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2014-12-10

Autopsy finds Wisconsin waitress found in dumbwaiter died from head injuries

A waitress died from severe head injuries, after she got caught in a small elevator at a western Wisconsin restaurant that was used to move food a drinks. Fountain City Police have completed their investigation into the death of 21-year-old…

posted 2014/12/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin’s invasive species rules to be revised Wednesday

The state Natural Resources Board will be asked today to make the first changes to Wisconsin’s invasive species list since it was created in 2009. DNR staffers want to classify 49 new species as being prohibited — which means that…

posted 2014/12/10 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-12-09

Beloit Police rescind offer to inspect homes for illegal guns (AUDIO)

The Beloit Police Department is abandoning a program it launched as part of an effort to track down illegal firearms in the community. The program, introduced last week, offered a chance for officers to inspect a home for illegal weapons.…

posted 2014/12/09 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Report highlights concerns about Wisconsin tax burden

A new report outlines a wide range of concerns about Wisconsin’s tax system, although it offers no specific suggestions on how to address those issues. The report from Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and State Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler is the…

posted 2014/12/09 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Teens crash car into Rock River in Town of Beloit

Town of Beloit police are investigating how a car load of teenagers ended up in the Rock River Monday evening. Police Chief Steve Kopp says officers were called to respond to a report of a vehicle in the water at…

posted 2014/12/09 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin business lobby outlines priorities for next session

Wisconsin’s top business lobbying group is urging lawmakers to drop the state’s highest personal income tax rate, raise gas taxes, and pass a right-to-work bill. Kurt Bauer, CEO of Wisconsin Manufacturers-and-Commerce, outlined the group’s recommendations in a letter posted on…

posted 2014/12/09 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Adult smoking rate in Wisconsin all-time low

About 18 percent of adults in Wisconsin are smokers, that’s down two percent from 2012. Dr. Michael Fiore is the founder and director of the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI). He says the state’s efforts to prevent…

posted 2014/12/09 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-12-08

UW-Stevens Point offers class to help veterans adjust to college life

That first semester in college is a different experience for many veterans, and a new course being offered at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point this year hopes to address some of the back-to-school issue they are facing. David Chrisinger is…

posted 2014/12/08 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-12-07

Wisconsin wolf hunt opponents protest at the Capitol

Wisconsin’s annual wolf hunt is done, but that’s not stopping opponents of the season from trying to keep another one from taking place. About a dozen protesters associated with the national Wolf and Wildlife Action Group rallied at the Capitol…

posted 2014/12/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Man killed by train in Oconomowoc

A 39-year-old man was struck and killed overnight by a train in Oconomowoc. Police said the man was at a downtown business Sunday night, and was apparently walking home when he was struck about 1 a.m. at a crossing on…

posted 2014/12/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Community responds to Westboro Baptist Church protest in Racine

Members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church brought their anti-gay and anti-Catholic Church messages to the south side of Racine Sunday, and met a big response from hundreds of counter-protesters. Members of the group were protesting outside of Saint Lucy’s.…

posted 2014/12/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Madison studying use of police body cameras

More Madison police will be wearing body cameras, but Mayor Paul Soglin and Police Chief Mike Koval warn the devices are not not a fix-all for the disconnect between law enforcement officers and some segments of the public.  A pilot…

posted 2014/12/07 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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