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2 women charged in heroin death

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Two women who police say tried to revive a man who had overdosed on heroin have been charged in his death in Dane County. Prosecutors say one of the women is the victim’s cousin. Joshua Hendrickson was found dead in his pickup truck in a restaurant parking lot in Stoughton last June. More >

Judge to hold hearing on releasing Schimel videos

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Madison judge could rule on whether to release videos of what Democrats believe is Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel making inappropriate remarks at prosecutorial training seminars. The state Democratic Party has filed an open records request with the state Justice Department seeking five videos of presentations Schimel, the Waukesha County More >

DOJ records show agent was fired over ICAC delays

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Newly released records show a state Justice Department agent that left her job over delays in assigning Internet child pornography cases was fired. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced in March that two investigators in DOJ’s Milwaukee office had left their jobs after DOJ officials discovered they had left nearly four dozen More >

Shootout sends wounded suspect to hospital

LAKE NEBAGAMON, Wis. (AP) – A standoff and shootout in northwestern Wisconsin ended after the suspect was shot and wounded by sheriff’s deputies. Douglas County sheriff’s officials say the female suspect got into an argument with her mother Wednesday at a residence in Lake Nebagamon and pulled a gun. The mother fled to a nearby More >

Sheriff: Applications for drone are endless

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) – The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department has a new piece of equipment that it says can keep deputies out of harm’s way. Deputies say the possibilities for their drone are many. Sheriff James Kowalczyk says it could be used for search warrants, for finding lost children or for accident reconstruction. He More >

Starting bid for Appleton hotel $7.5 million

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – An online listing says the starting bid for the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton is $7.5 million. An auction for the 388-room downtown hotel begins Dec. 1 and ends Dec. 3. The city has been talking with the hotel investors about plans for a $27 million Fox Cities Exhibition Center. More >

DNR reminds hunters to review county boundaries

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding deer hunters to learn the boundaries of new management units by reviewing county lines. The Department of Natural Resources has reduced the number of traditional management units this year from 134 to 72 units based on county boundaries in an effort to simplify the hunt. The agency More >

Wisconsin studies music and memory program

UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) – The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is leading a new study on whether music can help dementia patients. Similar studies will be done in Utah and Ohio on the Music and Memory program, which is in hundreds of nursing homes across the U.S. and Canada. The study in Wisconsin is the largest in More >

Schimel renews claims that Happ is activist

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel is renewing his accusations that his Democratic opponent Susan Happ is a liberal activist during the candidates’ third and final debate. Schimel opened the debate Wednesday at the state bar association by saying businesses should fear Happ, saying she will turn the state Justice Department into More >

Wisconsin candidate rejects claim Trek fired her

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor is rejecting a claim by the former president of Trek Bicycles that she was fired from her job at the family company. Mark Burke calls the claim “character assassination” just days before voters choose in a tight race between her and Republican Gov. Scott Walker. But former More >