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Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Wisconsin Bull Calves

(Madison, WI)  —  An outbreak of salmonella that’s resistant to several drugs has been linked to dairy bull calves sold in Wisconsin. The US Centers for Disease Control says 21 people in eight states were infected from January eleventh through October 24th, and Wisconsin had the most cases with 12 in eight counties. Of the More >

Judge Rejects Mandatory Hand Count Of Presidential Ballots

(Madison, WI)  —  A statewide recount is set to begin Thursday for the Wisconsin presidential contest and counties will not be required to count the ballots by hand. Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey Rihn heard both sides of that issue on Tuesday evening, and she ruled there was not evidence to show that a More >

One dead in town of Newark house fire

TOWN OF NEWARK, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have recovered a body after a house fire in southern Wisconsin. Investigators recovered the body Tuesday afternoon from the house in the Town of Newark. An autopsy is scheduled Wednesday. Rock County sheriff’s Capt. Todd Christiansen says the cause of death was not immediately obvious. Christiansen says the More >

Court: Police can pursue drivers into their garages

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court says a sheriff’s deputy was within his rights when he chased a driver into his garage without a warrant over a broken taillight. According to the 4-3 decision, Richard Weber fled from Wood County Sheriff’s Deputy Calvin Dorshorst after Dorshorst tried to stop him in 2012. Dorhorst More >

City of Menominee removes nativity scene after complaints

MENOMINEE, Mich. (AP) — A nativity scene that’s been displayed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as part of a longtime Christmas tradition has been taken down following years of complaints. Menominee City Manager Tony Graff tells WLUK-TV ( ) that the display was taken down shortly after being put up this year. He says the city More >

Racine man charged in crash that killed father, daughter

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Homicide charges have been filed in Racine County against a man accused of killing a father and daughter in a drunken driving crash. Twenty-five-year-old Levi Ruohonen, of Racine, was charged Monday with two counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle in the deaths of 39-year-old Kevin Dalley and 9-year-old More >

Giving Tuesday: Institutions Seek Help

(Undated)  —  Move over Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. This is “Giving Tuesday,” and more service institutions in Wisconsin are using the occasion to kick off their charitable events for the holidays. The Belfer Center for Innovation and the 92nd Street YMCA in New York City started “Giving Tuesday” in 2012, and More >

Names released of victims in Green Bay murder/suicide

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Green Bay Police have released the names of two people killed in a murder/suicide. Officials say 55-year-old Joseph Kiefer killed his 60-year-old girlfriend Patricia Hayden before turning the gun on himself. Police say they found both victims’ bodies last Tuesday in the house they shared. At least one had a gunshot More >

Two mourners had vehicles stolen at Milwaukee cemetery

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Milwaukee Police have been looking for suspects who stole two vehicles from a cemetery, while their occupants were mourning the losses of loved ones. The latest incident happened Sunday at Valhalla Cemetery on Milwaukee’s northwest side, where police say two people armed with a stun gun approached a man who was placing More >

Clarke meets with Trump on possible cabinet post

(New York, NY)  —  Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has met with President Elect Donald Trump about his chances for joining the administration. Reports say Clarke is a possibility as Trump’s secretary of Homeland Security but the Journal Sentinel says he could be open to a lesser policy post at the White House on security issues. More >