State News

Central Wisconsin Man Indicted On Gun, Drug Charges

A federal grand jury has indicted a Stevens Point man on gun and drug dealing charges.  Fifty-five-year-old Brian Louis is accused of trying to buy meth last month.  Federal agents tell the court the evidence shows he had a rifle and a shotgun in his possession at the time.  Louis could be sentenced to 10 More >

5 Defendants Plead Not Guilty To Murder Conspiracy Charges

Five northern Wisconsin men entered not guilty pleas to charges they conspired to kill a man.  Twenty-six-year-old Curtis Wolfe, 28-year-old Evan Oungst, 19-year-old James Lussier, 26-year-old Joseph Lussier and 27-year-old Richard Allen made Iron County Circuit Court appearances Wednesday.  They are accused of participating in the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Wayne Valliere Junior of Lac More >

Arrest Of 2 Juveniles At Goodview Park Reviewed

Because it was captured on video, the city of Goodview is reviewing the Memorial Day arrest of two juveniles.  A police officer responded to LaCanne Park when a fight involving about 10 young people was reported.  Witnesses said the suspects were harassing people.  One of the young assailants reportedly made a threat.  After a police More >

NW Wisconsin Authorities Look For Shooting Suspects

The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Minnesota man and a woman from Ellsworth as suspects in a shooting.  Thirty-six-year-old Kari Lynn Blank and 34-year-old Shawn Harris Goplen of Red Wing are considered armed and dangerous.  The shooting happened late Sunday night in the Town of Tainter.  Investigators say 48-year-old Bruce Sundstrom is More >

Police Find Drugs, Gun During Edgerton Traffic Stop — Arrest Driver

Edgerton police report the discovery of drugs and a gun during a Monday traffic stop, resulting in the arrest of the 40-year-old driver.  Cortalius Freeman was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, drug paraphernalia possession, carrying a concealed firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm.  The Milwaukee man More >

National Democratic Group Pouring Thousands Into Wisconsin Elections

The National Democratic Redistricting Committee says it will spend 175-thousand dollars supporting candidates in next month’s special legislative elections.  The funding will pay for digital and television ads, as well as efforts to get voters to the polls.  Caleb Frostman will get the help in his run for the open seat in the 1st Senate More >

Baseball Bat Attack Sends 60-Year-Old Man To Jail

A 60-year-old Madison man has been tentatively charged with substantial battery after hitting his neighbor in the head with a baseball bat.  Police say the two residents on the city’s north side have been feuding.  Steven Krajewski was arrested Sunday morning.  The victim’s name hasn’t been released.  He fell to the ground after being hit More >

Woman Says 2 Teens Put Rifle To Her Head, Take Her Lunch Box

A Milwaukee woman tells police she had just gotten off a county bus and was walking home when two teenagers stole her lunch box.  Linda Zerbel says one of them pointed a rifle at her head and told her to “drop it,” so she did.  Zerbel says there was nothing of value in the box More >

Racine Police Officer Resigns After Prostitution Accusation

An 18-year veteran of the Racine Police Department has resigned after reaching a plea agreement on a prostitution charge.  Investigator Todd Morschhauser denied the accusation and entered a guilty plea to a charge of disorderly conduct.  Morschhauser and the woman both said they had sex at his Milwaukee apartment.  He reported the theft of a More >

Wisconsin Parents Claiming Child Sales Tax Rebates

Wisconsin parents are wasting no time filing claims for the governor’s 100-dollar child sales tax rebates.  The Department of Revenue reports 324-thousand claims were filed in the first week.  The deadline for filing claims is July 2nd, but the state is encouraging eligible taxpayers not to wait until the last day.  It has been estimated More >