State News

Foxconn eyes Wisconsin for iPhone assembly plant

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Taiwanese company that assembles Apple’s iPhones and other electronics is considering building a plant in Wisconsin that could employ thousands of people. A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations who was not authorized to speak publicly confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that the state is in talks More >

Small plane violates restricted air space during President Trump visit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The pilot of a small airplane got a military escort from F-16 fighter jets for apparently flying into presidential air space over Wisconsin. The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/2tmefSS ) reports that two F-16s intercepted the small Cessna on Tuesday and escorted it to Dodge County Airport. The airport is about 30 More >

Bucks’ arena workers stretch, bend before hitting job

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Workers on the new Milwaukee Bucks arena are taking a cue from the athletes who will be playing inside – and warming up before hitting the job. Minnesota-based Mortenson is managing the $524 million project, which started last June and is expected to wrap up next fall. Operating Group Safety Director Mel More >

Storm brings wind and rain, forces PGA fans to take cover

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The National Weather Service says strong storms in northeastern Wisconsin produced high winds and heavy rains and forced some PGA golf fans to take cover. The weather service issued several tornado warnings and sirens sounded repeatedly around 4 p.m. Wednesday in Green Bay. Reports of downed trees and power lines More >

Wisconsin lawmaker says baseball practice shooting could have been predicted

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin state lawmaker says the shooting at a congressional baseball practice outside of Washington “could probably have been predicted” given “disgusting commentary” about President Donald Trump. Republican state Rep. Jesse Kremer, of Kewaskum, made his comments hours after the shooting Wednesday in a Facebook post. A top House Republican, Steve More >

Bills targeting opioid abuse up for Wisconsin Senate vote

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state Senate is scheduled to approve a pair of bills designed to help fight drug abuse and addiction. One bill up for a vote Wednesday would allow emergency and involuntary commitment for drug addicts. Supporters say that would be a tool to help put someone on the road to More >

Wisconsin Senate to vote on making Veterans Day a holiday

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Veterans Day would be an official state holiday in Wisconsin under a bill up for vote in the state Senate. The proposal up for a vote Wednesday would mean state offices would be closed every year on Nov. 11. Wisconsin is the only state in the country that currently doesn’t legally More >

Wisconsin Senate to vote on relaxing baiting prohibition

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate is set to vote on a bill that would relax Wisconsin’s prohibition on baiting and feeding deer in counties with chronic wasting disease. The Department of Natural Resources currently bans baiting and feeding for the purpose of hunting or training dogs in counties where CWD is present as More >

Wisconsin Senate to vote on ending home baking sales ban

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers are expected to take a step toward allowing home bakers to sell their pies, cakes and muffins. The state Senate was scheduled to vote Wednesday on a bill that would do away with a requirement that bakers obtain a license, which means renting or building a commercial kitchen, in More >

Voucher schools would have to conduct background checks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Private schools participating in Wisconsin’s voucher school program would have to conduct employee background checks under a bill up for state Senate approval. The bipartisan measure up for a vote Wednesday includes a number of changes to the state’s voucher program. It’s supported both by advocates for school choice and the More >