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Missing boy found in Fox River has died

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) – A missing 6-year-old boy found in the Fox River in Neenah has died. Police say Elijah Vanderhoof was in Riverside Park with his mother, older sister and cousins Tuesday afternoon when he went missing about 4:15 p.m. Neenah police responded and began a search. The boy was found in the river More >

Police reopen Wisconsin fun park restroom gun case

EGG HARBOR, Wis. (AP) – The Door County Sheriff’s Department has reopened a case involving a man who left a loaded gun at Egg Harbor Fun Park after learning his wife had been involved in a similar incident. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ( ) reports 76-year-old Gerald Hitchler of Oconomowoc wasn’t initially charged because he has More >

Police: Green Bay gang bust leads to 9 arrests

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay police say a nine-month investigation into a street gang has led to the arrests of nine people. Police said Tuesday the recent arrests have broken up a gang called the Bay City Latin Kings. They say a 26-year-old Green Bay man who was arrested last week is the suspected More >

Missing boy found in Fox River

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) – A missing 6-year-old boy was found in the Fox River in Neenah. Police say the child was taken to Theda Clark Medical Center, but there’s no word on his condition. Authorities say the child was reported missing about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Park. Officers and volunteers began searching the park More >

Wisconsin DNR urges hunters to use lands atlas

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources is urging hunters and outdoor enthusiasts to use its public land access atlas. The atlas contains 441 maps, a glossary and extensive contact information for property managers to help people identify state, county, federal and other publicly accessible land. The atlases are available through the DNR’s More >

Park officials allow Apostle Islands fire to burn

BAYFIELD, Wis. (AP) – National Park Service rangers have discovered a fire on one of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior that they say has been burning for weeks. The service said Tuesday it’s allowing the fire on York Island to keep burning. It says a lightning strike likely ignited the fire during a late July More >

Hundreds gather to honor slain journalist Foley

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Slain U.S. journalist James Foley is being remembered as a person committed to social justice and as a modest friend who deflected questions about himself. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports ( ) that Father Fred Zagone, the chaplain for the Marquette University Alumni Association, said at a vigil Tuesday that Foley cited the More >

Company to delay formal request for iron ore mine

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Gogebic Taconite says its application to develop an iron ore mine in northwestern Wisconsin will be pushed back until at least the fall of next year. Gogebic had planned to submit an application in the spring of 2015 to develop a $1.5 billion iron ore mine in the Lake Superior region. But a More >

Potawatomi withhold payment to Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Forest County Potawatomi say they have not made their annual revenue sharing payment to the state of Wisconsin for their casino in Milwaukee because they anticipate the state will owe them money if Gov. Scott Walker approves a casino in Kenosha. The Potawatomi released a statement Tuesday after Walker’s office sent More >

Victims’ uncle: Wisconsin ex-deputy now in jail

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) – Family members say they’ve been told a recently retired Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy is due in court this week in the shooting deaths of his wife and sister-in-law. Dan DuPuis of Hudson, an uncle of the two sisters, says the Dane County district attorney authorized him to say that former Deputy Andy Steele More >