State News

Gov. Scott Walker signs marijuana extract bill in Burlington

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that legalizes possession of a marijuana extract used to treat seizures. The governor signed the bill Monday in Burlington. Parents of children who suffer from seizures have pushed for access to cannabidiol oil for years. The bill makes possession of the oil More >

Death of 1-year-old investigated in Oneida County

TOWN OF NEWBOLD, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in Oneida County are investigating the death of a 1-year-old boy. Sheriff’s officials say dispatchers received a 911 call about 6:30 p.m. Friday that the child’s breathing was very shallow. The boy was rushed to St. Mary’s Hospital, then flown to St. Joseph’s in Marshfield where he died. More >

Green Bay pursuit ends in fatality

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A driver has died after being pursued by police in Green Bay. Officers were called to investigate a person trying to break into some vehicles in a west side neighborhood Sunday shortly before 10 p.m. Authorities say the person appeared to be intoxicated. A short time later, officers tried to More >

15 years in prison in attempted suffocation case

MERRILL, Wis. (AP) — A woman who tried to suffocate a Merrill man with a plastic bag has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. WJFW-TV ( ) reports 47-year-old Stacey Hansen was also given 10 years of extended supervision to follow her prison time. Hansen was earlier convicted of attempted second-degree intentional homicide and More >

Death of 4-year-old boy investigated

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy in Milwaukee. Family members say Tyran Beckless didn’t wake up Saturday morning at the home he shared with his mother, father, 5-year-old brother and 1-year-old sister. The boy’s death has left relatives confused and heartbroken. His great aunt, Lashonda Taylor, tells WITI-TV ( More >

Pres. Trump to travel to Kenosha on Tuesday

PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — President Donald Trump will travel to Wisconsin this week to speak at a local factory. The White House confirms the president will pay a visit to Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan’s home state on Tuesday. State Rep. Tod Ohnstad told The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Trump will visit the Kenosha More >

Madison woman killed, 2 other pedestrians injured in crash

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police are investigating a crash that left one pedestrian dead and two others injured. Police say the driver, who appeared to be under the influence, was also seriously injured in the crash around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The driver was taken into custody. The victim, a 24-year-old Madison woman, was taken More >

Beloit man jailed after nearly crashing into squad car

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — A Beloit man is in jail after authorities say he nearly hit a Rock County sheriff’s deputy. A statement from the sheriff’s office says the 36-year-old suspect was driving northbound in the middle of County Highway D north of Beloit when he nearly struck a deputy who was driving south. The More >

Construction for Milwaukee streetcar track begins

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Construction of a long-debated streetcar track is underway in Milwaukee. Welding has begun, and workers will soon start digging trenches for the tracks, WUWM-FM ( ) reported. The two-and-a-half-mile project has been divisive from the beginning because of its approximately $128 million cost. More than half the money is coming from the More >

Concerns arise over karst feature destroyed near Appleton

GREENVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Officials and residents in Wisconsin say they’re concerned about the consequences of an unauthorized dredging project that destroyed a karst feature on farmland just outside of Appleton. The excavation caused a navigable stream to disappear into the karst feature, an opening in the ground caused by the dissolution of bedrock. Greenville More >