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Phone scammers are hammering phone lines across Wisconsin, posing as the IRS to try and get your money. State consumer protection director Michelle Reinen says whoever is behind this recent batch of calls is being extremely aggressive in their tactics. “In a single day we received more than 4 times the amou...
7 hours ago
As Republicans celebrate the return of Molina Health to the Affordable Care Act marketplace next year, one state Democrat says this wasn’t entirely their doing. Janesville state representative Deb Kolste says she’s confused as to why the Republicans are touting this as their victory. “It’s...
10 hours ago
Barnes, Evers WRN image Roads are shaping up as an issue in the race for governor. On WISN radio’s “Jay Webber Show,” Governor Scott Walker said Democrat Tony Evers wants to raise gas taxes to fund transportation projects. “If Tony Evers wants to talk about jacking up the tax on gas, a...
Aug 16, 2018
Officials with the IRS are calling on taxpayers to make sure they’re withholding the right amount of money from their paychecks. IRS spokesman Christopher Miller says the paycheck checkup is easy to use, all you need is some basic information from your paystub. “It’ll ask you for your earnings f...
Aug 16, 2018
The GOP’s chosen nominee for Wisconsin’s Senate race has survived a vigorous primary attempt from her challenger. Both the AP and the New York Times called the race for Leah Vukmir before 10 PM Tuesday night. In a statement, Vukmir says that Wisconsin needs a senator represents Wisconsin, not “the ...
Aug 15, 2018
Democratic primary voters have picked Tony Evers to challenge Governor Scott Walker. Evers coasted to victory Tuesday night, with the Associated Press calling him the winner shortly after 9:00. Evers, the state Superintendent of Public Instruction, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “We’re goi...
Aug 15, 2018
Primary elections are today in Wisconsin. Voters who choose to go to the polls will select one of eight Democrats who are running to oppose incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker in November. They are state Senator Kathleen Vinehout of Alma, state schools Superintendent Tony Evers, political activ...
Aug 14, 2018
The village of Allouez is hoping to put a new development on the current site of the Green Bay Correctional Institute. Village president Jim Rafter says the community is hurting for tax dollars, and the prison is a 50-acre property that generates nothing for their tax rolls. A fully developed mixed-use complex on th...
Aug 13, 2018
A book from a former state cabinet member has been released, days before the election. Former Corrections Secretary Ed Wall is highly critical of Republicans, Governor Scott Walker and Attorney General Brad Schimel. Wall blasts their handling of the investigation into the state’s troubled Lincoln Hil...
Aug 13, 2018
At the Capitol Thursday, calls for action on gun violence. Riley Reed, a student intern with Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort, one of several people who spoke in front of hundreds of pairs of shoes arranged up the Capitol steps. “I see these shows and it compels me to do something,” she said. Each pair of ...
Aug 13, 2018
Marcus Theatres locations in Madison and Sun Prairie do not plan to show the upcoming “Slender Man” movie, according to movie listings on its website. Earlier this week a company spokesperson confirmed that the movie would not be shown at Marcus Theatres in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. T...
Aug 10, 2018
With just days to go before Tuesday’s partisan primary elections, seven of the eight Democratic candidates running for governor squared off at Madison’s Central Library. The room was packed with a majority of undecided voters listening to why the candidates say they should become governor, no matter th...
Aug 10, 2018
Headstones at Madison’s historic Forest Hill Cemetery have been vandalized. An employee notified police Wednesday after finding 36 toppled headstones. About a dozen, many dating to the late 1800s or early 20th century, were cracked or shattered. Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said the damage appear...
Aug 10, 2018
Mayor Tom Barrett acknowledges there’s a violent crime problem in Milwaukee. Speaking at a “National Night Out” event Tuesday night, Barrett pointed out that four shooting deaths on Monday began with arguments between people with guns. “When you have four individuals who have all died in a 24...
Aug 09, 2018
DeForest’s police chief will be subject to a complaint from the village board. After hearing concerns from community members, the board voted 4-2 Tuesday to file the complaint with the village police commission. Daniel Furseth is on administraive leave. He revealed a years-old video in which he made ...
Aug 08, 2018
Wisconsin’s partisan primary elections are one week away. Several Democrats running for governor want to drastically reduce the state’s prison population. Governor Scott Walker says he wants to reduce it the right way, by ensuring inmates have the tools to suceed upon release. “But just cutting it ...
Aug 08, 2018
Two men are in custody for a weekend gas station robbery that was thwarted by a Wausau gas station clerk. 20-year-old Devonte Scoles and 31-year-old Joshua Pregont were arrested shortly after footage of the attempted robbery was released. The video shows a female clerk shoving Pregont into Scoles, and then both o...
Aug 08, 2018
If you’re looking to rent a new home or apartment this fall, Wisconsin’s consumer protection bureau has some tips for a smooth transition. Rental complaints are among the top five complaints the bureau of Consumer protection receives each year, and Director Michelle Reinen says most of the renter and lan...
Aug 08, 2018
IMAGE: myvote.wi.gov Primary elections are one week away in Wisconsin. Voters who choose to go to the polls next Tuesday will select one of eight Democrats who are running to oppose incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker in November. They are state Senator Kathleen Vinehout of Alma, state schools Su...
Aug 07, 2018
The state gets some help from the feds, to clean up meth labs. Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Monday that six methamphetamine chemical storage containers will assist local law enforcement with meth lab clean up. The containers provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will save local law enforce...
Aug 07, 2018