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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 ...

Sanders promises to win back Midwest states Trump captured

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to the friendly terrain of Wisconsin on Friday, promising to build a coalition that will defeat President Donald Trump as he kicked off a swing through pivotal states that are part of the Democratic "blue wall" strategy for ...

Wisconsin Guard tracks 52 sex assault complaints

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard received 52 reports of sexual assault between 2013 and 2017, with more than half related to military service, Guard officials said during a roundtable with reporters Thursday. The U.S. Air Force is investigating allegations of sexual assault ...

Deputy pursuit ends with deadly crash

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A sheriff deputy’s pursuit has deadly consequences in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office says a driver being pursued by a deputy Thursday evening crashed into a third vehicle and killed a 25-year-old Milwaukee man. Authorities say the deputy began pursuing ...

Bobcats booster

Perry Jacobs, left, owner and director of Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home in Florence, Wis., presents a $200 donation to Kris Johnson, athletic director at Florence High School, for new gymnasium chairs to be used by players and coaches during sporting events in the gym. The Florence Athletic ...

Florence Library Friends plan rummage sale

FLORENCE, Wis. — Friends of the Florence County Library will participate in a community-wide rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in Florence. The Friends will use the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall on the south end of Quinnesec Street. Donations are being accepted. ...

Late winter storm strikes Midwest

A storm system known as a “bomb cyclone” slowly churned through the U.S. interior today for the second time in a month, unleashing a blizzard in parts of the Midwest while creating hazardous fire conditions farther south. As much as 18 inches of snow has fallen in parts of South Dakota, ...

Support in Wisconsin for legalized pot, not for gas tax hike

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Opposition to Gov. Tony Evers’ plan to increase the gas tax for roads is growing, while support remains strong for other parts of his agenda including the minimum wage, spending more on special education and legalizing medical marijuana, a poll released Wednesday ...

Liberal candidate in Wisconsin Supreme Court race concedes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The liberal candidate in Wisconsin's Supreme Court race conceded Wednesday, deciding against a recount eight days after the election showed her conservative opponent ahead by 6,000 votes in a race seen as an early measure of a key battleground in the 2020 presidential ...