State News

Police: Man’s body found in East River in Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Police say a 48-year-old man’s body has been found in the East River in Green Bay. Green Bay police Lt. Jody Ruth says people on the bike path Saturday morning reported seeing what they thought was a body in the river. He says officers and members of the police dive More >

Police: Officer shoots suspect who had gun in Wausau

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Wausau police say an officer responding to a report of a burglary shot a male suspect who had a gun. The Wausau Police Department said in a news release that officers went to a residence around 5:30 p.m. Saturday on the burglary report. Wausau police Capt. Matt Barnes says officers found More >

2 dead, 16 injured after volleyball team’s bus hits car

CUMBERLAND, Wis. (AP) — Two people are dead and 16 others were injured after a car and a high school volleyball team’s bus collided in western Wisconsin. WDIO-TV ( reports the crash happened north of Cumberland at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The Wisconsin State Patrol says initial reports indicate a car didn’t stop for the northbound More >

With new name, airport aims to boost travel to Appleton

GREENVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin airport has a new name. The Outagamie County Regional Airport in Greenville is now called the Appleton International Airport. WBAY-TV ( reports the change was finalized Friday. The airport’s name has been a topic for more than a decade. Airport officials argue the more recognizable name will help lure More >

La Crosse police arrest man for killing of 17-year-old

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — An 18-year-old man has been arrested for the shooting death of a 17-year-old in La Crosse. The La Crosse Tribune reports ( police arrested the man at about 11 p.m. Friday after a four-hour standoff. Police say the suspect fired at high school student George Miller while he was a More >

Man dies, 2 injured in Bayfield County crash

BAYFIELD, Wis. (AP) — A 79-year-old Bayfield man is dead and two others are injured after a three-vehicle collision in Bayfield County. According to the county sheriff’s department, deputies received a call at about 4 p.m. Friday about the crash in the town of Bayview, south of the city of Bayfield. When emergency officials arrived, More >

Milwaukee Bucks spent most on lobbying through June

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks spent more money lobbying the Wisconsin Legislature than any other organization during the first half of the year, as the NBA team was pushing for approval of a new basketball arena. A report released Friday by the state elections board which oversees lobbying showed the Bucks spent just More >

Committee votes unanimously not to override Walker veto

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature’s budget committee has voted unanimously not to override Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to employ a rarely used veto power to block a $3 million fund transfer. Walker on Aug. 6 vetoed a decision by the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee approving $15.8 million in spending by the Transportation Department More >

Menominee tribal members endorse marijuana proposals

KESHENA, Wis. (AP) — Members of the Menominee Indian Tribe have voted yes to allowing both recreational and medicinal use of marijuana on their northeastern Wisconsin reservation. The tribe announced the results Friday. The votes are advisory only, meaning it’s up to tribal leaders on the next step. About 58 percent of those voting said More >

For Antigo man, driver makes a timely delivery

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — A UPS driver in Antigo is being credited with delivering an 86-year-old man from a potentially dangerous situation. Wausau Daily Herald Media reports ( ) that 86-year-old Donald Heinzen had gotten tangled in some vines and fallen in his garden last Friday. Heinzen’s wife was away at a doctor’s appointment, and More >