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Ex-Plover doctor gets prison for sex assaults

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — A former Wisconsin doctor convicted of sexually assaulting multiple patients at a clinic in Plover has been sentenced to more than six years in prison. The Stevens Point Journal reports that 47-year-old Wilton Calderon, who now lives in Old Lyme, Connecticut, was accused of groping and inappropriately rubbing himself against at least More >

Missing Russian tortoise returned to Wisconsin zoo

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A Russian tortoise that was taken from an Oshkosh zoo a month ago has been returned. Menominee Park Zoo officials tell WLUK-TV that the tortoise, named Anastasia, was found last week in her pen. Officials say when Anastasia was first discovered, she was cold and resisted eating, but is now doing better. — More >

UW-Oshkosh to file for bankruptcy in wake of controversy

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Officials with the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s private fundraising foundation say they will file for bankruptcy in the wake of a scandal involving a former chancellor and his chief business officer tied to several real estate ventures. The Journal Sentinel reports that the foundation filed a reorganization petition under Chapter 11 of the federal More >

Green Bay to remove deteriorating 9/11 memorial

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The city of Green Bay will soon remove a 9/11 memorial that bears inaccurate information and has deteriorated amid eastern Wisconsin’s harsh winters. The memorial, which has a steel beam from one of the fallen twin towers, was donated to the city by a group of private citizens from nearby More >

Wisconsin officials act to help Northern Plains drought

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is clearing the way for farmers in that state to help out their drought-stricken colleagues in the Northern Plains. Walker has declared a 30-day state of emergency for the purpose of transporting loads of forage to the Dakotas and Montana. All three states have been dealing with More >

Wisconsin Assembly set to approve $3 billion for Foxconn

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly planned to approve a $3 billion tax break Thursday for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a massive display panel factory in the state, a project President Donald Trump touted as a transformational win for the U.S. economy. Democratic critics in Wisconsin, who don’t have the votes to More >

Kenosha alderman accused of stalking ex-girlfriend

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A city alderman in Kenosha is accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend for more than four years. Authorities allege John Ruffolo harassed the woman between February 2013 and July 2017 despite repeated pleas from her to stop and warnings from police. Ruffolo’s bond was set at $10,000 cash Wednesday. Defense attorney Patrick More >

Wisconsin residents worry development will endanger lake

FRANKLIN, Wis. (AP) — Residents of a condo development in southeast Wisconsin fear a $43 million school complex will diminish their scenic setting and endanger the health of a local lake. The Franklin School District has proposed a nearly 200,000-square-foot, two-story building near Tuckaway Shores, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported . Residents said they worry the development More >

Carjacker fatally shot by La Crosse police was felon

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — La Crosse police have identified a convicted felon as the armed carjacker who was fatally shot by officers. Authorities say 54-year-old Roger Burzinski of Green Bay stole a Chevy Trailblazer at Houska Park on Sunday after confronting a woman at gunpoint. Police say the mother was able to get her More >

Judge rules no release for Racine man who killed neighbor

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A 50-year-old Racine man who authorities say strangled his neighbor with an electric cord will spend the rest of his life in prison. A judge Tuesday sentenced Harry Fumich to life in prison with no chance of release. Fumich pleaded guilty to first-degree intentional homicide. The Journal Times reports he declined to speak More >