State News

Hundreds pack tribute to ‘Funky Drummer’ Clyde Stubblefield

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Clyde Stubblefield, the legendary “Funky Drummer” in James Brown’s band, was remembered this weekend as one of the pillars of Madison’s music scene. Hundreds of people packed a ballroom during a tribute for him Friday night in Madison. Stubblefield died Feb. 18 at age 73 after a long battle with kidney More >

Winnebago sturgeon spearing fizzles toward end

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — The sturgeon spearing season on Lake Winnebago fizzled out at the end. The 16-day season ended Sunday on the fourth straight day without the harvest of a single fish on Lake Winnebago or on the upriver lakes of Butte des Morts, Winneconne and Poygan. And in the past week, only 10 More >

Kenosha man dies in snowmobile crash in northern Wisconsin

SAINT GERMAIN, Wis. (AP) — A snowmobile crash in north-central Wisconsin has left a Kenosha man dead and another man injured. The Oneida County Sheriff’s Department says the snowmobile struck a utility pole just before 11 p.m. Saturday. The snowmobile driver, 62-year-old Jeffrey Schultz, of Kenosha, died at the scene. His passenger, a 43-year-old Saint More >

D3 Hoops: Top Two Seeds Win In Both WIAC Men’s, NACC Women’s Semis

(Undated)  —  Top seeds UW River Falls and Oshkosh will play in Saturday’s championship game in the WIAC men’s basketball tournament. Number One River Falls got 13 points each from Devin Buckley and Garret Pearson in a 68-55 home victory against La Crosse and five players scored in double figures for Number two Oshkosh in More >

Attorney general announces deal on drug overdose treatment

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has made a deal with the manufacturer of a drug used to reverse overdoses to make it more readily available at a lower cost. Schimel on Thursday announced the partnership with Adapt Pharma for the drug Naloxone. Known as Narcan, it is used in emergencies to More >

Walker appoints Risch to head Financial Institutions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has appointed a former lobbyist for the Wisconsin Bankers Association to head the state agency that regulates the banking industry. Walker announced Thursday that he was appointing Jay Risch to head the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. Risch currently serves as deputy secretary of the department. He is More >

Trespass charges for homeless Wisconsin man living in hospital closet

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) — A homeless man who police say was living in the closet at a Marshfield hospital has been charged with trespassing and several other counts. WSAW-TV ( ) reports police say the 41-year-old man was arrested last week after patients complained that he was walking the halls day and night. Authorities say Aaron More >

Jury to hear testimony in Milwaukee County inmate death

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prosecutors investigating the death of an inmate at the Milwaukee County Jail last year say they’ll convene a six-person jury to hear testimony and decide whether criminal charges are warranted. The process announced Wednesday is called an “inquest” and requires a unanimous verdict on whether charges should be filed, but prosecutors are More >

Walker calls for more states’ rights under Trump

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he is optimistic that states will get more power under President Donald Trump’s administration. Walker spoke about transferring more power to the states Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference’s annual meeting in suburban Washington. He says other than the military and “maybe preserving things like Social More >

Supreme Court: Racine woman’s $250 DNA charge was legal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court says a $250 fee charged to a Racine woman to collect and process her DNA samples was correctly levied, even though it did not have to be assessed at the time of her conviction. The court ruled 6-1 to uphold a state appeals court decision finding that More >