State News

Friday Fish Threatened

Friday fish fries are a Wisconsin tradition, but they may be at risk. There is a Great Lake perch shortage and it comes with poor timing. The Friday fish fries are a part of Badger State culture, especially for Catholics during Lent, and the shortage has been getting worse over the last four months. Most…

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Students Sue

Two Waukesha County students are suing their principal after they were forced to cover t-shirts with drawings of guns. The students wore the shirts to school, showing images of guns and gun companies. In a federal lawsuit filed Thursday, the boys’ attorney quoted an email from Kettle Moraine High School principal Beth Kaminski writing to…

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Teens Accused

A pretrial conference is scheduled Friday for two Sauk County teenagers accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in her home. Investigators say the incident happened in Reedsburg February 6th. Carson J. Fusch and Michael P. Papara, both 18, are charged with sexual assault of a child under 16 years old. The Richland County Sheriff’s…

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More Pardons

Governor Tony Evers is granting pardons to 17 more people because he says he believes in second chances. The crimes of those being pardoned include stealing calves, duplicating a friend’s car key, snowmobile and car theft, and selling marijuana. Evers said, “many of the individuals were seeking pardons to advance their careers or better serve…

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Vote Delayed

A planned vote on Republicans’ proposed tax cut package in the Wisconsin Senate is being delayed on a procedural motion. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he’s spoken with the governor about the G-O-P’s request for 392 million dollars in tax breaks. Fitzgerald says he discussed the components of the package with Governor Evers and…

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Fake Threat

Police are now saying who is responsible for sending Stanley-Boyd schools into a hold on Tuesday. Police said the woman sent threatening texts to herself using an app which made it look like the messages were coming from a different number. Eau Claire police said that Monday morning they received a threat complaint. So, they…

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Amber Alert

An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday for a missing 16-year-old from Baraboo and cancelled when the girl was safely located. The Sauk County Sheriffs Office says Kiera Krumenauer has been returned home. Authorities said Kiera was in a stolen vehicle with 19-year-old Austin Dailey and in grave danger. An officer spotted the vehicle Tuesday and…

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New Trooper Contract

Members of a special legislative committee have approved a new, five-year contract with Wisconsin State Patrol troopers. The deal will have to be ratified by the Legislature. It provides for a pay raise of nearly six-thousand dollars-a-year. The contract for 370 state troopers is retroactive to last July, with all of them receiving two-percent pay…

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Closing Very Unlikely

Although Wisconsin lawmakers agreed to close the Lincoln Hills youth prison two years ago, that has been delayed. The Joint Finance Committee voted down state funding for replacement youth facilities Wednesday. A spokesman for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections says that means it’s very “unlikely” Lincoln Hills will close its doors in 2021, as planned.…

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Gets Committed

A man accused of vandalizing a Neillsville church last March will be committed to a mental institution. Police said Seth Meier of Lublin confessed to going into St. Mary’s in Neillsville and damaging statues and wall hangings. Police said Meier appeared to be using drugs and spoke in demon-like voices. Wednesday, Meier was found guilty…

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