Wisconsin News

Astronomy night set at Harmony Arboretum

Marinette, Wis. — Have you ever wanted to know more about the night sky? Anne Bartels of the Marinette County Land and Water Conservation Division will share general astronomy information and give a stargazing tour of the night sky from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Monday at the Harmony Arboretum, ...

Walker requests federal help for storm, damage

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is requesting federal disaster help for 18 counties impacted by severe storms and flooding in August and September. Intense storms that began Aug. 17 and lasted several weeks produced flash flooding, led to seven dam failures and caused lakes and ...

Memo: Local levies drive up Wisconsin property taxes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new memo shows property taxes went up $24 on the median-valued home last year thanks largely to locally-driven increases. A Legislative Fiscal Bureau memo prepared for Senate Democratic Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling shows the net tax bill on the median-valued home ...

Halloween Family Fun Fest Oct. 13

Marinette, Wis —The annual Halloween Family Fun Fest will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Harmony Arboretum. Attendees can visit the Children’s Learning Garden at the Harmony Arboretum for a “spooktacularly” good time. There will be crafts, games, pumpkin ...

Harvest Festival set for Saturday

AURORA, Wis. — Food, art and craft lovers are invited to Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s ninth annual Woodland Kitchen’s Harvest Festival on Saturday. This autumn celebration features local food artisans from the Woodland Kitchen as well as local arts crafts vendors. This ...

After debate, Wisconsin committee scraps deer carcass movement rule

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Legislature’s rules committee has voted to scrap regulations banning hunters from moving deer carcasses out of counties affected by chronic wasting disease. The Department of Natural Resources adopted emergency CWD rules in August that require deer farmers to ...

Leaders urge Kimberly-Clark to extend plant closing deadline

FOX CROSSING, Wis. (AP) — Elected officials in the Fox Valley are urging Kimberly-Clark to delay its self-imposed deadline for deciding whether to close its Cold Spring manufacturing plant. Kimberly-Clark has given a deadline of Sept. 30 for the Senate to vote on a tax incentive package ...

Nurse charged with injuring newborns at Madison hospital

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former nurse accused of injuring several newborns at a Wisconsin hospital has been charged with child abuse. A criminal complaint filed in Dane County charges 43-year-old Christopher Kaphaem with 19 felonies relating to the infants’ injuries. The Centers for ...

Prosecutors charge 4 in death of missing Wisconsin teenager

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prosecutors have charged four people in the death of a teenager who disappeared in Milwaukee last year. Jovanny Puga’s body hasn’t been found, but authorities say they believe he was beaten and thrown into the Milwaukee River. Puga, of Green Bay, was 18 when he last ...

Wisconsin mother charged in scalding death of toddler

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee mother is charged in the scalding death of her 2-year-old daughter, who had recently been returned to her by child protection services. A criminal complaint says 41-year-old Lisa Simmons placed the toddler in scalding bathwater. An autopsy found Zayanna Simmons ...

Marinette campus offering Italian language course

Green Bay, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Marinette Campus is now offering a “Let’s Speak Italian” class for those looking to expand their language skills. Classes will be held Thursdays, beginning Oct. 4 and run to Dec. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. Language classes provide an ...

Indiana man dies in fall from cliff in Door County

STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say a man has died in a fall from a cliff while hiking in a state park in northeastern Wisconsin. Authorities say 70-year-old Philip Miller of Elkhart, Indiana, slipped and fell off a 100-foot drop while hiking with his wife Sunday in ...

Flu clinics in Florence County

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence County Health Department is offering community flu clinics at the following times and locations. The flu vaccine is the best strategy to prevent the flu. The vaccine is a quadrivalent which covers four strains. Wednesday, Oct. 10 —11 to 11:30 a.m., ...

Museum with angel collection is closing

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin museum that holds the record for the world’s largest collection of angels is closing. Joyce Berg, who helped start The Angel Museum 20 years ago with her personal collection, says it is shutting down due to lack of funds, membership, corporate sponsors ...

Tobacco checks in Marinette County

MARINETTE — Marinette County Sheriff’s Office, along with Marinette County Public Health conducted tobacco compliance checks through the Wisconsin WINS Program. Any business that has a tobacco license may be checked. A total of 57 random checks were completed in Marinette County. This ...

Auxiliary bishop exits ministry

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay has approved a request by retired auxiliary Bishop Robert Morneau to completely withdraw from the public ministry for failing to report priest abuse nearly four decades ago. Morneau says he failed to report to local authorities an ...

Wisconsin workplace shooter identified

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin software worker who opened fire on his fellow employees in their suburban Madison office had worked for the company for almost 18 months and had no criminal history in the state, authorities said Thursday. Police killed the gunman in a shoot-out Wednesday ...

Wisconsin senator looks to kill CWD regulations for deer hunt

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A powerful Republican legislator is trying to derail new regulations that Gov. Scott Walker ordered to help slow the spread of chronic wasting disease in deer. The regulations require deer farmers to upgrade fencing by next year and impose a general ban on moving deer ...

Man opens fire at Wisconsin office, wounds three

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — 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 building or hid inside, according to investigators. Middleton Police Chief Chuck ...

Businesses flooded by heavy rain on Green Bay’s east side

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Some businesses on Green Bay’s east side are working to reopen after heavy rain caused major flooding this week. Midwest Restoration is helping North Shore Bank recover from the flood water. Two doors down, Familia Dental wasn’t expected to reopen until next week. ...