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2014-07-22

UW System president touts UW research

The President of the University of Wisconsin System called on technology business and education leaders to promote UW research. Speaking at the Science and Technology Symposium held at UW-Eau Claire, UW System President Ray Cross said university-based research affects our…

posted 2014/07/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Wisconsin company creates Weird Al’s new video

Weird Al’s newest video has a connection to the Badger State. A Wisconsin company is responsible for making the newly-released Weird Al Yankovic music video, as the parody artist releases eight videos in eight days. “When we got the call…

posted 2014/07/22 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-07-21

Public input on net neutrality continues

Discussions over equal and open access to the Internet continue. Advocates of net neutrality want unrestricted, high-speed access to the Internet, something that’s been talked about for nearly a decade. Barry Orton is a professor of telecommunications at the UW…

posted 2014/07/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-07-20

State home sales see first increase of the year

For the first time this year, the number of existing houses sold by Wisconsin Realtors was higher than the same month a year ago. The Wisconsin Realtors Association says its members sold just over 7,700 homes statewide during June, which…

posted 2014/07/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Wisconsin weather heats up

Many parts of Wisconsin will likely see there hottest days of the year so far in the next 24 hours. The National Weather Service says temperatures statewide are expected to heat up over the next day or so. Tod Pritchard…

posted 2014/07/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Skydiver killed during jump in Racine County

One man is dead, following a skydiving accident in Racine County. The Racine County Sheriff’s Department says a 44-year-old Racine man was pronounced dead at the scene, after landing in a road near Sylvania Airport. Officials believe his parachute became…

posted 2014/07/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Train derailment in Slinger prompts evacuation

Over 100 homes in the Town of Slinger had to be evacuated Sunday night, after two freight trains collided and thousands of gallons of diesel fuel was spilled. The crash occurred near an intersection of rail lines owned by the…

posted 2014/07/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

State offers advice for propane buyers

Winter may be the last thing Wisconsin residents are thinking about right now. However, Sandy Chalmers with the state Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection says it may be a good idea for those who need to fill up…

posted 2014/07/20 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-07-18

Missing Manitowoc man and son found in Mexico

Authorities have located a Manitowoc man in Mexico, who police say fled the country with his son earlier this month to avoid reckless homicide charges. Manitowoc Police Captain Scott Luchterhand says 57-year-old Timothy Miller, and his 14-year-old son Devin, were…

posted 2014/07/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Evers defends Common Core

As Republicans echoed Governor Scott Walker’s call for the Legislature to take action quickly next session to repeal the use of Common Core educations standards in Wisconsin, the state’s chief education official argued for the need to stay the course.…

posted 2014/07/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

State adds 7 counties to EAB quarantine

The state Department of Agriculture is adding seven more Wisconsin counties to the list of those quarantined because of the emerald ash borer. The move comes after the tree-killing insect was confirmed in Columbia, Grant, and Monroe counties. The new…

posted 2014/07/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-07-17

Net neutrality comments reach more than a million

Comments submitted to the FCC on net neutrality reach more than 1 million as of noon on Thursday — the most ever for an FCC rule-making proceeding. The Federal Communications Commission is ending public comments today on the proposed rules…

posted 2014/07/17 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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