State News

Debate: Trump’s Noncommital On Accepting Election Results Trumps All

(Undated)  —  Wisconsin Republicans got part of what they wanted, when the final presidential debate had a larger discussion of the issues than the first two. But Donald Trump stole the show when he refused to say if he would accept the results of the November eighth election, telling anchor Chris Wallace he would keep More >

DNR Ends Informal Board Dinners Prior To Meetings

(Madison, WI)  —  The state DNR says it will stop hosting dinners for members of the Natural Resources Board the night before its meetings. The social functions were called into question when opponents of a new snowmobile trail in Blue Mounds State Park alleged that the board members privately discussed the proposal at a dinner More >

Tipster Gets $25,000 Reward In Murder Of Five-Year-Old

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  A Milwaukee man has received a $25,000 reward for giving police vital information that helped convict three men in the shooting death of a five-year-old girl. Antoine Buchanan says he has a close relationship with two of those convicted of shooting bullets into a house in 2014, killing five-year-old Laylah Peterson. Buchanan More >

Moisture Slows Wisconsin Crop Harvest

(Madison, WI) — Even when it’s not raining, many Wisconsin farm crops and fields have lots of moisture, and that’s slowing down the fall harvest. Almost one fourth of the state’s corn for grain has been harvested, about the same as this time last year, but three days behind the average for the past five More >

Johnson, Feingold Spar Over Issues, Philosophies

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The two Wisconsin US Senate candidates clash on a wide range of issues and personal philosophies in their second and final debate in Milwaukee. GOP incumbent Ron Johnson and former Senate Democrat Russ Feingold showed a clear divide Tuesday night on the economy, the White House candidates, immigration, health care, the cost More >

Walker: I’ll Be Done In 2022 For Sure

(Madison, WI)  —  Scott Walker says there’s no way he’ll stay on as Wisconsin’s governor after 2022. He told members of the state’s largest business group in Madison there’s no way he’ll run for a fourth term, and his wife Tonette would “literally kill him” if he did so. The Republican Walker has been elected More >

Harley Expects To Lay Off 225 Salaried Employees

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Harley Davidson says it will lay off 225 salaried employees before the end of this year. The Milwaukee based motorcycle firm says about 70 of its contractors will also be affected by the layoffs, which come amid a seven percent drop in US motorcycle sales during the past year. Harley has more More >

A 16-year-old boy convicted in the fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old boy in Wausau

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy convicted in the fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old boy during a suspected gang confrontation in Wausau last year is being sentenced. Dylan Yang was found guilty in March of first-degree reckless homicide in the killing of Isaiah Powell on Feb. 27, 2015. He faces up to 60 years in More >

House Speaker Paul Ryan releases first general election campaign ad

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan has released his first general election campaign ad. The spot comes during a tumultuous time for Ryan, even though he faces only token Democratic opposition for the southeastern Wisconsin congressional race. Ryan was heckled by Donald Trump supporters at a Wisconsin rally earlier this month after Ryan yanked his More >

Officials identifies 13-year-old Wisconsin boy who drowned along the Texas Gulf Coast

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Officials have identified a 13-year-old boy from Wisconsin who drowned after having gone swimming near a state park along the Texas Gulf Coast. Gabriel Carpenter’s body was found Monday afternoon near Mustang Island State Park. Carpenter had been reported missing Sunday after he had gone underwater and never resurfaced while swimming with More >