State News

Wausau’s Eastbay transports employees

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – A Wausau company is literally going the extra mile to make sure it has enough help during the holiday shopping season. The sportswear company Eastbay is offering to transport employees who live as far as 45 minutes away in order to have adequate staffing during the holidays. Eastbay Distribution Center recruiting supervisor More >

Wisconsin Rapids shooting death trial continues

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) – The daughter of a Wisconsin Rapids man accused of killing her ex-boyfriend has testified that she doesn’t remember having a key to the 35-year-old shooting victim’s home. Daily Tribune Media (http://wrtnews.co/1FMb20L ) reports several witnesses have testified that Jolynn Reinwand had a key to the home of Dale Meister. Police say More >

Electronic waste recycler adding jobs, relocating

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A La Crosse company that recycles electronic waste has plans to add 110 jobs and relocate. Dynamic Recycling human resources manager Alicia Von Haden says they are “bursting out the seams” at their current location due to increased customer demand. The company will spend $2 million to renovate the shuttered A.T.K. More >

3 arrested followed Green Bay disturbance

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Three people have been arrested after the SWAT team was called to a Green Bay residence. Police say a citizen reported a disturbance involving a gun about 11 p.m. Thursday. Officers were unable to contact anyone at the house and called in the SWAT team. Authorities used non-lethal explosives to enter the More >

AG candidates set to debate on public television

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin attorney general candidates Susan Happ and Brad Schimel are set to engage in their second debate. Happ, Jefferson County’s Democratic district attorney, and Schimel, Waukesha County’s Republican district attorney, are scheduled to appear together on Wisconsin Public Television on Friday evening. Polls show Happ and Schimel locked in a dead heat as More >

Wisconsin man claims $1M Powerball prize

STANLEY, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin man says he has no plans yet how to spend a $1 million Powerball prize. Robert Bogard of Stanley claimed his winnings Thursday. But Bogard admitted he has no particular plans on how to spend the money. The Leader-Telegram (http://bit.ly/1FLpMNg) reports the 57-year-old paid his truck off and plans to buy More >

Mitchell Airport to get $14M in improvements

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee will get more than $14 million worth of improvements, including a new de-icing facility and upgrades to a runway. Gov. Scott Walker announced the project Thursday. Project manager Wendy Hottenstein with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation says the de-icing facility has a more environmentally friendly collection system and will More >

Woman ruled competent in Wal-Mart shooting

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – A Neenah woman accused of shooting and wounding a co-worker at a Wal-Mart store has been declared competent to stand trial. Judge John Jorgenson ruled Thursday after two doctors found 48-year-old Justine Boyd competent. Boyd waived a preliminary hearing and then pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to attempted More >

Whooping cough on rise in La Crosse County

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Health officials report a jump in cases of whopping cough in La Crosse County this year. So far 43 cases of whooping cough have been reported in La Crosse County this year. That’s nearly double last year’s total of 23. The La Crosse Tribune (http://bit.ly/1z2gryZ ) reports the rise has prompted the More >

Most voucher students came from private schools

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The vast majority of students receiving a taxpayer-subsidized voucher to attend private school this year did not go to a Wisconsin public school last year. Data released Thursday by the state Department of Public Instruction shows that just over 19 percent of the 538 students who entered the statewide program this year More >