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2016-05-18

Highlighting ‘predatory’ payday loans in Wisconsin

Faith groups and low-income advocates are shining light on the payday loan industry in Wisconsin and elsewhere. In advance of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s expected presentation of a new administrative rule that could rein in high-interest lenders and…

posted 2016/05/18 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Taking a ‘snapshot’ of Wisconsin wildlife

Wisconsin is home to numerous species of wild animals, although getting a handle on just how many can often prove quite difficult. A joint effort between University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers and the state Department of Natural Resources could take some…

posted 2016/05/18 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

FBI, lawyer offer $35,000 reward to solve Milwaukee girl’s murder

The FBI and a Milwaukee-based attorney are offering a combined reward fund of $35,000 for information about who is responsible for the death of a young girl who was shot while watching TV in her home earlier this month. Police…

posted 2016/05/18 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Wisconsin Supreme Court preserves independence of DPI superintendent

The state Supreme Court has struck down a law that sought to give the governor more oversight over the Department of Public Instruction. The 2011 law required state agencies to seek approval from the governor before they create administrative rules…

posted 2016/05/18 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-05-17

Attorney general wants employers to help fight opiate addictions

As part of an ongoing battle against prescription opiate abuse in Wisconsin, Attorney General Brad Schimel is urging employers to consider updating their drug-free workforce policies to include prescription drug abuse. Schimel was in Green Bay on Tuesday to roll…

posted 2016/05/17 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Dozens cited for underage drinking at Fond du Lac County party

More than 40 people were cited for underage drinking after the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office got an anonymous tip about a party in the Town of Byron last Friday night. Deputy Sheriff Mark Strand said when deputies arrived…

posted 2016/05/17 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Police hope more Madison homicide suspects come forward

A Madison area law enforcement official continues to have concerns, even as a homicide suspect turns himself in. Kortney Moore faces a first degree murder charge in the shooting death of Elijiah Washington last Wednesday at a gas station in…

posted 2016/05/17 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Neurological horse virus found in West Bend stable

A West Bend stable is under quarantine after a horse tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). The virus is highly contagious, often causing respiratory disease and reproductive failure. State veterinarian Doctor Paul McGraw says the illness can also have a…

posted 2016/05/17 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Graphic Packaging closing Menasha plant

The Graphic Packaging plant in Menasha will close by the end of the year. About 230 full and part-time workers will be let go. Company spokeswoman Sue Appleyard says they’re shifting their production to newer facilities in North America. She…

posted 2016/05/17 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

‘Baby Emily’ sentenced in Green Bay child porn case

A Green Bay man will serve 30 years in prison in a child pornography case. Sixty-three-year-old John Beauchamp also received 30 years extended supervision. Beauchamp was charged in February 2015. According to investigators, Beauchamp uploaded over 7,000 images of child…

posted 2016/05/17 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Milwaukee girl dies after being shot in head by stray gunfire

A nine-year-old Milwaukee girl has died after she was hit in the head by a stray bullet while watching TV in her home. Za’Layia Jenkins had been hospitalized since May 5th, after she was struck by a bullet fired by…

posted 2016/05/17 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

White Nose Syndrome spreads in Wisconsin bats

A survey taken over the winter shows that white-nose syndrome has spread to new sites in Wisconsin, including Douglas County, and is starting to take a toll on the bat population. The fungal disease has been spreading across the country…

posted 2016/05/17 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

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