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Man accused of setting restaurant fire after luring children

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — An 18-year-old man is accused of luring four children under age 10 into an apartment above a vacant Green Bay restaurant, assaulting two of them and setting the building on fire. Jesus Castilloveitia-Quinton is facing five criminal charges, including child abuse and arson. WBAY-TV ( ) reports Castilloveitia-Quinton told police the More >

Medical examiner: 2-year-old dies after fall from window

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says a 2-year-old has died after falling from a window at a Milwaukee home. Authorities released no other details on how the child died Tuesday afternoon. Neighbor Barbara Gates says the boy’s family was searching for him when they realized he was stuck in the window. Another neighbor, More >

Wisconsin ACT scores drop below national average

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s average score on the ACT college entrance exam dropped below the national average in the first year that all graduating seniors took the test. Wisconsin’s average 20.5 score is below the national average of 20.8. The state score is down 1.7 points from last year when 73 percent of seniors took More >

Schimel drops early voting fight

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee and Madison apparently will be able to start early voting next month. Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is dropping an attempt to block the state’s largest cities from staring early voting in September for the Nov. 8 election. A panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court on Monday denied a request by More >

Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader joins call for special prosecutor for Bill Clinton’s foundation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The highest ranking Republican in the Wisconsin state Senate is joining with Donald Trump in calling for a special prosecutor to investigate Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation. Trump’s campaign released a statement Tuesday from Wisconsin state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. He is a Trump supporter and has called for Republicans to unite More >

Milwaukee man charged in a fatal shooting

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man has been charged in a fatal shooting outside a police precinct. A criminal complaint charges 65-year-old Randall Drescher with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of Reed Carlsen outside a south side Milwaukee police precinct Aug. 18. The complaint says Drescher told police he and a friend were parked in a More >

Verizon sues Appleton over cell tower

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Verizon Wireless is suing the City of Appleton because its Common Council rejected the company’s plans for a cell tower. A civil complaint filed by Verizon says the council’s decision is in direct conflict with Wisconsin law. The council voted last month to deny Verizon’s permit for a tower on the city’s More >

Wisconsin’s Minimum Markup Law To Be Challenged Again

(Eagle River, WI) — Wisconsin’s minimum markup law is being challenged again in court. The conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed suit Monday in Vilas County, and it plans to say more about its case Tuesday. The 1939 law was designed to protect mom and pop stores from being priced out of business More >

Mayors Challenge Waukesha’s Approval To Use Lake Michigan Water

(Undated)  —  Great Lakes’ mayors in the US and Canada want to challenge the recent decision to let Waukesha tap into Lake Michigan for its drinking water. Two conferences of mayors, governors, and premiers have asked the eight Great Lakes governors for an appeal hearing on their unanimous June 21st approval and a lawsuit could More >

Walker Keeps Chipping Away At Debt For Presidential Run

(Washington, DC)  —  Governor Scott Walker is still chipping away at the reported one million dollar debt in his White House candidacy when he ended it last fall. A new report filed with the Federal Election Commission shows that the Republican Walker owed $672,000 at the end of July. He paid off about $70,000 of More >