State News

Three Paddle Boarders Rescued On Bay Of Green Bay

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Three women escape injury after they were rescued while paddle boarding on the Bay of Green Bay. Nichole Remington tells WBAY TV that she, her daughter, and a cousin left a park near UW Green Bay late Tuesday when the air was calm. But after about 30 minutes on the water, More >

No Charges To Be Filed Against Walworth Deputy In Shooting Death

(Elkhorn, WI)  —  No charges will be filed against a Walworth County sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a man during a drug investigation near East Troy. District Attorney Daniel Necci cleared officer Juan Ortiz on Tuesday in the shooting death of 21-year-old Christopher Davis. The victim was shot was sitting in a car in More >

Wisconsin DNR may buy land once eyed for nuclear plant

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — The state may purchase nearly 1,000 acres of land along the Lower Chippewa River in northwestern Wisconsin from Xcel Energy which once had plans to build a nuclear plant on the site. The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will be asked to approve the purchase of the property in Dunn County from More >

Wisconsin National Guard activated to help assess flood damage

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin National Guard members have been activated to help assess flood damage in northern Wisconsin. About two dozen guard members will work with Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Department of Transportation to determine the extent of infrastructure damage. The guard members include engineers from the 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade’s 724th Battalion, which More >

Purse left at La Crosse mall with nearly $12,000 returned to Illinois woman

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois woman who lost nearly $12,000 at a La Crosse mall has her money back. The La Crosse Tribune reports ( ) that 73-year-old Norberta Pickett of Rockford and her husband had hoped to buy a camper while riding motorcycles around Sparta earlier this month. On the last day of More >

Winnebago County sheriff’s officials released more details about a double shooting

TOWN OF UTICA, Wis. (AP) — Winnebago County sheriff’s officials have released a few more details about a double shooting in the Town of Utica. Investigators say deputies responded to a call about a disturbance and shots fired Monday morning. They found 29-year-old Luke Smith of Picket dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. A 36-year-old woman had More >

After 125 years, firefighter receives proper burial

ALLOUEZ, Wis. (AP) — A Green Bay firefighter who died in the line of duty nearly 125 years ago has finally received a graveside tribute. Hans Hanson was the first Green Bay firefighter to die while on duty. He was killed during his first day on the job back in 1892. WLUK-TV ( ) reports that through More >

Madison police are investigating a shooting outside bar

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police are investigating a shooting outside a sports bar. A woman and a man were hit by gunfire about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday outside the Legends Sports Bar & Grill. Police say both are expected to survive. Investigators say the shooting doesn’t appear to be random. But, no suspects are in custody right More >

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is set to deliver a prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is set to deliver a prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention amid a heated race for his seat in Wisconsin. A speaking schedule released Sunday showed Johnson would speak Tuesday night, a reversal from the senator’s previous statements that he would stay home to campaign while party More >

Two bodies of two college students have been recovered

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The bodies of two college students who were swept into Lake Michigan from a pier in eastern Wisconsin have been recovered. The Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office says a dive team found the bodies of 21-year-old Kurt Ahonen, of Suamico, and 22-year-old Adam Laluzerne, of Sheboygan, in the lake late Monday. Authorities say the More >