Local Breaking News

Statewide alert issued for man missing in western Wisconsin

TREMPEALEAU, Wis. -- A statewide missing endangered person alert is being issued for a man who was last seen more than a week ago in western Wisconsin. The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office says 28-year-old Derek Joseph Stawarz has not been…

Gableman testifies he routinely deleted records, deactivated email account

The former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice hired to investigate President Joe Biden’s victory in the battleground state testified that he routinely deleted records, and deactivated a personal email account, even after receiving open records requests. Michael Gableman testified in a court hearing Thursday about whether the person who hired him, Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, should face penalties after earlier being found in contempt for how he handled the records requests from American Oversight. Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn deciding against penalizing Vos for contempt, but said she would determine later whether to penalize Vos for how he handled open records requests.

Missing Shawano County man found safe after Silver Alert

UPDATE: John Krebs has been found safe, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice. The Silver Alert has been canceled. PREVIOUS STORY: GRESHAM, WIS. -- The Wisconsin Department of Justice has issued a silver alert for a 79-year old man…

Gableman appeals contempt order in open records case

The former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice hired by Republicans to investigate the 2020 election in Wisconsin has appealed a contempt ruling against him related to his response to an open records request and heated appearance in court. Michael Gableman last week appealed the June 15 order from Dane County Circuit Judge Frank Remington fining Gableman $2,000 a day until he complies with open records requests from the liberal government watchdog group American Oversight. The judge also accused Gableman of unprofessional and misogynistic conduct related to his appearance in court earlier this month where he refused to answer questions and made sarcastic remarks about a female attorney.