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2014-10-01

Equal pay advocates butt heads with WMC

A handful of Democrats criticize Wisconsin’s largest business group for its recent fundraising effort which includes a graphic on its website describing a pay-equity demonstrator as “anti-business.” State Representative Chris Taylor (D-Madison) says the struggle continues for something that is…

posted 2014/10/01 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-09-30

State elections agency asks for funding to promote voter ID requirement

State election officials are asking the Legislature for funding, to help inform the public about the reinstatement of Wisconsin’s Voter ID requirement. The Government Accountability Board is asking lawmakers to release $460,800 in already-appropriated state funds. The money was earmarked…

posted 2014/09/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

House Ethics Committee votes to continue Petri probe

The House Ethics Committee has voted to carry on with a probe targeting Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI). The committee voted unanimously to continue looking into allegations that the Fond du Lac Republican took actions benefitting companies he owned stock…

posted 2014/09/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Michelle Obama returning to Wisconsin to campaign for Mary Burke

Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke is getting a second round of help on the campaign trail from the First Lady. Just a day after Michelle Obama campaigned for Burke in Milwaukee, Burke’s campaign announced the First Lady will be…

posted 2014/09/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Cops use smart phone app to find stolen vehicle

Milwaukee Police use a woman’s iPhone to find her stolen car and arrest the two alleged thieves. The victim left what proved to be a very “smart phone” in her vehicle. Officers found it — and the thieves — by…

posted 2014/09/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Representative Nygren’s daughter busted for drug use

Assembly Republican John Nygren (Marinette), who proposed anti-heroin laws following his daughter’s addiction, says he’s disappointed that she has succumbed to the drug again. Cassandra Nygren, 25, was one of three people arrested at a home in Green Bay. Police…

posted 2014/09/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Silver Alert program proving to be successful

Wisconsin’s Silver Alert program is already successful in its first two months of operation. That’s according to Joseph Libowsky from the Wisconsin Department of Justice, which administers the program. Libowsky says the Silver alert program helps find people that are…

posted 2014/09/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Michelle Obama and Chris Christie campaign in Wisconsin

There was high-profile help, for the candidates for Governor in Wisconsin on Monday. First Lady Michelle Obama took to the stump for Democrat Mary Burke during an afternoon rally in Milwaukee, while earlier in the day, New Jersey Governor Chris…

posted 2014/09/30 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-09-29

Report details Wisconsin deaths from domestic violence

Domestic violence claimed 55 lives in Wisconsin last year, according to a new report. End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin found 39 people were murdered, while 12 domestic violence perpetrators committed suicide and four were killed by police. Public Policy Coordinator Tony…

posted 2014/09/29 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Wisconsin state Capitol Police arrest naked man

State Capitol Police moved quickly to take a naked man into custody, after he had stripped down and walked into the rotunda of the Capitol building late Monday afternoon. A spokeswoman for the state says the man started shouting at…

posted 2014/09/29 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

2014-09-28

World Dairy Expo set to open in Madison

Madison will become the center of the dairy universe this week, as the World Dairy Expo begins its five-day run. State Agriculture Secretary Ben Brancel calls the event a “gem” for Dane County and Wisconsin, attracting up to 70,000 people…

posted 2014/09/28 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

Passenger killed after tire crashes through windshield near Madison

A suburban Chicago man is dead, after a freak accident early Monday morning near Madison on Interstate 39/90. The Wisconsin State Patrol says a tire came off of an eastbound vehicle and was then thrown into the westbound lanes, crashing…

posted 2014/09/28 by Wisconsin Radio Network» News

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