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2016-06-24

Suspect arrested in Superior arson spree

A suspect in a string of five fires in Superior on Tuesday night was in court Thursday to face arson charges. Twenty-six-year-old Joseph Insua, who was a resident of the apartment where the first fire was reported, had his bail…

posted 2016/06/24 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Brantner jurors view police interview video

A Fond du Lac County jury Friday watched a video police did with Dennis Brantner at the Kenosha Police Department in March of 2014. Brantner was living in Kenosha at the time. He was confronted with fingerprint evidence taken from…

posted 2016/06/24 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Infants left in hot car in Green Bay

Green Bay police are referring child neglect charges against a Bay woman who allegedly left two infants unattended in a vehicle Thursday. Police were dispatched to the parking lot at Bethesda Thrift Shop on Military Avenue at 11:25 a.m. Upon…

posted 2016/06/24 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Janesville man sentenced to 18 years for traffic crash that killed unborn child

A 27-year-old Janesville man who plead guilty to smoking marijuana before causing the traffic crash that killed a Brodhead woman’s unborn child will spend nearly two decades in prison. Judge Michael Haakenson on Thursday sentenced Brandon Russell to 18 years…

posted 2016/06/24 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

LFB memo: public school funding drops as voucher funding increases

Wisconsin’s public schools have seen their general funding cut by more than $200 per student since Governor Walker took office. That’s according to a Legislative Fiscal Bureau memo containing information requested by state Senator Janet Bewley (D-Ashland). “If you look…

posted 2016/06/24 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-06-23

Madison teen in viral arrest video released from jail

A Madison teen, whose arrest sparked protests this week over claims of police brutality, is out of jail. The Dane County District Attorney ordered the arrest of 18-year-old Genele Laird Thursday, two days after she was arrested outside a mall…

posted 2016/06/23 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Kenosha man charged in theft of car with child inside

A Kenosha man is accused of stealing a rental vehicle from outside a Pleasant Prairie gas station early Thursday morning – with a 9-year boy sleeping inside. A California man rented the SUV from O’Hare Airport. He and his teenage…

posted 2016/06/23 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Pocan hopes House floor sit-in will spark action on gun control (AUDIO)

A Democratic Congressman from Wisconsin hopes the more than 24-hour sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representative will put pressure on Republicans to act on gun control. The sit-in ended Thursday afternoon without any votes, although U.S.…

posted 2016/06/23 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Marines: Bradley was not in Iwo Jima photo

An investigation by the Marines has officially determined that John Bradley was not in the iconic World War II photograph of the flag raising at Iwo Jima. Bradley grew up in Appleton. He’s included in the national Iwo Jima memorial,…

posted 2016/06/23 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Fire damages Algoma marina

An overnight fire damaged several boats at the Algoma Marina. Three boats sank and two have extensive damage. Firefighters faced some difficulties because the wind helped the fire spread to other boats.  Algoma Fire Chief Tom Ackerman says based…

posted 2016/06/23 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Russ Feingold endorses Hillary Clinton in presidential race

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Russ Feingold is endorsing Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. Feingold has said for months that he would not be taking sides in the race for the nomination between Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders –…

posted 2016/06/23 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Speaker Ryan defends decision to end debate on the House floor

Republicans returned to the U.S. House floor briefly overnight to pass a bill funding efforts to fight the Zika virus, amid an ongoing sit-in by Democrats calling for a vote on gun control legislation. Despite shouts of “No bill, no…

posted 2016/06/23 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

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