State News

Man accused in death of 1-year-old at large

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a man charged in the death of his girlfriend’s 1-year-old child and injuries to the boy’s twin in Fond du Lac. David Griffin is charged with first-degree reckless homicide and child abuse causing great bodily harm. A criminal complaint says Griffin stood on the boy’s More >

Police take 3 hours to respond to sexual assault

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Records show an elderly woman waited three hours for Milwaukee police to respond to her call for help after she was sexually assaulted. The police records obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ( ) say the 82-year-old woman was assaulted by a stranger after she got off a bus last week. Police More >

Nail gun, knife found at scene of murder-attempted suicides

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dane County authorities say a nail gun and knife were found where a Madison man allegedly killed his developmentally disabled 16-year-old son then attempted to kill himself. Emergency responders were called to Token Creek Park near DeForest, north of Madison, Tuesday evening. The 16-year-old was dead at the scene. His 47-year-old More >

Prosecutor: Wisconsin trooper heroic in March shootout

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A rookie Wisconsin state trooper who died in a shootout with a bank robbery suspect in March killed the heavily armed suspect after suffering his own fatal wound. That’s according to an investigation led by the Fond du Lac County prosecutor. Trevor Casper was just 21 and on his More >

Services set for Wisconsin Marine killed in Chattanooga

GRANTSBURG, Wis. (AP) — Funeral services have been set for a Wisconsin native who was one of four Marines killed in last week’s shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Visitation for 25-year-old Sgt. Carson Holmquist will be held at Grantsburg High School on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A private family service will follow. The More >

Walker’s jobs agency gave loan despite ‘earmarks of fraud’

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker’s jobs agency gave a Wisconsin businessman a $1 million loan nine months after a federal judge wrote that other deals involving the person had “all the earmarks of fraud.” Now the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is suing to get its money back. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported More >

Body found near Ephraim believed to be missing doctor

EPHRAIM, Wis. (AP) — Door County sheriff’s officials say a body found near Ephraim appears to be that of a missing Fox Valley doctor. Authorities say a K-9 search team found human remains in the Town of Liberty Grove Wednesday afternoon near some trees in an uninhabited area. Sheriff’s deputies and the state crime lab More >

Chicago homicide suspect arrested in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say a man wanted for killing a 7-year-old boy in Chicago has been arrested in northwestern Wisconsin. Douglas County sheriff’s deputies say 21-year-old Rasheed Martin was arrested without incident at a residence in Superior Wednesday afternoon. Martin is wanted on an Illinois homicide warrant in the death of Amari More >

DNR wants to expand projects that don’t require analysis

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources wants to permanently expand the list of projects and activities that don’t require an environmental analysis. The DNR plans to ask its board next month for permission to expand its list of so-called minor actions that don’t require analysis. The move is angering environmental groups, More >

Man mistakes dog for lion, injuring animal

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Reports of a lion roaming the streets on Milwaukee’s north side have neighbors on edge. In fact, a man who thought he spotted the lion drew a gun and fired Tuesday night, striking an animal that turned out to be a dog. WITI-TV ( ) reports the injured dog is being cared More >