State News

Man pleads guilty to threatening governor’s son on Twitter

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Milwaukee man has pleaded guilty to threatening Gov. Scott Walker’s adult son on Twitter. Online court records show Robert Peffer pleaded guilty Friday to four misdemeanor counts of using a computer to send threatening or obscene messages. Judge Dennis Flynn sentenced him to 90 days in jail and ordered him More >

Mining company withdraws Wisconsin application

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources says a company that was looking to open a huge iron mine in northern Wisconsin has officially withdrawn its plans. Gogebic Taconite was considering digging a 4 1/2-mile long mine in the Penokee Hills just south of Lake Superior but announced last month it was closing More >

Wisconsin agencies administered $12.1 billion in federal aid

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new state audit shows Wisconsin state agencies administered $12.1 billion in federal dollars during fiscal year 2013-14. The report released Friday found the Department of Health Services disbursed $4.6 billion in federal Medicaid dollars. Auditors questioned a handful of cases where it appeared participant eligibility wasn’t properly documented. The University of Wisconsin More >

Sheboygan man sentenced in fatal overdose

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – A Sheboygan man has been sentenced to four years in prison for selling heroin that resulted in an overdose death. Twenty-three-year-old Taylor Shannon will also spend six years on supervision for first-degree reckless homicide. Thirty-year-old Kael Klassen died of an overdose last April in Sheboygan. Detectives say they found numerous texts on More >

Funeral Friday for Wis. Marine killed in training exercise

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) – A U.S. Marine killed when a military helicopter crashed during a Florida training mission will eulogized in Port Washington. A visitation and funeral service for Staff Sgt. Kerry Kemp will be held Friday at Port Washington High School where Kemp graduated in 2005. Kemp was among seven elite Marines and More >

Bradley, Daley to face off in live televised debate

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates Ann Walsh Bradley and James Daley are facing off for a live, televised debate just over a week before the April 7 election. The debate Friday marks the third time in a week that Bradley and Daley are appearing together. Bradley is seeking a third 10-year term on the More >

Police ID teens in stolen car killed in Milwaukee crash

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee police have identified two teenage boys killed when the driver of the stolen vehicle they were riding in ran a stop sign and collided with another car. Police say 17-year-old Jamar Canday and 16-year-old Marquise Tate died in the crash that occurred about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday on Milwaukee’s west wide. Two other More >

Funeral set for slain Wisconsin trooper

KIEL, Wis. (AP) – Funeral services are scheduled for a Wisconsin state trooper killed in a shootout with a bank robbery suspect. Trooper Trevor Casper will be remembered at a funeral Sunday at his alma mater, Kiel (keel) High School. The service begins at 5 p.m. and is open to the public. A private burial will be More >

Gov. Scott Walker immigration position under fresh scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s position on immigration is facing new scrutiny. The likely Republican presidential contender has consistently opposed what he calls “amnesty” for immigrants in the country illegally. But in a recent closed-door meeting with New Hampshire Republicans, he said such immigrants should be allowed to stay in the country legally. That’s according More >

Wisconsin DNR moves 26 elk to Jackson County

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has moved 26 elk from Kentucky to Jackson County in hopes of establishing a second herd in the state. Gov. Scott Walker’s office said in a news release Thursday that the elk completed a 45-day quarantine period in Kentucky and will spend at least 75 days More >