State News

General Electric To Close Engine Plant By Next Summer

Production will be moved to Canada when General Electric closes its Waukesha engine plant next year.  The company says layoffs will start by the end of July.  Over a nine-month period, all 236 positions will be eliminated.  The shut down of G-E Distributed Power in Waukesha has been discussed for the last three years.  The More >

Woman Accused Of Stabbing Husband and His Motorcycle

A 54-year-old man tells deputies with the Racine County Sheriff’s Office he and his wife were drinking when they starting arguing early Wednesday.  Keith E. Lee says his 46-year-old wife stabbed him in the chest several times, then used the same kitchen knife to stab his motorcycle more than once.  The incident happened at about More >

Trade Disputes Leave Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Uncertain

Wisconsin dairy farmers are concerned about the impact of tariff battles with countries like China, Mexico, and Canada.  Almost 90 percent of the dairy products produced in this state are exported.  Farmers say they are struggling to show a profit while wholesale prices for dairy products have already started to fall.  Wisconsin produced more than More >

Wisconsin Man 1 Of 2 Arrested In Fatal St. Paul Shooting

Minnesota authorities say two men are in custody for a fatal shooting at the annual Hmong (MUNG) Freedom Festival in St. Paul.  Twenty-eight-year-old Yang Houa Xiong of La Crosse is accused of aiding and abetting the shooting.  Twenty-seven-year-old Nougai Xiong of St. Paul is being investigated for second-degree murder.  St. Paul police say thousands of More >

3-Year-Old Boy In Critical Condition After Ashwaubenon Pool Accident

Ashwaubenon police say a three-year-old boy is listed in critical condition after a weekend swimming pool accident.  The child nearly drowned at a party Sunday.  He was wearing a life jacket while he was in the water with adults, but it apparently came free and he was submerged.  Witnesses say a nurse applied C-P-R until More >

3 Dozen Fire Crews Respond To Racine County Recycling Plant

A fire at a recycling facility in the Town of Norway re-ignited Sunday night, filling the sky with smoke.  Nearly three dozen fire crews had responded to the first report, coming from as far away at Dane County.  No injuries were reported.  A one-mile stretch of U-S Highway 45 was closed to traffic.  Firefighters say More >

Driver Given 3-Year Prison Sentence For Drug-Fueled Chase

Fond du Lac County authorities say a 31-year-old man was high on heroin when he led them on a drug-fueled chase during the Memorial Day weekend.  Andrew Qualls was sentenced to three years in prison during a courtroom appearance last week.  Qualls was convicted of recklessly endangering safety and operating while intoxicated, fifth offense.  He More >

Brown County Hands Out 1500 Rat Traps To Battle Rodent Problem

Perhaps they need to call in the Pied Piper.  Brown County officials have distributed 15-hundred rat traps to residents to help them deal with a growing problem.  People had to show proof of residency last weekend and then they could receive up to three traps.  The county is asking those who received the rat traps More >

Would-Be Illicit Photographer Injured When Camera’s Battery Explodes

Madison police say a man’s foot was injured when a battery on his shoe-mounted camera blew up.  The man turned himself into police after the incident.  He said he bought the camera intending to take “upskirt” photos of women but hadn’t recorded any video before the explosion.  The severity of his injuries wasn’t revealed.  Police More >

31-Year-Old Madison Man Arrested For Burning 2nd Man With Chemicals

A Madison Police SWAT team took a 31-year-old man into custody Tuesday for allegedly using chemicals to burn a victim.  Matthew R. DeJesus is being held in the Dane County Jail.  DeJesus is accused of pouring chemicals on the second man as they were arguing early Friday morning.  The 32-year-old victim’s name hasn’t been released.  More >