State News

Baby gorilla dies at the Milwaukee County Zoo

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A baby gorilla born less than a month ago at the Milwaukee County Zoo has died. The gorilla, named Kassiu, was born March 19 to 13-year-old mother Naku and 27-year-old father Cassius. In a statement Thursday, the officials said zookeepers reported the baby and mother appeared normal Wednesday morning. But by the afternoon, More >

Wisconsin pharmacy owner facing federal charges

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – An Oshkosh pharmacy owner faces federal charges for allegedly selling muscle relaxants and pain relievers on the Internet to people without prescriptions. Prosecutors say Charles G. Schultz signed a contract with a website that distributes the drugs to customers nationwide. Oshkosh Northwestern Media reports ( Thursday that Schultz made more than $235,000 More >

Manitowoc officials warn of fentanyl drug abuse

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) – Health and law enforcement officials in the Manitowoc area are warning of the dangers of abusing a lesser-known narcotic called fentanyl. An HTR Media report ( ) says fentanyl is a pain medication. It’s often administered through a patch on the skin. Local police have begun seeing deaths associated with the drug. However, More >

Suspect sought in fatal Green Bay shooting

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay police are looking for the person who shot and killed a 32-year-old man. Investigators believe the victim, Steven Sims, and the shooter knew each other. Sims was shot Tuesday night in a quiet, residential neighborhood and died from his injuries Wednesday. WLUK-TV ( ) reports police have identified a More >

Van Hollen, Stepp promote drug take-back day

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Department of Natural Resources are teaming up to promote National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. People can drop off their unused drugs on April 26 at collection sites across the state. The day is designed to get unused, expired and unwanted drugs out of people’s More >

Feds: 27 people indicted in drug investigation

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Federal officials in Wisconsin say 27 people have been indicted on drug-trafficking and related charges following a three-year investigation. U.S. Attorney James Santelle says the drug ring was led by a 40-year-old Pewaukee man who used family and friends in Milwaukee to distribute cocaine, heroin and marijuana and then launder the proceeds by More >

Walker refuses to back down on jobs promise

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he doesn’t think voters will penalize him if he doesn’t meet his 2010 campaign promise to create 250,000 private sector jobs by the end of this year. Walker on Wednesday refused to back down from that promise, even though only about 100,000 jobs have been created over the More >

Walker refuses to commit to serving full term

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker is once again refusing to commit to serving a full four-year term if he is re-elected this fall. Walker on Wednesday was asked if he would commit to serving the full term and he said, “I’m committed to running for governor.” Walker is considering running for president in 2016, a More >

Governor signs ban on advertising kids online

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that prohibits people from advertising their children for adoption online. Current state law prohibits advertising children for adoption through a range of mediums, including newspapers, radio and television but doesn’t address the Internet. The bill also requires parents who want to transfer their custodial powers More >

Governor OKs classified UW research

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that will allow University of Wisconsin institutions to perform classified national security research. Current UW System and UW-Madison policies bar researchers from performing work on campus that can’t be published, prohibiting them from doing classified government projects on campus. The bill Walker signed Wednesday allows More >