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1 dead, father injured at Dodge County cabin

REESEVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials in Dodge County say carbon monoxide or other environmental causes are being investigated in the death of a Milwaukee man and injuries to his father at a hunting cabin. Sheriff’s deputies got a call from a family member Monday evening asking them to check on the two men who More >

Man sentenced for robbing 6 banks in Wisconsin

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Stevens Point man has been sentenced to ten years in federal prison after he admitted to robbing six banks and credit unions in Wisconsin. Thirty-nine-year-old Jason Kiedrowski will be sent to federal prison after he completes a seven-year state sentence. Federal Judge William Griesbach also sentenced Kiedrowski to three More >

National security adviser: Recent election was ‘political revolution’ for country

RIPON, Wis. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for national security adviser, Michael Flynn, says the recent election was a “political revolution” for the country and that a “grand strategy” needs to be developed for the rest of the century, particularly in global affairs. Speaking to an overflow crowd of faculty and students at Ripon More >

Fewer than 20 percent of provisional ballots cast were counted in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Fewer than 20 percent of the provisional ballots cast in the election two weeks ago by voters who didn’t have the required photo ID were counted. The preliminary tally comes Tuesday from the Wisconsin Elections Commission. The commission says there were at least 750 provisional ballots cast in the Nov. 8 More >

Attorneys: Too soon to think about new legislative elections

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys who won a ruling that Wisconsin’s legislative boundaries are unconstitutional say it’s too soon to think about a new round of elections. A panel of three federal judges ruled Monday that the boundaries Republicans drew up in 2011 discriminate against Democrats. The judges have given the group of voters who More >

Attorney General To Appeal Ruling Against GOP’s Redistricting

(Madison, WI)  —  Wisconsin’s Republican attorney general says he will appeal a federal court ruling that strikes down the Assembly and Senate district lines the GOP drew in 2011. But the case is not at that stage yet, as a panel of three federal judges asked both sides to submit written responses to their ruling More >

Waupun Man Dies In Head On Traffic Crash

(Waupun, WI)  —  A 23-year-old Waupun man has died in a head on traffic crash. It happened about 5:45 Monday evening on County Trunk AW in the town of Alto near Waupun. Fond du Lac County sheriff’s deputies say a vehicle driven by a 57-year-old Waupun man crossed a center line and hit an oncoming More >

Phillips Man Gets Life For Murder On Milwaukee Freeway

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  A northern Wisconsin man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing another man while both were riding in a car on a freeway in Milwaukee. A judge agreed to give 32-year-old Andrew Scholz of Phillips a chance at freedom, by letting him be considered for a supervised release as early More >

Racine Man Pleads Guilty To Causing Drugged Driving Death

(Racine, WI)  —  A Racine man has admitted killing a 13-year-old pedestrian while driving with drugs in his system. 35-year-old Thomas Macemon averted a trial by pleading guilty Monday to both of his original charges against him, felony counts of homicide by negligent driving, and homicide by driving with a controlled substance. Racine County prosecutors More >

Wisconsin Harvest Winds Down

(Madison, WI)  —  As Thanksgiving approaches, Wisconsin farmers are wrapping up the harvest of their two main crops. Officials say 92 percent of the state’s corn for grain has been harvested, eleven days ahead of the average for the past five years and two days ahead of 2015. 98 percent of soybeans are in the More >