Wisconsin gun-deer season on pace to exceed last year’s kill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Preliminary information shared by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources indicates hunters killed more deer during this year’s gun-deer season compared to last year. The agency reported Sunday that hunters registered nearly 175,400 deer through the first seven days of the nine-day season. The seven-day total included almost 85,800 bucks and more More >

Cancer, heart disease cause of most deaths in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Cancer and heart disease continue to be the most common causes of death in Wisconsin in 2014. The state Department of Health Services reports Tuesday that 50,137 Wisconsin residents died in 2014. That is up 220 from 2013. Cancer and heart disease accounted for 45 percent of all deaths, followed by unintentional injuries, More >

Senate approves anti-heroin bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state Senate has passed a bill designed to make an anti-heroin drug more readily available to people trained to use it. The Senate on Friday approved the measure that would make clear that pharmacies can hand out a heroin overdose antidote under a doctor’s standing order. Under current law, doctors can More >