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Wisconsin man accused of killing woman’s dog with hammer

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — A southern Wisconsin man is accused of killing a woman's dog because he was upset the animal was urinating and defecating in the house. Columbia County sheriff's deputies were called Saturday to a mobile home park in Lewiston Township. The caller said 31-year-old ...

Foxconn says Wisconsin factory will be operational in 2020

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group said Monday that its manufacturing facility in Wisconsin will be producing flat-screen panels by the end of 2020, with construction starting later this year. The news came after the worldwide electronics manufacturing leader sent mixed ...

Judge approves PCB settlement

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a settlement calling for three paper companies that polluted the Fox River and Green Bay with chemicals decades ago to cover hundreds of millions of dollars in remaining cleanup costs. The deal U.S. District Judge William Griesbach approved ...

Wisconsin leaders want review of Guard sexual assaults

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin demanded Thursday that federal military officials review Wisconsin National Guard protocols for reporting and investigating sexual assault after Guard members alleged harassment, assault and retaliation for reporting ...

US moves to lift gray wolf protections

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Gray wolves in the U.S. would be stripped of federal protection and subject to hunting and trapping in more states under a proposal released Thursday that declares the predators recovered following a decades-long restoration effort. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ...

Wisconsin rule on deer farm fencing to contain CWD allowed to expire

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin rule aimed at slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease between captive and wild deer has expired before it even took effect. The Department of Natural Resources had written an emergency deer farm fencing rule. But Wisconsin Public Radio reports the ...

Trump proposes cuts for Great Lakes cleanup

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump is making another attempt to slash federal funding that goes toward cleaning up major U.S. waterways including the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay, even though Congress has thwarted his previous attempts, according to budget documents released ...

Seasonal road weight restrictions in Florence

FLORENCE, WIS. — The Florence County Highway Department will impose temporary seasonal weight restrictions on all county trunk highways (N, B, C, D, U and NN) at some point during the week of March 18. The restrictions are in place when all signs are uncovered, a release from Florence ...

Meat raffle planned March 23 in Niagara

NIAGARA, Wis. — A meat raffle for Niagara Badgers basketball will take place Saturday, March 23. Pelkin’s Smokey Meat Market of Crivitz, Wis., again is a major sponsor and supporter of the event, which is being run in cooperation with the Niagara School District. All prizes will be cut ...

Seasonal road weight restrictions start Monday in Marinette County

PESHTIGO, Wis. — Effective noon on Monday, seasonal weight restrictions for spring thaw will be in effect on all Marinette County highways until lifted with the following exceptions: — County Trunk Highway JJ from State Trunk Highway 180 to the east County/State line on the Menominee ...

Democrats pick Milwaukee for 2020 convention

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Democrats selected Milwaukee to host their 2020 national convention Monday, setting up the party’s 2020 standard-bearer to accept the presidential nomination in the heart of the old industrial belt that delivered Donald Trump to the White House. Democratic National ...

Woman sentenced in meth case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a California woman to three years in prison for shipping methamphetamine to the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s reservation in northern Wisconsin. Sixty-nine-year-old Rita Witter of Fremont, California, pleaded guilty in January to one ...

‘Discover Wisconsin’ show to spotlight Florence

MADISON, Wis. — “Discover Wisconsin,” the state’s tourism TV show, will spotlight Florence and three other Main Street communities in an episode that will premier at 10 a.m. Saturday on Fox Sports Wisconsin. “Just Off Main Street” also will feature Osceola, Whitewater and ...

Evers’ capital budget calls for $2 billion in new borrowing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers released a capital budget proposal Thursday that calls for borrowing another $2 billion for multiple construction projects across the state, including the conversion of the state’s troubled youth prison into an adult facility, new housing for juvenile ...

Senate GOP grills Wisconsin DNR chief at hearing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The leader of the Wisconsin Senate’s sporting heritage committee spent more than three hours interrogating Gov. Tony Evers’ pick for Department of Natural Resources secretary during a confirmation hearing Thursday, peppering him with questions about his management ...

Rove, Axelrod at UWGB

GREEN BAY, Wis. — National political strategists and former presidential advisers David Axelrod and Karl Rove will be on the UW-Green Bay campus for a point/counterpoint conversation on Wednesday, April 3, at 6 p.m. at the Weidner Center. The event, sponsored by the Tommy G. Thompson Center ...

Station: Suspect in Closs abduction says he’ll plead guilty

A Minnesota television station reported Thursday that the Wisconsin man charged with kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs says in a letter from jail that he plans to plead guilty. KARE-TV reported that suspect Jake Patterson’s Feb. 28 letter was in response to a letter from a station ...

Ohio cheese wins US Championship Cheese Contest

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A cheese from Ohio has captured the top spot at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin. The baby Swiss made by Guggisberg Cheese in Millersburg, Ohio, barely edged out a Gouda made by Marieke Penterman in Thorp, who won the contest in 2013. Penterman was ...

Advocates seek more funding for Great Lakes water quality

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Advocacy groups are lobbying Congress to pump more money into programs to protect Great Lakes water quality. More than 100 representatives of organizations in the region are in Washington, D.C., this week for an annual gathering in support of funding for Great ...

4 charged in fatal shooting of teen in Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Four young men are facing reckless homicide charges in the fatal shooting of a teenager in Green Bay. The four are accused in the death of 18-year-old Federico Abarca. Prosecutors say the Preble High School student was killed during a drug deal and attempted armed ...