Wisconsin News

Charges issued in fatal crash

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — Criminal charges have been filed against a woman accused of striking and critically injuring a Green Bay area police officer while driving drunk. Twenty-eight-year-old Kalin McGuire is charged with injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle and intoxicated use of a ...

Michigan, Wisconsin vie for Foxconn factory

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn’s plan to build a display panel factory in the U.S. has sparked a flurry of lobbying by states vying to land what some economic development officials say is a once-in-a-generation prize. It’s not just jobs that are up for grabs ...

Film based in early 1900s lumber industry

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Work has begun on a historical fiction film about the lumber industry in western Wisconsin. Filming began in Eau Claire on “The Lumber Baron” on July 17. The movie is set in 1910 Chippewa Valley and tells the story of a family lumber business, the Leader-Telegram ...

Three hurt in attack by Oshkosh inmate

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Corrections officials say three security employees are recovering following an attack by an inmate at the state prison in Oshkosh. The Wisconsin Department of Corrections says the attack happened Thursday evening at the medium-security Oshkosh Correctional ...

Walker declares flood emergency

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency in 17 western Wisconsin counties following torrential rains and flooding. Walker issued the declaration Friday afternoon. His office said in a news release that between 6 and 8 inches of rain fell Wednesday night, ...

Flooding in Wisconsin

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Several hundred people evacuated their homes early Thursday in the small western Wisconsin community of Arcadia where heavy rain sent a creek over its banks. The waterlogged city is part of more widespread flooding in Wisconsin and Minnesota that has closed roads and ...

Foxconn talks continuing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican state senator says the state may reach a deal with Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn by the end of the month and budget talks are being delayed as an incentive package is worked out. Sen. Luther Olsen tells The Associated Press on Thursday that talks are ...

Chicago-to-Mackinac race wraps up after difficult weather

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — The annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Island, Michigan, has wrapped up with about two-thirds of the field making it to the finish despite difficult weather. Preliminary results posted on the race’s website say Wizard won the Chicago-Mackinac Trophy ...

Lumberjack event this week

HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) — Competitors are expected to gather in northern Wisconsin for the annual Lumberjack World Championships that starts Thursday. The gathering in Hayward will showcase more than 20 events for world records in areas such as logrolling, chopping and pole climb. More than 100 ...

Five rescued during boat race

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued four people from a capsized boat on Lake Michigan during the annual Chicago Yacht Club Race. The four were clinging to the vessel’s hull and only two were wearing life jackets when rescued Sunday off the lakeshore community of Fox ...

UW warns anti-abortion bill could worsen OB-GYN shortage

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican bill that would block University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty from training resident physicians in abortions would worsen a shortage of obstetrics/gynecological providers in the state, school officials say. UW-Madison must provide abortion training to ...

‘Unprecedented’ flooding north of Chicago

GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials said Friday some 6,800 buildings have been affected by "unprecedented" flooding north of Chicago, and the damage is expected to worsen this weekend as water flows down rivers into the state from Wisconsin. "Folks think 'Well it's not raining anymore. ...

Parts of Wisconsin, Illinois recover from flooding

BURLINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Flooding in the Midwest closed roadways and knocked out power to thousands, including a suburban Chicago hospital that was forced to close, but residents in the Wisconsin city of Burlington appeared upbeat even as portions of streets remained submerged by water ...

Milwaukee businessman and entrepreneur Andy Gronik tells The Associated Press he plans to run for Wisconsin governor in 2018 during an interview on Monday, July 10, 2017, in Madison, Wisc. Gronik plans to officially launch his candidacy Tuesday in what could be a crowded Democratic primary. (AP Photo by Scott Bauer)

Gronik runs for governor in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee businessman and entrepreneur Andy Gronik launched his run for governor as a Democrat on Tuesday, telling The Associated Press that his decades of experience in the private sector are a stark contrast to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's long career in public ...

No additional carp found

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A two-week search turned up no additional Asian carp in a Chicago waterway where one of the invasive fish recently was found beyond an electric barrier network designed to prevent them from reaching the Great Lakes, officials said Monday. Teams were deployed ...

Winnebago fish safety questioned

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A new study is raising concerns about the safety of eating fish from a lake in eastern Wisconsin. Research conducted by scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Superior found that small pieces of plastic have skirted the wastewater treatment process and ended up in ...

Wisconsin fish farming growing after 10-year lull

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — After a 10-year lull, Wisconsin’s aquaculture industry is seeing growth with new farms raising fish destined for the dinner plate. Chris Hartleb is a University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point biology professor who’s tracked the state’s aquaculture industry. He told ...

Wisconsin court rules in favor of homeowners

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin homeowners don't have to let assessors inside as a condition for challenging their property taxes, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday. The court said in a 5-2 decision that such visits amount to unreasonable searches and that assessors need to get warrants ...

Evers, state superintendent, may run for governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state Superintendent Tony Evers says he is considering running for governor as a Democrat next year. Evers said in an email today that he’s been approached about running by “a number of people” and that he is “keeping the door open.” The Wisconsin ...

Walker’s proposed road-funding deal gets lukewarm response

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker’s self-described “reasonable proposal” to borrow less and rely on more federal funding to pay for roads and break a state budget impasse got a lukewarm response from Republican legislative leaders Thursday, who showed little signs of moving closer ...