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2016-06-17

Wolf population numbers point to viability

Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources has completed it’s most expansive study ever of the state’s wolf population, and the results show the largest amount of wolves in the state in recorded history. The grey wolf was placed on the endangered…

posted 2016/06/17 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-06-16

Wisconsin unemployment hits 15 year low

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in 15 years. The state Department of Workforce Development reports that the unemployment rate dropped to from 4.4 percent in April to 4.2 percent in May. That’s the lowest it’s been since…

posted 2016/06/16 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

AAA calls for texting ban tweaks

Wisconsin AAA says the state’s ban on texting while driving needs to be updated. The motor club’s Nick Jarmusz says other states now ban using social media, downloading music, and other functions of modern smartphones. Since December of 2010, it’s…

posted 2016/06/16 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Warrant confirms DNA match in Brittany Zimmerman murder

The Brittany Zimmerman murder is back in the news. A newly unsealed search warrant confirms police did get a tentative DNA match tying a 50-year-old man to the scene of the crime. Zimmermann was found stabbed to death in her…

posted 2016/06/16 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Baldwin reads victims’ names during Senate filibsuter

Wisconsin’s Tammy Baldwin was among the U.S. Senate Democrats who staged a 15 hour filibuster that ended when Republicans agreed to hold votes on two gun control measures. Baldwin posted on Twitter during the filibuster: “The victims will not be…

posted 2016/06/16 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Johnson requests Facebook release info on Orlando shooter

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson wants answers from Facebook. Facebook says it has received the Wisconsin Republican’s request for posts and searches made by Orlando shooter Omar Mateen. Johnson, who chairs the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security Committee, says he’s giving Facebook…

posted 2016/06/16 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Marinette County deputies kill armed suspect

Marinette County Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man Wednesday night, after he allegedly approached them in a threatening manner and refused orders to drop a gun. The Wisconsin Department Of Justice is investigating the incident, which occurred along Hwy…

posted 2016/06/16 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-06-15

Walker’s approval rating dips in latest MU poll

Governor Scott Walker’s approval rating appears to be trending down. That’s according to the most recent Marquette Law School Poll. The poll found that approval of how Walker is handling his job stands at 39 percent, with disapproval at 57…

posted 2016/06/15 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Clinton leads Trump in latest MU Law School Poll

The latest Marquette Law School Poll shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump in Wisconsin. Poll Director Charles Franklin says Clinton’s margin among registered voters dipped a little from the last MU poll in late March, when she had a ten…

posted 2016/06/15 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Flatoff trial pushed to 2017

The man accused of causing a standoff at Eagle Nation Cycles in Neenah will wait until next year for his trial. In court Wednesday, Brian Flatoff’s new attorney asked for more time to prepare his defense. Prosecutors did not object…

posted 2016/06/15 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Alzheimer’s and Dementia task force releases findings

State lawmakers will continue to address Alzheimer’s and Dementia in Wisconsin. The Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia released its findings and recommendations on Tuesday. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos launched the task force last August. “The most important part…

posted 2016/06/15 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-06-14

Worker dies in crane accident at Mosinee plant

One man is dead after an accident involving a crane at Crystal Finishing Systems in Mosinee. Mosinee Police Chief Kenneth Muelling said the 51-year-old man was fatally injured at the plant.  The man’s name is being withheld until his…

posted 2016/06/14 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

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