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UW-Milwaukee to take biggest hit under state budget

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New documents show the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will take the biggest hit under a $250 million cut to the UW System in the state budget. System officials released their 2015-16 budget Monday. The plan shows UW-Milwaukee will take a $4.5 million cut. UW-Madison will take the next biggest cut at $4 More >

Woman accused of driving drunk with toddler in Racine County

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A woman is accused of driving drunk at speeds of nearly 100 miles per hour with a toddler in the car in Racine County. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports ( ) Wisconsin State Patrol troopers arrested the 36-year-old Pleasant Prairie woman at about 2:35 a.m. Sunday on southbound Interstate 94. According More >

Milwaukee firefighter injured after shots fired at ambulance

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee firefighter suffered a graze wound after gunshots were fired at an ambulance. According to a city news release, the fire department’s first responders were dispatched to help a patient who was having trouble breathing around 12:10 a.m. Monday. They were transferring the person to the ambulance when shots were fired More >

Proposed Bucks arena goes before budget committee

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A proposed $500 million arena for the Milwaukee Bucks is back up before Wisconsin lawmakers. The Legislature’s budget committee is holding a public hearing at 10 a.m. on a deal that relies on half the money coming from state and local taxpayers. Current owners and former owner Herb Kohl would contribute More >

Summer storm douses western Wisconsin, Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Persistent rains are bringing flood warnings for some western Wisconsin counties. Chippewa, Dunn and northern Eau Claire counties are all under flood watches this morning after 2 to 4 inches of rain fell in some areas. The National Weather Service says Menomonie, Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire are among cities that may More >

Police: Woman stabbed in downtown Green Bay after fireworks

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Police say a 22-year-old man is being held in custody after a woman was stabbed multiple times following a Fourth of July fireworks display in downtown Green Bay. Green Bay police say the 20-year-old woman was taken to a local hospital Saturday night and was treated for injuries that were More >

Oshkosh man gets 23 years for driving drunk in deadly crash

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — An Oshkosh man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison after he was accused of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a woman in another vehicle. Online court records say Joshua Ronnfeldt had pleaded no contest to charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and More >

Iowa 2-year-old drowns during gathering on Wisconsin island

LANCASTER, Wis. (AP) — An Iowa girl has drowned during a family gathering on a Wisconsin island on the Mississippi River. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says 2-year-old Bryle Morgan, of Waterloo, Iowa, died early Sunday at an Iowa City hospital. According to the initial investigation, the child’s family was preparing for a group picture More >

Report: Wisconsin prison guard suspended for Obama post

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin prison guard has served a one-day suspension for a joke on Facebook about President Barack Obama and lynching. The Wisconsin State Journal reports ( ) that Collin Visser posted in December a photo of Christmas tree ornaments depicting Obama and the text: “Look guys. Obama Christmas ornaments. Suddenly it’s More >

5 separate shootings in Milwaukee leave 2 dead, 3 injured

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police are investigating a string of five separate shootings that left two men dead and three injured. A police statement says all the Fourth of July shootings happened late Saturday afternoon and Saturday night. While police initially said three men were killed, they issued an update later Sunday saying that one More >