State News

Cell Phone Data Will Be Used To Prosecute Driver Who Killed Hudson Mother

Data from the cellphone of a North Hudson man involved in a fatal crash will be reviewed before his trial next year.  His trial will be nearly three years after the collision that claimed the life of a Hudson mother.  According to Minnesota court records in Washington County, prosecutors and lawyers for Drew Fleming, age…

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Milwaukee Jail Supervisor To Be Tried For Death Of Inmate

A Milwaukee County jail supervisor, who ordered the water turned off in a jail cell leading, to the dehydration death of a mentally ill inmate, is headed to trial.  Kashka Meadors is charged with felony neglect of a resident of a penal facility, punishable by up to 3-1/2 years in prison.  A court filing suggested…

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Wis. Housing Sales Down In June

Wisconsin housing sales saw another decline in June, according to the latest data from the Wisconsin Realtors Association.  There were roughly 9,200 home sales reported last month, down about twelve percent from June 2017.  For the first time in months, new listings rose in June. The relatively low number of homes on the market remains…

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Superior Shipyard Receives $500,000 Federal Grant

Fraser Shipyards in Superior received a half million dollar grant from the federal government.   From dry docking to making floating repairs, Fraser Shipyards repairs vessels of all kinds.  They have even built boats in past years.  Fraser President James Farkas said the $500,000 grant secured by US Senator Tammy Baldwin will allow the shipyard to…

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Wis. Election Security Jobs Remain Unfilled

State government jobs to secure Wisconsin elections from cyber threats remain vacant months after being created, and state elections commissioners said Governor Scott Walker’s administration is the holdup to filling them.  It’s now clear the positions won’t be filled before the August 14th primary election.  The bipartisan state Elections Commission voted in April to create…

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Wis. Dept. Veterans Affairs Nursing Home Rates Good

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs has released information on the rating of its nursing homes.  New federal data show that the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) three Veterans Homes have the highest staff rating in the nation.  The report, published by”Kaiser Health News”, found that the WDVA’s 24-hour skilled nursing facilities at King,…

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3 Year Old Fell Out Of Moving Vehicle

On Sunday, July 15th, at approximately 5:30pm a three-year old child fell out of a moving vehicle on private property in Saint Lawrence Township in Waupaca County.  Sheriff deputies responded to the scene and observed a child with serious injuries. The child was flown to a hospital by air ambulance. Names are being withheld at…

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Fatal High-Speed Chase In Sawyer Co.

One person is dead after a high-speed chase in Sawyer County early Saturday morning.  According to the Hayward Police Department, around 2:20am, an officer attempted to stop a vehicle in the City of Hayward for a traffic violation.  When the vehicle refused to stop, a chase ensued.  The suspect vehicle reached speeds of more than…

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Private Well Water Being Studied In 11 Northern Wis. Counties

A first-of-its-kind groundwater quality study in eleven northern Wisconsin counties will focus on what’s in the drinking water of private wells.  The University of Wisconsin-Superior Lake Superior Research Institute received a nearly $56,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to conduct the voluntary 18-month study. “We have in northwestern Wisconsin a really large…

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Wis. Dept. Of Health Awards Grants For Rural Health Care

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services yesterday announced the recipients of grants totaling more than $300-thousand to help rural health care providers increase the number of physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses. The grants support the development of eight training sites and will help ensure access to quality health care in rural and other…

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