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  • Duke, Wisconsin prepare for title bout

    April 5, 2015 6:24 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Duke and Wisconsin are finally getting their turn in the spotlight. After a season that was dominated by discussions of discussions about Kentucky's pursuit of perfection, it will be the Blue Devils and Badgers meeting for the title on Monday night. Duke ran roughshod through Michigan State... more »
  • Frank the Tank, stenographer central: Welcome to Wisconsin

    April 2, 2015 4:07 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Wisconsin has Frank the Tank and Captain America, plus Nigel Hayes and his adorable obsession for stenography. The fun-loving Badgers might be the most tight-knit team at the Final Four. But once coach Bo Ryan whistles practice into session, it's all business for the Badgers. "The Tank" refers... more »
  • NCAA hoops All-Americans littered with Final Four participants

    March 30, 2015 2:09 PM

    AP - Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky is a unanimous selection for the 2014-15 AP All-America team while Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor received all but one first-team vote. Notre Dame senior Jerian Grant, Kentucky junior Willie Cauley-Stein and Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell rounded out the team that was announced... more »
  • Final Four set with Duke, Michigan State joining Kentucky, Wisconsin next weekend

    March 29, 2015 6:31 PM

    HOUSTON - Duke University capped off a weekend of mostly chalk, as the Blue Devils beat Gonzaga 66-52 to earn the last spot in college basketball's Final Four. The Blue Devils are one of three #1 seeds in the Final Four, joining Midwest #1 Kentucky, West #1 Wisconsin and... more »
  • Police: Wisconsin state trooper shot and killed

    March 25, 2015 2:16 AM

    FOND DU LAC, WI - Authorities say a Wisconsin state trooper was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with a person who matched the description of a bank robbery suspect. Police said the suspect also was killed. Fond du Lac police said late Tuesday that the incident occurred... more »
  • Adult trial for Wisconsin girls in Slender Man stabbing

    March 13, 2015 2:50 PM

    WAUKESHA, WI - A judge has ordered a trial in adult court for two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing their classmate to please the fantasy horror character Slender Man. Both girls face a count of attempted first-degree attempted homicide. Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren made the decision Friday after... more »
  • Doctor: Girl thought horror character would hurt her family

    February 17, 2015 1:51 PM

    WAUKESHA, WI - An attorney for one of two young Wisconsin girls accused of repeatedly stabbing their classmate to please a fictional horror character is trying to convince a judge the child acted in self-defense. Psychologist Deborah Collins testified during the second day of a preliminary hearing that the defendant... more »
  • A role of the dice

    February 10, 2015 7:49 PM

    MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN- The Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin has an offer it hopes Governor Scott Walker can't refuse. It'll pony up $200 million to build Milwaukee's new basketball stadium, taking taxpayers off the hook, if walker approves its casino. The tribe says its a good deal, Menominee bucks for Milwaukee... more »
  • On trip in UK, Scott Walker gets away from university flap

    February 10, 2015 4:37 PM

    MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Scott Walker may have picked the perfect time to get out of Wisconsin for a few days. The prospective Republican candidate for president is traveling in the United Kingdom this week on a trade mission. The trip turns the governor's focus toward foreign policy and away... more »
  • Jimmy the Groundhog bites Wisconsin mayor

    February 2, 2015 1:42 PM

    SUN PRAIRIE, WI - A mayor in Wisconsin has learned a valuable lesson about his city's weather-predicting critter: Don't get too close. Jimmy, the official groundhog in Sun Prairie, bit the mayor's ear during a Groundhog's Day celebration on Monday. The groundhog's handler was holding the animal next to Mayor... more »
  • Doe attacks man after being shot with arrow

    January 5, 2015 12:07 PM

    FOND DU LAC, WI - Authorities say a deer wounded by an arrow in eastern Wisconsin turned on the bow hunter in an attack that sent the 72-year-old man to a hospital. Fond du Lac County sheriff's officer Jeff Bonack says the hunter was tracking the wounded doe through thick... more »
  • Muschamp gets close look in Auburn's 34-31 loss to Wisconsin

    January 1, 2015 5:40 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Incoming Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp got an eyeful in the Tigers' latest loss. Melvin Gordon ran for an Outback Bowl-record 251 yards and three touchdowns, and Rafael Gaglianone kicked a 25-yard field goal in overtime to give the 18th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers a 34-31 victory over the... more »
  • Dustin Diamond charged in stabbing at Wisconsin bar

    December 26, 2014 2:31 PM

    PORT WASHINGTON, WI - Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell," has been charged with stabbing a man at a Wisconsin bar. Diamond was charged Friday with felony second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon. He appeared Friday afternoon... more »
  • Gordon sets rush record with 408 yards

    November 15, 2014 6:42 PM

    MADISON, Wis. - Melvin Gordon rushed for a major college-record 408 yards and four touchdowns and No. 22 Wisconsin overcame three early turnovers to take control of the Big Ten West division with a 59-24 win Saturday over No. 11 Nebraska. Gordon eclipsed the single-game mark held since 1999 by... more »
  • Walker survives challenge in Wisconsin

    November 4, 2014 10:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - As Republicans make gains in the House and Senate, one of the potential Republican presidential contenders in 2016 has survived a challenge in Wisconsin. Gov. Scott Walker was a top target of Democrats, after angering labor groups by enacting a measure reducing the power of public sector unions.... more »
  • #13 LSU rallies for come-from-behind win over #14 Wisconsin

    August 31, 2014 1:22 AM

    HOUSTON - The LSU Tigers extended their FBS record winning streak in regular season non-conference games to 46 by rallying to beat Wisconsin 28-24 on Saturday night. For much of the first three quarters, a win did not seem like a likely outcome. The Tigers, according to head... more »
  • Game day for LSU: What to watch for

    August 30, 2014 11:26 AM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - The long wait is over for Tiger fans across the country, as the Bayou Bengals will take the field for the first time in 241 days. For the Tigers and Badgers, it will be their first game of the College Football playoff era. The Tigers come in... more »
  • Houston stadium will enforce bag policy on LSU fans

    August 27, 2014 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU fans will be met by stricter security enforcing a new bag law implemented this year by the NFL at all NFL-affiliated stadiums. Those attending the season opener against Wisconsin will be must follow tighter rules concerning what they can bring into the Houston Texans' NRG... more »
  • The big game on the big stage is where Tigers thrive check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2014 7:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Game week is a welcomed sight for the LSU Tigers, especially when it involves a big game early. In recent years, LSU defeated North Carolina, Oregon, and TCU in primetime neutral-site openers. Each of those years resulted in at least ten wins. It's easy... more »
  • LSU hopes for continued success vs mobile QB's check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 22, 2014 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers have a good track record against mobile quarterbacks...which should come in handy in week one vs Wisconsin. The Badgers named their starting quarterback Friday with Tanner McEvoy taking the reigns. While he is 6'6" and 220 pounds, the transfer QB isn't afraid... more »
  • Homes evacuated after train derailment check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 21, 2014 2:17 AM

    SLINGER, WI - A fire official says two people are injured and several thousand gallons of diesel fuel have spilled after a train derailment in a small Wisconsin village. Slinger Fire Department Chief Rick Hanke says three engines and 10 railcars derailed Sunday, forcing the evacuation of more than 100... more »
  • Attorney: Girl charged in stabbing is mentally ill

    June 2, 2014 7:37 PM

    MILWAUKEE - An attorney for a Wisconsin girl accused of plotting to kill a friend to curry favor with a fictional online character says he is concerned about her mental health. He also says he will repeat his request for the court to move her from juvenile detention to a... more »
  • Fearsome Final Foursome headed to North Texas check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 31, 2014 6:49 AM

    The Final Four will not have any upstarts like the past few years. The power programs that did make it will still have plenty to prove in North Texas. Florida, the top overall seed, is back in the Final Four for the first time since winning consecutive titles in 2006-07,... more »
  • LSU, Wisconsin to play at Lambeau Field in 2016

    October 11, 2013 2:58 PM

    GREEN BAY, Wis.- The home of the Green Bay Packers will host its first college football in 33 years and it should be a good one. LSU will matchup against Wisconsin at Lambeau Field in 2016. The Packers officially announced the game on Friday and said the teams will... more »
  • New Orleans' 1st woman firefighter dies in Wis.

    September 1, 2013 12:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Fire Department says its first woman firefighter has died of complications from cancer. A news release says Kathy Wilkerson died Saturday in Eau Claire, Wis. Her age was not stated. The department says funeral arrangements are pending for Wilkerson. She joined the department in... more »
  • Son calls mom "evil monster" who deserves to die in prison

    April 16, 2013 7:39 PM

    SHEBOYGAN, WISCONSIN- A man whose mother could get 20-years in prison for the death of his baby sister in 1957 says his mom is an "evil monster" and should die in prison. James Klokow says his sister was robbed of her life and his mother never paid the price. Ruby... more »
  • Ole Miss upsets Wisconsin 57-46 in NCAA tourney

    March 22, 2013 2:32 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.- Marshall Henderson shook out of a shooting slump and scored 17 points in the second half, leading 12th-seeded Mississippi past No. 5 Wisconsin 57-46 on Friday, giving the Rebels their first NCAA tournament win since 2002. For the cold-shooting Badgers (23-12), the upset loss snaps a string... more »
  • Wisconsin scientists help search for alien life

    February 13, 2013 6:52 AM

    MADISON, Wis. - Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are helping search for alien life forms. But they aren't looking into space. They're studying rocks here on Earth. The rocks are billions of years old. The scientists are looking for information that can be used to guide the search for... more »
  • Bielema agrees to leave Wisconsin for Arkansas

    December 4, 2012 2:40 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.- A person familiar with the situation says that Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema has agreed to become the new coach at Arkansas. Bielema will sign a multi-year contract soon, according to the person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the school had not yet made an official announcement.... more »
  • Authorities get crime-fighting tips from Wisconsin check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 22, 2012 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore welcomed a team from Wisconsin to explain how they have managed to decrease their homicide rate by 50 percent in crime-ridden areas. Investigators from all local agencies listened as Dr. Mallory O'Brien explained how their system works. ... more »
  • Wis. man bought gun 1 day before spa shooting

    October 22, 2012 4:55 PM

    MILWAUKEE - Police say a Wisconsin man who killed his wife and two other women at a Milwaukee-area spa bought the gun used in the shooting spree two days after a court ordered him to turn in all firearms. Forty-five-year-old Radcliffe F. Haughton was ordered to turn in all weapons... more »
  • Packers entertain Bears tonight

    September 13, 2012 10:54 AM

    GREEN BAY, Wis. - The second week of the NFL season gets under way this evening in Green Bay, Wis., as the Packers entertain arch-rival Chicago. The Packers are coming off a surprising 30-22 loss at home to San Francisco in the first week of the season, while the... more »
  • Wisconsin father, brother charged in fatal fire

    September 12, 2012 12:31 PM

    MADISON, Wis. - Prosecutors have charged a southwestern Wisconsin father and his brother with multiple homicide counts in connection with a house fire that left three children dead. Armin Wand III's three sons died in the blaze, which broke out early Friday morning in Argyle, a village of 850 people... more »
  • Wis. dad, friend charged in pit bull attack on son

    September 7, 2012 12:40 PM

    FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Two eastern Wisconsin men accused of hanging a teenage boy by the ankles and ordering a pit bull dog to bite him each face several felony charges including battery and false imprisonment. Fifty-eight-year-old Richard R. Lisko and 43-year-old Joel E. Kennedy were charged Thursday. A... more »
  • Ball makes first public appearance since assault

    August 13, 2012 10:28 AM

    MADISON, Wis. - Montee Ball made his first public appearance since the Wisconsin running back was assaulted Aug. 1 near campus, speaking Sunday at Camp Randall Stadium during the Badgers' media day. Bell made it clear that he didn't have anything to do with a fight before he was... more »
  • Wis. governor commends Sikh community at memorial

    August 10, 2012 3:02 PM

    OAK CREEK, Wis. - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says the Sikh community has shown everyone that the best way to respond to hate is with love. Walker addressed hundreds of mourners gathered at a memorial service for the Sikh temple shooting victims at Oak Creek High School is suburban Milwaukee... more »
  • Thousands expected to honor Sikh temple victims

    August 10, 2012 8:37 AM

    OAK CREEK, Wis. - Thousands of mourners plan to gather this morning to pay their final respects to the six worshippers gunned down by a white supremacist at their Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc. The service will include prayers and hymns and Attorney General Eric Holder will speak.... more »
  • Sikhs allowed to return to temple after shooting

    August 9, 2012 3:35 PM

    MILWAUKEE - Sikhs are returning to a suburban Milwaukee temple for the first time since the shootings that killed six worshippers and left three other people critically wounded. Inderjeet Singh Dhillon is a community leader at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek. He says the FBI returned the... more »
  • Chief: Officer shot at Sikh temple still critical

    August 6, 2012 10:45 AM

    OAK CREEK, Wis. - The police chief of a Wisconsin city where a gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple says the suspect shot the first officer on the scene eight to nine times with a handgun at close range. Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards says the suspect ambushed... more »
  • Wisconsin recall battle finally goes to voters

    June 4, 2012 3:12 PM

    MADISON, Wis. - The battle over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's agenda has attracted millions of dollars from out of state, campaign volunteers from across the country and months of concentrated attention from the two major political parties. But on Tuesday, the only voices that matter will be those of voters... more »
  • La. Gov. Jindal campaigns for Wis. Gov. Walker

    May 24, 2012 5:00 PM

    WAUKESHA, Wis. - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says Wisconsin's recall election is being watched around the nation, but it ultimately comes down to whether Wisconsinites choose to retain their strong conservative leader. Jindal was in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha (WAH'-keh-shaw) on Thursday with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a fellow... more »
  • Jindal to Wisconsin

    May 23, 2012 7:45 PM

    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will be on the road again, this time in Wisconsin and a rally in Milwaukee for fellow Governor Scott Walker. Then he'll join Walker for a fundraiser for the Republican Governors Association. Both events are Thursday. The fundraiser will not be open to the public. Walker... more »
  • Police: Man put girl, 4, in dryer

    April 18, 2012 1:07 PM

    Oak Creek, WI - A Wisconsin man accused of abusing his girlfriend's children with a clothes dryer waived his right to a preliminary hearing today. 26-year-old Nicholas Fuchs is facing six felony charges. Authorities say Fuchs abused the children while he was living with their mom at their Oak... more »
  • Union Recall effort High-Stakes

    April 11, 2012 7:39 PM

    Unions in Wisconsin face a make-or-break moment in their campaign to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. If they and their Democratic allies can unseat Walker, it would send a message to other politicians who may try to limit the rights of union members. Unions may also find it easier to... more »
  • Mitt Romney's primary sweep

    April 4, 2012 11:42 AM

    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney has won 86 delegates by sweeping Republican presidential primaries in Maryland, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. His chief rival, Rick Santorum, picked up 9 delegates in the Wisconsin primary. Romney now has 658 delegates, putting him on pace to reach the 1,144 delegates needed to... more »
  • Primary elections in several states

    April 3, 2012 10:57 AM

    MILWAUKEE - As voters head to the polls today in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia, Mitt Romney is giving a subtle push to rival Rick Santorum to leave the GOP race. Romney told reporters that the "right thing" for Republicans is to get a nominee as soon as... more »
  • Man charged after cooking own meal at Denny's

    February 23, 2012 12:26 PM

    MADISON, Wis. - A man who claimed to be the new manager of a Denny's restaurant in Wisconsin then cooked himself a cheeseburger and fries is facing charges. Police say 52-year-old James Summers, wearing a tie and carrying a briefcase, claimed he was sent by Denny's corporate office Tuesday to... more »
  • Miss Wisconsin wins Miss America pageant in Vegas

    January 15, 2012 4:55 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A 23-year-old beauty queen from Kenosha, Wis., has won the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas. Laura Kaeppeler won the pageant Saturday night after strutting in a white bikini and black beaded evening gown, singing opera and answering a question about whether beauty queens should declare their... more »
  • Wisconsin tourism promotion Irks Michigan

    December 7, 2011 7:44 PM

    The use of a mitten in a promotion for tourism in Wisconsin caught the eye of Michigan which is known for its mitten-shaped Lower Peninsula. Lisa Marshall of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism says the image of a knit mitten shaped like the state of Wisconsin went into use in... more »
  • Wisconsin mother, son leave fallen relative to die

    September 7, 2011 12:55 PM

    MADISON, Wis. - A Wisconsin woman and her son are accused of abandoning their 70-year-old relative after she fell to the floor, and authorities say the pair went out for pizza rather than administer aid. The relative died two days later. Prosecutors filed charges Tuesday against the victim's... more »
  • Wisconsin man hides mom's body, collects monthly checks

    August 10, 2011 12:20 PM

    STONE LAKE, Wis. (AP) - Investigators believe a 67-year-old man concealed his mother's decomposing body at their home in rural northwestern Wisconsin for years so he could continue to receive her $1,000 monthly social security checks. Deputies went to the house in Washburn County in June after a postal... more »
  • Feds take Legal Action due to Bacterial Contamination

    June 13, 2011 7:32 PM

    Federal regulators are taking legal action against the Triad Group and H&P Industries of Wisconsin after five recalls of disinfectant wipes and other health care products.The FDA says officials filed a legal injunction against the company and once it takes effect, the court order will stop the company from manufacturing... more »
  • Wisconsin billionaire charged with child sex assault

    March 25, 2011 11:59 AM

    RACINE, Wis. - Billionaire businessman Curtis Johnson has been charged in Wisconsin with having repeated sexual contact with a now 15-year-old girl over several years. The 55-year-old was charged Thursday with sexual assault of a child. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison. ... more »
  • Dozens of protestors removed from Wisconsin capitol

    March 10, 2011 2:14 PM

    MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin lawmakers are again debating their governor's plan to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers ahead of a vote that's expected to pass the measure. The state Assembly convened Thursday afternoon after being delayed by protests that prompted a temporary lockdown and security... more »
  • Wisconsin governor warns of layoff notices

    February 22, 2011 12:50 PM

    MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker warned Tuesday that state employees could start receiving layoff notices as early as next week if a bill eliminating most collective bargaining rights isn't passed soon. Walker said in a statement to The Associated Press that the layoffs wouldn't take effect immediately.... more »
  • Wisconsin woman says she was held in NYC as sex slave

    February 16, 2011 10:58 AM

    NEW YORK - Police in New York City say a Wisconsin woman told them she answered an apartment ad she saw on Craigslist and wound up being held captive as a sex slave for more than a week. A 45-year-old man has been arrested on rape charges. The... more »
  • Wisconsin site deemed 'holy' by Catholic leaders

    February 14, 2011 12:31 PM

    CHAMPION, Wis. - The Vatican has named a tiny shrine in a small northeast Wisconsin town as a holy site. The Catholic Church has recognized the chapel in Champion near Green Bay as the location of an official sighting of the Virgin Mary. WTMJ AM says it is... more »

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