Author: Associated Press

19-year-old dead, 2 others injured in Milwaukee shooting

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 19-year-old man is dead and two others were injured in an early morning shooting in Milwaukee. Police say the shooting happened at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday near Sherman Park. Police arrived to find three people had…

50 people sue Wisconsin city over handling of protests

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Fifty people are suing a Wisconsin city over the way it handled protests last fall after authorities announced that a police officer would face no charges for the fatal shooting of a Black teenager. The Milwaukee…

Minimum wage hike falls short as Senate debates virus bill

The Senate seemingly killed progressives’ last-ditch effort to include a minimum wage hike in the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Friday, as the chamber began climactic votes on the huge package embodying President Joe Biden’s top legislative priority.

City of La Crosse sues foam-makers over PFAS pollution

The city of La Crosse has filed a lawsuit against dozens of chemical manufacturers alleging they produced firefighting foam that has contaminated city and private wells around the city's airport with man-made chemicals known as PFAS.

COVID-19 precautions ignored at state Capitol hearing

The Assembly Committee on Constitution and Ethics hearing did not require mask-wearing, and those who filled the room did not wear masks or socially distance themselves Wednesday, ignoring the advice of public health officials who say face coverings will limit the spread of COVID-19.