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Green Party White House Hopeful To Appear In Madison

(Madison, WI)  —  Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will hold a rally at UW Madison on Thursday. She’s scheduled to speak at noon at the campus Memorial Union. The Four Lakes Green Party chapter of Madison says Stein will talk about her proposals to boost the economy, and to cancel student debt and offer tuition More >

Wisconsin US Sen. Ron Johnson downplays climate change

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is downplaying concerns about climate change, saying “civilization thrives” in warmer weather and people will adapt. He said in a Monday radio interview on WHBY in northeast Wisconsin that “mankind has actually flourished in warmer temperatures.” Johnson said – in his words – “How More >

Driver who fled Milwaukee crash that killed 3 surrenders

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say a motorist who fled after causing a car crash that killed three women from Chicago and injured their Uber driver has surrendered to authorities. Investigators say the 23-year-old man driving a Lexus SUV ran a stop light in downtown Milwaukee early Sunday and slammed into a car whose 41-year-old More >

Teen crash victim reportedly swerved to avoid motorist on cellphone

RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin authorities say a Minnesota woman had both hands on her cellphone and apparently none on her steering when she lost control of her car and sent the vehicle behind her into a deadly rollover. The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office says the crash Friday afternoon killed 16-year-old Kyra Faith More >

UWM athletics gets $1 million gift

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 1978 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has pledged to give $1 million to the school’s athletics department, marking the single largest donation in the program’s history. Fred Sitzberger tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ( ) that he hasn’t offered ideas on how the department should use the money, but says he’d More >

Megabucks winning lottery ticket sold in West Bend

WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — A Megabucks lottery ticket sold in West Bend has won the $3 million jackpot. State lottery officials say the ticket matched all six winning numbers in the Saturday drawing. The numbers were 2, 10, 23, 36, 39 and 49. Megabucks is played only in Wisconsin. The odds of winning the More >

Choir helps disabled adults explore the arts

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A choir in Fond du Lac is giving adults with disabilities a space to engage in the arts while also providing entertainment to the community. The United Singers of Fond du Lac, a choir for physically and mentally disabled adults, now has 40 members, according to the Fond du More >

Richland Center Will Try To Set New World Pumpkin Record

(Richland Center, WI)  —  Folks in Richland Center will try to set a new Guinness World Record this week for the most pumpkins carved in a line or a chain. Organizers hope to have 3,200 pumpkins carved, breaking the current mark of 2,015 pumpkins set about this time last year in Hokkaido, Japan. School students, More >

Probe Continues Into Teen’s Traffic Death

(Hudson, WI)  —  An investigation continues into a Friday traffic crash that killed a 16-year-old girl. Saint Croix County sheriff’s deputies say Kyra Hayes of Beldenville died after the SUV she was driving rolled several times on Highway 35 near Hudson in the town of Troy. Officials say Hayes was thrown from her vehicle, and More >

Milwaukee County Reports Year’s Fourth Toddler Death From Meds

(Greenfield, WI)  —  Four toddlers have died from taking excessive prescription drugs this year in Milwaukee County. The medical examiner’s office says the latest death was a 17-month-old boy in Greenfield in September, but it’s not releasing any more details because Greenfield Police have been investigating. Three others who were younger than three died from More >