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Speaker Paul Ryan says special counsel Mueller is not ‘biased partisan’

MILWAUKEE (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says special counsel Robert Mueller is not a biased partisan, even as President Donald Trump has decried the investigation into ties between his campaign and Russia as a witch hunt. Ryan commented Monday during an interview on the “Jay Weber Show” on WISN-AM in Milwaukee. Ryan says the More >

Western Wisconsin residents rebuild after fatal tornado

CHETEK, Wis. (AP) — Residents in western Wisconsin are slowly recovering from a tornado that killed one person, injured 25 and caused at least $10 million in damage. The Leader-Telegram ( ) reports that a tornado with wind speeds estimated at 140 mph (225.3 kph) went through Polk, Barron, Rusk and Price counties May 16. “I More >

Driver charged in crash that injured officer

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — Criminal charges have been filed against a woman accused of striking and critically injuring a Green Bay area police officer while driving drunk. Twenty-eight-year-old Kalin McGuire is charged with injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle and intoxicated use of a vehicle with a child passenger. A criminal complaint says McGuire More >

Family, others mourning fatal shooting of 6-year-old

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Family members and others gathered in the Milwaukee neighborhood where a 6-year-old boy was killed in a hail of gunfire. Neighbors knocked on doors Sunday and encouraged anyone who saw what happened to come forward with information that could help police catch those responsible for the death of Justin Evans Jr. Family More >

Wisconsin has long history of devastating flood

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Though this summer’s rains have caused extensive flooding in parts of Wisconsin, flooding has always been a part of life in the state because of its many rivers and lakes. French settlers in Prairie du Chien made one of the first written records of flooding in the state in 1785, calling More >

Wisconsin school district changes staff social media policy

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — Employees of a school district in southern Wisconsin will no longer be allowed to use their personal social media accounts to engage students. Portage Community School District will now require staff members to create a separate social media account that’s open to the general public in order to communicate with students, More >

Milwaukee police investigate shooting death of 6-year-old boy

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy. The department says the boy was shot Saturday evening outside of a residence on the 3600 block of North 23rd Street. Authorities are attempting to identify suspects in the case. Police didn’t immediately identify the victim of the shooting. The Milwaukee More >

Authorities: Officer-involved shooting in Eau Claire

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Eau Claire police say an officer has fatally shot a 59-year-old man after he fired a shotgun at authorities. Police chief Jerry Staniszewski said Sunday that the department received a request the night before to check the welfare of the man, who made “homicidal and suicidal” comments to an acquaintance. More >

Ashwaubenon officer seriously hurt in incident involving drunken driver

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — An Ashwaubenon Public Safety officer struck by a suspected drunk driver has suffered life-threatening injuries. USA Today Network-Wisconsin ( reports that the officer was hit late Saturday while on foot at a car fire along Interstate 41. Authorities haven’t yet identified the officer or the driver. Chief Eric Dunning says more More >

Salmon Tournament Kicks off in Kewaunee, Door Counties

ALGOMA, Wis. (AP) — Anglers from around the nation are competing in the K/D Salmon Tournament in Kewaunee and Door counties. WBAY-TV ( reports that the grand prize winner will reel in $10,000 cash. The 9-day tournament kicked off Saturday. Tournament organizer Kevin Naze says the goal is to bring people into area towns where More >