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2016-01-26

Bill provides ticket amnesty for UW System students who report sexual assault

Legislation being proposed at the Capitol provides “ticket amnesty” for underage drinkers who report sexual assaults on UW campuses. With sexual assault remaining the most under reported crime, Attorney General Brad Schimel backs the legislation. “This crime goes under reported…

posted 2016/01/26 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Democrats propose student grant plan

At the Capitol, Democratic legislators are proposing a grant program for college students. This bill is out in the midst of a push to get a whole package of Republican proposals through the legislative process this spring. “Ultimately, a lot…

posted 2016/01/26 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-01-25

Germantown PD recovers stolen cheese

Police in Germantown say they’ve recovered $70,000 worth of cheese product that was reported stolen last week. The Germantown Police Department updated the “cheese jacking” on the department’s Facebook page Monday. The cheese was found in the City of Milwaukee,…

posted 2016/01/25 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-01-24

Cottage Grove man racks up 40 citations for driving on revoked license

The Dane County Sheriff’s Department says a Cottage Grove man has received his 40th citation in five years for operating a vehicle on a revoked license. 51-year-old Jathniel Ruffins was stopped by an officer Sunday because he had a headlight…

posted 2016/01/24 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Guilty plea in Kenosha County suitcase murder case

On the same day his murder trial was set to begin, a former West Allis police officer has agreed to plead guilty to killing a woman and leaving her body in a suitcase along a rural Wisconsin roadway. Jury selection…

posted 2016/01/24 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Governor Walker puts home up for sale

Governor Scott Walker is looking to sell his family’s home in suburban Milwaukee. The Republican governor’s house in Wauwatosa was listed for sale over the weekend. Walker has owned the white two-story, three-bedroom house for almost nine years. It’s been…

posted 2016/01/24 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Vigil held in Beloit for boy killed in shooting

Residents of Beloit came together Sunday night to pay their respects to Austin Ramos Jr., the five-year-old killed last Friday night after he was hit by gunfire while riding in his father’s car. Dozens of people turned out for the…

posted 2016/01/24 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Dog found in duffel bag slowly recovering

A black lab found zipped up in a duffel bag in a wildlife area is on the road to recovery. The Columbia County Humane Society’s Susan Bratcher says Misty has gained almost two pounds since her arrival at the shelter…

posted 2016/01/24 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Zelich trial set to begin in Kenosha County

Jury selection begins this morning in the murder trial of a former West Allis police officer accused of killing two women and then leaving their bodies in suit cases along a road. 54-year-old Steven Zelich is charged with murder in…

posted 2016/01/24 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Wisconsin counties seek study on wind turbine health effects

County officials in northeastern Wisconsin are teaming up to urge state lawmakers to get more involved in efforts to investigation the impact wind turbines have on the health of those living near them. Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach and Kewaunee…

posted 2016/01/24 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-01-23

Police search for SUV linked to shooting death of Beloit boy

The Beloit Police Department is asking for help locating a vehicle believed to have been involved in a shooting that claimed the life of a five-year-old boy. The shooting Friday night occurred while the boy was riding in a vehicle…

posted 2016/01/23 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

State urges homeowners to test for radon

Wisconsin homeowners are being urged to test for radon this month, now that colder winter weather has set in. Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that is the nation’s second leading cause of lung cancer. Jessica Maloney with the…

posted 2016/01/23 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

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