State News

Kohler golf course would have $20 million economic impact

KOHLER, Wis. (AP) – A new study pegs the economic impact of proposed Kohler Co. golf course along Lake Michigan at more than $20 million annually. The company has asked the Town of Wilson in Sheboygan County for a conditional use permit to build a championship 18-hole course on about 250 acres of forestland. The More >

2 men arrested in prescription drug bust in Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Two people are facing charges following a drug bust in which hundreds of prescription pills were seized from a Green Bay home. The Brown County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at the residence on Monday. According to a criminal complaint, officers found hundreds of antidepressants and dozens of sedatives. More >

Legislators looking for specific cost of Bucks’ arena

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The co-chairmen of the state Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee are pressing the Milwaukee Bucks owners to be specific about how much a new arena would cost. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Rep. John Nygren met separately with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in Madison this week and agreed that in order for More >

7 people charged in drug operation out of Milwaukee home

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Seven people have been charged with running a large drug distribution operation out of a house on the south side of Milwaukee. Deputy District Attorney Kent Lovern announced Thursday that investigators have seized sizable amounts of cocaine and heroin, weapons and more than $100,000 during searches in Milwaukee and Green Bay in relation More >

Man in 60s dies in Cudahy house fire

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) – Officials say a house fire in Cudahy has left one man dead. WITI-TV reports ( ) the victim is a man in his 60s. His name has not been released. The fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Fire departments from Cudahy, St. Francis, Oak Creek and Milwaukee sent crews to battle the More >

Assembly leaders had promised no right-to-work debate

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican leaders of the Wisconsin state Assembly promised last year that a right-to-work bill would not come up this session. Both Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Majority Leader Jim Steineke said the bill that is now on a fast-track for passage would not be debated. Steineke, who was assistant majority leader last year, More >

Driver charged in Milwaukee crash that killed couple

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A teenager accused of driving a stolen SUV in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Milwaukee couple is charged with five felonies. Milwaukee County prosecutors say 18-year-old Michael Hobbs was driving the SUV at a high rate of speed Sunday when he ran a stop sign and hit a car, killing 74-year-old More >

Walker announces April trade mission to Europe

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Likely 2016 presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker is planning a trade mission to Europe in April. Walker announced during a speech Thursday to manufacturers in Milwaukee that he plans to travel to Germany, France and Spain. The trip comes on the heels of Walker’s trade mission to London earlier this month. He More >

Nonpartisan analysis of Walker budget released

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A nonpartisan analysis of Gov. Scott Walker’s nearly $70 billion budget proposal has been released in advance of legislative hearings next week. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau’s 559-page analysis will serve as the starting point for the Joint Finance Committee as it begins reviewing and making changes to Walker’s spending plan. Hearings where state More >

Pepin County farmers deny raw milk made football team ill

DURAND, Wis. (AP) – Pepin County dairy farmers who had their sales permit suspended are denying allegations that their milk made students and coaches sick at a high school football team potluck. According to a state Department of Health Services report, at least 26 people who attended the September dinner were confirmed to have bacterial infections More >