State News

Hudson High Teens Ace ACT Test

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — Achieving a perfect score on the ACT college entrance exam is a feat that less than one-tenth of one percent of American students achieve annually. So, it’s highly unlikely that two students from the same high school would score a perfect 36 on the exam. But, that’s just what happened to Hudson More >

Company at center of WEDC fraud investigation files for bankruptcy

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin businessman indicted in an alleged scheme to fraudulently obtain bank loans has filed for bankruptcy protection. Ronald Van Den Heuvel, of De Pere, filed on behalf of Green Box NA Green Bay in federal court’s Eastern District. One of the 21 creditors listed on the filing is the Wisconsin Economic Development More >

Prosecutors appeal John Doe decision to U.S. Supreme Court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin prosecutors have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a state Supreme Court decision that shut down an investigation of alleged coordination between Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and conservative groups. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne told the Wisconsin State Journal ( ) that he, Milwaukee County District Attorney John More >

Police chief: No apparent warning before man shot outside motorcycle shop

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin police chief says a dashcam video appears to show that officers who fatally shot an armed hostage in December gave no warning before they fired outside a motorcycle shop. Neenah Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson commented Thursday on the video, which was obtained and published online by the USA Today More >

Child diagnosed with Elizabethkingia in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin says one of its patients has been diagnosed with the bloodstream infection Elizabethkingia. The child is in the neonatal intensive care unit at Children’s in metro Milwaukee. The hospital said there’s no indication the child has a serious infection, but the case has been forwarded to state health More >

Inmate made shank from Scrabble game, locked deputy in cell, sheriff says

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate at the Dane County Jail locked a deputy in a cell and made threats with a weapon he had made from a Scrabble game. Sheriff’s officials say the male inmate was confined to the day room of the cell block Wednesday and another deputy was able to convince More >

Dozens gather to mourn shooting victim in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Family and friends gathered to mourn the death of a Milwaukee woman accidentally shot when her 2-year-old son picked up a loaded handgun. About 50 people got together outside a family member’s home in Milwaukee Wednesday night where they hugged, cried and shared stories about Patrice Price. The 26-year-old mother of three died Tuesday More >

Menard Inc. agrees to change policies violating labor laws

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Menard Inc. has agreed to change some practices after the National Labor Relations Board found it was violating federal labor law. The board found in April that the Eau Claire-based retailer has been improperly requiring employees to sign mandatory-arbitration agreements that bar them from engaging in class-action lawsuits. The board also found More >

Snakes, other animals seized from Milwaukee-area home

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say at least a half-dozen snakes and other animals were seized from a Milwaukee-area home after a snake bit the animal’s owner. The Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission says this was at least the third time in recent years that animal control workers have responded to the St. Francis More >

Police: 3 dead in apparent murder-suicide in Wisconsin Rapids

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) — A man and two children are dead in what Wisconsin Rapids police say is an apparent double murder-suicide. Lt. Brian Krzykowski tells The Associated Press the father of the children fatally shot them and then himself at their home in Wisconsin Rapids. Police were called to the house about 2:15 a.m. More >