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2 former UW-Oshkosh officials plead not guilty to misconduct

Jun. 11, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two former University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh top officials have pleaded not guilty to charges of misconduct in office in connection with a financial scandal involving some building projects. Former Chancellor Richard Wells and Vice Chancellor Thomas Sonnleitner are each charged with five...

Authorities ID pilot killed in helicopter crash in Wisconsin

Jun. 10, 2018 4:56 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a Wisconsin pilot killed when a helicopter hit power lines and plunged into the Fox River. The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office on Sunday identified the victim as 27-year-old Jonathan Bahr of Platteville. He was alone in the Robinson R44...

Helicopter crashes into Wisconsin river, killing 1 man

Jun. 9, 2018 10:44 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A helicopter hit power lines and plunged into the Fox River in eastern Wisconsin Saturday, killing one man. The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office says the helicopter went down near the Wisconsin Street Bridge in Oshkosh, 94 miles (151 kilometers) north of Milwaukee after it hit the...

The Latest: 1 man killed in helicopter crash

Jun. 9, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a helicopter crash in eastern Wisconsin (all times local): 9:30 p.m. One man has died in the crash of a helicopter in the Fox River in eastern Wisconsin after it hit power lines. The Oshkosh Northwestern says the Winnebago County Coroner's office confirmed the death. The...

Helicopter hits wires and crashes into Wisconsin river

Jun. 9, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a helicopter hit power lines and crashed into a river in eastern Wisconsin. The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office says the helicopter crashed into the Fox River Saturday near the Wisconsin Street Bridge in Oshkosh. Gary Lemiesz, of Oshkosh, told The Oshkosh Northwestern...

Democrats Bryce, Myers argue for unity to replace Paul Ryan

Jun. 2, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Democratic candidates running to replace Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan in Congress called for party unity Saturday to capture the southeast Wisconsin seat, a victory they argued could be key to flipping majority control of the House. Union iron worker and Army veteran Randy Bryce,...

The Latest: Democratic candidates for treasurer make case

Jun. 2, 2018 12:02 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Democratic Party convention (all times local): 11 a.m. Democratic candidates for state treasurer argue now is the time to fight to restore powers that have been taken away. Three Democrats running for the seat spoke Saturday at the state party convention. They...

Democratic candidates for Wisconsin governor woo activists

Jun. 1, 2018 10:03 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Democratic candidates for Wisconsin governor described themselves as fighters ready to take on Republican Gov. Scott Walker in speeches Friday at the state party convention, trying to distinguish themselves in a crowded field of 10 trying to knock off the two-term, better funded...

Baldwin rails against 'bought and paid for' opponents

Jun. 1, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin says powerful special interests are spending millions of dollars trying to defeat her "because they want a bought and paid for senator." Baldwin did not mention her Republican opponents in her speech to about 1,500 Democratic activists at the state...

Democratic AG candidate Kaul makes case against Schimel

Jun. 1, 2018 9:45 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Democratic attorney general candidate Josh Kaul is making his case against Republican incumbent Brad Schimel, accusing him of prioritizing buying coins with his name on it over having rape kits tested. Kaul spoke Friday to about 1,500 activists at the state Democratic Party convention...