State News

Wisconsin train crash hurts 2 people, spills fuel

SLINGER, Wis. (AP) – Crews are cleaning up at the site of a freight train collision in southeastern Wisconsin that caused cars to derail, injured two people and spilled thousands of gallons of fuel. A spokesman for Canadian National Railway Co. says the derailed CN locomotives and cars have been righted and the track is expected More >

Police: Drunken 12-year-old taken to hospital

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – Wausau police say a drunken 12-year-old boy was taken to a hospital and kept overnight. Lt. Mark Pankow says police were called to a Wausau home Saturday night after a neighbor of the boy reported he was intoxicated. Pankow tells WAOW-TV ( ) a blood test at the hospital determined the boy’s blood-alcohol More >

Family wants officer who killed man to be charged

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The family of a man shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer two months ago says the officer should be criminally charged. Nathaniel Hamilton Jr. says his brother was murdered for the legal act of sleeping in a park. He says his family is still trying to grasp why the officer reacted More >

Kleefisch leads Democrats in fundraising

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch says she has raised $520,000 through June and has $689,000 cash on hand. Kleefisch is running for re-election as Gov. Scott Walker’s running mate. Two Democrats are running for lieutenant governor and will be paired with the Democratic candidate following the Aug. 12 primary. State Sen. John Lehman, of More >

Milwaukee area drowning victim, 14, identified

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) – The Milwaukee County sheriff’s office has released the name of a 14-year-old boy who drowned while swimming in a Milwaukee-area river over the weekend. Authorities identify the victim as Van Sang Vanmauipial of Milwaukee. The Milwaukee County medical examiner’s office says the teen had a pulse when he was pulled from the river More >

Parents arrested in Milwaukee baby’s death

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee police have arrested the parents of a 2-month-old baby found dead in a home on the city’s south side. The boy was found dead last Thursday. Police say an autopsy showed that the boy died from child abuse. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ( ) reports the death is being treated as a homicide. More >

Police: Mayfly hatch causes 3-vehicle crash

TRENTON, Wis. (AP) – Police say a large hatch of mayflies may have caused a three-vehicle crash on a Wisconsin road. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports ( ) the road had become slick from the mayflies Sunday evening, causing at least one of the drivers involved in the crash to lose control of her vehicle. More >

Republican Schimel has more money than Democrats

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel has about $400,000 cash on hand, more than twice as much as two Democratic opponents. Schimel is the Waukesha County district attorney and the only Republican in the race. He reported Monday that his campaign raised nearly $367,000 in the first six months of the year More >

Victim of Madison hotel homicide identified

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Madison police say a fatal shooting outside a hotel last weekend was drug-related. The Dane County medical examiner’s office on Monday identified the victim as 46-year-old Robert France of Portland, Oregon. France was shot and killed around 9 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. Police say France was More >

Elections board rejects allowing cameras in polls

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Election observers in Wisconsin still won’t be allowed to use cameras at the polls. The Government Accountability Board on Monday decided against lifting the ban on poll observers taking pictures or video while watching the process of people registering and signing in to vote. The Republican co-chairs of committees in charge of elections More >