Latest Wisconsin News

Lawsuit seeks to block 2 measures from April ballot

Jan. 31, 2023 17:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday by Wisconsin criminal justice advocacy groups seeks to block two Republican-sponsored measures from appearing on the April ballot, arguing that they were not submitted on time to the correct elections officials. One question is a...

Wisconsin GOP signals possible movement on PFAS pollution

Jan. 31, 2023 15:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans signaled Tuesday they may be willing to spend more to address PFAS contamination this legislative session after research showed the toxic chemicals have seeped into the waters of Green Bay. The state Senate's natural resources committee,...

Report: Infant in stolen car died after crash in Milwaukee

Jan. 31, 2023 15:18 PM EST

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — A 13-month-old boy who was in a car stolen last week in Milwaukee died after it crashed into a minivan shortly after the theft, a medical examiner says. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office said Zarion Robinson was in a car seat in the stolen...

Bill to allow red-light cameras in Milwaukee revived

Jan. 31, 2023 14:05 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Red-light cameras and automated speeding tickets would be allowed in Milwaukee under a bipartisan bill put forward Tuesday. The controversial technique of using cameras and computerized radar to crack down on speeding and other traffic violations is unpopular...

Spending in Wisconsin governor's race shatters record

Jan. 31, 2023 11:12 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Spending in Wisconsin's governor's race shattered the previous record by more than 75%, with more than $164 million spent on the contest won in the battleground state by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, a group that tracks campaign spending in state elections reported Tuesday. ...

Ice fisherman on ATV dies in Lake Waubesa in Dane County

Jan. 29, 2023 10:50 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities early on Sunday recovered the body of a 45-year-old fisherman whose ATV likely fell through weak ice on Lake Waubesa. The Dane County sheriff's office said it was notified late Saturday that the man had not returned home as expected. ...

Mayer's career-high 26 leads Illinois over Wisconsin 61-51

Jan. 28, 2023 18:06 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Matthew Mayer scored 18 of his career-high 26 points in the second half and Illinois defeated Wisconsin 61-51 on Saturday. Mayer tied his career high with five 3-pointers and shot 9 of 19 overall. Jayden Epps added 13 points for the Fighting Illini (15-6, 6-4...

Snow leads to massive pileup in Wisconsin, dozens injured

Jan. 27, 2023 23:00 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dozens of people were injured in a massive traffic pileup amid snowy conditions in southern Wisconsin on Friday, which blocked Interstate 39/90 for hours, authorities said. Beloit Memorial Hospital said at least 27 people were treated for injuries sustained in...

Feds sue Wisconsin military department over discrimination

Jan. 27, 2023 12:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal attorneys have filed a lawsuit alleging that the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs refused to pay a woman applying for a supervisor position as much as male candidates. The U.S. Department of Justice filed the action against the state agency in...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jan. 27, 2023 12:18 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. January 23, 2023. Editorial: Initiative exposes state’s laggardly approach to veterans The plan to use a wing at Grace Lutheran Church for veterans housing is an interesting one. It’s well outside the typical project for Habitat for...