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Lawsuit asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to strike down governor's 400-year veto

Apr. 15, 2024 15:56 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys with Wisconsin's largest business lobbying group asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to strike down Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' use of a partial veto to lock in a school funding increase for the next 400 years. The Wisconsin...

Former Trump staffer who said to 'fan the flame' after 2020 loss hired to lead Wisconsin GOP

Apr. 15, 2024 14:57 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The director of Donald Trump's 2020 presidential campaign in Wisconsin, who pushed allegations of widespread fraud that were ultimately debunked, has been hired to run the Republican Party of Wisconsin heading into the November election. Andrew Iverson will...

Minnesota man guilty in fatal stabbing of teen on Wisconsin river, jury finds

Apr. 12, 2024 13:45 PM EDT

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — A 54-year-old Minnesota man was convicted Thursday in the slaying of a high school student and stabbing of four other people who were tubing on a western Wisconsin river. A Wisconsin circuit court jury found Nicolae Miu guilty of first-degree reckless homicide,...

Wisconsin football will host Marshall during 2028 season, the 20th anniversary of last meeting

Apr. 12, 2024 13:44 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin and Marshall will face each other in 2028 at Wisconsin’s Camp Randall Stadium. The game will take place Sept. 2, 2028. It is scheduled to serve as the season opener for both teams. Wisconsin and Marshall have played against each other...

Man gets 7½ years for 2022 firebombing of Wisconsin anti-abortion office

Apr. 12, 2024 11:12 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man was sentenced Wednesday to 7½ years in prison after pleading guilty to firebombing the office of an anti-abortion group two years ago. Hridindu Roychowdhury, 29, of Madison, also will serve three years on supervised release under the sentence...

Wisconsin teen sentenced in bonfire explosion that burned at least 17

Apr. 12, 2024 08:38 AM EDT

MAPLE GROVE, Wis. (AP) — An 18-year-old who triggered a bonfire explosion that injured more than a dozen people at a backyard gathering in eastern Wisconsin has been sentenced to a year in jail and five years probation. Sam Armstrong appeared Thursday in Shawano County Court,...

Wisconsin Elections Commission rejects recall effort targeting Republican leader

Apr. 12, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's bipartisan elections commission rejected a petition Thursday that sought to force a recall election targeting the state's top elected Republican, who has drawn the ire of former President Donald Trump. Trump backers angry with Assembly Speaker Robin...

Woman who stabbed classmate to please 'Slender Man' won't be released from psychiatric hospital

Apr. 11, 2024 18:59 PM EDT

A Wisconsin woman who at age 12 said she stabbed a sixth-grade classmate nearly to death to please the online horror character Slender Man remains a risk to the public and won't be released yet from a psychiatric hospital, a judge said Thursday. Judge Michael Bohren ruled against...

Man, teenage girl found dead in Wisconsin after shooting at officers, Iowa slaying

Apr. 11, 2024 18:34 PM EDT

ALBION, Wis. (AP) — A man and a 13-year-old girl who both shot at officers during a pursuit in Wisconsin were later found dead and may have been involved in a slaying in Iowa, authorities said Thursday. The man, 38-year-old Alexander C. Grunke of Middleton, was found dead Wednesday...

Liberal Wisconsin Supreme Court justice says she won't run again, setting up fight for control

Apr. 11, 2024 15:01 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The longest-serving current Wisconsin Supreme Court justice and member of its liberal majority announced Thursday that she will not seek another term, setting up a high-stakes fight for control of the battleground state's highest court. Justice Ann Walsh...