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Wisconsin Indian tribes developing tourism show

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The head of tourism for Wisconsin’s 11 American Indian tribes is trying to develop a series of TV shows that will highlight the reservations as attractive places to visit. Ernie Stevens is executive director of Native American Tourism of Wisconsin. Stevens is shooting video of the reservations’ lakes and rivers, festivals More >

Police say man shot outside his home in Waukesha

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Police are looking into the shooting of a man outside his Waukesha home. In a news release, the Waukesha Police Department says the victim called around 5:40 p.m. Monday and said he was bleeding from gunshot wounds. Police say the man sustained injuries that were not life threatening. Waukesha police say More >

Oshkosh man dies in ATV crash in Oconto County

MOUNTAIN, Wis. (AP) — An Oshkosh man has died in an ATV crash in Oconto County of northeastern Wisconsin. The sheriff’s office says the 35-year-old man failed to negotiate a curve, went off the road and crashed into a large group of trees near Mountain. Another driver came upon the scene and reported the crash More >

Authorities investigate bullet that hit Milwaukee ambulance

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities are looking for whoever fired a gunshot that struck an ambulance responding to a call in Milwaukee. Police say it happened Saturday night on the northwest side. The two EMTs inside the ambulance heard what they thought was a rock striking the vehicle. But when they arrived, they discovered that a More >

Woman drowns in pool in Edgar in central Wisconsin

EDGAR, Wis. (AP) — Marathon County authorities say a woman has died from drowning in a pool in Edgar in central Wisconsin. Lt. Tim Burkholder of the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department says it happened sometime after midnight Monday. While the investigation is ongoing, he says the drowning appears to be accidental. The department is withholding More >

We Energies customers enjoy gas bill savings of 24 percent

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Customers of Wisconsin’s largest utility caught a break this past winter. After paying almost $800 to keep warm during the “polar vortex” winter of 2013-14, bills for a typical We Energies customer were down by almost $190 for the six-month heating season that ended April 30. Company spokesman Brian Manthey tells the More >

Authorities say suspected drunken driver waved at officer

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a suspected drunken driver who’d been headed the wrong way waved at an officer as he re-entered the highway after going into the ditch. The Rock County Sheriff’s Office in southeastern Wisconsin got a report late Sunday of a wrong-way pickup truck west of Beloit that nearly caused an More >

2 killed, 1 injured in crash on wet highway in SW Wisconsin

TOWN OF EASTMAN, Wis. (AP) — Two people have died and another was critically injured in a two-car crash on a wet highway in Crawford County of southwestern Wisconsin. The sheriff’s department says it happened just after 2 p.m. Sunday on State Highway 27 in the Town of Eastman. It says a 19-year-old Eastman woman More >

Lawmakers hope to expand use of allergy treatment devices

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers have proposed a bill that would allow a variety of businesses to keep a supply of epinephrine injectors in case of life-threatening emergency reactions. Schools are currently allowed to keep a supply of the auto-injectors. The bill would let more establishments do it. The auto-injector is used to treat More >

Governor appoints son of foundation president to regents

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has appointed the son of a president of a foundation that supports conservative causes to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. Walker announced Friday that he has appointed Mike M. Grebe, son of Michael W. Grebe, president and chief executive of the Bradley Foundation, to the board. More >