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Wisconsin man accused of drunken boating in fatal crash

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man is accused of operating a boat while drunk and causing a crash that killed a 61-year-old woman on Lake Nagawicka. Fifty-three-year-old Anthony Drewes was charged Monday with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Drewes appeared in court and posted $10,000 bail. The complaint says More >

Boys, 3 and 7, killed in van collision in Dodge County

JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) — Dodge County sheriff’s officials say two young children have died from injuries suffered in a highway crash. Authorities said Monday 3-year-old Brady Wojtkiewicz and 7-year-old Landon Wojtkiewicz died as a result of injuries sustained Saturday morning when the minivan in which they were passengers collided with another van at an intersection More >

Sheriff: Three dead after shooting at auto racing event in Wisconsin

UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) — Three men were shot at point-blank range during an auto racing event in southeastern Wisconsin, but no suspects have been arrested in the killings, a sheriff said. Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said authorities responded to the Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove around 7 p.m. Sunday after receiving reports More >

Donald Driver crashes another wedding reception

CADOTT, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame receiver Donald Driver has surprised another newlywed couple by crashing their wedding reception. This time it was in western Wisconsin where Driver stopped his bus tour Saturday at Dixon’s Apple Orchard and Wedding Venue in Cadott. He caught Jenna Schier and Nathan Ulness and the More >

Four treated following city center gas leak in Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Four people were taken to the hospital after getting sick from a gas leak in the Baylake Bank City Center in downtown Green Bay. Fire officials tell WBAY -TV the four were feeling nauseous and had headaches. The city center was evacuated Sunday while the fire department’s hazardous materials team determined the More >

State Patrol: Drunk driver doing 96 mph, 3 kids in car

BALDWIN, Wis. (AP) — The State Patrol says a Minnesota man suspected of driving drunk with three children in the car was going nearly 100 mph before he was arrested. The 33-year-old man from St. Paul was stopped by the State Patrol about 7:30 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 94 near Baldwin in St. Croix County. More >

7 hurt when car crashed into tent at campground

BAGLEY, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a driver who crashed into a tent at a campground in southwestern Wisconsin and injured seven people. Grant County sheriff’s officials say the woman was driving drunk and lost control of the vehicle at the River of Lakes campground in Bagley Saturday about 10 p.m. WKOW -TV reports six of More >

Bait plays heavy role in bear diets in northern Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Researchers say bear bait could be playing a role in the high density of bears in northern Wisconsin. New research from the state Department of Natural Resources and the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows bear bait makes up more than 40 percent of a black bear’s diet in the region, Wisconsin Public More >

WPPI to add wind power with Illinois development

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — Sun Prairie-based power company WPPI Energy says it will purchase all the electricity generated from a proposed Illinois wind farm for the next 22 years. Chicago-based renewable energy developer Invenergy plans to build the 53-turbine Bishop Hill 3 wind farm, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. It will be able to generate up More >

Judge orders juries in Slender Man case sequestered

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge in Waukesha County has ordered jurors be sequestered during the trials of two teens accused of stabbing a classmate to impress a fictitious character called Slender Man. Fifteen-year-olds Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier are charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the 2014 attack on Payton Leutner in Waukesha. More >