State News

Man Injured Seriously In Collision With Semi In Columbia County

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says a man was injured seriously when his car struck a semi Monday afternoon. Sheriff’s officials say the man was driving on Highway A at around 4 P-M when he missed a stop sign at Highway 16 in the town of Otsego. His car went into the intersection and hit More >

Road Rage Incident Escalates Into Assault In Madison

Police are investigating after a road rage incident escalated into an assault in Madison. Madison police say a man was involved in a road rage incident on the Beltline around 6 P-M Saturday. Officers say he followed the other vehicle involved into the parking lot of a business. Investigators say that’s when the other driver More >

3 Rescued From Stranded Vehicles In SW Wisconsin Flooding

Emergency crews rescued three people from stranded vehicles after flash flooding hit southwestern Wisconsin. Grant County Emergency Management officials say the three were rescued on a road near Ellenboro early Sunday. Officials say the three were apparently camping and had to be rescued from the roofs of submerged cars. The National Weather Service says parts More >

Oak Creek Police Dispose Of Live Explosives

The Oak Creek Police Department says officers removed live explosives from a residence in the city and safely disposed of them. Police and officials with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit responded to a call Sunday about possible explosives at a residence. Officers determined that the items found at the home were More >

Discovery Of Burglary Tools And Bags Of Money Leads To Couple’s Arrest

A Monday court appearance in Jackson County is scheduled for an Illinois couple accused of committing a string of crimes.  Thomas Budasz and Jennifer Keller were arrested during a traffic stop last Saturday.  The Wisconsin State Patrol found a safe, bags of money, burglary tools, purses and wallets in their vehicle.  While handcuffed, the two More >

DNR Report:  Wisconsin Wolf Population May Be Stabilizing

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says more data must be collected over the next few years to confirm the appearance that the state’s wolf population is stabilizing.  Volunteer trackers put the winter wolf count at between 900-and-950 animals.  The official goal is 350.  The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service says the data it is More >

Federal Funding Approved, But Much Less Than Requested

The state of Wisconsin will receive 160-million dollars from Wash9ington to expand Interstate-94 near the location of the new Foxconn Technology plant in Mount Pleasant.  That’s 86-million less than the governor had requested.  Interested parties like the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin are asking where the rest of the money is coming from.  The widening More >

New, More Serious Charges Filed Against Man Charged With Killing Pedestrian

When a 19-year-old man accused of killing a pedestrian made a Dane County Court appearance Wednesday, he found out he is going to face much more serious charges.  Prosecutors say Benjamin E. Cortes was under the influence of drugs while driving more than 100 miles-an-hour in Madison last April.  Seventy-two-year-old Gregory Nametz died of the More >

Wisconsin Supreme Court Sides With Golden Sands Dairy

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has granted Golden Sands Dairy the right to use more than 63-hundred acres of land, despite a local ordinance.  The Town of Saratoga had made a zoning change in an effort to stop expansion plans.  The legal battle dates back nearly five years and the high court made its ruling Tuesday More >

DNR Testing:  No Harmful Chemicals After Sludge Dumped In Waterways

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reports early test results find no harmful chemicals after a spill of sludge last month.  The problem started at the Hi-Crush mine when a bulldozer slid into a pond in western Wisconsin.  People trying to rescue the equipment operator emptied 10-million gallons of water from that pond at a More >