Wisconsin News

Infighting erupts at NRA convention

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Rifle Association was plunged into deeper internal turmoil Friday amid an effort by opponents of top executive Wayne LaPierre to drive out the man who has long been the public face of the gun-rights group. LaPierre sent a letter to board members Thursday ...

Spring snow expected in Wisconsin, lower Michigan

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Shovels and snow blowers set aside for warmer weather once again will get some use this weekend in Wisconsin. A strong spring storm could deliver up to 9 inches of snow in the Madison area, with lesser amounts elsewhere in southern Wisconsin, forecasters say. Accumulations ...

GOP leaders say Evers’ pot proposal to be snuffed out

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal to legalize medical marijuana and small amounts of recreational pot will not pass the Wisconsin Legislature, Republican leaders of the budget-writing committee said Thursday. “It’s really off the wall scary,” Sen. Alberta ...

Evers says ‘no decisions’ made on Foxconn changes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group has not detailed what changes it wants to see in its contract with Wisconsin for a project that could employ up to 13,000 people, Gov. Tony Evers said in an interview Wednesday. Foxconn insists it remains committed to a $10 billion project, ...

Supreme Court struggles with Wisconsin OWI law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday grappled with a Wisconsin law that allows law enforcement to draw blood without a warrant from suspected drunken drivers who have become unconscious. More than two dozen states have similar laws, which say that by choosing to drive, motorists ...

Wisconsin’s $768 million Powerball winner revealed

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 24-year-old Wisconsin man stepped forward Tuesday to claim a $768 million Powerball prize, the nation's third-largest lottery jackpot, saying he "pretty much felt lucky" the day he bought his tickets and has been worried that people want to steal his ticket. Manuel ...

Judge denies Republicans’ attempt to join abortion lawsuit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday rejected Wisconsin Republican lawmakers’ attempt to intervene in a Planned Parenthood lawsuit challenging the state’s abortion restrictions, saying in a strongly worded order that they presented no evidence that the Democratic attorney ...

Foxconn reaffirms commitment to jobs

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group said it remains committed to “long term” job creation in Wisconsin, after Gov. Tony Evers said this week it was unrealistic to expect the company to employ 13,000 people as promised. Evers also raised the possibility of renegotiating ...

Marijuana advocates again to seek legalization in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Marijuana advocates have high hopes the latest proposal to legalize pot in Wisconsin has a better chance of success than ever given growing public support, but the bill unveiled Thursday again faces stiff opposition from Republicans who control the Legislature. That’s ...

No contest plea to fatal Eagle River shooting

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. (AP) — A man accused in a fatal shooting at an Eagle River home has reached an agreement with prosecutors. Jeremiah Solis entered a no contest plea to negligent handling of a dangerous weapon and another charge was dropped in Vilas County Circuit Court Thursday, WJFW-TV ...

Wisconsin hunters favor bounties for CWD deer

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials should again offer bounties for deer carcasses infected with chronic wasting disease as the ailment continues to sweep unabated across the state, two-thirds of outdoor enthusiasts who responded to a survey last month said. The Wisconsin ...

SeniorCare extended in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s popular prescription drug program for senior citizens has been granted approval to continue operating for at least another decade. Gov. Tony Evers, Democratic lawmakers and other advocates for the program gathered Wednesday to celebrate the news. The ...

Dane County has biggest growth in population for Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New U.S. Census Bureau figures show Dane County led the state in population growth in 2018. The county added 5,584 people, accounting for a quarter of the state’s growth last year. Overall, Wisconsin gained about 21,500 residents to remain the 20th most populous ...

Wisconsin DNR chief waiting for science on CWD

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources’ new leader said Tuesday he knows people want the agency to do more to control chronic wasting disease but he needs science to justify new strategies and spending. Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, attacks deer’s brains and ...

No motive disclosed in Wisconsin slayings

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A 17-year-old typed out pages on how he planned to fatally shoot his grandparents and law enforcement found those notes with a book on an executioner in the teen's backpack after he called 911 and confessed to the killings, prosecutors in Wisconsin said ...

Police say Wisconsin teen gunned down grandparents

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 17-year-old told investigators he fatally shot his grandparents and was planning to cause harm at his eastern Wisconsin high school, police said Monday. Police officers responding to a 911 call found the bodies of 74-year-old Dennis Kraus and 73-year-old Letha Kraus at ...

Niagara Historical Society receives M&M grant

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Historical Society recently was awarded $2,400 from the M&M Area Community Foundation’s Philanthropy Fund. The Philanthropy Fund was created specifically to support projects throughout Marinette and Menominee counties that advance community well-being and ...

Troy to perform at Florence library

FLORENCE, Wis. — Graham Troy will be performing at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Florence County Library in Florence. This event is free to the public and sponsored by the Friends of the Florence County Library. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Troy, sometimes referred to as Tron, ...

Wisconsin to start peer-run veterans respite home

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A nonprofit in Wisconsin will start the nation’s first peer-run respite home specifically for veterans through a more than $300,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Mental Health America of Wisconsin is looking for a location in Milwaukee, ...

Teen arrested in Wisconsin deaths

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) — Police have arrested a high school junior in the killing of two people at a home in eastern Wisconsin. Police officers found the victims at the house in Grand Chute during a welfare check Sunday. The 17-year-old boy was arrested at the home. The teen is in the ...