State News

2 on motorcycle killed in collision with minivan

TOWN OF LINWOOD, Wis. (AP) – Sheriff’s authorities say two people on a motorcycle have died in a collision with a minivan in Portage County. The crash happened just before 5 p.m. Monday on Highway 66 in the Town of Linwood. Investigators say the minivan failed to yield the right of way and the motorcycle More >

Wisconsin’s next drug take-back day is Saturday

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Scores of Wisconsin law enforcement agencies will accept prescription medications this weekend as part of a national effort to safely dispose of expired and leftover drugs. The annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day happens Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous. Residents can find their nearest collection site More >

Firefighters rescue man from fuel storage tank

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay firefighters have rescued a man who collapsed in a large fuel storage tank. Crews from the Green Bay Metro Fire Department were called to the U.S. Oil Co. tank farm just after 11 a.m. Monday. Firefighters were able to rescue the man. But a floating floor inside the tank – More >

Mumps cases on rise at UW-Madison

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – University health officials are warning students about a rise in confirmed cases of mumps at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The school says one to two students are showing up daily at campus health clinics with possible symptoms of the contagious viral illness. Seven cases have been confirmed with the past few weeks. While More >

Agency sets 1-walleye limit on 173 Wisconsin lakes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Non-tribal anglers will only be allowed to harvest a single walleye per day on 173 lakes in northern Wisconsin. The state Department of Natural Resources announced the limit Monday. The agency makes its determination based on many walleyes the state’s six Chippewa tribes set as a goal for themselves. The tribes said last More >

Governor announces plan to expand Family Care

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican Gov. Scott Walker has announced plans to expand a state program that provides in-home care for the elderly and disabled to seven more Wisconsin counties. Walker said Monday he wants to expand Family Care to Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto and Shawano counties. The expansion would make the program available More >

FedEx moves ahead with Menomonee Falls center

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) – FedEx is moving ahead with plans to build a distribution center in the Milwaukee suburb of Menomonee Falls. A village board will review the company’s plans at a Tuesday meeting. The $16 million center could employ 466 people, including 74 office employees. The Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1eV6n2i ) says the facility More >

Attorney general candidates all target cold cases

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – The four candidates for Wisconsin attorney general praise the state Department of Justice for its strides in solving cold cases, and all four pledge to keep up the pressure on tackling unsolved crimes. A Post-Crescent Media report (http://post.cr/1ltfAgN ) says the state has at least 300 unsolved homicides dating back to 2003. More >

Hulsey announces run for governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State Rep. Brett Hulsey has announced his candidacy for governor. Hulsey is the fourth Democrat to declare a bid for governor. Mary Burke, Marcia Mercedes Perkins and Hariprasad Trivedi have declared their candidacies. Burke is widely viewed as the front runner among those three, however. Hulsey says he plans to reinvest more than More >

Non-criminal patients moved from Mendota

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Civil psychiatric patients have been discharged from Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison to free space for additional criminal patients. And some law enforcement officials aren’t happy about it. Wisconsin Department of Health Services spokeswoman Jennifer Miller says the adult male patients from Mendota’s secure civil unit are receiving treatment in More >