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2016-04-24

Two injured in shooting outside Antigo prom

Two students have been injured in a shooting outside of the Antigo high school prom. The two were shot by a person armed with a rifle around 11 p.m. as they exited the school.  Police officers patrolling the parking…

posted 2016/04/24 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-04-22

Changes proposed to Waukesha request for Great Lakes water

Waukesha’s request to divert water from the Lake Michigan would be scaled back significantly, under changes made by officials considering the proposal. The city is seeking to be the first in the nation to be allowed to access water under…

posted 2016/04/22 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Stevens Point shooting suspect caught in Colorado

A suspect in a shooting incident in Stevens Point from last month is in custody in Colorado. U.S. Marshals and local law enforcement captured Kyle Engen on Thursday in Granby, Colorado. More information about the circumstances leading to the arrest…

posted 2016/04/22 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Lawrence University prof recalls time in Prince spin-off band

A professor at Lawrence University in Appleton played in one of Prince’s bands during the height of the musician’s early fame. Bill Corrothers is a jazz pianist, but he was on the keyboards and synthesizers for the spin-off band “The…

posted 2016/04/22 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Report: e-cigarette use climbing among teens

The Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration have released data showing that e-cigarette usage is on the rise and replacing cigarette usage for high school students. From 2011 to 2015, e-cigarette usage jumped from 1.5 percent…

posted 2016/04/22 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

UW-Madison police review policies for contacting students in class

The University of Wisconsin Madison Police Department is reviewing its procedures for making contact with students in classrooms, following protests on the campus this week over how officers located a suspect in several recent acts of vandalism on the campus.…

posted 2016/04/22 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-04-21

Kind requests state DOJ probe into voter suppression

A Wisconsin Congressman wants Attorney General Brad Schimel to investigate claims of intentional voter suppression. “The recent comments by Wisconsin Republican officials clearly acknowledge what many Wisconsinites already know: the voter ID law was intentionally designed to prevent certain groups…

posted 2016/04/21 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Wisconsin lawmaker calls for Voter ID awareness campaign

There were numerous reports of long waits at polling places across Wisconsin earlier this month, and some critics of Wisconsin’s Voter ID requirement argue the mandate was to blame for many of those. As a result, a coalition of state…

posted 2016/04/21 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Walker declares wildfire state of emergency

Governor Scott Walker has declared a State of Emergency in response to elevated wildfire conditions throughout Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources requested wildfire suppression support from the Wisconsin National Guard due to abnormally dry conditions across the state.…

posted 2016/04/21 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Time Magazine list of 100 most influential people includes three from Wisconsin

Three Wisconsinites are on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) of Janesville, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus from Kenosha, and actor and former Milwaukeean Mark Rylance made the…

posted 2016/04/21 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Jury finds teen guilty in fatal Wood County shooting

It only took about four hours for a Wood County jury to reach a verdict in a reckless homicide case, finding 18-year-old Miguel-Angel Oertel guilty in the shooting death of Theresa Coates last August at her Saratoga home. The victim’s…

posted 2016/04/21 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Governor Walker responds to critics of FoodShare Employment and Training Program

Governor Scott Walker made several stops across Wisconsin Wednesday to tout the almost 12,000 people FoodShare recipients who have found work thanks to a job training and employment requirement. The provision, which requires able-bodied childless adults receiving food assistance benefits…

posted 2016/04/21 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

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