Wisconsin News

Wisconsin governor proposes tougher CWD rules

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker directed state agencies Wednesday to develop emergency regulations requiring captive deer farms to upgrade fencing and restricting deer movement in an effort to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease, saying it’s time to get more aggressive in the ...

Florence historical society lists events for summer

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County Historical Society has been getting ready for the upcoming season to open on June 9. The historical society has announced some of its upcoming scheduled events. On Wednesday, Debbie DeMuri will be presenting a “Footprints of Florence County” Power ...

Spring Wildflower Walk at Harmony Arboretum

MARINETTE, Wis. — The guided Spring Wildflower Walk will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Harmony Hardwoods Memorial Forest. Although they are usually small and subtle, the variety and beauty of wildflowers is worth exploring — participants may see such species as ...

Use of medical helicopters draws scrutiny after crash

The safety of helicopter ambulances is under scrutiny after three crew members were killed in a crash in a wooded area of northern Wisconsin this week. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, and the cause of the crash Thursday is not yet known. However, the conditions — ...

Watersmeet man among victims

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities have identified the pilot and two crew members who died when a medical helicopter crashed in northern Wisconsin. The crash claimed the lives of the 34-year-old pilot, Rico Caruso, of Hazelhurst, Wis.; 43-year-old Gregory Rosenthal, of Mosinee, Wis.; and ...

N.E.W. band plays Sunday

MARINETTE, Wis. — The Spring Concert presented by the Northeastern Wisconsin (N.E.W.) Concert Band will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the W.J. Jones Auditorium at Marinette High School, 2135 Pierce Ave. This is the concert band's 25th season, and the concert will be under the direction of ...

Authorities identify 3 victims in medical helicopter crash

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities have identified the pilot and two crew members who died when a medical helicopter crashed in northern Wisconsin. USA Today Network-Wisconsin reports that the crash claimed the lives of the 34-year-old pilot, Rico Caruso, of Hazelhurst; 43-year-old Gregory ...

Three killed in medical helicopter crash

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A medical helicopter crashed in wooded, rough terrain in northern Wisconsin, killing all three people on board, authorities said Friday. Search and rescue crews found the wreckage of the Ascension Health Spirit helicopter early Friday near the small town of Hazelhurst, ...

Refinery blast shakes Superior

An evacuation order was lifted early Friday in northwest Wisconsin where a refinery plant explosion injured at least 11 people and sent billowing plumes of black smoke into the air. Superior Mayor Jim Paine said all indications are that the refinery site is now safe and stable, and that the ...

Smoke poses health risk

An explosion and asphalt fire at a Wisconsin oil refinery on Thursday sent huge plumes of smoke into the air that pollution experts said almost certainly contained large amounts of toxins, posing a serious health risk to those living downwind. Asphalt is a petroleum product that when burned ...

Explosion rocks Wisconsin refinery, forcing evacuations

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — An explosion rocked a refinery in northwestern Wisconsin on Thursday, injuring at least 11 people, forcing the evacuation of homes, schools and a hospital, and sending a plume of noxious smoke into the air. Authorities said a tank containing crude oil or asphalt ...

Presentations Friday at Marinette

MARINETTE, Wis. — More than 50 University of Wisconsin-Marinette students will showcase their knowledge and creative talents during the university’s 2018 Undergraduate Research & Performance Conference on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free ...

Wisconsin DNR approves 4 air permits for Foxconn

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources approved four air permits Tuesday for the Foxconn Technology Group campus in the southeast corner of the state, despite objections that the massive plant will increase smog emissions. Foxconn is preparing to build a $10 ...

Juvenile in custody

PESHTIGO, Wis. — A juvenile was taken into custody and housed in a juvenile facility after the Peshtigo Police Department said it received information Sunday about a threat that a student was going to “shoot up” Peshtigo High School. Charges will be referred to the Marinette County ...

Body of unidentified woman to be exhumed in Waupun

WAUPUN, Wis. (AP) — The remains of an unidentified woman found in a frozen creek in Fond du Lac County nearly 10 years ago will be exhumed this week at a cemetery in Waupun. Sheriff’s officials say forensic anthropologists will examine the remains of “Jane Doe” using techniques that ...

Workshop on farms, water set for Friday

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Manure is well known as one of nature’s most perfect fertilizers and is an essential component of all livestock farms’ nutrient management planning. However, there are potential drawbacks to utilizing manure in certain situations. The Marinette County Consolidated ...

Arena roof collapses

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — Snow has crashed through part of the roof of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena near Green Bay. A spokesman for PMI Entertainment Group says snow first slid down Friday night off the arena’s dome through the roof of the ticket area. Hours later, another large ...

Wisconsin inmate escapes

TOWN OF DOVER, Wis. (AP) — Racine County sheriff’s officials are looking for a Green Bay woman who escaped from the Ellsworth Correctional Facility and apparently stole a pickup truck near the prison. Authorities say 36-year-old Christine Abel turned up missing during a head count ...

Democrats see Wisconsin as proving ground for party revival

PARDEEVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Margo Miller thanked her hosts, covered herself in a blue plastic poncho and headed back into the driving sleet Saturday morning, with more doors to knock on in this rural subdivision but with another new volunteer’s name on her clipboard. Miller and about 50 ...

Republican field grows in race to replace Ryan

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican field is growing in the race to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan. Kevin Adam Steen, an applications engineer who’s never run for office before, announced Thursday he is running. Also in the race is Jeremy Ryan, a liberal known as a prominent protester in ...