Wisconsin News

Hospitals dealing with drug shortages

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hospitals in states including Wisconsin are dealing with medication shortages, forcing them to work with limited resources. A variety of drug shortages over the last six months have the state’s hospitals seeking alternatives, Wisconsin Public Radio reported. UW Heath ...

Nicholson consulted for companies that shed jobs

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson worked as a consultant for companies that laid off nearly 1,900 people since 2015, shutting down plants in Wisconsin and other states as they moved to save money and shift production overseas. A spokeswoman for Nicholson, who ...

Report: Lake oil spill from Mackinac pipeline could cost nearly $2 billion

DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of miles of Great Lakes shoreline would be spoiled under a worst-case scenario oil spill in Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac, scientists reported Thursday. The cost of a doomsday spill could be as high as $1.8 billion, including $500 million in cleanup and $678 ...

Edible flowers workshop planned

Harmony, Wis. — Flowers add color, aroma, and insect and wildlife attraction opportunities to our gardens and landscapes. They can also add flavor, nutrition, and color to our meals. Marinette County UW-Extension is offering a hands-on workshop that will help all interested gardeners learn ...

No charges in fight that left one man dead in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say charges will not be issued as a result of a fight in downtown Milwaukee that left one man dead. Police say the man who died approached another man walking his dog early on Tuesday morning near Wells and Old World Third St. and started a fight. Police now say ...

No injuries in interstate crash in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A fiery crash between a chemical truck and a car temporarily closed a downtown Milwaukee interchange, but did not cause any serious injuries. The crash happened on northbound Interstate 43/94 just after 3 a.m. Wednesday and forced the closure of the entire Marquette ...

Baldwin bill would let all Wisconsin watch Packers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin has introduced a bill that would allow all of Wisconsin to watch the Green Bay Packers. Currently a dozen counties in northwestern Wisconsin are relegated to watching Minnesota Viking games whenever they play at the same time as the ...

Subcontractor named in blast

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — A company building a fiber optics network has identified the subcontractor working in the area before an explosion that killed a Wisconsin firefighter this week. Bear Communications of Lawrence, Kansas, on Friday said that VC Tech Inc. was working in the Sun ...

Democratic candidates for governor debate, attack Walker

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The eight Democratic candidates for governor were united Thursday during their first broadcast debate against a pair of common enemies — the Foxconn Technology Group project in southeast Wisconsin and Republican Gov. Scott Walker. The debate, less than five weeks before ...

Additional charges filed in fatal overdose death

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Charges have been filed against a man accused of providing the drugs eventually sold by a state legislator’s daughter to a pregnant woman who died of an overdose in Brown County. Thirty-eight-year-old Dontreace Saulsberry, of Green Bay, is charged with first-degree ...

High water causes damage on Superior, other lakes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — High water levels on some of the Great Lakes have been causing trouble for some shoreline communities in recent years. Lauren Fry is the lead water levels forecaster with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in the Detroit District office. She estimates water levels on Lake ...

Agency seeks ways to keep fire retardants out of Great Lakes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A U.S.-Canadian agency is suggesting ways the two nations can help prevent flame-retardant chemicals from polluting the Great Lakes. The International Joint Commission made the recommendations in a report Thursday. They’re directed toward both federal ...

Milwaukee ramps up ‘K2’ warnings after two suspected deaths

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Sal Conroy, 26, learned the hard way about how dangerous “K2,” a synthetic cannabinoid, can be. “I started getting sharp stomach pains and had them for about a month before I finally went to the doctor,” Conroy said. After days of tests and not being able to eat, ...

Milwaukee to pay $3.4 million over police stop-and-frisk policy

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee agreed Tuesday to pay $3.4 million to settle a lawsuit alleging its police department spent years targeting black and Latino residents without probable cause with its stop-and-frisk policy. The Milwaukee Common Council approved the settlement and Mayor Tom Barrett ...

Firefighter killed in gas explosion, fire near Madison

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — A firefighter was killed and at least a dozen other people were injured when a natural gas explosion leveled at least two buildings in a Madison suburb, authorities said. A gas leak in downtown Sun Prairie led to an explosion Tuesday evening that destroyed several ...

After 42 years, a killer revealed?

MARINETTE, Wis. — New technology that predicts a person’s physical appearance from DNA may help Marinette County authorities crack a cold double homicide case. Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve released new images Monday of the man they believe may have killed 25-year-old David ...

Pine, spruce, cedar seedlings offered by Trees For Tomorrow

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — Trees For Tomorrow has a limited number of tree seedlings remaining for public purchase. The cost is $1.50 per seedling and are available until inventory runs out, typically at the end of summer or early fall. Since 1945, TFT has offered quality tree seedlings to the ...

Wisconsin author’s children’s book details 1893 World’s Fair

WHITEWATER, Wis. (AP) — Carol March McLernon keeps her cherished antique doll on display in her living room. More than 40 years ago, a distant relative gave her the doll, a souvenir from the Columbian Exposition of 1893, also known as the World’s Fair. This year, the doll with a sweet ...

Report: Wisconsin cities face $2.25B in unfunded liabilities

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s 25 largest cities face $2.25 billion in unfunded retiree health care liabilities, with increasing costs over a three-year period in Milwaukee and Racine negating savings elsewhere, the Wisconsin Policy Forum reported Monday. The report examined the size of ...

GOP candidate: Bank fired him after he wouldn’t drop out

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican state treasurer candidate said Monday that he was fired from his bank job because he wouldn’t drop out of the race. Travis Hartwig’s campaign said in a news release that U.S. Bank fired him from his job as a mutual fund administrator at a downtown ...