Kaul launches first TV ad, blasts Schimel on rape kits
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic attorney general hopeful Josh Kaul is launching his first television campaign ad. The subject: Republican incumbent Brad Schimel’s handling of Wisconsin’s backlog of untested rape kits.
Kaul has been hammering away at Schimel for months over the kits, saying ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on new television ads in the Wisconsin attorney general race (all times local):
Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel is pushing out a new ad featuring female supporters.
The ad features a series of shots of small groups of women, ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeing an increase in international graduate students, bucking the nationwide drop in international graduate students.
UW-Madison had 725 new international graduate students enroll in 2017, up from about 670 students in 2016,
UW-Madison works with brewing company on wild lager
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin brewing company and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are working together to create the first wild lager brewed in North America, according to a company official.
Wisconsin Brewing Co. President Carl Nolen
The Latest: Kaul tweaks Schimel on sexual assault kits
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the first debate between Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel and Democratic challenger Josh Kaul (all times local):
Democratic attorney general hopeful Josh Kaul is tweaking Republican incumbent Brad Schimel for taking too long to ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s attorney general candidates will debate three times before Election Day, not four as originally scheduled.
Attorney General Brad Schimel and Democratic challenger Josh Kaul were scheduled to meet Oct. 26 in Green Bay for a debate hosted by the University of ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury has awarded a transgender University of Wisconsin-Madison employee and a transgender UW-Madison student $780,500 in damages after a federal judge ruled a state ban on insurance coverage for gender-changing surgery amounts to sexual discrimination.
The American ...
Wisconsin receiver pleads not guilty to sexual assault
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges alleging that he sexually assaulted two drunken women in his apartment earlier this year.
Cephus entered the plea to charges of second- and third-degree sexual assault during a hearing in Madison ...
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The head of South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety is leaving to take a job with Dakota State University.
DPS Secretary Trevor Jones says he will be working in the digital forensics lab at the Madison school.
Jones has led the Public Safety department during ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new Kimberly-Clark lobbyist and his wife gave Republican legislators and their supporters more than $4,000 in late August, a little more than a month before GOP leaders decided to reconvene to consider tax incentives for the Texas-based papermaker, campaign finance reports ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature plans to return the week after the November election for a lame duck session to vote on a $100 million tax incentive bill that would keep paper products maker Kimberly-Clark from shuttering a plant that employs about 500 people.
The company ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Assembly Speaker Robin Vos vowed Tuesday to never accept federal Medicaid expansion money and defended his decision not to punish a member of his caucus for inappropriate racial and sexual comments to three female lawmakers.
Vos made the remarks to reporters ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Legislature’s plans to return for vote on Kimberly-Clark tax break bill (all times local):
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he’d be open to considering other bills during a post-election extraordinary legislative session to pass ...
Police: Man responsible for murder-suicide in Madison
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police say a man with a history of domestic abuse shot and killed a woman he had been seeing before killing himself over the weekend.
Authorities said Monday that 39-year-old James Sykes shot and killed 34-year-old Sherry Waller in her home late Friday or early ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrat Tony Evers proposed a host of reforms Monday he plans to implement should Wisconsin voters elect him as governor, including automatic voter registration for 18-year-olds, nonpartisan redistricting and an inspector general to serve as a watchdog over state ...
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — School administrators are holding a public meeting to listen to community concerns after recent gun-related incidents around La Follette High School in Madison.
Last week, a teenager was shot a couple of blocks from the school during a fight. The week before, two ...
Police: Man, woman found dead in Madison town home
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police say a man and a woman were found dead in a home.
Police say the 34-year-old woman and 39-year-old man apparently were both shot. A gun was found at the scene.
Police Lt. Jamar Gary says officers were called to the town home on Madison’s East Side ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When legal drinking starts at age 21, men are far more likely to drive drunk, get in fights or engage in risky sexual practices, according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher.
Public Affairs and Sociology professor Jason Fletcher examined figures from Add ...
UW Health researches medical uses for psychedelics
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Alan Ferguson’s depression became so severe this spring, he quit his job, gave away his dog and planned to end his life. None of the medications he had tried eased his despair.
A psychiatrist suggested one last treatment: ketamine, an anesthetic known as “special K,” a ...
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Schimel accuses Kaul of being soft on drug offenders
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel has launched a new television ad branding Democratic challenger Josh Kaul as soft on drug offenders.
The ad focuses on Kaul’s time as an assistant federal prosecutor in Baltimore, where he lived for several years before moving ...
Band Bon Iver to hold concert, fundraiser for Baldwin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin-based alternative rock band Bon Iver plans to hold an early voting rally, fundraiser and concert for Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin in Madison.
Baldwin announced the Oct. 20 event on Friday.
Bon Iver said in a statement that the band is “thrilled to ...
Parents charged with neglect after baby’s meth-related death
MADISON, Ind. (AP) — Two southern Indiana parents are charged with neglect after authorities determined that the July death of their 3-month-old son was due to methamphetamine ingestion.
Indiana State Police say 32-year-old Deven G. Frisque and 28-year-old Tara L. Savage were arrested this ...
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Nurse charged with injuring infants at Wisconsin hospital
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin prosecutors charged a former nurse Thursday with abusing multiple infants in a Madison hospital’s intensive care unit, accusing him of bruising them and breaking their bones.
Christopher Kaphaem faces 19 felony child abuse counts involving nine infants. All ...
Family of veteran who died at Tomah cut ads praising Baldwin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The parents and widow of a Marine veteran who died at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center appear in a pair of television ads that debuted Thursday praising Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin and calling attacks against her “shameful.”
The spots are an attempt by ...
Last of 3 hospitalized in workplace shooting is released
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The last victim wounded in a shooting at a Wisconsin software company has been released from the hospital.
UW Health says the WTS Paradigm employee was released Tuesday night. The other two employees hospitalized were released last Saturday. They were rushed to ...
Youth injured in 2nd shooting near Madison school in 8 days
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police say a youth suffered a non-life-threatening injury when he was shot a couple blocks from La Follette High School in the second shooting near the school in just over a week.
Police spokesman Joel DeSpain says 911 callers reported a fight and gunfire just ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says deportation officers arrested 83 people in 14 Wisconsin counties over four days ending Monday.
The ICE arrests have prompted at least two schools districts in Dane County, Madison and Oregon, to send an email to parents to ...
Watchdog group sues Schimel over records in health lawsuit
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group is suing the Wisconsin Department of Justice after it refused to turn over emails related to Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel’s lawsuit seeking to overturn the national health care law.
The Center for Media and Democracy filed the lawsuit Monday in ...
Walker says portion of I-39 expansion will be done sooner
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says work along Interstate 39/90 between Janesville north to Edgerton will be completed by 2020, a year earlier than planned.
Walker announced Tuesday that the earlier completion date will free up $70 million that can be used for other portions of the ...
Wisconsin workplace shooter passed company background check
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man who shot and wounded four co-workers at a Wisconsin software company last week passed the firm’s background check.
WTS Paradigm CEO Nate Herbst said Tuesday that 43-year-old Anthony Tong passed a background check when he was hired. The Wisconsin State Journal
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An immigration rights group says nearly three dozen people were arrested over the weekend by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.
Voces de la Frontera said Monday ICE arrested 11 people in the Madison area, 15 people in Arcadia, three people in Milwaukee and ...
Former co-worker: Wisconsin shooting suspect never smiled
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A gunman who opened fire at a Wisconsin software company never talked and never smiled, a former co-worker said.
WTS Paradigm employee Anthony Tong
New Wisconsin nonprofit emphasizes ethics in politics
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new non-partisan, nonprofit political group is hoping to improve ethics in Wisconsin politics.
LeaderEthics-Wisconsin is committed to ensuring political leaders at the ...
McFarland interception preserves Idaho State’s 25-21 win
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Defensive back Christian McFarland picked off a North Dakota pass late in the game, sealing a 25-21 win for Idaho State on Saturday afternoon.
North Dakota, trailing by three, was threatening deep in Bengals territory with just over a minute to play when McFarland ...
2 wounded in Wisconsin shooting discharged from hospital
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two people shot by a colleague this week at a Wisconsin software company have been discharged from a Madison hospital, a health system spokesman said Saturday.
The two discharged patients were released Friday and a third patient remained hospitalized in fair condition ...
The Latest: Wisconsin authorities who shot at gunman named
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on this week’s shooting at a software company in Wisconsin (all times local):
Authorities have identified four officials who shot their weapons at a gunman killed after he opened fire on his co-workers at a Wisconsin software ...
Madison officials say ICE immigrant arrests violated policy
MADISION, Wis. (AP) — Madison officials say Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents violated city policy by detaining at least six immigrants without letting police know ahead of time.
Madison Police Chief Mike Koval says the department has a working relationship with ICE, but ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dane County sheriff’s officials say a deputy arrested the same woman twice for drunken driving within an hour and a-half.
Authorities say a 35-year-old Sun Prairie woman was pulled over about 12:30 a.m. Friday in Blooming Grove, taken to the county jail, cited for ...
Baldwin says Middleton shooting shows need for gun control
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, of Wisconsin, says the shooting at a Middleton software company shows the need for gun control measures that are “consistent with the Second Amendment.”
Baldwin said at a Thursday news conference that she support universal background ...
Medical examiner identifies Wisconsin workplace shooter
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin software worker who opened fire on his fellow employees in their suburban Madison office had worked for the company for almost 18 months and had no criminal history in the state, authorities said Thursday.
Police killed the gunman in a shoot-out Wednesday ...
Police arrest 15-year-old boy in accidental bus shooting
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police have arrested a 15-year-old boy suspected of accidentally shooting two teenagers on a city bus near a high school.
Police arrested the teen at his home Thursday. Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain tells the
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the state of Wisconsin and its insurers to pay for transgender transition surgery for its employees.
U.S. District Judge William Conley says there’s no legal reason to exclude medically necessary care for the employees.
University of ...
The Latest: Company officials ‘heartbroken’ after shooting
MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a software company in Wisconsin (all times local):
Officials at a Wisconsin software company say they’re “heartbroken” one of their employees shot four people in the office.
WTS Paradigm Marketing Manager Ryan Mayrand ...
Police: Gun fires, strikes teen in leg on city bus in Monona
MONONA, Wis. (AP) — Police are looking for a 16-year-old boy who was showing a gun that went off and wounded another teen on a city bus in Monona.
Madison police say they received a call just before 4 p.m. Wednesday about someone shot on a Madison Metro bus.
Police say the suspect ...