State News

Teens arrested following 2-county chase

TOWN OF PRENTICE, Wis. (AP) – Three teens are under arrest after leading officers on a chase across two northern Wisconsin counties. Authorities say speeds topped 110 mph Tuesday night during a 30-mile chase through Lincoln and Price counties. WAOW-TV ( ) reports the chase began after an officer conducting a security check on a Tomahawk business More >

Sheriff: Illinois boy dies after Wisconsin crash

JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) – Dodge County authorities say a 9-year-old Illinois boy has died after a three-vehicle accident last week. Sheriff’s Capt. Trace Frost said Ilan Hurtado died Tuesday from injuries sustained in the Aug. 15 crash in the Town of Beaver Dam. The boy from Lindenhurst, Illinois, was in a car driven by a 45-year-old woman More >

Power line could cost up to $580 million

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – An environmental assessment estimates the cost of a proposed high-voltage power line linking Madison and La Crosse at up to $580 million. The power line would be built by American Transmission Co. of Pewaukee and Xcel Energy’s Northern States Power utility in Eau Claire. About $87 million of the line’s cost More >

Wisconsin retains number 2 spot on ACT test

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin retains its number two spot among states on the ACT college entrance exam. The state’s high school seniors scored an average composite of 22.2 out of a possible 36, ranking Wisconsin behind Minnesota. Seventy-three percent of Wisconsin seniors took the exam this year. The curriculum-based test measures students’ readiness for More >

Damaged Green Bay school to add 18 minutes to days

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A Green Bay high school damaged by fire will extend each class day by 18 minutes this school year to make up for starting almost two weeks late. Preble High School officials announced the plan Tuesday. About two minutes will be added to each class period and students will be in More >

Police: Body of woman found in Wisconsin apartment

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) – Authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found hidden in a Milwaukee-area apartment. The Cudahy Police Department said Tuesday the woman was found “concealed” in an upstairs apartment on Aug. 13. A search warrant says the mummified body was wrapped in a blanket and covered with paperwork. Authorities are More >

Wisconsin tree nurseries looking to buy seeds

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State-run tree nurseries are looking to buy native Wisconsin seeds for their reforestation program. Department of Natural Resources officials say the nurseries are in the market for balsam fir, jack pine, basswood, butternut, shagbark hickory, white oak, red oak, swamp white oak, walnut and wild plum seeds. The nurseries will buy the More >

Authorities ID victims in western Wisconsin crash

ARCADIA, Wis. (AP) – Authorities have released the names of two adults and a teenager killed in a crash in Trempealeau County of western Wisconsin. Sheriff Richard Anderson says an eastbound SUV and a westbound minivan collided in the westbound lane of Highway 95 between Arcadia and Blair around 7:30 a.m. Monday. The van caught fire. More >

Man pleads not guilty in wife’s decades-old death

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin Rapids man charged last week in the decades-old shooting death of his wife has pleaded not guilty. A WSAW-TV report ( ) says 55-year-old Joseph Reinwand entered the plea Tuesday in Portage County. Pamela Reinwand was 19 when she died from a gunshot wound to the head in 1984. The More >

Federal court holds off on John Doe release

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal appeals court has apparently opted to hold off on releasing more documents linked to a secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign. Prosecutors have been looking into whether Walker’s campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups during the 2012 recall. A federal judge halted the probe after one of the groups, More >