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Missouri farmer charged in killing of Wisconsin brothers

A Missouri cattle farmer charged Wednesday with two counts of first-degree murder shot two brothers from Wisconsin, burned their bodies and dumped the remains on a manure pile on his …


Union official: Fired Wisconsin school guard gets job back

A Wisconsin school district is rehiring a black security guard after he was fired last week for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it, a …


‘Making a Murderer’ subject seeks pardon, commutation

A man convicted of rape and murder when he was a teenager whose story was documented in the 2015 Netflix series “Making a Murderer” is asking Wisconsin’s governor for a …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019

GOP Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin resigning from Congress

Republican Rep. Sean Duffy, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who was on the cast of MTV’s “The Real World” before he went into politics, announced Monday that he …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019

Wisconsin bill has GOP pushing broader birth control access

Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin found themselves in the unusual position Wednesday of advocating for a bill that broadens birth control access, an area where Democrats typically lead.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

Terry Gawlik hired as University of Idaho athletic director

Terry Gawlik, senior associate athletic director for sports administration at the University of Wisconsin, has been hired to head the University of Idaho athletics department.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

Sheriff: Wisconsin gunman may have imitated Closs kidnapping

A Wisconsin man suspected of killing four people may have tried to imitate the abduction last year of teenager Jayme Closs by shooting his way into the home of a …


5 states announce new suits over prescription opioids

Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

$768M Wisconsin Powerball winner ‘pretty much felt lucky’

A 24-year-old Wisconsin man has stepped forward to claim a $768 million Powerball jackpot, the nation’s third-largest, saying he “pretty much felt lucky” the day he bought his tickets.


Foxconn reconsiders plan for Wisconsin manufacturing hub

Foxconn Technology Group said Wednesday it is shifting the focus of its planned Wisconsin campus away from blue-collar manufacturing to a research hub, while insisting it remains committed to creating …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019

Midwest cities scramble to keep homeless from dangerous cold

Winter’s sharpest bite in years moved past painful into life-threatening territory Tuesday, prompting officials throughout the Midwest to take extraordinary measures to protect the homeless and other vulnerable people from …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019

Granddad: Wisconsin girl has no link to suspected kidnapper

The grandfather of a northwestern Wisconsin girl who authorities say was abducted during a home invasion that left her parents dead said Saturday that the family has no connection to …


Wisconsin kidnapping, killing suspect lived under the radar

The man suspected of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents two months ago appears to have led an unremarkable existence until then.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Wisconsin man arrested in teen’s abduction, parents’ deaths

A 21-year-old man killed a Wisconsin couple in a baffling scheme to kidnap their teenage daughter, then held the girl captive for three months before she narrowly managed to escape …


Wisconsin’s early voting limit challenged in federal court

The fight over restricting early voting in Wisconsin returned to federal court Monday, three days after Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a new limit passed during a lame-duck legislative …


Wisconsin’s Walker signs sweeping lame-duck GOP bills

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping package of Republican-written legislation Friday that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, brushing aside complaints that he …


E.J. Dionne Jr.: Are Republicans abandoning democracy?

In case after case, Republicans have demonstrated an eagerness to undercut democracy and tilt the rules of the game if doing so serves their ideological interests.


Evers not optimistic Wisconsin Gov. Walker will veto bills

Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers said Sunday he’s not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor’s power.


Wisconsin’s Walker defies protesters on lame-duck session

Demonstrators booed outgoing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, drowning out a high school choir with their own songs in protest of a Republican effort …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018

3 Girl Scouts, 1 adult killed in Wisconsin hit-and-run crash

A pickup truck lurched off a road in western Wisconsin Saturday and hit a group of Girl Scouts picking up trash in a ditch, leaving three girls and one adult …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Authorities assess items found in search for missing Wisconsin girl

Investigators are assessing several items that volunteers found Tuesday during an expanded search for clues that might lead to a missing 13-year-old Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed, but none …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin teenager in danger, not a runaway

A Wisconsin teenager who has been missing since her parents were found dead in their home isn’t a runaway and investigators believe she’s in danger, a sheriff said Tuesday.


GOP pins hopes for keeping Ryan’s Wisconsin seat on Ryan 2.0

Ironworker Randy Bryce spent months gearing up to try to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan in November’s election, cleverly cultivating an “Iron Stache” persona for a candidacy that was as …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Wisconsin workplace shooting suspect had revoked gun permit

The gunman in a Wisconsin workplace shooting was taken to a mental health hospital and barred from possessing firearms in 2004 after telling South Dakota police that he thought co-workers …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018

Man opens fire at his Wisconsin office, 3 seriously hurt

A heavily armed man opened fire on his co-workers at a Wisconsin software company Wednesday, seriously wounding three people before being fatally shot by police as employees ran from the …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018

Top 25 college football: No. 11 Michigan State rallies to beat Utah State 38-31

Connor Heyward scored his second touchdown with 2 minutes left to put No. 11 Michigan State ahead and the Spartans held on to beat Utah State 38-31 on Friday night …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018

Crews recover body of man swept away in Wisconsin flooding

Searchers on Tuesday recovered the body of a man who was wrenched away from would-be rescuers during flash flooding that forced evacuations around Wisconsin’s capital city and cut power to …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018

Firefighter killed in gas explosion, fire near Madison

A massive natural gas explosion killed a firefighter and leveled portions of a city block in a southern Wisconsin community, including a bar the firefighter owned, authorities said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018

Explosion follows gas main strike in Wisconsin town

An explosion rocked the downtown area of a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin, after a contractor struck a natural gas main Monday, injuring at least two firefighters and a police officer, …


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018

GOP Senate candidate joins Gov. Walker in conga line

Gov. Scott Walker hasn’t officially endorsed anyone in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, but there are numerous signals that his preferred candidate is state Sen. Leah Vukmir.