State News

Bucks Plan To Be More Aggressive In Game Six

(St. Francis, WI)  —  The Milwaukee Bucks vow to be more aggressive as they host Toronto Thursday in Game Six of their first round NBA playoff series. Veteran guard Jason Terry says the more physical team has won every game in the series, and the Raptors have won the last two to put Milwaukee on More >

Walker hopes Trump’s tough talk catches Canada’s attention

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he hopes President Donald Trump’s aggressive negotiating style will get Canadian officials to delay policy changes that will evaporate the demand for Wisconsin milk producers. Walker said Wednesday that Trump’s retaliatory move to impose tariffs on Canadian lumber was aggressive but appreciated. Dozens of Wisconsin dairy farmers More >

Milwaukee Bucks settle lawsuit over cheerleader pay

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A former Milwaukee Bucks cheerleader who claimed in a lawsuit that she and her colleagues were underpaid has reached a settlement with the team but the organization maintains it did nothing wrong. The settlement agreement filed Wednesday calls for the Bucks to pay $10,000 to Lauren Herington, who filed a proposed class-action More >

Wisconsin judge hears challenge to homemade bakery ban

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A judge in southern Wisconsin will hear from attorneys for three women who are challenging the state’s ban on selling homemade bakery to the public. Wisconsin and New Jersey are the only states that ban the sale of home-baked cookies, muffins and other items to the public. Lisa Kivirist, Kriss Marion and More >

All-clear given after Kenosha County ammonia leak

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have given the all-clear after an anhydrous ammonia leak in southeastern Wisconsin. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department says a pickup was hauling a trailer with two tanks of anhydrous ammonia in the Town of Paris Wednesday morning when a valve on the tank trailer malfunctioned, releasing the toxic gas. Crews More >

Alcohol use among Wisconsin senior citizens on the rise

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Alcohol use among Wisconsin senior citizens is on the rise. The state Department of Health Services reported Wednesday that annual rates of alcohol use, binge drinking and heavy drinking among people age 65 or older was higher as measured in 2014 than the previous year. The per capita alcohol consumption rate More >

Emerald ash borer eats its way through Door County trees

STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) — The invasive emerald ash borer is killing thousands of trees in Door County, one of Wisconsin’s top tourism destinations. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials told Wisconsin Public Radio ( ) that the highly destructive beetles have killed tens of millions of trees across the country since first being spotted More >

Kenosha Bradford Reopens After Student Stabbing Incident

(Kenosha, WI)  —  Kenosha Bradford High School is reopening Wednesday, with counselors on hand to help students deal with a stabbing incident at the school on Tuesday. Police say a dispute between two students resulted in one stabbing the other, and a police resource officer broke it up and took the alleged stabber into custody. More >

Milwaukee County Executive Praises Judge’s Immigration Ruling

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Milwaukee County executive says he’s glad that a federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to withhold federal funds to “sanctuary cities.” The Justice Department told Milwaukee County last week it could take away $900,000 in justice assistance funds if the county interferes with local law enforcement’s efforts to report the More >

Man accused of hiding bodies along rural road set for August jury trial

ELKHORN, Wis. (AP) — A former police officer accused of leaving two bodies stuffed in suitcases on the side of a rural Wisconsin road in 2014 is set for a trial in August. Steven Zelich faces two counts of hiding a corpse in Walworth County. They are the only remaining charges against Zelich that have More >