State News

Car fleeing police ends up on airport runway in Oshkosh

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A police chase in the Oshkosh area has ended with the suspect driving his car onto an airport runway. The Wisconsin State Patrol tells WBAY-TV (http://bit.ly/2mROjf1 ) a trooper going north on Highway 41 on Tuesday noticed a couple of cars coming up fast behind him. One car sped past the More >

Dispatcher fired over Trump wants $250,000 settlement

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse police dispatcher who says she was fired for supporting President Donald Trump’s travel ban wants a six-figure settlement. UW-L Chancellor Joe Gow told The La Crosse Tribune (http://bit.ly/2mN3G7P ) that Kimberly Dearman wants a $250,000 settlement. Her attorney, Lee Fehr, told the newspaper that she’s More >

Wisconsin justices issue tie ruling without revealing votes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday released an unusual decision in which none of the justices identified how they voted in a tie – the first time that’s happened in nearly 40 years. The court issued a two-sentence opinion saying it had reached a 3-3 tie in a dispute between a More >

Sheboygan council rejects immigration resolution

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Sheboygan Common Council has defeated a contentious resolution that would have authorized police to detain people with whom they come in contact if the individuals couldn’t provide proof of U.S. citizenship. The council voted 14-to-1 to reject the proposal, USA Today Network-Wisconsin (http://shebpr.es/2n3x7nG ) reported. Council member Rosemarie Trester was More >

Wisconsin DHS head doesn’t know how many may lose insurance

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The head of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services says she doesn’t know how many people may lose insurance in the state under the proposed federal health care overhaul. Linda Seemeyer was asked about the proposal Tuesday during a forum hosted by Wisconsin Health News. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicted More >

Walker says wiretap, Russian collusion review needed

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker isn’t saying much about FBI Director James Comey’s testimony that the bureau has been probing links between President Donald Trump and Russian officials. Comey said during a congressional hearing Monday that the investigation began last July. He also rejected Trump’s claims that former President Barack Obama had More >

Governor Walker: GOP moving in ‘right direction’ on health care

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says U.S. House Republicans are moving in the right direction on their health care reform bill after Speaker Paul Ryan announced he plans to provide more help to older people. Ryan said Sunday people in their 50s and 60s deserve more help because their face higher costs. Walker More >

Private school voucher payments increase $217 per student

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Taxpayer-funded payments to children choosing to attend private schools using a voucher will increase an estimated $217 per-student in each of the next two years. And those payments will continue to exceed per-student state aid for Wisconsin’s public schools. New estimates were prepared by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau and released More >

1 Killed, 2 Children Injured in Clark County Crash

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) — One man has died and two children have been seriously injured in a car crash in Clark County. Sheriff’s officials say 30-year-old Aaron Dierich was driving a car that hit a guard rail along Highway 29 at the Withee overpass and went into the ditch. Dierich died at the scene Sunday. More >

Test results show 7 percent of tested deer infected with CWD

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources says a little more than 7 percent of deer tested last year were infected with chronic wasting disease. Data on the DNR’s website shows 441 of 6,039 deer analyzed tested positive for the disease, a prevalence rate of 7.3 percent. The prevalence rate in 2015 More >