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State News

Clerks Concerned About Moving 2020 Presidential Primary

Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a bill which would move the 2020 presidential primary in the state.  Currently, it is set for April 7th of that year — the same day as the election for Wisconsin Supreme Court.  A change could help Republican candidates for the state court.  Several clerks around the state are saying moving More >

2 Wisconsin Democrats Won’t Say Whether They Will Support Pelosi

Two of the three Wisconsin Democrats in the U-S House of Representatives aren’t committing themselves to the party’s likely choice for speaker.  California’s Nancy Pelosi is expected to return to the position, but 16 Democrats from other states have called for new leadership.  A replacement for Paul Ryan will be picked in January.  Wisconsin Democrats More >

Man Shows Up For Sentencing Hearing Allegedly Driving Stolen Vehicle

A Richland Center man was arrested by the Iowa Country Sheriff’s Department when he showed up at the courthouse for a hearing in a stolen vehicle.  Thirty-eight-year-old William Taylor was taken into custody about a half-hour before his sentencing hearing on a burglary charge was scheduled to start.  That hearing was re-scheduled to November 26th.

String Of Crashes On I-39 Leaves 14 People Injured

The Portage County Sheriff’s Office says drivers looking at a four-car accident on the other side of I-39 were involved in a series of crashes last Friday night.  A total of 14 people were injured.  While authorities were shutting down traffic on the northbound side of the interstate near Stevens Point, several accidents happened in More >

If Convicted, 2 Babysitters Could Get Life Prison Sentence

Results of an autopsy have led Manitowoc County prosecutors to charge two babysitters with felonies, which could carry a life sentence if they are convicted.  The autopsy on the three-year-old boy showed he died of complications after suffering severe internal injuries.  Police say their investigation determined Eduardo Gomez and Jamie Schrank were using meth while More >

Milwaukee College Graduate Named U.S. Rhodes Scholar

A Milwaukee student is among 32 men and woman chosen for the U-S Rhodes Scholar program.  Rhea Stark is a graduate of Brown University who will begin studies next fall at Oxford University in England.  Stark is an archaeologist and researcher who graduated with a perfect academic record this year.  She will pursue an advanced More >

A-G Schimel to Decide Monday Whether to Seek Recount Against Democrat Kaul

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is expected to decide Monday whether to seek a recount in the race against Democratic challenger Josh Kaul.  The State Elections Commission said Friday the preliminary statewide vote shows Kaul ahead of Schimel by 17-thousand-190 votes or point-six-five percent of total ballots cast.  State laws allow a recount request if More >

Convicted Killer Sentenced To Live With No Chance Of Parole

A 29-year-old Princeton man will spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering his girlfriend last year, then burning her body.  A Green Lake County judge sentenced Antonio R. Contreras to life in prison without the possibility of parole Thursday.  He was found guilty of first-degree intentional homicide after admitting her shot 55-year-old More >

Scott Walker:  Re-Election Loss Wasn’t A Rejection

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says his failed re-election campaign wasn’t a rejection by the voters.  Walker points out that he actually got the most votes he’s ever received.  The governor had been quiet since Election Day, saying he hadn’t spoken to the media to give Governor-Elect Tony Evers time to talk about the transition.  What More >

UW-La Crosse Chancellor Apologizes For Inviting Porn Star To Speak

The chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse says he will personally reimburse the school for the speaking fee paid to a porn star.  Chancellor Joe Gow has apologized for inviting adult film actress Nina Hartley to speak about female empowerment, sexual consent and how porn is a safe fantasy.  Her five-thousand-dollar speaking fee was More >