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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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
Wisconsin hunters can start getting their doe tags next week. Those antlerless hunt authorizations are the best tool the DNR has at controlling the population of the deer herd, according to big game ecologist Kevin Wallenfang. “We basically focus on the antlerless population, because it’s the does tha...
Aug 07, 2018
A committee of faculty, students, and staff at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point has submitted a document with several ideas to help save some or all of the 13 programs that were proposed to be cut as part of a curriculum re-structuring proposal released in March. Mick Veum, a professor of Physics at the Uni...
Aug 07, 2018
Shots were fired inside a downtown Madison radio station early Sunday. A WORT D-J was hit in the buttocks and will be okay. WORT board president David Devereaux-Weber told WKOW-TV that it seemed like a targeted attack. “Someboy who had a beef about something, and we’re not quite sure it it’s a persona...
Aug 06, 2018
A new campaign is underway to eliminate use of over-the-counter medications to cook methamphetamine, known as “smurfing.” Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says it’s on the rise. “That’s why we’re working to get out in front of this. We’re working hard to stop the flow...
Aug 02, 2018
You can help pick the best food at the Wisconsin State Fair with the 6th annual Sporkies Awards. The panel of finalists had to submit their items this spring, and Spokeswoman Kristi Chuckel says the items up for judging went through a jury process earlier this year, ahead of the Fair. “On the Wednesday of t...
Aug 02, 2018
Madison residents can buy in to a special mini bond issuance later this year. A new program is lowering the price of city bonds to just 500 dollars this fall, and Madison finance director Dave Schmiedicke says that’s a good way for residents to get involved directly with city finances. “Which hopefully a...
Aug 01, 2018
Supporters of Leah Vukmir held a rally at the Republican Party Office in Weston ahead of next month’s primary. The current 5th district State Senator received the endorsement of many of her peers in the Republican Party as part of the event, including Pat Snyder, Patrick Testin, and Sean Duffy. All of whom sai...
Jul 31, 2018