Stories tagged: Wisconsin
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
Police officer, three others killed in Wisconsin town
A police officer and at least two other people were shot when a domestic dispute at a bank escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin on Thursday, investigators …
Fri., March 17, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
Ban on Irish butter sparks fight in butter-loving Wisconsin
Wisconsin resident Jean Smith snatches up entire stocks of her beloved Kerrygold Irish butter from stores when visiting family in Nebraska, thanks to an antiquated law in her dairy-obsessed state …
Sun., March 12, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Michigan shocks Wisconsin 71-56 to win Big Ten Tournament
Michigan completed a magical run to its first Big Ten Tournament title, using a swarming defense and accurate shooting to beat No. 24 Wisconsin 71-56 on Sunday for its fourth …
UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Koenig hits 5 3s on Senior Day, No. 22 Badgers beats Gophers
Senior guard Bronson Koenig scored 17 points in his final home game, combining with D’Mitrik Trice to give No. 22 Wisconsin’s offense a second-half boost in a 66-49 victory over …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
$3.35 million settlement for family of black teen killed by officer
Relatives of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by police in Madison, Wisconsin, say they have settled a federal civil rights lawsuit for $3.35 million.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
Lawsuit accuses Milwaukee police of illegal stop-and-frisks
The Milwaukee Police Department is operating a stop-and-frisk program that mostly targets black and Latino residents who are often detained without cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin alleges …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Wisconsin boy, 14, charged in fatal shooting of two brothers during robbery attempt
A 14-year-old boy accused of killing two teenage brothers during a failed home robbery in suburban Milwaukee told investigators he fired his gun after getting scared during a struggle with …
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
The mysterious saga of whether Trump planned to visit Harley-Davidson
On Monday afternoon, a second-shift worker at Harley-Davidson’s powertrain factory in Wisconsin learned President Donald Trump was slated to visit the plant Thursday. Feeling sick to his stomach, he wrote …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Mars investigating Skittles said to be intended for cattle
A mysterious Skittles spill on a rural highway in Wisconsin is taking another twist, with Mars Inc. saying it doesn’t know why the discarded candy might have been headed to …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Wisconsin agencies deleting talk of human-caused climate change from their websites
Information on the science of human-caused climate change has begun to disappear from Wisconsin state government websites.
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 11:16 p.m.
Top 25 roundup: De’Aaron Fox helps Kentucky edges Mississippi State
De’Aaron Fox scored 21 points, Malik Monk added 14 and No. 5 Kentucky beat Mississippi State 88-81 on Tuesday night.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Wisconsin man accused of locking woman in wooden box
Wisconsin authorities say a man locked a woman inside a wooden box with screws after using a stun gun to subdue her and forcing her to perform a sex act.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 2 a.m.
Linebacker T.J. Watt leaving Wisconsin for NFL draft
MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Watt will leave school early and declare for the NFL draft. Watt announced his decision Tuesday on Twitter , a move confirmed by the …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 8:56 p.m.
Christmas gift leads to finding adopted daughter’s Richland twin
A Wisconsin mother’s search for a Christmas gift for her adopted daughter has taken an unexpected Northwest twist.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 9:13 p.m.
Recount efforts end: Trump wins in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania
Presidential election recount efforts came to an end Monday in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, with both states certifying Republican Donald Trump as the winner in contests that helped put him over …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
Federal judge refuses to halt Wisconsin recount
A federal judge refused to halt Wisconsin’s presidential recount Friday, telling President-elect Donald Trump’s supporters that the effort probably won’t change anything anyway.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 10:45 p.m.
Judge to hold hearing on stopping Wisconsin recount
A federal judge is set to consider halting Wisconsin’s presidential recount.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 9:05 a.m.
Recount ends in Michigan after 3 days; ongoing in Wisconsin
Michigan’s recount of presidential votes is over after a judge lifted an order that forced a statewide review of millions of ballots.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 2:07 p.m.
Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing
Michigan’s presidential recount was halted Wednesday after three days, assuring Republican Donald Trump’s victory in the state, when a federal judge said he’ll abide by a court ruling that found …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:43 a.m.
Michigan recount expands, Pennsylvania awaits federal ruling
The presidential recount in Michigan expanded Tuesday to its largest county, which includes Detroit, and five other large counties, with the fate of a statewide recount push in Pennsylvania awaiting …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 9:17 p.m.
Trump, backers ask courts to halt 3 state recounts
President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters went to court Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, less than two weeks before the states would have …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 9:42 a.m.
Trump supporters seek legal halt to Wisconsin, Michigan recounts
Supporters of Republican Donald Trump filed a federal lawsuit trying to halt Wisconsin’s ongoing presidential recount, and Michigan’s attorney general on Friday sued to stop a recount from happening in …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 5:54 p.m.
Wisconsin election recount begins; Michigan’s is challenged
The tedious task of recounting Wisconsin’s nearly 3 million votes for president began Thursday with scores of hastily hired temporary workers flipping through stacks of ballots as observers watched their …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 1:10 p.m.
Trump campaign objects to Michigan hand recount
President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign has filed an objection to Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s request for a hand recount of Michigan’s presidential election votes.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 9:20 a.m.
Wisconsin first state to start presidential election recount
The first candidate-driven statewide recount of a presidential election in 16 years began Thursday in Wisconsin, a state that Donald Trump won by less than a percentage point over Hillary …