Latest Wisconsin News

Reds cool off Brewers 10-2 to earn 4th straight victory

Jun. 15, 2021 00:41 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — At a time when the Milwaukee Brewers are playing as well as just about any team in the majors, Cincinnati Reds rookie Vladimir Gutiérrez is the one guy who has their number. Gutiérrez and three relievers combined on a four-hitter with 12 strikeouts to...

Illinois chemical plant explosion, fires prompt evacuations

Jun. 14, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An explosion at a northern Illinois chemical plant Monday morning sparked massive fires that sent flames and huge plumes of thick black smoke high into the air and debris raining onto the ground, prompting evacuations. After 7 a.m., emergency crews rushed...

No Irving or Harden in Game 5 when reeling Nets host Bucks

Jun. 14, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — First they lost James Harden, then Kyrie Irving, and finally the Brooklyn Nets lost their lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Though the series is tied, the Milwaukee Bucks are way ahead in the health category. Down to Kevin...

Monk turned carpenter: Man builds homes for less fortunate

Jun. 14, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Tedd Swartz doesn’t own a TV and hasn’t for 10 years. He considers watching television a “time waster.” “I threw it out the front door,” he said. “I had enough of it.” He would much rather read the classics, or...

Highlights of the Wisconsin state budget

Jun. 14, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — How much and what taxes to cut is one of the largest remaining questions for the Legislature's budget-writing committee to tackle this week as it nears the end of its work writing the state budget. The Republican-controlled panel, which is hoping to...

State biologist pleads no contest in sturgeon caviar case

Jun. 14, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

OSHKOHS, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s top sturgeon biologist has pleaded no contest in Winnebago County to obstructing a warden. Ryan Koenigs, 36, was charged following an investigation into illegally processing sturgeon eggs into caviar. "Quite...

Death of elderly woman investigated in Rock County

Jun. 14, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

TOWN OF CENTER, Wis. (AP) — The Rock County Sheriff’s Office said it's investigating what it calls the “complex, violent death" of an elderly woman. Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the Town of Center about 5:30 a.m. Monday after getting a 911 call from a...

Six rescued, search for one person to resume in Brown County

Jun. 14, 2021 08:10 AM EDT

NEW FRANKEN, Wis. (AP) — The search for a missing boater resumes Monday on the bay of Green Bay in Brown County. Authorities are searching for one of seven people who were thrown into the water when their boat capsized about 9:30 p.m. Sunday near Vincent Point, about...

Wisconsin pioneer remembered as more women start fly fishing

Jun. 14, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Traditionally seen as a man’s sport, fly-fishing has grown in popularity among women and girls over the past few years, and women are its largest growing demographic. Jen Ripple, editor-in-chief of DUN Magazine, an international women’s...

Bucks tie series with 107-96 Game 4 win as Nets lose Irving

Jun. 13, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton finally are getting a little more help, while Kevin Durant keeps seeing his superstar cohorts get hurt. And now a second-round playoff series that once looked like a Brooklyn Nets runaway suddenly is up for...