State News

Oppose Mask Mandate

Republican legislative leaders are criticizing Governor Tony Evers’ statewide mask order. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said there’s no need for “a one-size-fits-all mandate. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he’s gauging the interest in his caucus, to possibly vote down the order, and that the Legislature, which hasn’t met for weeks, should be reconvening for…

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Covid-19 Stats

The last numbers for Wisconsin for COVID-19: COVID- 19 Wisconsin Statistics Positive test results: 52,108 (+1,059) Negative test results: 867,602 (+16,211) Patients hospitalized: 4,590 (+51) Deaths: 919 (+8)

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Chief May Be Fired

Multiple reports from Milwaukee indicate Police Chief Alfonso Morales may be fired this (Monday) afternoon. One of the sources is the Milwaukee Police Association, which is against the move. The city’s Fire and Police Commission is holding a special meeting to “vote and issue directives” for the chief. Morales is a Milwaukee native who has…

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Stay Away From Reservation

Leaders of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa are asking visitors to stay away from the reservation. A state of emergency has been declared after a weekend storm caused significant damage. Chairman Richard A. Peterson posted on Facebook that trees and power lines are down and many roads are impassable. Tribal members are…

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COVID -19 numbers

The latest Wisconsin numbers in the COVID-19 pandemic: >>COVID- 19 Wisconsin Statistics \Positive test results: 42,315 (+830) Negative test results: 730,902 (+7,259) Patients hospitalized: 4,107(+25) Patients in ICU: 99 Deaths: 844 (+1)

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Never Reached Voters

The U-S Postal Service is reporting hundreds of absentee ballots never reached Wisconsin voters in the days before the April primary election. The post office blames election officials for trying to mail those absentee ballots at the last minute. An internal watchdog found the ballots were also inconsistently postmarked and at least one carrier mistakenly…

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Not Guilty Plea

One month after his arrest, a man accused of a 2017 murder has pleaded not guilty in Buffalo County Circuit Court. Forty-eight-year-old Randall Merrick made his initial court appearance Friday. He faces a charge of first-degree intentional homicide. The victim, Beth Johnson, was last seen on Christmas Day 2016. Her remains were found in Minnesota…

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COVID-19

State health officials report more than 10 percent of the COVID- 19 test results returned Sunday were positive. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says 769 of the seven-thousand-617 test results confirmed the virus was present. The total number of confirmed cases in Wisconsin has reached 36-thousand-448. No additional deaths were reported Sunday. Twenty percent…

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COVID-19 in WI

State health officials report the percentage of positive coronavirus test results more than doubled last weekend. Average averaging anywhere from two-and-a-half to four-and-a-half percent in recent weeks, 11 percent of Saturday’s tests and more than 10 percent of Sunday’s tests were positive. No additional deaths were reported Sunday. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says…

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Taken Out Of Context

A lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has apologized and said her comment about a murder U-S Army soldier was taken out of context. Students started a petition seeking to have lecturer Betsy Schoeller fired, collecting 70 thousand signatures. Schoeller’s Facebook post about the murder of soldier Vanessa Guillen read, “You guys are kidding right?…

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