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Shooting during the Antigo’s prom has school districts reviewing their own security plans for spring dance

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — A shooting during the Antigo High School’s prom last weekend has other school districts reviewing their own security plans for the spring dance. WJFW-TV says the Rhinelander school district has been working with the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office to make sure its plans for this weekend’s prom will keep everyone safe. And in More >

Milwaukee police have arrested two suspects in the fatal shooting of a convenience store owner

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police have arrested two suspects in the fatal shooting of a convenience store owner. Thirty-nine-year-old Chaabane Tandji was killed during an armed robbery at his store Sunday. On Monday, customers stopped by the store on Martin Luther King Dr. to pay their respects to a man they considered giving and hard-working. Terry Moore More >

OSHA cites Ladysmith paper mill in worker’s death

LADYSMITH, Wis. (AP) — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Wisconsin paper mill’s operator for safety violations after a worker’s death. The Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/24gAaIj ) reported Monday that agency staff have proposed $119,000 in fines from a subsidiary of Clearwater Paper Corp., which owns the plant in Ladysmith. The agency said More >

Four Wisconsin companies are exhibiting at a German technology show this week

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Four Wisconsin companies are exhibiting at a German technology show this week. Officials with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Gov. Scott Walker’s job-creation agency, say the companies are appearing at the Hanover Messe trade show in Hanover. The companies include Hartford-based American Exchanger Services Inc., which makes heat transfer equipment; Mequon-based Eagle More >

UW-Madison faculty to take ‘no-confidence’ vote on Board of Regents, Ray Cross

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Madison Faculty Senate is preparing to take a no-confidence vote on UW System President Ray Cross and the Board of Regents for changing the school’s tenure policy. The regents approved changes to UW-Madison’s policy earlier this month. The policy largely mirrors new overarching tenure protocols that allow layoffs and More >

Gov. Scott Walker set to sign bill Monday that would create tougher penalties for repeat drunken drivers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is set to sign a bill that would create tougher penalties for repeat drunken drivers. The proposal would make a fourth drunken driving offense a felony regardless of when the charge is filed. Currently, a fourth offense is a felony only if committed within five years of a third. The More >

Authorities seized nearly 50 dogs from an unlicensed breeding facility

ELMWOOD, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have seized nearly 50 dogs from an unlicensed breeding facility in western Wisconsin. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the 48 yellow Labrador retrievers were seized from the property in Elmwood Friday morning after warrants were served. The owner of the facility was booked into the More >

29-year-old man sentenced to 25 years in prison for role fatal shooting of a Waukesha gas station clerk

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 29-year-old man convicted for his role in the fatal shooting of a Waukesha gas station clerk has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Darrin Malone was sentenced this week in Waukesha County Circuit Court. He was also sentenced to 10 years of extended supervision. A jury found Malone guilty of felony murder More >

Fired MPS teachers aide charged for attack on student

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Public Schools system says a teacher’s aide has been fired after pushing a student to the floor in an incident caught on video. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1SpkevJ ) reports the incident happened Wednesday at Bay View High School. Thirty-nine-year-old Jasmine Pennix was charged Friday with felony child abuse, with bail More >

University of Wisconsin-Madison Police said Friday a woman who reported she was sexually assaulted may have been reliving an experience from years earlier

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison Police say a woman who reported she was sexually assaulted may have been reliving an experience from years earlier. An officer found the woman April 8 near the UW Alumni House. She said three unknown men sexually assaulted her at knifepoint between the time she left a downtown bar More >