State News

Wis. To Receive $11-Million For Rural and Other Bus Purchases

Wisconsin is receiving $11.3-million in federal funding to improve public transportation.  The funds will go toward four projects intended to replace old buses and improve service for riders throughout the state, especially in rural areas.  Janesville will receive $2-million, the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin will receive $180,000 and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will…

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Lost Hunter Rescued Using GPS From Cell Phone

A hunter escaped injury but had to be rescued when he became lost in Fond du Lac County over the weekend.  The man called 911 about 7:30pm Saturday after becoming lost in the Eldorado Marsh, a common destination for duck hunters.  He did not have any maps or other navigation tools.  Sheriff’s deputies located him…

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Four Teens Charged In Death Of Another Teen

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 said they believe he was beaten and thrown into the Milwaukee River.  Puga, of Green Bay, was 18 when he last contacted his mother in February 2017.  Milwaukee County prosecutors…

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Bill Advances To Allow States To Manage Wolf Population

US Representative Sean Duffy said Wednesday a House committee has passed his legislation to remove gray wolves from the federal endangered species list and give management of them to the states.  The House Natural Resources Committee passed Duffy’s “Manage Our Wolves Act” and now goes to the full House.  The congressman, who is seeking re-election…

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400 Died Of Flu Last Year

Last year’s flu season put more than 7,000 Wisconsin residents in the hospital and killed nearly 400; that’s twice as many as the year before.  Only 36-percent of Wisconsin residents received the flu shot last year.  Health officials said the dangers of the flu are real and can pose a bigger risk to young children…

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Wis. Nat’l Guard Completes One Mission To Carolinas, Started Another

A group of 24 Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers and four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters that deployed to North Carolina for Hurricane Florence relief operations returned to Wisconsin September 21st after a successful mission.  The West Bend-based medevac aircraft and crew returned after completing seven missions and nearly 25 hours of flight in support of…

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Suspect In Custody In Superior After Stand-off

Superior police said a person is in custody after a standoff Monday evening.  Just before 4pm Monday police were called to a residence off the 700 block of Hammond Avenue in Superior for a disturbance involving a firearm.  The Department said their Emergency Response and Tactical Technology Teams responded.  Police were seen outside the building…

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Former Burnett Co. DA Being Investigated

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating a retired county prosecutor over date requests he allegedly made to women who had cases in his county.  Former Burnett County District Attorney William Norine reached out through Facebook to at least six women who were defendants in criminal cases.  One woman whose two children were in protective…

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Three Killed In Columbia County Crash

On Saturday around 6pm, the Columbia County Sheriff’s office was called to the intersection of Wisconsin Highway 127 and County Highway “Oh” in Newport Township.  The investigation showed a Toyota was going northbound on Highway “Oh” and appeared to have failed to yield right of way and drove right through a stop sign.  A Chevrolet…

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Human Remains Found Near Tomah

A death investigation is underway in Tomah after human remains were found.  According to the Tomah Police Department, the remains were found just before 11:30am on Monday, September 17th.  The police department was called to an undeveloped field where someone found remains while inspecting powerlines and tree growth for possible trimming services on the property. …

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