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2016-05-06

No charges for Neenah police officers who shot armed hostage

The state’s top prosecutor says two Neenah police officers acted in self-defense when they shot an armed man who was fleeing the location of a hostage situation. Attorney General Brad Schimel announced the decision Friday not to bring charges against…

posted 2016/05/06 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Human remains found in burnt-out mobile home in Taylor County

What started as a missing person case has now become a death investigation in Taylor County. Sheriff Bruce Daniels said they received a request from Price county Tuesday to be on the lookout for the missing person’s vehicle. Then, at…

posted 2016/05/06 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-05-05

UW Stevens Point breaks ground on new science building

Thursday was the official start for the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point’s new Chemistry and Biology building. The $70 million project took years of planning and working with the state Legislature, Governor, and Building Commission to get it approved. Chancellor…

posted 2016/05/05 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Packers picks little twins for fan ‘ticket takeover’ contest

The Green Bay Packers have announced the winner of this year’s Packers Ticket Takeover Contest and it’s a photo of the “Mini Me” versions of Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson. The photo submitted by Staci Abel of Pray, Montana, won…

posted 2016/05/05 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Pay hikes for Wisconsin corrections workers draw praise from union head

The head of a union representing Wisconsin corrections workers says plans to give many of them a pay raise are a “good start.” The Department of Corrections announced Thursday that it will give correctional officers, sergeants, and youth counselors an…

posted 2016/05/05 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Affiliate Event: Heroin In Wisconsin; Save our Families [Live Stream]

  Wisconsin Radio Network affiliate WSAU will broadcast a five-hour special event called, “Heroin in Wisconsin; Save our Families” Seth Mela of WSAU will join hosts from WTAQ as well WHBL to engage the community in a discussion about the…

posted 2016/05/05 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Pilot killed in Manitowoc County helicopter crash identified

Officials in Manitowoc County have identified the man killed when the helicopter he was piloting near the Town of Maple Grove this week crashed. The Manitowoc County coroner’s office says 61-year-old Paul Ruppert of Madison died from multiple trauma injuries,…

posted 2016/05/05 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Ryan not ready to support Trump as Republican nominee

House Speaker Paul Ryan is declining to offer his support to Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s presidential nominee. In an interview with CNN on Thursday, the Janesville Republican said he’s “just not there right now” when it comes to…

posted 2016/05/05 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

New Russ Feingold ad attacks Senator Ron Johnson on Tomah response

For the second time this week, how federal lawmakers responded to reports of opiate abuse at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center is coming up in Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate race. Democratic candidate Russ Feingold’s campaign released an ad Thursday criticizing…

posted 2016/05/05 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

FDA releases new rules for e-cigarettes, vaping devices

The Food and Drug Administration has released new regulations for e-cigarettes and similar devices, and one anti-smoking advocate says the agency took a much stronger stance than many health groups thought they would. The regulations released Thursday would expand the…

posted 2016/05/05 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Steineke: GOP voters have to make tough choice

A top Republican state lawmaker says GOP voters have a tough choice to make, now that Donald Trump is the party’s presumptive presidential nominee. Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) has been a vocal opponent of Trump through much of…

posted 2016/05/05 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Governor Walker approves rules for unemployment drug screening

If you lose your job, you might have to pass a drug test to get unemployment benefits. New rules approved by Governor Scott Walker on Wednesday are designed to carry out the requirement for drug screenings that majority Republican lawmakers…

posted 2016/05/05 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

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