State News

House Speaker Paul Ryan says re-election campaign has more than $9.9 million cash on hand

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says his congressional re-election campaign has more than $9.9 million cash on hand for the final weeks of the election. Ryan reported Thursday that he had raised almost $3 million in the third quarter of the year. He faces longshot Democratic candidate Ryan Solen in the November election. More >

Students Call Richland Center School Bus Driver A Hero

(Richland Center, WI)  —  A school bus driver in Richland Center is being called a hero by his students. Mike Young was behind the wheel of a bus that burst into flames Tuesday afternoon as it was leaving Richland Center High School. Fifteen students were on board and as the fire began, he told the More >

Antigo Police Say Video Has No Ties To Missing Teen

(Antigo, WI)  —  Antigo’s police chief says a bizarre video has nothing to do with the disappearance of Kayla Berg in 2009. The FBI reportedly helped investigate the matter, after a one minute clip on YouTube had some people wondering if a female tied up in a locked room could have been Kayla, who was More >

Three Large Wisconsin Malls To Close On Thanksgiving

(Madison, WI)  —  Three large shopping malls in southern Wisconsin will follow the lead of the Mall of America, and close on Thanksgiving Day. CBL and Associates says it will close Madison’s East Towne and West Towne Malls on November 24th, as well as the Janesville Mall. Stores which have entrances from the outside can More >

Report: State Senator Rick Gudex Takes His Own Life

(Fond du Lac, WI)  —  A preliminary investigation shows that state Senator Rick Gudex took his own life. Fond du Lac County Sheriff Mick Fink says the 48-year-old Republican from Fond du Lac died of a gunshot wound to the chest, and the early indication was that it was self-inflicted. According to a sheriff’s log, More >

Voters have better impression of Mike Pence than Tim Kaine

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters have a better impression of Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence than Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick Tim Kaine. More than a third of people polled don’t have an opinion of either of them. A Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows 37 percent of registered voters have a positive More >

President Obama more popular than WI Governor Walker, poll shows

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker continues to be less popular in Wisconsin than President Barack Obama. The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows Walker’s approval rating to be 44 percent. Obama’s is 52 percent. Walker’s approval rating is essentially unchanged from 43 percent three weeks ago. It was 38 percent in August. Walker’s approval More >

Marquette Poll: Clinton Expands Her Wisconsin Lead

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The release of a video showing Donald Trump making crude comments about women is causing wide swings in public opinion about the race in Wisconsin. A Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows Hillary Clinton leading Trump by 7 points, up from 3 points three weeks ago. The poll was taken between More >

Survey: Act 10 Creates “Free Agency” For Teachers, Hurting Rural Schools

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  A survey of Wisconsin school superintendents shows that small rural districts are being hurt as they lose teachers to larger, higher paying districts. It’s dubbed “free agency,” similar to the way pro athletes move to other teams to cash in and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says it’s one of the biggest effects of the More >

Police: Video not linked to girl’s disappearance

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — Police say a video apparently showing a captive woman is a fake and not connected to the disappearance of a 15-year-old Wisconsin girl. The video shows a man talking to the camera about his new girlfriend, then shows a crying female, apparently bound. Kayla Berg of Antigo, Wisconsin, went missing a couple More >