Latest Oshkosh News

Man sentenced to 50 years for murder in bar fight

May. 23, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man who had said he was only defending himself when he beat another man at a central Iowa bar has been given 50 years in prison. Polk County District Court records say 49-year-old Rodney Henricksen was sentenced last week for killing Joshua Sadlon. Sadlon, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin,...

Body found in vehicle submerged in Lake Winnebago

May. 21, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Oshkosh police say a body has been recovered from a vehicle submerged in Lake Winnebago. Police say they were notified Monday that there was damage to the railing at the Bowen Street fishing dock, indicating a vehicle may have plunged into the lake. Oshkosh Fire Department divers did...

Republicans, Gov. Evers spar over working with women

May. 18, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' spokeswoman accused Republican legislative leaders Saturday of refusing to work with the governor's chief of staff because she is a woman, leading the GOP lawmakers to call the charge "asinine" and "clueless." The back and forth came after Assembly Speaker...

Johnson says abortion issue should be left up to states

May. 18, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Saturday he doesn't support a federal law mirroring Alabama's effort to ban most abortions. Johnson has proposed a nationwide ban on abortions 20 weeks after fertilization, which would be in line with Wisconsin law. The Supreme Court's...

The Latest: Johnson says Biden is biggest GOP threat

May. 18, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Republican Party convention (all times local): 12:28 p.m. Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says Joe Biden poses the greatest threat to President Donald Trump in Wisconsin. Johnson gave his assessment of the large Democratic presidential field at a news...

Authorities identify Oshkosh man found dead after house fire

May. 8, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 71-year-old Oshkosh man found dead inside his home after it caught fire. Emergency responders found the body of Wayne Trader about 10 p.m. Saturday. No one else was in the house at the time. The cause of death and the cause of the fire haven't been...

Oshkosh bar destroyed by early morning fire; cause unknown

May. 7, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — An Oshkosh bar has been destroyed by an early morning fire. WBAY-TV reports that firefighters responded to Mabel Murphy's bar about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday but couldn't save the building. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire but believe it might have started in a...

71-year-old man found dead inside burning Oshkosh home

May. 6, 2019 7:00 AM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A 71-year-old man was found dead inside an Oshkosh home that caught fire. WBAY-TV reports that authorities responded to the blaze about 10 p.m. Saturday and found the man's body inside. The cause of death wasn't immediately released, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. No...

UW-Oshkosh investigates, calls forum over racist images

Apr. 26, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh officials are investigating racist images circulating on social media involving students. Chancellor Andrew Leavitt says university officials learned early Friday morning of photos posted to Twitter showing a whiteboard sign in an off-campus house that...

Man convicted in Halbach slaying moved to Oshkosh prison

Apr. 5, 2019 7:14 AM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — The man convicted along with his uncle in a Wisconsin slaying that was featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" has been moved to a less secure prison. State Department of Correction records show Brendan Dassey was moved this week from the maximum-security Columbia...