State News

Moisture Slows Wisconsin Crop Harvest

(Madison, WI) — Even when it’s not raining, many Wisconsin farm crops and fields have lots of moisture, and that’s slowing down the fall harvest. Almost one fourth of the state’s corn for grain has been harvested, about the same as this time last year, but three days behind the average for the past five More >

Johnson, Feingold Spar Over Issues, Philosophies

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The two Wisconsin US Senate candidates clash on a wide range of issues and personal philosophies in their second and final debate in Milwaukee. GOP incumbent Ron Johnson and former Senate Democrat Russ Feingold showed a clear divide Tuesday night on the economy, the White House candidates, immigration, health care, the cost More >

Walker: I’ll Be Done In 2022 For Sure

(Madison, WI)  —  Scott Walker says there’s no way he’ll stay on as Wisconsin’s governor after 2022. He told members of the state’s largest business group in Madison there’s no way he’ll run for a fourth term, and his wife Tonette would “literally kill him” if he did so. The Republican Walker has been elected More >

Harley Expects To Lay Off 225 Salaried Employees

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Harley Davidson says it will lay off 225 salaried employees before the end of this year. The Milwaukee based motorcycle firm says about 70 of its contractors will also be affected by the layoffs, which come amid a seven percent drop in US motorcycle sales during the past year. Harley has more More >

A 16-year-old boy convicted in the fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old boy in Wausau

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy convicted in the fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old boy during a suspected gang confrontation in Wausau last year is being sentenced. Dylan Yang was found guilty in March of first-degree reckless homicide in the killing of Isaiah Powell on Feb. 27, 2015. He faces up to 60 years in More >

House Speaker Paul Ryan releases first general election campaign ad

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan has released his first general election campaign ad. The spot comes during a tumultuous time for Ryan, even though he faces only token Democratic opposition for the southeastern Wisconsin congressional race. Ryan was heckled by Donald Trump supporters at a Wisconsin rally earlier this month after Ryan yanked his More >

Officials identifies 13-year-old Wisconsin boy who drowned along the Texas Gulf Coast

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Officials have identified a 13-year-old boy from Wisconsin who drowned after having gone swimming near a state park along the Texas Gulf Coast. Gabriel Carpenter’s body was found Monday afternoon near Mustang Island State Park. Carpenter had been reported missing Sunday after he had gone underwater and never resurfaced while swimming with More >

Culver’s Mourns Loss Of CEO

(Prairie du Sac, WI)  —  The Wisconsin based Culver’s butter burger and frozen custard chain is mourning the loss of its CEO. The company says Phil Keiser died Saturday from natural causes, and he would have turned 61 on Monday. Keiser was with Culver’s for two decades and he became the CEO last year, overseeing More >

Second, Final US Senate Debate Set

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  A second and final statewide debate will be staged Tuesday for Wisconsin’s US Senate candidates. Republican incumbent Ron Johnson and former Senate Democrat Russ Feingold will square off in a 90 minute forum beginning at 8:30 from Milwaukee’s Marquette Law School. It will be broadcast statewide. Johnson and Feingold sparred Friday night More >

Authorities dismissed case against a 16-year-old boy charged in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities have dismissed the case against a 16-year-old boy who was charged in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy shortly after a fireworks display on Milwaukee’s lakefront last year. The 15-year-old was accused of shooting Tariq Akbar in the back of the head on July 3, 2015, because of an online fight More >