Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day for many is a time for family, barbecues, shopping, and weekend getaways. But, many folks are also remembering the fallen men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos said many troops have died for...

Milwaukee alderman dead after overnight crash

Milwaukee Alderman Joseph Dudzik, 56, was killed late Thursday night in a motorcycle crash. Police said Dudzik hit construction barricades while riding his Harley-Davidson around 11:25 pm on Milwaukee’s southwest side. Dudzik was taken to a hospital, where he...

Former deputy charged with child sex crimes back in court

The former Lincoln County deputy sheriff facing child sex charges was in court Wednesday, but little was accomplished. Zachary Dorr, 34, was brought from the Marathon County Jail to a preliminary hearing with Judge Greg Huber, but Dorr does not have an attorney and he...

Wisconsin soldier buried at Arlington, 65 years later

A La Crosse soldier who went missing during the Korean War almost 65 years ago gets a full military burial Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery. Francis Knobel was a 20-year-old corporal in the Army’s 31st Infantry Regiment. He was reported missing in...

Civics test requirement added to state budget

It appears more likely Wisconsin high school students will have to pass the civics part of the U.S. citizenship test before they can graduate. The Joint Finance Committee put the requirement into the state budget early Wednesday morning. Freshman Assembly Republican...

Advocates push to ‘Save IRIS’ in Wisconsin

IRIS is a long-term care program that provides daily support to the elderly and people with disabilities, but its future is uncertain. Julie Burish of Brookfield is a member of the grassroots coalition Save IRIS. She said participants in the program and their family...

Annual Click It or Ticket mobilization is under way

State officials stress the importance of seat-belt use, saying it saves lives, plus it’s the law. David Pabst is with the Bureau of Transportation Safety at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. He said, “We have officers out throughout the state...

Wisconsin officials hope to prevent suicides

State health officials released an updated Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Strategy report, whose goal is to mobilize efforts to address suicide. “We know that suicide in our state is a very significant public health issue,” said Joyce Allen, bureau director...

Number of Wisconsin dairy farms dips below 10,000

The total number of Wisconsin dairy farm operations has dropped below 10,000 for the first time in generations. Brad Legreid is executive director of Wisconsin Dairy Products Association. He said the decline in facilities is not that unusual. For the past “50 or...

Republicans want to ban abortions after 20 weeks

Senate President Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) is a main sponsor of the so-called Pain Prevention Act. She said fetuses feel pain at 20 weeks gestation, and Republicans want to prevent that. “All of the sensory receptors, the spinal cord, the nerves are all...

Traffic deaths in April increased compared to last April

There were 44 deaths on Wisconsin roads last month, 19 more than a year ago in April. That’s a 43 percent increase, according to preliminary statistics from the Department of Transportation. David Pabst with the Bureau of Transportation Safety said various modes...