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Green Bay’s mayor survives removal petition

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay’s mayor has survived an effort to remove him from office. Mayor Jim Schmitt’s future was at stake Monday night during a meeting of the City Council. A citizen filed a petition seeking Schmitt’s removal after the mayor was convicted of violating state campaign finance laws. A judge earlier More >

Candle caused fatal Madison condo fire; victim identified

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Investigators say an unattended candle caused a weekend fire at a Madison condo building that killed one person and displaced 11 other residents. The Dane County Medical Examiner’s office on Monday identified the victim as 58-year-old Sidney Nowland of Madison. Preliminary autopsy results confirm that Nowland died of injuries suffered in More >

Warm weather forces American Birkebeiner route changes

HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) — Warm weather is forcing organizers to change the route of Saturday’s American Birkebeiner ski race in northwestern Wisconsin. As a result, the race will not finish in downtown Hayward this year.The Birkie race course normally crosses Lake Hayward to get to downtown Hayward. But the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation said Monday More >

Green Bay Police investigating deadly shooting

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Green Bay. Officers responded to the shooting scene on the city’s east side about 3:20 a.m. Monday. They found one man dead and took a second man in custody. Police say they are in the early stages of the investigation, but are confident More >

Former Assemblyman Tom Larson dies

BLOOMER, Wis. (AP) — Former state Rep. Tom Larson of Colfax has died, a year after he announced he would not seek re-election as he battled cancer. He was 69. Larson died Saturday at Dove Healthcare-Bloomer, according to Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer. The Leader-Telegram ( ) reports he had dealt with lung, prostate and More >

Milwaukee police find car, make arrest in fatal hit-and-run

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police have found the vehicle believed to be involved a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian. The crash happened just after 4 p.m. Saturday on West Forest Home Avenue. Police say a 60-year-old Milwaukee man was struck and killed. The suspect then fled. Despite life-saving efforts by the Milwaukee Fire Department, the More >

Milwaukee police arrest man in family member’s killing

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police have arrested a 47-year-old man after a fight that killed a member of the suspect’s family. Police say the 32-year-old man was killed Saturday night. Police say the victim was killed by “bodily force” by a family member. The name of the victim was not immediately released. Police are investigating.

Man fatally stabs mother near Hudson, kills self after chase

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in western Wisconsin say a 28-year-old man fatally stabbed his mother and then shot at police during a chase that ended when he killed himself in Minnesota. St. Croix County sheriff’s deputies were called late Saturday to “a violent domestic dispute.” The sheriff’s office says Logan Reese stabbed his mother, More >

Waukesha police hope DNA cracks 1975 baby death cold case

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Waukesha police hope DNA evidence might help crack the cold-case death of an infant from more than 40 years ago. The body of a baby girl was found in a storm drain in the Milwaukee suburb on Jan. 6, 1975. The baby’s parents – and whoever placed her there – have More >

Madison condo fire leaves 1 person dead, 11 displaced

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Fire at a condo building in Madison has left one person dead and 11 other residents out of their homes. Firefighters were called to the building on Madison’s East Side at about 4:45 a.m. Sunday. The fire department says no alarms were sounding and no residents were evacuating the building when More >