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70,000 more pages of Walker documents coming

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Nearly 70,000 pages of emails and attachments collected during the first John Doe investigation into former aides and associates of Gov. Scott Walker during his time as Milwaukee County executive are being released. The information being made public Tuesday is the fourth such release of emails and other documents prosecutors seized from More >

Police: Milwaukee man dies in hit-and-run

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Police say a 34-year-old pedestrian has died after being struck in a hit-and-run in Milwaukee over the weekend. Police said the Milwaukee man died Monday afternoon following the crash early Sunday on the city’s near south side. They haven’t released the victim’s name. Police say they’re searching for the driver, who was in a More >

2 dead in south-central Wisconsin crash

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) – Two people are dead after their car collided with a pickup truck in south-central Wisconsin. The Columbia County sheriff’s office says the crash happened around 2:45 p.m. Monday on Highway 22. Authorities say the northbound car apparently lost control and went into the southbound lane, where it collided with a pickup pulling a More >

Utility workers rescued from platform in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Four utility workers have been brought to safety after getting stuck on a platform about 150 feet above the ground at the We Energies plant in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley. A spokesman for the utility company said the workers were rescued late Monday after being stranded when an elevator traveling up a smokestack at More >

Hamilton’s supporters gather again at park

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Supporters and family members of a black man fatally shot by a white Milwaukee officer last spring have gathered again in the downtown park where the April shooting happened. About two dozen supporters of Dontre Hamilton put up signs Monday on the city Christmas tree at Red Arrow Park. The signs included messages More >

90K deer registered in Wisconsin season opener

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Hunters have registered more than 90,000 deer during the opening weekend of Wisconsin’s 9-day deer season. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources also says it was a safe opening weekend, with no hunting-related injuries recorded. Many hunters described Saturday’s conditions as ideal, but rain and fog made for a quiet Sunday. Of the 90,281 More >

Ex-youth minister sentenced for sex assaults

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A former youth minister has been sentenced to 37 years in prison for sexual assaults against four Milwaukee women and girls and the attempted kidnapping of a fifth. Twenty-three-year-old Isaiah D. Jordan will be on extended supervision for 11 years after he’s released from prison. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1uSyiG7 ) reports Jordan showed More >

College student due in court on ricin possession

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh student accused of possessing the deadly toxin ricin is appearing in federal court. Twenty-one-year-old Kyle Smith is in court in Green Bay Monday where a judge should decide whether there’s enough evidence to continue with the case against him. Prosecutors claim Smith is a danger to the More >

Powerful business groups object to roads taxes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A coalition of powerful business groups in Wisconsin are coming out against a proposal from Gov. Scott Walker’s Department of Transportation that would increase taxes and fees by more than $750 million. The statewide chamber of commerce, the National Federation of Independent Business, the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association and the state Restaurant More >

Parents sentenced in drowning death of toddler

SIREN, Wis. (AP) – The parents of a northwestern Wisconsin toddler who drowned after wandering away from home in 2012 have been sentenced. Thomas Williams will spend five months in jail and three years on probation in the death of 3-year-old Reena Danish. Williams expressed remorse in a Burnett County courtroom Monday and told the More >