State News

DNR pulls back plan for monitoring shoreline changes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources has pulled back a plan for monitoring shoreline changes that called for surveyors to take pictures of shoreline properties. The plan called for two people to circle in a small boat and take pictures of the shoreline. The protocol advises surveyors not to photograph people and More >

Three injured at Bay Beach Amusement Park

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A roller coaster accident at a Green Bay amusement park has sent three people to the hospital. Green Bay Fire Department Lt. Cody Johnson says the accident happened Monday afternoon at the city-owned Bay Beach Amusement Park. Johnson says one train on the Zippin Pippin ride apparently ran into another. Johnson says More >

Officials to spend $5 million to help homeless veterans find housing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials plan to spend $5 million to help homeless veterans find housing by covering security deposits, first month’s rent and utility bills. The Department of Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs plan to pull the money from low-income energy assistance funding. Those dollars are used to help the poor pay More >

Police arrest the wife of a man who was fatally stabbed

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police have arrested the wife of a man who was fatally stabbed in Milwaukee. Authorities say they are still investigating the circumstance surrounding the death of the 36-year-old man Sunday. Police say the man’s 40-year-old wife remained at the scene and was taken into custody. The case is being referred to the Milwaukee County More >

Bird researcher rescued from tree after falling from a nest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee firefighters have rescued a raptor researcher who was dangling in a safety harness from a tree branch about 40 feet off the ground. Deputy Milwaukee Fire Chief Sean Slowey says the Stevens Point man fell off a tree near a Cooper’s hawk nest on Sunday. The federally licensed researcher was attaching identification More >

Daughter dedicates car restoration to her late father

GREENBAY, Wis. (AP) — A vintage vehicle restored by a Wisconsin woman in honor of her late father has seen success at the 8th annual Father’s Day car show in Green Bay. Jamie Fletcher tells WLUK-TV ( ) that she decided to use nearly all of her life savings to fix the black 1960 Corvette that More >

2 people shot at Checkers restaurant in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say two people were wounded when a gunman fired into a restaurant. WTMJ-TV ( reports the shooting happened early Sunday at a Checkers restaurant in Milwaukee. Police say the suspect became upset and fired several gunshots from the outside into the restaurants. Two patrons – a 23-year-old woman and 28-year-old man – More >

Secretary of Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services Dies

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker’s office says the secretary of Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services, Kitty Rhoades, has died. Walker’s office says Rhoades died Saturday in Madison after falling ill this past week. She was 65. The cause of death was not immediately known. In a statement, Walker calls Rhoades “a vital part of our More >

Two people injured in boat collision in Vilas County lake

LAND O’ LAKES, Wis. (AP) — Two people have been injured in a collision between two boats on a Vilas County lake. Sheriff’s officials say a motor boat and row boat crashed on Black Oak Lake Thursday night in the town of Land O’ Lakes. One of two people in the row boat were thrown into More >

Stoughton Fair cancels pig wrestling event

STOUGHTON, Wis. (AP) — The Stoughton County Fair has canceled a pig wrestling event amid pressure from city officials and animal rights activists. The fair board notified the city Thursday after the City Council unanimously asked it to cancel the July 1 event. The council offered $6,000 to help offset some of the money the pig More >