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State Fire Marshal Helps Investigate Hardware Store Fire

(Kiel, WI) — The state fire marshal’s office is helping officials in Kiel determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a nearly century old hardware store. Kiel fire lieutenant Kevin Voland says there was a small explosion during the Monday morning incident that heavily damaged Lulloff True Value Hardware. No injuries were reported. Units More >

Drone over Lambeau confiscated by authorities

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A drone that flew over Lambeau Field during the Green Bay Packers game last week has been confiscated in a federal investigation. Officials say it’s against the law to fly a drone over the stadium because of the potential for danger. Green Bay Police Commander Paul Ebel says the drone could More >

Former UW-Whitewater wrestling coach files lawsuit

WHITEWATER, Wis. (AP) — A former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling coach is suing the athletic director and former chancellor for wrongful termination and defamation. Tim Fader’s lawsuit says they pushed him out of his job after he reported a sexual assault allegation to police instead of university officials. WISC-TV ( ) reports Fader’s lawsuit says a Whitewater More >

Federal appeals court denies stay, allows early voting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court says early voting in Wisconsin can continue. U.S. District Judge James Peterson in July struck down a host of Wisconsin’s election laws, including limits on early voting. He also ordered the state to quickly issue credentials valid for voting for anyone struggling to obtain photo ID. Peterson granted state More >

WI Attorney General to give update on fatal shooting investigation

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin’s attorney general is due to give an update on the state’s investigation of a fatal shooting by police in Milwaukee. Brad Schimel was to be joined at the briefing by Tina Virgil, director of the state Division of Criminal Investigation’s Special Investigations Bureau. The state is examining the fatal shooting last weekend of More >

Toddler injured in Lake Holcombe fire dies

LAKE HOLCOMBE, Wis. (AP) — The toddler injured in an apartment fire last week in Lake Holcombe has died of his injuries. The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department says 2-year-old Anthony Harp died at a hospital in Minnesota Saturday night. His parents, Sean Harp and Amber Liebe and their 3-year-old son were able to escape the fire More >

Suicidal Man Showed Toy Gun To Encourage Police To Kill Him

NEW LONDON, Wis. (AP) — A man killed by New London police officers drew a realistic-looking toy gun to goad them into shooting him, authorities and his fiancee said Sunday. The gun that Kole Knight possessed when he was shot Friday morning was a “plastic toy look-alike,” Johnny Koremenos, spokesman for the state Department of Justice, More >

Autopsy Results Pending For Three Doors Down Founder

WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — Guitarist Matt Roberts, a founding member of the rock band 3 Doors Down, has died in Wisconsin. The 38-year-old was in West Bend to perform at a benefit. The West Bend Police Department says someone called authorities around 7 a.m. Saturday to report an unconscious man in a hotel hallway. Police More >

One Dead, Dozens Displaced In Sheboygan Fire

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — One person has died and dozens of people have been displaced after a fire in an apartment building in Sheboygan. The Sheboygan Fire Department says one person was found dead inside a unit at the Embers Apartments after the fire was reported before 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Battalion Chief Gary Kolberg says the fire More >

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson Comments On Milwaukee Violence Incidents

U-S Senate Republican Ron Johnson says last weekend’s violence in Milwaukee proves that government programs like the “war on poverty” are failing. At a luncheon sponsored by WisPolitics Dot Com, Johnson said well intentioned government programs have trapped people in the country’s inner cities, while creating cycles of “poverty, dependency, and dispair.” The Senate’s Homeland More >