Wisconsin News

Halloween Family Fun Fest at Harmony Arboretum

Marinette, WI – The annual Halloween Family Fun Fest will be taking place on Saturday, Oct.13, at the Harmony Arboretum from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Children’s Learning Garden at the Harmony Arboretum. Crafts, games, pumpkin decorating, self-guided scavenger hunt, games, displays, farm animal ...

Authorities pull globe, not honey pot, from bear cub’s head

BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — A bear cub in Wisconsin had a Winnie the Pooh moment, but it wasn’t a honey pot that got stuck on its head. It was a hard plastic globe. Authorities rescued the cub Sunday after a passer-by spotted it near Balsam Lake with the mother bear nearby. The Polk County ...

M&M Area Community Foundation provides Clean Energy Training

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — The MMACF has extended invitations, set a date, and finalized plans for all school districts within Marinette and Menominee Counties to participate in energy assessment and conservation training made possible through the C.S. Mott Foundation grant to the Community ...

Car seat safety checks offered

Florence, Wis. — You can have your child’s car seat checked by a certified technician free of charge under a Florence County program. Many car seats are not used correctly in the car. Properly installed seats make your child safer in the car. The Florence County Health Department ...

Wisconsin flooding damage estimated to be $209 million

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Damage estimates are soaring in southern Wisconsin after weeks of severe flooding and storms destroyed pavement and damaged hundreds of homes. Here’s a look at where things stand: ——— HOW BAD IS IT? Gov. Scott Walker tweeted Thursday that the flooding and ...

Florence County sets immunization clinics

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence County Health Department immunization clinics will from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Tipler Town Hall; from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Hillcrest/ NWTC building in Aurora; and from 2 to 4 p.m. at the health department, located in the courthouse in ...

Walker in national anthem flap with foe

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took a page out of President Donald Trump’s playbook Thursday, calling on all NFL players to stand during the national anthem. Walker’s tweets elicited a quick comeback from the Democratic lieutenant governor candidate, who questioned ...

Police: Starved teen’s brother wrote letter begging for help

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The younger brother of a 15-year-old boy who starved to death while their family prayed and fasted for weeks wrote a letter that investigators found inside the locked southern Wisconsin apartment pleading with lawyers to save him. The emaciated 11-year-old boy was ...

Father claims he did nothing wrong in son’s fasting death

REEDSBURG, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin prosecutors charged a father and mother Tuesday with child neglect for allegedly allowing their teenage son to starve to death and his brother to become severely emaciated during a religious fast. Sauk County prosecutors charged Kehinde Omosebi, 49, and ...

Pilot killed in UP plane crash was prosecutor in Wisconsin

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — The pilot who died in a weekend plane crash in Michigan has been identified as a Wisconsin man who was a Milwaukee-area prosecutor. Ronald Dague was the only person aboard a plane that crashed in Lake Huron. Authorities say the plane had departed an airport in St. ...

Illinois man dies in ATV crash

STELLA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say one man was killed and another man injured in an ATV accident in Oneida County. The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office says the ATV operator, 50-year-old Piotr Tomaszewski, died Saturday when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. The crash injured ...

Flood warning continues for southern Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Showers and thunderstorms continue to increase already swollen rivers and make travel around flooded areas difficult in southern Wisconsin. Madison is bracing for flash flooding as Lake Monona reached a record level of 7.5 inches above the 100-year flood elevation. At ...

Lake Superior tragedy that left four dead spurs safety plea

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A kayak ride on Lake Superior that ended in the deaths of four Wisconsin family members would have been difficult even for experienced paddlers, officials say. Bob Krumenaker, superintendent of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis ...

Wisconsin’s tight governor’s race puts Walker on defensive

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s tight race for governor is putting Republican Gov. Scott Walker on the defensive about his record on education, roads and health care, while his Democratic challenger faces accusations he mismanaged his duties as the state schools chief. With the Labor Day ...

Wisconsin pilot flees officers, later crashes into cornfield

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say they were trying to arrest a Wisconsin man on a domestic abuse-related charge when he fled in an airplane before crashing into a cornfield. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office said officers went to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh on Friday night ...

Four killed in kayaking accident

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Three children and their father died when their kayak capsized near a Wisconsin island in Lake Superior, authorities said Friday. The Ashland County Sheriff's Office said the children's mother was the only survivor of the accident. The two girls and one boy ranged in ...

Pepper workshop at Harmony Arboretum

Harmony, Wis. — The pepper family is known for its flavor, which can vary from rather sweet to the blast furnace side of hot and spicy. One way gardeners and home cooks can learn more about both the growing of peppers and the variations within their culinary opportunities is by attending ...

US ports fear tariffs could cut ship traffic, jobs

Ports and ground terminals in nearly every state handle goods that are now or will likely soon be covered by import tariffs. Port executives worry that this could mean a slowdown in shipping that would have ripple effects on truckers and others whose jobs depend on trade. The Associated Press ...

Wisconsin braces for weekend thunderstorms

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Water-logged southern Wisconsin braced Friday for yet another bout of severe weather over the Labor Day weekend, the latest in a seemingly endless stream of punishing storms and floods. The National Weather Service predicted that the Madison area would get up to 2 ...

Business man sentenced to 14 years in scrap scheme

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a businessman to more than a decade in prison for scheming to bilk a Fond du Lac firm out of $14 million. Fond du Lac County Circuit Judge Robert Wirtz on Wednesday sentenced Sterling Kienbaum of Oshkosh to 11 years in prison and three years of ...