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2014-07-17

Death of Polk County boy found in trunk ruled an accident

The Polk County district attorney says the death of a two-year-old boy from rural Centuria has been ruled an accident and no charges will be filed. The body of Isaiah Theis was found in the trunk of a car parked…

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

Milwaukee area freeway to shut down all weekend

Anyone traveling to Milwaukee by way of I-94 can expect delays this weekend. A full freeway closure is planned all weekend for road construction, according the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. A portion of Interstate 94 will be shut down beginning…

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

2014-07-16

Coverage gap may exist for 38,000 Wisconsin residents

Many of the Wisconsin residents dropped from the state’s BadgerCare Plus program earlier this year may be having a hard time obtaining coverage from somewhere else. New figures released by the state Wednesday show that, of the 63,000 people who…

posted 2014/07/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Supreme Court says protester can be banned from UW campuses

The State Supreme Court has ruled that student-protester Jeffery Decker can be banned from University of Wisconsin campuses. However, the court also agreed, in its unanimous ruling handed down Wednesday morning, that an injunction from a Dane County judge was…

posted 2014/07/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

House approves Highway Trust Fund fix

Wisconsin Republicans Jim Sensenbrenner and Reid Ribble voted no Tuesday, as the U.S. House of Representatives approved emergency funding for transportation projects. The vote was 367-to-55 to approve $11-billion in new money to replenish the fund, which is supported by…

posted 2014/07/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Kind proposes tax breaks to keep jobs in America

Companies that keep jobs in the US could get a tax break, under a proposal from Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI). The proposal would give companies that keep jobs in the country a 20 percent marginal tax rate, which Kind…

posted 2014/07/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Unclaimed property backlog grows

The waiting list for unclaimed property is the largest in more than 20 years. The number of requests for unclaimed property on a waiting list is estimated at 7,300 now that the Department of Revenue took on that responsibility —…

posted 2014/07/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-07-15

SBA approves disaster declaration for Grant County

The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved a disaster declaration for Grant County and surrounding areas in southeastern Wisconsin. The declaration comes at the request of Governor Scott Walker, after tornadoes and severe storms swept through the region last month…

posted 2014/07/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Death of Milwaukee girl prompts calls to fight violence

Hundreds of people turned out Monday night in Milwaukee to pay tribute to a 10-year-old girl who died over the weekend, almost two months after she was caught in the crossfire of a shooting. Sierra Guyton died Sunday when she…

posted 2014/07/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Police identify puppy dumping trucker

A Missouri man has been identified as the person who abandoned a puppy behind a dumpster in Oshkosh last week. The Oshkosh Police Department has made contact with the man, identified from surveillance photos at the Planeview Truck Stop. The…

posted 2014/07/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Report clears Green Bay officer

A report released by the Green Bay Police Department Tuesday found an officer acted properly during a controversial arrest earlier this year caught on cell phone video. During a news conference, Chief Tom Molitor said Officer Derek Wicklund followed appropriate…

posted 2014/07/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

‘Creepy guy’ charged with attempted kidnapping

A 45-year-old Appleton man is facing a charge of attempted abduction, on accusations that he grabbed a bartender last Thursday night. Dennis Mitchell is accused of trying to put a plastic bag over the head of a bartender at the…

posted 2014/07/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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