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2016-02-04

Bomb threat puts Manitowoc on edge

Some tense moments on Wednesday evening in downtown Manitowoc as the Sheriff’s Department and Jail went into lock down. Manitowoc Police Captain Larry Zimney said the caller gave a specific reason for the bomb threat. “The caller made reference that…

posted 2016/02/04 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Lawmakers look to push back start of Wisconsin wolf hunt

While Wisconsin’s wolf hunting season remains on hold, lawmakers are looking to change when hunters and trappers could target them again if it’s ever restored. Under current law, the state’s wolf hunting season starts in mid-October. State Representative Al Ott…

posted 2016/02/04 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Bill would loosen lake dredging regulations

Legislation being considered at the Capitol would expand the rights of lake property owners. One provision of the complex and wide-ranging bill (SB 459) has to do with the rights of lake property owners to dredge muck off the bottom.…

posted 2016/02/04 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-02-03

Suspect in Madison grocery store shooting in custody

A man wanted in connection with the killing of a 25-year-old woman outside of a Madison grocery store is now in police custody. Madison police say 26-year-old Christopher O’Kroley was arrested Wednesday afternoon, after shots were fired near a mall…

posted 2016/02/03 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Ariens Company fires seven Muslim workers over prayer breaks

The Ariens Company says it has fired seven of its Muslim workers for continuing to take unscheduled breaks for prayer. The Brillion-based company began enforcing a policy last month that requires workers to stay on the assembly line, other than…

posted 2016/02/03 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Lagging state finances could cap spending in spring session

A continued decline in state revenue projections could have an impact on what bills the Wisconsin legislature passes this spring. A report from the state Legislative Fiscal Bureau last month showed the state is still expected to end the budget…

posted 2016/02/03 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Madison police investigate year’s first homicide

Madison Police are investigating the first homicide shooting of the year. Officers arriving at the parking lot of Metro Market on Cottage Grove Road on the city’s east side at around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday found a 24-year-old woman shot in…

posted 2016/02/03 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Wisconsin DHS epidemiologist addresses Zika virus concerns

The first known case of Zika virus transmission in the United States was reported  by local health officials in Texas on Tuesday. In a potentially alarming development, the Texas case is believed to have been  contracted through sex,…

posted 2016/02/03 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Advice to snow shovelers: take it easy

If you’re clearing away snow this morning, make sure to take it easy on yourself. “If you aren’t the most active person the world, or have history of heart trouble, make sure you’re talking to your doctor even before you’re…

posted 2016/02/03 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

2016-02-02

Two Wisconsin drivers killed in Minnesota crash

Two Wisconsin residents died early Monday on an icy highway in southeast Minnesota. A car driven by 42-year-old Fay Bailey of La Crosse lost control on a curve, and crossed a median before colliding with an oncoming SUV driven by…

posted 2016/02/02 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Traffic crashes in Wisconsin killed 28 in January

Traffic deaths in Wisconsin during the month of January were at their second lowest level since the 1940s. Preliminary figures released by the state Department of Transportation show 28 people were killed in traffic crashes last month. Those numbers include…

posted 2016/02/02 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

Tuinstra found guilty in Berlin double murder

A Green Lake County jury Monday found a 34-year-old Berlin man guilty of killing his estranged wife and her boyfriend. Nicholas Tuinstra was found guilty of two counts of 1st degree intentional homicide and one count of stalking. A pre-sentence…

posted 2016/02/02 by News – Wisconsin Radio Network

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