State News

DNR board approves start to shooting range process

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources’ board has approved starting the process to establish a new public shooting range in Columbia County. County residents have been upset with shooters using parking lots at the Swan Lake and French Creek wildlife areas as makeshift ranges. The Natural Resources Board voted unanimously Wednesday to More >

Launch explosion slightly affects Madison company

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin company that makes products for use in space is only slightly affected by the launch explosion of a space station supply rocket. A spokesman tells the Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1xErQAK ) that Madison’s Orbital Technologies Corp., better known as Orbitec, had only external LED lights on the rocket. Orbital Sciences Corp.’s More >

Burglar takes crime scene selfie, leaves phone

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) – Police in western Wisconsin didn’t have to work too hard to make an arrest in the burglary of a sporting goods store. Authorities say the 19-year-old suspect had taken a selfie of himself burglarizing the Black River Falls business, then inadvertently left his cellphone behind. The La Crosse Tribune More >

Wisconsin Boy Scout council gets $3M donation

WESTON, Wis. (AP) – A central Wisconsin Boy Scout council has received a $3 million donation to help send underserved kids to summer camp. Wausau Daily Herald Media reports (http://wdhne.ws/1tCUAuE ) the Samoset Council announced the gift Tuesday from Chicago real estate executive and former scout Albert Hanna. He designated the donation to support underprivileged children’s More >

Arrest in Wausau stabbing

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – Police say they’ve made an arrest in a stabbing in Wausau. Authorities say a dispute between two male relatives escalated and one stabbed the other Tuesday night. WAOW-TV (http://bit.ly/1tgc4eV ) says the 39-year-old victim was taken to Aspirus Hospital where he’s in stable condition. A 29-year-old relative is in the Marathon More >

Grocery chain sues Clorox for price discrimination

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Woodman’s grocery store chain is suing Clorox Corp., alleging price discrimination. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Madison, Woodman’s says Clorox will only make large packs of products available to warehouse clubs, including Costco and Sam’s Club. The Janesville-based Woodman’s says that’s a violation of federal law which More >

Happ, Schimel to meet for final AG debate

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin attorney general candidates Susan Happ and Brad Schimel are set to meet for their third and final debate at the state bar’s Madison headquarters. The debate is scheduled to get underway at 7 p.m. Wednesday. It will be televised three times on Sunday, two days ahead of Election Day, in the More >

Milwaukee water plant to temporarily suspend ozone

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Officials say the Milwaukee Water Works will turn off ozone treatments at one of its plants for up to 12 weeks starting Wednesday. Ozone is the primary water disinfectant at the Linnwood plant on the Lake Michigan waterfront. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1rS9CrU) reports all other treatments will remain in use at the More >

Obama: Vote for Dems to invest in opportunity

MILWAUKEE (AP) – President Barack Obama says he had the opportunity to succeed because his country invested in his education and well-being. He’s urging voters to back Democrats who support such investments. Obama is speaking Tuesday at a rally for Democrat Mary Burke. She’s trying to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker in next week’s election. Obama says More >

Elections board won’t change voting age policy

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin state elections board has decided not to change its policy about when a voter turns 18 and is eligible to vote. The Government Accountability Board was asked by Grafton High School student Zachary Ziolkowski to vote in the Nov. 4 election, arguing that he is eligible because his 18th birthday More >