State News

Senators Demand Action On Controversial Social Security Judge

(Madison, WI) — Both of Wisconsin’s US senators want the Social Security Administration to step up a probe into a controversial judge. Democrat Tammy Baldwin says an inspector general is looking into allegations that Administrative Law Judge John Pleuss of Madison used words like “buxom” and “gorilla like” in case notes of those seeking Social More >

Almost 10,000 State Storm Outages Reported

(Undated)  —  Almost 10,000 electric customers throughout Wisconsin were without power Friday morning, in the wake of the latest storms. About 68-hundred homes and businesses are waiting to get their power back after three waves of thunderstorms Thursday morning in northern and central Wisconsin. In the south, more than 3,000 customers were in the dark as of More >

Madison man pleads guilty to killing former grocery store co-worker

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison man accused of fatally shooting a former grocery store co-worker has pleaded guilty to charges. Twenty-four-year-old Caroline Nosal was killed last February outside the Metro Market a say after Christopher O’Kroley was fired from the store. The 26-year-old O’Kroley blamed Nosal for losing his job after she complained to management More >

Heavy rain flooded streets and roads in Madison

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Severe storms with heavy rain flooded streets and roads in Madison, making some impassible. The Madison Fire Department says it responded to dozens of calls Thursday night related to the flooding, including stranded motorists and vehicles, downed power lines and other dangerous situations. Thousands of Madison Gas & Electric customers were without power More >

Ten people arrested amid protests in Madison

MADISON (AP) — Ten people have been arrested amid protests in Madison over police accountability after demonstrators blocked traffic and refused to move. WKOW-TV reports the protest began Thursday afternoon at a building that houses the headquarters for the statewide police union. Police said in a statement that the crowd of 50 to 75 protesters left the More >

Sen. Ron Johnson’s campaign distancing itself from Donald Trump

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s campaign is once again distancing itself from Donald Trump. This time it’s over comments Trump made suggesting that under his leadership the United States may not stick up for its allies under an attack from Russia. Johnson campaign spokesman William Allison said in a statement Thursday that Johnson sees More >

Heat To Get Worse, Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands

(Undated)  —  Wisconsin will feel even more heat and humidity Thursday, which is hard to believe, considering it was 98 Wednesday at Cable in the far northwest, and Milwaukee reached 90 by noon. To make things worse, more than 18,000 electric customers were sweating through power outages as of six Thursday morning in far northern More >

GOP Convention Speech: Walker Slams Clinton, Stands With Trump

(Cleveland, OH)  —  After having his jobs record slammed by Donald Trump in March, Governor Scott Walker gave full support to the GOP White House nominee during his primetime convention speech. Walker, in his first national TV appearance since his own bid for president, called Trump a leader who’s “not afraid to take on the More >

Three teenage boys lost in an abandoned mine won’t face charges

JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) — Three teenage boys who spent a night lost in an abandoned mine in Dodge County won’t face trespassing charges. Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt says the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which owns the mine near Iron Ridge, decided not to press charges. Schmidt says university officials felt the boys had learned their lesson. Tate More >

Four years since Wisconsin had the potential for oppressive heat

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The National Weather Service says it’s been four years since Wisconsin has had the potential for the oppressive heat and humidity expected Thursday and Friday. The weather service issued an excessive heat warning for much of the state because heat indices are expected to climb into the triple digits. The last time More >