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State Fair Attendance Tops One Million For Fourth Straight Year

(West Allis, WI)  —  For the fourth straight year, more than one million people attended the Wisconsin State Fair. The 165th edition of the eleven day expo ended Sunday, with almost 1,016,000 people showing up. That’s about 17,000 fewer people than last year’s record attendance. Organizers credit good weather and popular entertainment for this year’s More >

Clinton Running Mate Says GOP Makes It Harder To Vote

(Madison, WI)  —  Hillary Clinton’s Democratic running mate accuses Wisconsin Republicans of making it harder to vote. Virginia Senate Democrat Tim Kaine spoke to supporters Tuesday at the state Democratic Party’s office in Madison, before heading to a private fundraiser in that city. Kaine referred to a recent federal judge’s ruling which struck down part More >

18-year-old shot during Sunday’s protests out of the hospital

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The teen shot in the neck during weekend violence in a Milwaukee neighborhood is out of the hospital. Ben Olson tells WISN-TV ( ) the bullet remains lodged in the back of his neck. Olson says doctors have told him he’s lucky to be alive. The 18-year-old says he was dropping off a friend More >

Police investigating deaths of a man and woman on Milwaukee’s north side

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police say they’re investigating the deaths of a man and woman on Milwaukee’s north side. Investigators say the man apparently caused the injury that resulted in the woman’s death. The suspect was also found dead Tuesday inside a home. Authorities say the man and woman were in a relationship.

Sherman Park: A Relatively Peaceful Monday Following Violence

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Residents in a Milwaukee neighborhood marred by violence and destruction in the wake of a police shooting are waking up after a much calmer night. The Sherman Park neighborhood erupted in chaos Saturday night after a black suspect was fatally shot by a black Milwaukee police officer. Businesses burned, gunshots rang out and More >

Donald Trump, Tim Kaine both back in Wisconsin Tuesday

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine return to Wisconsin. Trump will hold a public rally at the Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center in West Bend Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. He’s also participating in a ticketed event with Fox News host Sean Hannity at the Pabst More >

Jet ski explodes in driveway; man severely injured

SALEM, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man has been hospitalized after a jet ski in his driveway exploded. Authorities from Kenosha County said the explosion happened around 9 a.m. Monday outside the man’s Salem house. They believe the explosion occurred due to gas fumes after the jet ski’s ignition was turned. First responders transported the man to More >

Waupaca County Drowning Victim Identified

TOWN OF MUKWA, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee man has drowned in a Waupaca County river. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a possible drowning on the Little Wolf River Sunday shortly before 6 p.m. Deputies were told a man had fallen in the water and had not resurfaced. The man’s body was recovered by More >

Janesville man killed in ultralight crash

FORT ATKINSON, Wis. (AP) — Jefferson County sheriff’s officials say a pilot died after his ultralight airplane crashed and caught fire. Authorities say the Janesville man flying the ultralight took off from the Fort Atkinson Municipal Airport Sunday and began having engine problems. The pilot tried to guide the plane to a smooth field, but was More >

Alcohol May Be Factor In Fatal Columbia County Crash

(Lodi, WI)  —  Columbia County sheriff’s deputies continue to investigate a one vehicle crash that killed a Waunakee man. Deputies say alcohol may have been a factor in a crash that killed 25-year-old Peter Ripp early Sunday on Highway 60 near Lodi. Officials say Ripp’s vehicle went into a ditch and rolled, and he was More >