Stories tagged: Wisconsin
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Study of ‘Alcohol czar’ idea pushed after vote canceled
It appears to be closing time, at least for now, on creating a powerful “alcohol czar” to enforce Wisconsin beer and liquor laws and regulations.
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
Milwaukee prosecutors charge jail staff in inmate’s death
Prosecutors have charged three Milwaukee County jail staffers for their role in the dehydration death of an inmate who spent a week without water.
Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 11:23 a.m.
Wisconsin sees decline in number of dairy farms
While the number of dairy farms in Wisconsin is shrinking as small operations struggle to remain profitable, expanding commercial farms have continued to increase the state’s milk production.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Giving Fidel Castro key to Wisconsin city flashpoint in race
The liberal mayor of Wisconsin’s capital who is preparing a challenge to Republican Gov. Scott Walker defended giving a key to the city to former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, blasting …
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
Saturday’s bowl roundup: Wisconsin rallies to beat Miami in Orange Bowl
Alex Hornibrook threw four touchdown passes, three of them to Danny Davis, and No. 6 Wisconsin capped off the winningest season in school history by topping No. 11 Miami 34-24 …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Court sides with Menards founder in ex-fiancee’s lawsuit
The founder of the Menards building supply stores doesn’t owe his former fiancie compensation for professional work she said she performed for his multibillion-dollar company and other business ventures during …
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
Wisconsin priest tells parishioners he’s gay, gets ovation
A Roman Catholic priest in Milwaukee has come out as gay, writing that he will no longer live in the shadows of secrecy and plans to be authentic to his …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017
Milwaukee: More than just beer here
Milwaukee is like a smaller, more navigable Chicago, just as beautiful with its Lake Michigan shoreline. Just as trendy with its bars, hotels and restaurants. And just as artsy with …
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
Paul Ryan’s GOP challenger tells columnist to ‘eat a bullet’
House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Republican primary challenger told a columnist for the New York Post in a Twitter message to “Eat a bullet.”
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 …