State News

Victim’s mother hopes for hit-and-run driver’s arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee mother says she’s hoping and praying that whoever took her daughter’s life will come forward. Twenty-two-year-old Tyann Bunch was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing a street in Milwaukee Tuesday. Investigators say a man ran from the car about a block from the scene. Tasha Bunch tells WITI-TV ( More >

Police: Suspected drunken driver cracks open beer in front of officer

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police say a suspected drunken driver disobeyed an order to get out of her car and instead cracked open a beer into front of the officer who stopped her. Police say an officer on foot spotted an SUV driving fast early Wednesday on State Street near downtown Madison, where regular traffic More >

Coroner: Manure Tank Fumes Kill Wisconsin Farmer, 13 Cows

AMHERST, Wis. (AP) — A coroner says a Wisconsin farmer and more than a dozen cattle died when they became overcome by fumes from a huge manure holding tank. WAOW-TV ( ) reports that 29-year-old Michael Biadasz was found by other farm workers early Monday when they arrived at Biadasz Farms near Amherst to haul away More >

Green Bay Mayor votes in tie-breaking decisions during overnight meeting

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay’s mayor cast the tie-breaking vote that killed a plan to give $2 million in excess stadium tax money to property owners. The City Council voted early Wednesday to direct the money to public projects, including streets, parks and sewers. Alderman John Vander Leest proposed a rebate check for property owners. More >

Officer In Milwaukee Shooting Gets Facebook Threats

(Undated)  —  The Milwaukee officer who killed an armed suspect last Saturday is getting threats on Facebook, where more than three thousand people have shared his photo while police have withheld his identity. Facebook has numerous photos of 24-year-old Dominique Heaggan Brown, whom the New York Daily News identified as an amateur rap music artist. He More >

State Fair Attendance Tops One Million For Fourth Straight Year

(West Allis, WI)  —  For the fourth straight year, more than one million people attended the Wisconsin State Fair. The 165th edition of the eleven day expo ended Sunday, with almost 1,016,000 people showing up. That’s about 17,000 fewer people than last year’s record attendance. Organizers credit good weather and popular entertainment for this year’s More >

Clinton Running Mate Says GOP Makes It Harder To Vote

(Madison, WI)  —  Hillary Clinton’s Democratic running mate accuses Wisconsin Republicans of making it harder to vote. Virginia Senate Democrat Tim Kaine spoke to supporters Tuesday at the state Democratic Party’s office in Madison, before heading to a private fundraiser in that city. Kaine referred to a recent federal judge’s ruling which struck down part More >

18-year-old shot during Sunday’s protests out of the hospital

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The teen shot in the neck during weekend violence in a Milwaukee neighborhood is out of the hospital. Ben Olson tells WISN-TV ( ) the bullet remains lodged in the back of his neck. Olson says doctors have told him he’s lucky to be alive. The 18-year-old says he was dropping off a friend More >

Police investigating deaths of a man and woman on Milwaukee’s north side

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police say they’re investigating the deaths of a man and woman on Milwaukee’s north side. Investigators say the man apparently caused the injury that resulted in the woman’s death. The suspect was also found dead Tuesday inside a home. Authorities say the man and woman were in a relationship.

Sherman Park: A Relatively Peaceful Monday Following Violence

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Residents in a Milwaukee neighborhood marred by violence and destruction in the wake of a police shooting are waking up after a much calmer night. The Sherman Park neighborhood erupted in chaos Saturday night after a black suspect was fatally shot by a black Milwaukee police officer. Businesses burned, gunshots rang out and More >