State News

Clark County Man Pleads Guilty To Homicide By Intoxicated Use Of A Vehicle

Clark County prosecutors have reached a plea agreement with a 36-year-old defendant who admits he was driving drunk when he was involved in a fatal crash.  Steven Faber of Chili was convicted on three felony charges, including homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.  Witnesses told investigators the truck Faber was driving in March of More >

West Virginia Man Accused Of Traveling To Fox Valley For Sex With Young Girl

An underage girl tells Grand Chute police she had sex with a man visiting from West Virginia on at least five occasions.  She says she was 12 during the first meeting, then 13 years old after that.  Thirty-year-old Cort W. Davis faces five sex-related charges in Outagamie County.  He had met the victim online.  Detectives More >

National Weather Service Sends Crew To Platteville For Evaluation

Crews from the National Weather Service are in the Platteville area to confirm sightings of a small tornado Tuesday.  Multiple funnel clouds were spotted, with several recorded on cell phone video.  The main funnel was reported by the Platteville Fire Department at about 11:20 A-M.  It touched down, but caused no injuries or structural damage.  More >

President’s Arrival Promises Tangled Traffic In Downtown Milwaukee

The Wednesday evening arrival of President Donald Trump means several downtown Milwaukee streets are being closed.  Parking in the area near the Pfister Hotel is already restricted and tow trucks began removing cars at 6:00 A-M.  Tangled traffic will get even worse.  The president is arriving at the same time thousands are attending Summerfest and More >

Clean Wisconsin and Wisconsin Farm Bureau Hopes to Improve Drinking Water Quality

Clean Wisconsin and Wisconsin Farm Bureau issued the following statement after the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced updates to Natural Resources 151 to protect drinking water for Northeast Wisconsin will take effect July 1: “These new protections are the result of tireless effort on the part of residents in Northeast Wisconsin to implore the More >

Kenosha First Among School Districts To Install Gunfire Detection System

A number of Wisconsin schools will be using gunshot-detection sensors when classes resume this fall to try to get police to respond more quickly to a mass shooting. The sensors are among various security upgrades schools are rolling out with grant money state lawmakers approved this year after the shootings in Parkland, Florida. Officials say More >

Dane County Family’s Home Destroyed By Fire

Members of a Dane County family saw their home destroyed by fire late Sunday night. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office says the fire occurred on Prairie View Drive in the Town of Bristol. Sheriff’s officials say deputies and Sun Prairie firefighters arrived at the scene at around 11:20 P-M. Fire crews worked for several hours More >

Window Smashed Out At Madison Nightclub

A popular L-G-B-T-Q-friendly bar in Madison is putting out a positive message after it was hit by vandalism.  The owner of Plan B on Williamson Street says the front window of the club was smashed out with a cinder block early Sunday morning.  The business has replaced the window with board spray-painted with a rainbow More >

Crowded Field Of Democratic Candidates For Governor Shrinks By 1

Entrepreneur and businessman Andy Gronik has dropped out of the race to become Wisconsin’s next governor.  His departure reduces the crowded field of Democratic challengers from 10 to nine.  Gronik made his decision after a Marquette University Law School poll show him with support from just four percent of the Democratic voters who were polled.  More >

DNC Names Convention Finalists — Milwaukee Still Standing

Milwaukee is one of three remaining finalists among cities wanting to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention.  The party’s national committee named four finalists Tuesday, but Denver withdrew after pointing to scheduling conflicts.  Emerging victorious over Houston and Miami Beach could mean 50-thousand visitors to the city and an economic impact of 200-million dollars or More >