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Rural Owen teenager dead after a farm accident in west-central Wisconsin

TOWN OF HIXON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a teenager from rural Owen is dead after a farm accident in west-central Wisconsin. Clark County sheriff’s authorities got a 911 call Wednesday morning that the 16-year-old was in a manure tank in the Town of Hixon. Investigators say the boy apparently was spreading manure in a field when More >

Coroner: Farmer died of gas poisoning

AMHERST, Wis. (AP) — The Portage County coroner says a farmer was accidentally killed last month when he was exposed to hydrogen sulfide gas. Coroner Scott Rifleman said Wednesday that 29-year-old Michael Biadasz was using a piece of farm equipment to agitate a large outdoor manure pit on his family’s farm near Amherst. That opened a More >

Dubuque man charged in Wisconsin with attempted murder and battery

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Police have arrested a 34-year-old Dubuque man charged in Wisconsin with attempted murder and battery in the assault of another Dubuque man there three years ago. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department in southwestern Wisconsin says it is has been investigating the July 2013 assault of 30-year-old Joshua Milligan with the Iowa Division More >

Two found dead in Oneida home

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a home on the Oneida reservation in northeastern Wisconsin. Oneida police were called Wednesday after the bodies were discovered in the Town of Oneida. Names of the victims have not been released. Authorities have released few details. But tribal spokeswoman More >

Walker promises to keep road borrowing low in next budget

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he’ll keep borrowing for road projects low in the next state budget. The state faces a $940 million shortfall to pay for road projects already approved. Walker has directed his Department of Transportation to deliver a budget that identifies cost savings, prioritizes needs and doesn’t raise taxes and More >

Police: 3 Kenosha banks robbed in 1 day; Suspect sought

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kenosha police say three banks were robbed in town in just over a half-hour. The first robbery happened at a Chase Bank at 1:56 p.m. Tuesday. Another Chase Bank was robbed at 2:08 p.m. The third robbery happened at Johnson Bank at 2:30 p.m. Details of the robberies were not released. Police are More >

Authorities: Public’s help is needed to locate car possibly involved in a road rage shooting

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a car that may have been involved in an apparent road rage shooting that hurt a baby girl. A witness described the suspect vehicle as a maroon – or possible a darker red – newer model Lincoln MKS or MKZ More >

Number Of Uninsured Wisconsinites Falls By One Third

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New data shows nearly 200,000 Wisconsin residents gained some form of health insurance between 2013 and 2015. The U.S. Census Bureau released figures on Tuesday that show about the number of uninsured people in the state dropped 3.7 percent during those years, from 518,000 in 2013 to 323,000 people in 2015. The number More >

Sen. Johnson has not seen Trump’s plan to make child care more affordable

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says he hasn’t seen Donald Trump’s plan to make child care more affordable, which includes giving new mothers six weeks of paid maternity leave. Johnson declined to comment Tuesday on Trump’s new proposal because he hadn’t seen it. Johnson spoke briefly after leaving a lunch where Trump’s running mate More >

Wisconsin Superintendent Tony Evers to deliver annual State of Education speech this week

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin schools Superintendent Tony Evers is set to deliver his annual State of Education speech this week. Evers is scheduled to give the address on Thursday in the state Capitol in Madison. State Department of Public Instruction officials haven’t released any details about what he may focus on in the speech and More >