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2014-12-21

ACLU keeping watch over Hamilton protests in Milwaukee

As Milwaukee residents respond to a decision not to charge a former police officer in the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton, the American Civil Liberties Union says it will keep an eye on those demonstrations to make sure protesters’ First…

posted 2014/12/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin DNR reviews judge’s decision to protect wolves

Wolves are back on the endangered species list in three Great Lakes states and can’t be touched, even when they pose a threat to livestock on private property. A federal judge Friday ruled in favor of the Humane Society. U.S.…

posted 2014/12/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Milwaukee Co. DA won’t charge ex-officer in fatal shooting

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm will not file criminal charges against a white former police officer who fatally shot a mentally-ill black man in April. Chisholm said ex-officer Christopher Manney acted in self-defense when he shot Dontre Hamilton, and…

posted 2014/12/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Man dies in snowmobile crash in northeast Wisconsin

A crash claims the life of a snowmobiler in Forest County. Forest County Sheriff’s Department deputies were notified very early Saturday morning about a snowmobile crash near Wabeno in the Town of Freedom. The crash happened near the shoreline of…

posted 2014/12/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Defense has a big day in Packers in playoff clinching victory

The Green Bay Packers defense dominated Tampa Bay on Sunday, holding the Buccaneers in check in a 20-3 victory at Raymond James Stadium.  The victory clinched a playoff spot for the Packers for the sixth straight season. The Bucs entered…

posted 2014/12/21 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-12-19

Federal judge orders Great Lakes gray wolf population back on endangered species list

A federal judge has ordered gray wolves in Wisconsin and two other Great Lakes states back on the federal endangered species list. The ruling Friday by US District Judge Beryl Howell in Washington D.C. overturns the Obama administration’s 2012 decision…

posted 2014/12/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

CDC links listeria outbreak to pre-packaged caramel apples

Federal health officials say five people have died, and almost two dozen others got sick, after eating pre-packaged caramel apples in Wisconsin and nine other states. The US Centers for Disease Control has identified 28 cases in which people suffered…

posted 2014/12/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin DMV touts reduced wait times

Your wait times are down at the DMV. Christina Boardman, deputy administrator at the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles, said wait times are good at service centers around the state. “DMV is always looking to make best use of peoples’…

posted 2014/12/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Attorney general says Wisconsin law allows some foreign land ownership

Wisconsin’s attorney general says state law allows non-US interests to own large amounts of land in some cases. In a formal opinion issued Friday, Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said the law only bans foreign ownership of more than…

posted 2014/12/19 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-12-18

Resuming relations with Cuba could be good for Wisconsin

President Obama’s decision to restart formal relations with Cuba has drawn both criticism and cheers. Wisconsin 3rd District Congressman Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) is cheering the change, saying the old policy didn’t work. Kind is also optimistic about that opening…

posted 2014/12/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Raw milk blamed for sickening dozens in Durand

Raw milk is confirmed as the reason dozens were sickened in west central Wisconsin. State health officials say nearly 40 people fell ill after drinking the unpasteurized milk at a dinner in September for the Durand High School football team.…

posted 2014/12/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Severed fiber optic cable cuts off 911 service in four Wisconsin counties

Many residents in four southern Wisconsin counties were unable to reach 911 emergency services for several hours Thursday, after a contractor cut a fiber optic cable and disrupted communications across the region. Frontier Communications says the cut line, located near…

posted 2014/12/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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