Stories tagged: Wisconsin
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
Feds propose $1.8 million fine in Wisconsin plant explosion
A Wisconsin milling company should pay $1.8 million in fines for failing to prevent a fatal plant explosion earlier this year, federal labor officials announced Friday.
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Driverless car lanes among options studied for Foxconn plant
As regional leaders prepare for challenges that will result from the massive Foxconn plant in southeastern Wisconsin, the possibility of driverless vehicles is being studied as one way to deal …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Wisconsin girl reaches plea deal in Slender Man case
One of two Wisconsin girls charged with stabbing a classmate to impress the fictitious horror character Slender Man will plead guilty in a deal that calls for her to avoid …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Homeland Security clarifying state election hacking attempts
The Department of Homeland Security has notified two states – California and Wisconsin – that Russian hackers attempted to scan networks other than their election systems in the run-up to …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Homeland Security now says Wisconsin elections not targeted
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security reversed course Tuesday and told Wisconsin officials that the Russian government did not scan the state’s voter registration system.
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
VP Pence to flex fundraising muscle for Republicans
Vice President Mike Pence went home to Indiana on Friday to pressure the state’s lone Democratic senator to support a GOP tax overhaul. He’ll bounce to Alabama on Monday, campaigning …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
GOP health bill offers provisions aimed at helping 2 states
Provisions shoehorned into the Republican health care bill dangle extra money for Alaska and Wisconsin, home states of one GOP senator whose vote party leaders desperately need and another who …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017
Wisconsin governor signs $3 billion Foxconn bill into law
Gov. Scott Walker signed a $3 billion incentive package Monday for Foxconn Technology Group to build a flat-screen plant in southeastern Wisconsin, a deal he says will provide thousands of …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Milwaukee sheriff, Trump supporter Clarke resigns
Outspoken Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who built a following among conservatives nationally with his provocative social media presence and strong support of Donald Trump, resigned on Thursday.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Ryan says Trump ‘messed up’ but opposes censure
House Speaker Paul Ryan will be taking questions from Wisconsin voters during a nationally televised town hall meeting Monday night immediately following President Donald Trump’s address on Afghanistan.
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
British cybersecurity expert pleads not guilty to U.S. charges
A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Trump announces $10 billion Foxconn plant in Wisconsin
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that’s expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in …
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
A U.S. company offers to implant chips in its employees
A Wisconsin company is offering all of its employees the option to get a microchip implanted between the thumb and forefinger. It’s quick, painless and the company will even pick …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Powerful storms cause damage, flooding in Midwest
Several hundred people evacuated their homes early Thursday in the small western Wisconsin community of Arcadia as heavy rain sent a creek over its banks.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Naked man set on fire by police stun gun
Police say an officer using a stun gun to restrain a naked man accidentally set the man’s chest hair and beard on fire.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
Escaped circus elephant strolls through Wisconsin neighborhood
A full-grown elephant sauntered through Baraboo early Friday morning on a brief walk of freedom. The mammoth creature more suited for the “big top” clashed with the quiet residential neighborhood.
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 9:11 p.m.
Brooks Koepka wins U.S. Open golf title
Brooks Koepka wins the U.S. Open title for his first major championship.
Sat., June 17, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Teddy Greenstein: Man to beat Sunday at U.S. Open is not Justin Thomas, it’s ‘Captain America’
The man to beat on Sunday dressed like an American flag while shooting 65 Saturday, emphasizing the U.S. in U.S. Open – red shirt, white hat, blue pants.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Blimp goes down at U.S. Open golf tournament in Wisconsin
The pilot of a blimp is “OK” after the aircraft crashed near the U.S. Open in Wisconsin during the opening round of the golf tournament, a representative for the company …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
Crews recover body of 3rd worker from Wisconsin mill rubble
Crews have recovered the body of a third worker from the rubble of a corn mill that exploded in southern Wisconsin.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 7:50 a.m.
Crews look for 2 workers after fatal blast at Wisconsin mill
Recovery crews searched a mountain of debris for two workers on Thursday following an explosion at a corn mill plant that killed at least one employee, injured about a dozen …
Tue., May 30, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Transgender student wins appeal in final week of school
A federal appeals court says a transgender student who identifies as a male should be able to use the boys’ bathroom at his Wisconsin high school.
Sun., May 28, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Wisconsin Democrats view Republican Gov. Walker as beatable
Wisconsin Democrats say they are increasingly optimistic about their chances of knocking off Republican Gov. Scott Walker next year, even though a top-tier candidate has yet to emerge and they’re …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
Sexual ‘stealthing’ draws focus of lawmakers in two states
Democratic lawmakers in at least two states want to criminalize “stealthing,” in which someone removes a condom or another contraceptive device without permission during intercourse.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 4:51 a.m.
In Wisconsin, ID law proved insurmountable for many voters
State Sen. Mary Lazich was adamant: The bill Republicans were about to push through the Wisconsin state Senate, requiring that voters present identification at the polls, would do no harm.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 5 p.m.
Wisconsin Gov. Walker says he won’t remove sheriff over inmate’s dehydration death
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he won’t remove Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke from office over the death of an inmate who was denied water for seven days.
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Wisconsin tribes clash in casino expansion fight
According to the National Indian Gambling Commission, 240 tribes offered gambling in 28 states as of January. With casinos restricted to reservations and land held in federal trust, tribes have …
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
Trump targets visa program for highly skilled workers
President Donald Trump hopes to revive the economic populism that helped drive his election campaign, signing an order Tuesday in politically important Wisconsin to tighten rules on technology companies bringing …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Man accused in theft of guns arrested in Wisconsin
A fugitive accused of stealing numerous weapons from a Wisconsin gun store and sending an anti-government manifesto to the White House was arrested Friday after nine days on the run, …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Wisconsin governor cancels Easter egg hunt due to manhunt
Gov. Scott Walker has canceled his annual Easter Egg Hunt because of concerns about safety while authorities search for a fugitive who is suspected of robbing a gun store in …