along with policy makers to discuss the proposed federal health care overhaul law as a vote nears in Congress. Democratic opponents and people affected by the House Republican proposal also planned to speak out against it Thursday. The House debate comes on the same More >