State News

Police: 13-Year-Old Killed In Go-Cart Accident

CANTON, Wis. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy has died after driving his go-cart onto a rural highway in Buffalo County. Sheriff’s officials the boy was struck by a pickup truck Saturday afternoon on county Highway B in the town of Canton. The pickup was driven by a 16-year-old boy. The victim has not been identified. The State More >

Chief Deputy: “No Survivors” In Door County Plane Crash

EPHRAIM, Wis. (AP) — Officials say there were no survivors when a small plane crashed in a state park in northeastern Wisconsin. Authorities did not say how many people were on board the private plane when it crashed in Door County Sunday night or if anyone on the ground was injured. Sheriff’s officials say the plane was More >

U.S. Navy launches new littoral combat ship

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Navy has launched a new littoral combat ship in Wisconsin. The future USS Wichita was christened Saturday at the shipyard in Marinette, where it was built. The ship’s sponsor, novelist Kate Lehrer, wife of former “PBS NewsHour” anchor Jim Leher, broke a champagne bottle across the ship’s bow just before More >

Walker Pretending To Be A Democrat

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It’s not every day you hear Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talk like a Democrat. But that’s what he’s doing as he helps Donald Trump’s running mate get ready for the vice presidential debate. A Republican familiar with debate preparations says Walker is playing Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine in debate preparations with More >

Bellevue murder suspect charged

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Green Bay man is charged in the killing of a woman whose body was found in a field in northeastern Wisconsin last spring. Thirty-eight-year-old George “Steve” Burch was charged Friday with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of 31-year-old Nicole VanderHeyden. Her beaten and strangled body was found in a More >

Wisconsin Attorney General agents finish investigation into the fatal police shooting in Milwaukee

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says his agents have finished their investigation into the fatal police shooting that sparked riots in Milwaukee. Schimel said Friday that the Department of Justice has forwarded its findings on Syville Smith’s Aug. 13 death to Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm for a charging decision. Schimel said More >

Husband accused of killing suspected romantic rival

GRAND RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) — A central Wisconsin man accused of killing a man he believed was having an affair with his wife is being held on $1 million bond. Court documents allege 58-year-old Mark Kusters shot 42-year-old Richard Flynn early Thursday at the couple’s Grand Rapids home near Wisconsin Rapids. A probable cause statement says More >

Milwaukee County medical examiner’s son dies of suspected drug overdose

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The son of the Milwaukee County medical examiner has died of a suspected drug overdose. Twenty-nine-year-old Adam Peterson died Monday at a friend’s apartment. Emergency responders tried to administer Narcan, which can stop an opioid overdose, but it was not successful. His father, Medical Examiner Brian Peterson, asked for privacy Thursday. An outside agency is More >

Death in Milwaukee County Jail ruled homicide; cause of death was dehydration

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner says an inmate found dead in the county jail four months ago had died of dehydration, and his death was ruled a homicide. Thirty-eight-year-old Terrill Thomas was found in his cell April 24. Nearby inmates told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ( ) and police that corrections officers had turned More >

Oneida police to release more on deaths

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) — Police say the deaths of a man and a woman on the Oneida reservation in northeastern Wisconsin were the result of a double murder. The victims were identified Thursday as 77-year-old Harry Brown Bear and his 67-year-old wife, Lorraine Brown Bear. Police found their bodies on Wednesday after a neighbor reported not seeing More >