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Wisconsin dairy farmers to rake in big profits

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin dairy experts say some farmers are enjoying a sweet combination of record-high milk prices and record-low feed costs that are creating profits in 2014 that are six times higher than previous good years. Randy Greenfield, a dairy specialist for a Madison-based livestock feed company, says this year will prove to be More >

Travel expected to deteriorate

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Travel conditions are expected to deteriorate as rain turns to sleet and eventually snow in Wisconsin. The National Weather Service says falling temperatures and accumulating snow will fall in central and north central Wisconsin Monday morning and move east. Forecasters expect accumulations of four to seven inches of snow in north central More >

Pedestrian killed on I-94 in Menomonie

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) – The State Patrol says a man has died after being struck by a semi on the interstate in western Wisconsin. The incident happened on Interstate 94 in Menomonie just before midnight Sunday. When troopers arrived on scene they found a man had died at the scene. WEAU-TV reports traffic was rerouted 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 expected to make his first appearance in federal court. Twenty-one-year-old Kyle Smith is due in court in Green Bay Monday where a judge should decide whether there’s enough evidence to continue with the case against him. Prosecutors More >

Sheriff: Wisconsin driver turns himself in

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Authorities say a wrong-way driver has turned himself in after sideswiping a minivan on a highway and leaving the scene. WISN-TV reports ( ) the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department says the 50-year-old pickup truck driver hit the minivan Saturday while traveling south in a northbound lane on Interstate 794. Authorities say the minivan More >

Police: 2 men rob Mount Pleasant restaurant

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) – Police say they are searching for two men who fired two gunshots during a robbery at a busy Mount Pleasant restaurant. WITI-TV reports ( ) Mount Pleasant police were seeking the men Sunday after the armed robbery Saturday at Jose’s Blue Sombrero. Police responded to a report of shots fired at More >

Sheriff: Man, 18, arrested in Wisconsin chase

OOSTBURG, Wis. (AP) – Authorities have arrested an 18-year-old man who they say led deputies on a high-speed chase and crashed in a stolen vehicle. The Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a report of a vehicle driving erratically and without headlights on Interstate 43 on Sunday evening. Authorities say deputies found the vehicle More >

Superior police say officer used justified force

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) – A Superior police investigation has found an officer’s use of force was justified in an arrest captured by a police dashboard camera. The Superior Police Department says Officer George Gothner will be back on duty this week after its internal investigation determined he used reasonable force consistent with state and local policies More >

Human error blamed for Wisconsin derailment

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Reports submitted to federal transportation officials blame human error for a two-train collision and derailment last July in southeastern Wisconsin. Incident reports released by the Federal Railroad Administration say the wreck in the village of Slinger caused more than $3.1 million in damage. More than 120 village residents had to be evacuated. An estimated More >

Wisconsin student named Rhodes scholar

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – A student at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has been named a Rhodes scholar and will enter Oxford University next October. The Rhodes Trust says Tayo A. Sanders II of Neenah is among 32 U.S. men and women who have been named Rhodes scholars. Sanders is a senior majoring in materials science More >