State News

State DOT: Total Vehicle Miles Driven Sets New Record

(Madison, WI)  —  A new record has been set for the total number of miles driven on Wisconsin roads. According to the state DOT, cars and trucks drove a total of 62.1 billion miles in Wisconsin last year, an increase of 2.1 billion miles from the previous year, the largest hike in 17 years. Wisconsin More >

Schneider National To Pay $28 Million To Settle Suit

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The Schneider National trucking firm of Green Bay will pay $28 million to settle a class action lawsuit in California. Drivers accused the company of not giving them all of the pay to which they were entitled. Reports say about 7,700 Schneider employees between 2004 and May of this year will More >

Debate: Trump’s Noncommital On Accepting Election Results Trumps All

(Undated)  —  Wisconsin Republicans got part of what they wanted, when the final presidential debate had a larger discussion of the issues than the first two. But Donald Trump stole the show when he refused to say if he would accept the results of the November eighth election, telling anchor Chris Wallace he would keep More >

DNR Ends Informal Board Dinners Prior To Meetings

(Madison, WI)  —  The state DNR says it will stop hosting dinners for members of the Natural Resources Board the night before its meetings. The social functions were called into question when opponents of a new snowmobile trail in Blue Mounds State Park alleged that the board members privately discussed the proposal at a dinner More >

Tipster Gets $25,000 Reward In Murder Of Five-Year-Old

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  A Milwaukee man has received a $25,000 reward for giving police vital information that helped convict three men in the shooting death of a five-year-old girl. Antoine Buchanan says he has a close relationship with two of those convicted of shooting bullets into a house in 2014, killing five-year-old Laylah Peterson. Buchanan More >

Moisture Slows Wisconsin Crop Harvest

(Madison, WI) — Even when it’s not raining, many Wisconsin farm crops and fields have lots of moisture, and that’s slowing down the fall harvest. Almost one fourth of the state’s corn for grain has been harvested, about the same as this time last year, but three days behind the average for the past five More >

Johnson, Feingold Spar Over Issues, Philosophies

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The two Wisconsin US Senate candidates clash on a wide range of issues and personal philosophies in their second and final debate in Milwaukee. GOP incumbent Ron Johnson and former Senate Democrat Russ Feingold showed a clear divide Tuesday night on the economy, the White House candidates, immigration, health care, the cost More >

Walker: I’ll Be Done In 2022 For Sure

(Madison, WI)  —  Scott Walker says there’s no way he’ll stay on as Wisconsin’s governor after 2022. He told members of the state’s largest business group in Madison there’s no way he’ll run for a fourth term, and his wife Tonette would “literally kill him” if he did so. The Republican Walker has been elected More >

Harley Expects To Lay Off 225 Salaried Employees

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Harley Davidson says it will lay off 225 salaried employees before the end of this year. The Milwaukee based motorcycle firm says about 70 of its contractors will also be affected by the layoffs, which come amid a seven percent drop in US motorcycle sales during the past year. Harley has more More >

A 16-year-old boy convicted in the fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old boy in Wausau

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy convicted in the fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old boy during a suspected gang confrontation in Wausau last year is being sentenced. Dylan Yang was found guilty in March of first-degree reckless homicide in the killing of Isaiah Powell on Feb. 27, 2015. He faces up to 60 years in More >