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March 21, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Former New Glarus nursing home secretary to go to jail for embezzlement
MONROE -- The former secretary at a New Glarus nursing home will spend two-and-a-half years in jail for stealing more than $800,000. She entered a no-contest plea to the charges. Prosecutors say Joyce Ziehli took the money over a 10-year period. She actually worked at the home...
March 21, 2015 - 10:38am
March 20, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Joint Finance Chair wants more money for police investigations
MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin State Assembly's Joint Finance Committee Chairman says he agrees that the Justice Department should have more resources to investigate shooting deaths by police officers. Republican John Nygren of Marinette issued a statement on that support today, before...
March 20, 2015 - 4:11pm
March 19, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: State unemployment rate at 4.8 percent but job creation remains slow
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Wisconsin created new jobs at a rate that was only half of the national average during the year ending in September. The U.S. Labor Department issued its Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages today. It said Wisconsin tied with Vermont for the nation's 38th-smallest...
March 19, 2015 - 6:09pm
March 18, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Milwaukee police say woman in accident was drunk
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Police said a 22-year-old woman was drunk when her car rolled over, killing her seven-month-old baby boy. It happened around 1:30 this morning on Milwaukee's northwest side. Police quoted witnesses as saying the car was going east at a high rate of speed...
March 18, 2015 - 5:51pm
March 17, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Governor's UW plan reportedly on "life-support" in legislature
MADISON - The Wisconsin state Assembly's Joint Finance Committee Co-Chair says the governor's budget proposal to give the UW System autonomy from state oversight appears to be on life-support. Republican John Nygren of Marinette said today he's not convinced that the university...
March 17, 2015 - 2:53pm
March 16, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Fire destroys buildings at Milwaukee metal plant
MILWAUKEE - A secondary building at a Milwaukee industry was destroyed by fire this morning -- and officials say the blaze has been contained. Witnesses said they heard up to a dozen explosions at Acme Galvanizing, on Milwaukee's south side near Pulaski Park. Officials said...
March 16, 2015 - 3:37pm
March 15, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Fatal police-shooting takes place in Kenosha
KENOSHA - Kenosha police say they were attempting to serve an arrest warrant when a 26-year-old man was fatally shot Saturday morning. Police say the suspect armed himself with a weapon when an officer confronted him at about 9:30 a.m. The officer shot the armed man and he was...
March 15, 2015 - 10:39am
March 14, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Discussion picks-up for new Milwaukee arena
MILWAUKEE - More meetings are scheduled next week in Milwaukee for discussion of a possible home for the NBA’s Bucks. A site north of the Bradley Center has been singled out as the preferred location. Even if the site or design is announced in the next few days, it could take...
March 14, 2015 - 8:41am
March 13, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Body recovered from Mississippi River at La Crosse
LA CROSSE - Rescue divers recovered a body this morning from the Mississippi River in downtown La Crosse. The person was not immediately identified, but authorities were trying to determine if it was 27-year-old Joshua Xiong of Onalaska. He's been missing since November 9th,...
March 13, 2015 - 4:36pm
March 12, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Port Washington Marine dies in helicopter crash off Florida Gulf Coast
NAVARRE, Fla. - A fire official at Navarre, Florida says divers are still trying to find a flight recorder at the place where a military helicopter crashed, killing a suburban Milwaukee Marine and ten other people. His family said Kerry Kemp of Port Washington was among seven...
March 12, 2015 - 3:49pm
March 11, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Unemployment rates up across state
Unemployment rates went up in January in all 12 Wisconsin metro areas, and in all 72 counties throughout the Badger State. Preliminary figures were issued today by the state's workforce development agency, showing that actual un-adjusted jobless rates ranged from three-point-nine...
March 11, 2015 - 6:46pm
March 10, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Bond set at a million for Waupaca County woman who stabbed boyfriend to death
WAUPACA - Bond was set at a million-dollars today for a Waupaca County woman accused of stabbing her lover to death. Forty-three year old Alison Roe made her initial court appearance on a charge of first-degree intentional homicide. Prosecutors said Roe stabbed 43-year-old Craig...
March 10, 2015 - 5:02pm
March 9, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Couple found dead this morning in Oneida County
THREE LAKES - Authorities in northern Wisconsin have released the names of a couple found dead yesterday morning. Oneida County sheriff's deputies said 40-year-old Jennifer Ayres and 37-year-old Thomas Ayers were the victims of apparent homicide. Officials have not said how...
March 9, 2015 - 6:51pm
March 8, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Protests in Madison after police shooting of unarmed man
MADISON - Dozens of protesters gather outside the Dane County Public Safety building after a veteran Madison police officer shot an unarmed black man to death. Robinson was shot Friday night after attacking Officer Matt Kenny, a 12-year veteran of the department. Kenny was not...
March 8, 2015 - 1:36pm
March 7, 2015
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Madison police shoot 19-year old man
MADISON - Madison police say a 19-year-old man was shot to death by an officer after the two struggled Friday. Police haven’t said if the man was armed. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval says police were called because the man was jumping into traffic. Officers followed him to...
March 7, 2015 - 9:29am