State News

Madison, Monona Engineers Warn Of Continued Flooding Threat

Madison and Monona engineers are warning of a continued flooding threat.  Officials in cities along the Yahara River say they may open the locks around Mendota if coming rain brings the water to high levels.  This would increase flow to the Yahara and Lake Monona, causing flooding concerns in Madison and Monona.  Engineers say the More >

Senator Ron Johnson Wants To Hear From Kavanaugh, Accuser

Wisconsin’s Republican U-S Senator says he wants to hear from both Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of a decades-old assault.  Senator Ron Johnson said Monday that the Senate Judiciary Committee should hear from Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh.  Blasey Ford is at the center of accusations that Kavanaugh jumped on top of her More >

City Of La Crosse Launches Home Energy Challenge

The city of La Crosse is launching a 100-day Home Energy Challenge.  La Crosse is partnering with Xcel Energy and Focus on Energy to provide incentives to households that make energy efficiency improvements.  In the challenge, 100 households will have the ability to receive up to 41-hundred dollars in incentives to cover some of the More >

Report: Wisconsin Nearly As Fat As Other Midwestern States

A new report finds that Wisconsin is more or less as fat as Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan.  But the state is a little less fat than Iowa.  The Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released their annual State of Obesity Report Monday.  Wisconsin is the 21st fattest state in the country.  More >

Columbia County Man Faces Multiple Charges For Injuring Woman, Threatening Officers

A 50-year-old domestic violence suspect is being held in the Columbia County Jail after a weekend incident which left a woman with serious injuries.  Emergency responders were called to a home in the town of Lodi Saturday about a woman with a broken neck.  When deputies tried to take Brandon S. Meek into custody, they More >

Federal Lawsuit Involving Dane County D-A Settled

A settlement between the Dane County District Attorney’s office and a former assistant D-A has led to the dismissal of a federal lawsuit.  Bob Jambois had claimed District Attorney Ismael Ozanne harassed him and retaliated against him during a 2016 primary election.  Jambois told the court he was forced to retire from office when Ozanne More >

UW-Madison Researchers Blame Climate Change For Hurricane Behavior

Atmospheric scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison say they’re tracking new behavior by hurricanes and it’s not good.  Climate change may be to blame for hurricanes which are slowing down and dumping massive amounts of rainfall.  Hurricane Florence is expected to stall and remain along the Atlantic coast, promising rainfall totals of up to 40 More >

Portage Man Facing More Serious Charges After Arrest

A 19-year-old Portage man is becoming a frequent visitor to Columbia County Circuit Court.  A September 5th arrest has resulted in Keagen Strabley facing felony charges for the fifth time in less than two years.  Strabley made a court appearance Monday.  He was out on bond when a traffic stop turned up drugs and cash More >

Duffy Author Bill To Remove Gray Wolves From Endangered Species List

A Wisconsin congressman has introduced a bill which would remove gray wolves from the endangered species list.  Republican Sean Duffy says Wisconsin should be able to use science-based wildlife management of its gray wolf population.  Duffy says his legislation has bipartisan support.  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources indicates there is evidence the state’s gray More >

Motel Guest Stuck By Use Hypodermic Needle Left Behind In Bed

A La Crosse man tells police his son was stuck by a used hypodermic needle which had been left behind in a motel bed.  The incident happened at the Adriatic Motel in La Crosse at about 2:25 A-M Saturday.  Police confirmed the man’s report that the needle was found under the covers on that bed.  More >