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  • Milwaukee Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing

    “Stop the violence:” Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing frustrated after firefighter hurt by gunfire

    MILWAUKEE  — Milwaukee’s fire chief says a firefighter who suffered a bullet graze wound to the head while responding to a medical call didn’t realize he had been injured until after he took care of his patient. Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing said Tuesday the unidentified firefighter felt blood on the side of his head and realized he had been wounded by someone shooting at the ambulance shortly after midnight Monday. Authorities say the first responders were called to help a person […]

  • Wisconsin State Capitol

    Latest: Wisconsin Senate approves trooper deal, comp plan

    MADISON — After five months of debate and revisions, Wisconsin’s full Legislature was set to vote on the 2015-17 state budget, a $70 billion spending plan that divvies up how much money state agencies receive and how they can use it. Here’s a rundown on debate developments Tuesday, July 7th: 12:56 p.m. Senate Republicans have prepared a budget amendment that would repeal at least a large portion of language rolling back the state’s open records law. The Legislature’s finance committee […]

  • Wisconsin DNR

    Canadian wildfires reducing air quality in Wisconsin

    MADISON— Smoke from Canadian wildfires has reduced Wisconsin’s air quality. The state Department of Natural Resources says a cold front has pushed the smoke closer to the ground, creating an unhealthy air quality level for children, seniors, those with respiratory or cardiac problems and people who are engaged in strenuous outdoor activities for a prolonged period. The unhealthy levels were first noted at monitoring sites in northern and west-central Wisconsin and are expected to move southeastward later Tuesday. The smoke […]

  • Corey Kucharski

    Wisconsin Supreme Court denies new trial for Milwaukee man accused of killing parents

    MADISON — The state Supreme Court says a Milwaukee man accused of killing his parents doesn’t deserve a new trial to determine if he was mentally responsible for his actions. Corey Kucharski pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease in connection with the 2010 deaths of Ralph and Pamela Kucharski. A judge found Kucharski was mentally responsible for the crimes. Kucharski was sentenced to life. A state appeals court in October granted Kucharski a new trial, ruling he was in […]

  • Milwaukee Brewers

    Atlanta Braves snap Brewers’ eight-game winning streak; game held up in ninth after fan injured

    MILWAUKEE — Kelly Johnson homered and drove in three runs as the Atlanta Braves ended the Milwaukee Brewers’ eight-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory Monday night, July 6th. The game was held up in the ninth inning while an injured fan received medical attention after getting hit by a line drive. A.J. Pierzynski had four hits, including two doubles, and rookie pitcher Matt Wisler won for the third time in four career starts. Johnson launched a two-run homer to […]

  • Storm damage in NE Wisconsin

    National Weather Service: Spotters reported four tornado touchdowns in NE Wisconsin

    SHAWANO — A line of tornadoes moved across northeastern Wisconsin Monday, July 6th — causing some damage in the rural area. The National Weather Service in Green Bay says spotters reported four tornado touchdowns in a line stretching about 50 miles Monday evening. Weather service meteorologist Rich Mamrosh says some home and barn damage was reported, but no deaths or injuries. Mamrosh says the tornadoes were unusual because they were not associated with lightning. Sheriff’s offices say crews are surveying damage […]

  • The latest

    37-3 vote: South Carolina Senate votes to remove Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds

    SOUTH CAROLINA — Will the Confederate flag be history in South Carolina? After an impassioned discussion Monday, a bill that would remove the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds was approved by state lawmakers in a 37-3 Senate vote. The bill — which is scheduled for a final Senate vote on Tuesday — needs a two-thirds majority vote to pass and move to the House for approval. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and others have called for the flag to be taken down […]

  • University of WIsconsin System UW

    Documents show UW-Madison will take biggest hit under $250M cut to UW System

    MADISON — New documents show the University of Wisconsin-Madison will take a nearly $59 million hit this budget year under a total $250 million cut to the UW System in the state budget. System officials released their 2015-16 budget Monday, July 6th. The plan also shows UW-Milwaukee taking an $18 million cut. The other 11 four-year campuses will see cuts ranging from $851,000 to $7.7 million. The budget materials did not include details on how the campuses will deal with […]

  • Green Bay police

    22-year-old man in custody after woman stabbed after Fourth of July fireworks show in Green Bay

    GREEN BAY — Police say a 22-year-old man is being held in custody after a woman was stabbed multiple times following a Fourth of July fireworks display in downtown Green Bay. Green Bay police say the 20-year-old woman was taken to a local hospital Saturday night, July 4th, and was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening. Police say a 41-year-old man tried to stop the attack and sustained minor injuries. According to police, bystanders detained the suspect until officers […]

  • Jason Kidd, Peter Feigin, John Hammond testify before Joint Finance Committee on Bucks arena funding proposal

    Bucks’ president, city, county leaders urge public dollars for new arena before budget committee

    MADISON — Milwaukee Bucks officials say it’s late in the fourth quarter as they push for a new arena in downtown Milwaukee. Bucks officials joined city of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County officials for a critical hearing Monday, July 6th in Madison before the Legislature’s budget committee. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin all testified during the hearing  before the Joint Finance Committee. The arena funding proposal will now be voted on […]

  • Milwaukee Brewers

    Brewers extend winning streak to eight games with 6-1 victory over Cincinnati Reds

    CINCINNATI — Rookie Taylor Jungmann allowed four hits in eight innings and the Milwaukee Brewers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, July 5th. Gerardo Parra and Adam Lind hit seventh-inning home runs for the Brewers, who finished off their second undefeated road trip of at least seven games in franchise history. It’s the Brewers’ longest winning streak since they won nine in a row from April 4-13 of last season. […]

  • UW-Madison

    No threat found after UW-Madison student union evacuated

    MADISON — Police have searched parts of the Madison campus of the University of Wisconsin and found no one with a weapon after receiving a call from a man who said he had a firearm in the library. Campus Police Lt. Aaron Chapin said buildings in the area were emptied including a popular union terrace where students and others were sitting outside. He said that after a 3 ½-hour search no one was found and normal activities resumed. Chapin said the […]

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