State News

Feds Schedule Public Hearing On Husky Energy Explosion, Fire

The U-S Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board will hold a public meeting in Superior next month concerning the explosion and fire at the Husky Energy refinery.  People attending will be allowed up to three minutes to make comments.  Board members plan to offer an update on its investigation.  The April 26th explosion and fire More >

Attorney General Schimel To Become Waukesha County Judge

The day after he conceded the attorney general’s race to Democrat Josh Kaul, the state’s outgoing attorney general has a new job.  Governor Scott Walker appointed Brad Schimel to the vacancy on the Waukesha County Circuit Court.  Schimel is a former Waukesha County district attorney, serving in the position for eight years before he won More >

Health Officials:  All Romaine Lettuce Should Be Thrown Away

Wisconsin is one of 11 states where health officials are warning people to throw away all of the romaine lettuce they have.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning the lettuce could be contaminated with E. coli.  At least 32 people have been sickened, but there are no deaths reported.  The last illness More >

Clerks Concerned About Moving 2020 Presidential Primary

Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a bill which would move the 2020 presidential primary in the state.  Currently, it is set for April 7th of that year — the same day as the election for Wisconsin Supreme Court.  A change could help Republican candidates for the state court.  Several clerks around the state are saying moving More >

2 Wisconsin Democrats Won’t Say Whether They Will Support Pelosi

Two of the three Wisconsin Democrats in the U-S House of Representatives aren’t committing themselves to the party’s likely choice for speaker.  California’s Nancy Pelosi is expected to return to the position, but 16 Democrats from other states have called for new leadership.  A replacement for Paul Ryan will be picked in January.  Wisconsin Democrats More >

Man Shows Up For Sentencing Hearing Allegedly Driving Stolen Vehicle

A Richland Center man was arrested by the Iowa Country Sheriff’s Department when he showed up at the courthouse for a hearing in a stolen vehicle.  Thirty-eight-year-old William Taylor was taken into custody about a half-hour before his sentencing hearing on a burglary charge was scheduled to start.  That hearing was re-scheduled to November 26th.

String Of Crashes On I-39 Leaves 14 People Injured

The Portage County Sheriff’s Office says drivers looking at a four-car accident on the other side of I-39 were involved in a series of crashes last Friday night.  A total of 14 people were injured.  While authorities were shutting down traffic on the northbound side of the interstate near Stevens Point, several accidents happened in More >

If Convicted, 2 Babysitters Could Get Life Prison Sentence

Results of an autopsy have led Manitowoc County prosecutors to charge two babysitters with felonies, which could carry a life sentence if they are convicted.  The autopsy on the three-year-old boy showed he died of complications after suffering severe internal injuries.  Police say their investigation determined Eduardo Gomez and Jamie Schrank were using meth while More >

Milwaukee College Graduate Named U.S. Rhodes Scholar

A Milwaukee student is among 32 men and woman chosen for the U-S Rhodes Scholar program.  Rhea Stark is a graduate of Brown University who will begin studies next fall at Oxford University in England.  Stark is an archaeologist and researcher who graduated with a perfect academic record this year.  She will pursue an advanced More >

A-G Schimel to Decide Monday Whether to Seek Recount Against Democrat Kaul

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is expected to decide Monday whether to seek a recount in the race against Democratic challenger Josh Kaul.  The State Elections Commission said Friday the preliminary statewide vote shows Kaul ahead of Schimel by 17-thousand-190 votes or point-six-five percent of total ballots cast.  State laws allow a recount request if More >