Author: Associated Press

3 teens charged in shooting of off-duty Milwaukee detective

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Three teens have been charged in the shooting of an off-duty Milwaukee police detective who intervened during an armed robbery after one of the suspects was unsuccessful in an attempted carjacking. The alleged shooter, 18-year-old Keasean Ellis-Brown,…

Jury seated to hear triple homicide case in Kenosha County

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- A jury has been selected in Kenosha County Circuit Court to hear the case against a man charged with killing three people and wounding three others in a shooting at a crowded bar. Twenty-five-year-old Rakayo Vinson…

No charges recommended in fatal Appleton break-in

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- Police are recommending no charges be filed in the case of an intruder who was fatally shot at an Appleton residence last June. Investigators say they have completed their work into the death of 38-year-old Jonathan…

Wisconsin lawmakers push for higher bail after parade deaths

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican Wisconsin lawmakers are pushing for tougher bail policies after a man who is charged with driving his SUV through a Waukesha Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring more than 60, had been released on…

Burger King worker fired gun during fatal attempted robbery

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Authorities in Milwaukee say a Burger King employee fired a gun during an attempted armed robbery, but that it's not yet clear who fired the shots that killed a 16-year-old cashier. Police are still investigating whether the…

Wisconsin bill aims to ban high fees for jail phone calls

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Democratic lawmakers are proposing a law that would stop county jails from charging excessive fees for phone calls. The bill would cap jail call charges to the same rates that national prepaid wireless telephone providers…

Onalaska man charged with groping 10-year-old in Walmart

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- Prosecutors have charged a man with groping a 10-year-old girl in an Onalaska Walmart. Online court records show 30-year-old Josey Amann was charged Dec. 15 with first-degree child sexual assault and resisting an officer. The…

Wausau man wins $1.1 million in fantasy football

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- A Wausau man has won $1.1 million playing fantasy football. The Wausau Daily Herald reported Wednesday that 45-year-old ginseng farmer Will Hsu won the money in a game hosted by website Draft Kings. The Green Bay…

City removes Christmas parade memorial

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Officials in Waukesha have taken down a makeshift memorial honoring people who were killed and injured when an SUV plowed through the city's Christmas parade in November. The memorial in Veterans Park included crosses, flowers, candles,…

Fast-moving storm to affect travel in Upper Midwest states

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A winter storm system was building steam in South Dakota Sunday morning and has prompted weather alerts in eastern North Dakota, northern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. The National Weather Service says the storm was expected to move…

School reopens after chemical leak, parents demand answers

SPOONER, Wis. (AP) -- Officials have reopened a Spooner middle school after a mysterious chemical leak triggered an evacuation and left dozens of students sick. Wisconsin Public Radio reported that the school district announced the school would reopen on Tuesday.…

Wisconsin unemployment ties monthly low of 3%

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's unemployment rate tied a record low of 3% in November, a number last hit exactly three years ago. The state Department of Workforce Development reported the latest totals Thursday. Wisconsin's rate is below the national…

Milwaukee submits bid for Republican National Convention

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The City of Milwaukee has submitted its bid to host the Republican National Convention in 2024. The application, which includes more than 200 pages, highlights the city’s access to Lake Michigan, entertainment venues, festivals, the culinary scene,…