State News

Culver’s Mourns Loss Of CEO

(Prairie du Sac, WI)  —  The Wisconsin based Culver’s butter burger and frozen custard chain is mourning the loss of its CEO. The company says Phil Keiser died Saturday from natural causes, and he would have turned 61 on Monday. Keiser was with Culver’s for two decades and he became the CEO last year, overseeing More >

Second, Final US Senate Debate Set

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  A second and final statewide debate will be staged Tuesday for Wisconsin’s US Senate candidates. Republican incumbent Ron Johnson and former Senate Democrat Russ Feingold will square off in a 90 minute forum beginning at 8:30 from Milwaukee’s Marquette Law School. It will be broadcast statewide. Johnson and Feingold sparred Friday night More >

Authorities dismissed case against a 16-year-old boy charged in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities have dismissed the case against a 16-year-old boy who was charged in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy shortly after a fireworks display on Milwaukee’s lakefront last year. The 15-year-old was accused of shooting Tariq Akbar in the back of the head on July 3, 2015, because of an online fight More >

Wisconsin Has Widest Racial Gap in High School Grad Rate

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin has the widest high school graduation rate gap between white and black students in the nation. New federal data show that almost 93 percent of white students in Wisconsin earn diplomas within four years, compared to just 64 percent of black students. State Department of Public Instruction spokesman Tom McCarthy tells Wisconsin Public More >

Democrats rip Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson for saying he supports Donald Trump

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats are ripping Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson for supporting Donald Trump despite Trump’s predatory remarks about women and allegations he has sexually assaulted a number of women. Johnson is locked in a tight race with Democrat Russ Feingold. Johnson said Friday that he supports Trump on a number of issues. He More >

$1 million bond set for Oneida double murder suspect

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors in Outagamie County say an alcohol-fueled argument preceded the slaying of a couple on the Oneida Indian Reservation. Bond was set at $1 million Monday when 19-year-old Vance Reed made an initial appearance in Outagamie County Circuit Court. WLUK-TV ( ) reports Reed is facing two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in More >

Janesville soldier lost in Korean War finally laid to rest

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier finally has been laid to rest in his Wisconsin hometown 65 years after he was killed in the Korean War. Cpl. Donald Hendrickson was buried Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Janesville. A hearse bore Hendrickson’s remains to the cemetery after a memorial service at Cargill United Methodist More >

Family: Gudex suffered from depression

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — The family of the late state Sen. Rick Gudex of Fond du Lac says he suffered from depression. Gudex died Wednesday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 48-year-old Republican was elected to the Wisconsin Senate in 2012 but was not seeking re-election this year. In a statement, Gudex’s family says More >

An Illinois man was killed in a weekend motorcycle crash

LYONS, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois man was killed in a weekend motorcycle crash in Wisconsin. The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office says 57-year-old Timothy Adkins of McHenry, Illinois, lost control of his motorcycle when he struck a second bike on the curve of a road in Lyons on Saturday afternoon. Adkins was pronounced dead at the scene. More >

ITT closure leaves students in limbo

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The shutdown of ITT Technical Institute’s 130 campuses has left former students at the for-profit college’s Madison campus in educational limbo. The Wisconsin State Journal ( reports students’ questions about whether, or how, to continue their education still linger since the Sept. 7 announcement that it was closing. In August, the U.S. Department More >