State News

Inmate Death Investigated At Dane County Jail

The body of a 56-year-old inmate at the Dane County Jail was found early Monday morning during routine security checks.  The man’s name hasn’t been released.  Deputies say they found the inmate hanging in his cell.  Life-saving measures were started immediately, but the man was pronounced dead before he could be taken to a hospital.  More >

Assisted Living Facility Where Resident Froze To Death Could Lose License

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says new violations at a Sun Prairie assisted-living facility could result in its license being revoked.  Faith Gardens was already in trouble for the death of 84-year-old resident Alice McGaw last winter.  She managed to walk out of the building in December when temperatures were below zero — and More >

Flood Waters Wash 11-Year-Old Boy Into Drainage Ditch

Emergency responders say they were able to rescue an 11-year-old boy swept away by flood waters when they saw his finger sticking up through a manhole cover.  The victim was in a group of boys playing in the water Tuesday at about 6:00 P-M.  One of the other boys ran home and told his parents More >

1 Dead As Car Drives Into Wisconsin River At Merrimac Ferry

One person died and a passenger managed to swim to shore after a car drove into the Wisconsin River Tuesday night. The accident happened at the Merrimac Ferry landing.  Emergency responders say the woman was on the shore when they arrived and she told them a man was still inside the vehicle.  The Sauk County More >

Feingold To Be Pallbearer For McCain

U-S Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin will serve as a pallbearer at John McCain’s funeral.  The Middleton Democrat worked with the Arizona Republican on a campaign finance law passed in 2002.  Feingold wrote about McCain’s character in a New York Times op-ed, touching on his work ethic and sense of humor.  He described the war More >

Milwaukee Puts Its Best Face On As Democratic Committee Visits

Members of the Democratic Party site selection committee are visiting Milwaukee today (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday).  They will be taking notes and assessing the city’s overall plan to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention.  Politico-dot-com reports Houston seems to have edged ahead of Miami and Milwaukee in the competition for an event which could include More >

Eau Claire Man, Mother Charged In Standoff With Authorities

An Eau Claire man and his mother face more than a dozen criminal charges in a stand-off with authorities at their home last week.  Nicholas Burr was accused of firing a shotgun into the air while he was arguing with his mother, Ruth.  One witness says he tried to fire the gun a second time, More >

Madison Adds 1200 Homes To Flash Flood Risk Areas

Officials with the Madison Streets Division have added 12-hundred homes to the flash flood risk areas.  Already high lake levels increase the threat as more rain hits Madison.  City crews will be going door-to-door Monday, passing out flyers for homeowners which include information about flooding.  Many of the homes which have been added are located More >

Wisconsin Congressional Delegation Reacts To McCain’s Death

Members of the Wisconsin congressional delegation are reacting to the death of U-S Senator John McCain.  The statesman and war hero had just announced he was stopping treatments for brain cancer.  Speaker of the House Paul Ryan says McCain put politics and country before self.  Senator Tammy Baldwin says America has lost a patriot, while More >

Chippewa County Sergeant Recovering From Stab Wound

 A deputy with the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department is expected to make a full recovery after being stabbed Saturday.  Sergeant Andrew Clark is at home after getting treatment at the Mayo Hospital in Eau Claire.  Clark was stabbed in the shoulder while trying to restrain a suicidal man identified as 35-year-old Travis A. Abbiehl of More >