State News

Judge To Hear Case About New Location For Sexually Violent Offender

A Milwaukee County judge will hear arguments next month about where a sexually violent offender should be placed when he is released from custody.  Portage County officials are trying to prevent Gregory Loomis from being released to a halfway house in the Town of Alban.  A new state law requires all sexually violent offenders to More >

Drunk Driver faces Hit and Run Charges in Sheboygan County

The Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office reports a 33-year-old man was drunk and driving on a revoked license when he lost control of his car last month.  The vehicle went into the Pigeon River.  Deputies say they found Andrew Christian walking along the road at about 6:00 A-M March 25th.  A passenger in Christian’s car suffered More >

Glenwood City Teacher Charged with 5 Felonies after Pursuing Online Relationship with 15 Year Old

A coach and social studies teacher in Glenwood City is charged with five felonies in St. Croix County.  Investigators say 45-year-old Peter L. Gaustad pursued an online sexual relationship with a teenage girl in Missouri.  The 15-year-old girl told her mother she had sent several nude photos to Gaustad, though she refused to give his More >

Tripoli Man to Face Sentencing for Threatening to Blow Up home with Family in it

A Tripoli man is scheduled for sentencing in Oneida County court during a Wednesday appearance.  Sixty-two-year-old Kenneth Welsh was given a three-year sentence in January for threatening to blow up his home and kill his wife, then engaging authorities in a standoff lasting several hours.  That sentence was tossed out after he said his attorney More >

Streetcar Experiment to Start this Week in Downtown Milwaukee

Streetcar testing begins this week in downtown Milwaukee.  Wisconsin’s largest city will have five streetcars in service by the end of the year. The first streetcar vehicle was delivered March 26th.  The first tests will focus on the L-E-D signs on the outside of the vehicle.  Riders can hop on the streetcar starting in November.  More >

Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Monday 4/9/18

>>Dane County Spends $100K On Study Of Mental Health Services (Madison, WI)  —  Experts say Dane County has a number of resources available for those dealing with mental health issues, but they aren’t accessible for everyone.  The county will spend 100-thousand dollars to search out the gaps in the available services.  The county spends tens More >

Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Thursday 4/5/18

>>Decomposing Body Found In Walworth County Identified As Missing Man (Town of Geneva, WI)  —  An autopsy conducted by the Wisconsin Crime Laboratory in Milwaukee has identified the body found last weekend as a man who had been missing since last fall.  Two teenagers were hiking in a marshy area of Walworth County when they More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Thursday 4/5/18

>>Suspected Child Molester Skips Marathon County Court Appearance (Wausau, WI)  —  A Marshfield man denies charges he molested an eight-year-old girl, accusing the child’s mother of making up the story.  Now, his legal troubles are even worse after skipping a Tuesday court appearance.  Prosecutors say 18-year-old Zachary Noll touched the victim inappropriately more than one-dozen More >

Wisconsin Afternoon State News for Wednesday 4/4/18

>>2nd Door County Observation Tower To Be Closed (Sturgeon Bay, WI)  —  It’s becoming harder to enjoy those spectacular Door County views after a Department of Natural Resources decision to close the observation tower at Potawatomi State Park.  Thousands of visitors have used the tower for panoramic views of Sawyer Harbor, Green Bay, and Sturgeon More >

Wisconsin Morning State News for Wednesday 4/4/18

>>U-S State Department Worker Accused Of 3 Felony Rapes (Waukesha, WI)  —  A criminal investigator with the U-S Department of State is scheduled to make a first court appearance in Waukesha County next week.  Fifty-three-year-old David Scharlat faces three charges of felony rape.  Scharlat is accused of forcing three women to have sexual contact with More >