State News

Democrats file lawsuit seeking Schimel videos

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Democrats have filed a lawsuit seeking videos of prosecutor training sessions involving Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel. Their lawsuit Tuesday says a state Democratic Party researcher made an open records request with the state Justice Department seeking the videos on Sept. 15. The party says Schimel may have made inappropriate More >

Doctors differ on preteen suspect’s mental state

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional horror character is fit to stand trial. A Wisconsin judge said Wednesday that he received a report from a state doctor who believes the girl could help with her defense. But her public More >

20 flu-related hospitalizations so far in October

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State health officials say the flu season is off to a strong start in Wisconsin. State epidemiologist Thomas Haupt says influenza hospitalizations have been unexpectedly on the rise in October. Twenty people have been hospitalized in the past three weeks. Haupt tells WISN-TV (http://bit.ly/1wo5JOD ) one or two hospitalizations are common More >

Kenosha man enters guilty plea to 2 slayings

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – The trial for a Kenosha man accused of fatally shooting two men during a robbery ended abruptly when he agreed to a plea deal. Nineteen-year-old Darshawn Frison pleaded guilty to two counts of party to first-degree intentional homicide Tuesday, on what would have been the second day of his trial in Kenosha More >

3 teens killed in Shawano County crash

TOWN OF BELLE PLAINE, Wis. (AP) – Shawano County sheriff’s authorities have identified the three teens killed in a highway crash and a fourth who was injured. All four were in a car that crossed the center line on Highway 22 in the Town of Belle Plaine Tuesday evening and was struck by an oncoming SUV. The More >

County councils to release deer recommendations

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s newly created county deer councils are set to release their first recommendations on local herd sizes next month. Forming the councils was a key part of recommendations Texas researcher James Kroll came up with in 2012 to help the Department of Natural Resources improve deer management. The councils are scheduled to More >

Judge reviews mental state of stabbing suspect, 12

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Wisconsin judge is deciding whether one of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is mentally fit to stand trial. The girl’s public defender says she isn’t, and notes a psychologist who examined the girl questions whether she’d be able to help with her More >

20 flu-related hospitalizations so far in October

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State health officials say the flu season is off to a strong start in Wisconsin. State epidemiologist Thomas Haupt says influenza hospitalizations have been unexpectedly on the rise in October. Twenty people have been hospitalized in the past three weeks. Haupt tells WISN-TV (http://bit.ly/1wo5JOD ) one or two hospitalizations are common More >

Kenosha man enters guilty plea to 2 slayings

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – The trial for a Kenosha man accused of fatally shooting two men during a robbery ended abruptly when he agreed to a plea deal. Nineteen-year-old Darshawn Frison pleaded guilty to two counts of party to first-degree intentional homicide Tuesday, on what would have been the second day of his trial in Kenosha More >

3 teens killed in Shawano County crash

TOWN OF BELLE PLAINE, Wis. (AP) – Three teenagers have died in a highway crash in Shawano County and a fourth person has been injured. Sheriff’s officials say a 15-year-old girl from Bonduel and two males from Shawano, ages 17 and 18, died when a car and SUV collided on Highway 22 in the Town More >