State News

Fired MPS teachers aide charged for attack on student

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Public Schools system says a teacher’s aide has been fired after pushing a student to the floor in an incident caught on video. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1SpkevJ ) reports the incident happened Wednesday at Bay View High School. Thirty-nine-year-old Jasmine Pennix was charged Friday with felony child abuse, with bail More >

University of Wisconsin-Madison Police said Friday a woman who reported she was sexually assaulted may have been reliving an experience from years earlier

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison Police say a woman who reported she was sexually assaulted may have been reliving an experience from years earlier. An officer found the woman April 8 near the UW Alumni House. She said three unknown men sexually assaulted her at knifepoint between the time she left a downtown bar More >

Gov. Scott Walker cuts campaign debt from failed presidential bid to under $1 million

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has cut the campaign debt from his failed presidential bid to just under $1 million. His latest campaign filing this week shows Walker owes just over $952,000. That is down about $141,000 from the previous month. His debt stood at $1.2 million at the end of 2015. Walker ended More >

Reinwand gets life for wife’s 1984 death

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — A man convicted in the 1984 death of his wife in central Wisconsin has been sentenced to life in prison. Stevens Point Journal Media (http://spjour.nl/26lj5Pj ) reports 56-year-old Joseph Reinwand was sentenced Friday. He was found guilty by a jury earlier this year of first-degree murder in the death of his More >

Wally Ellenson To Leave Marquette

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Wally Ellenson will not return to the Marquette men’s basketball team next season. Coach Steve Wojciechowski confirmed Thursday that Ellenson has quit the program, soon after his younger brother and teammate Henry Ellenson decided to turn pro. Wally will continue with the Marquette men’s outdoor track team this spring, as a four-time More >

Gov. Scott Walker declared a state of emergency due to elevated wildfire conditions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency due to elevated wildfire conditions across the state. Walker issued an executive order declaring an emergency on Thursday. The order calls on all state agencies to help as they can with wildfire response and recovery efforts and allows Wisconsin National Guard leaders to More >

Two girls struck by a truck that fled from law enforcement

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say two girls have been struck in Dane County by a truck that had fled from law enforcement. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Thursday that a deputy saw a truck driving erratically and speeding in the town of Westport, and that the deputy tried to make More >

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch calls her completed trip to Israel a “unique success.”

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch is calling her recently completed trip to Israel a “unique success.” Kleefisch led a group to Israel in her role as head of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association. She met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the eight-day trip. Kleefisch said in a statement Thursday that the More >

Hundreds at UW-Madison protest student’s arrest, racist incidents

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators were rallying at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to protest the arrest of a black student accused of spraying provocative graffiti messages around campus. The Wisconsin State Journal reports Thursday (http://bit.ly/1NmGHwK ) that students and faculty gathered at the statue of Abraham Lincoln and pasted a list of demands that More >

41K lost food stamps, 12K found jobs under new work requirement

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new report from Gov. Scott Walker’s administration says more than 41,000 people lost access to food stamps in the first year of a new state law requiring them to seek employment. The state Department of Health Services report also shows that nearly 12,000 people found jobs thanks to a new training More >