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State agents investigate police shooting in Menasha

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is leading an investigation into a fatal police shooting in Menasha.Authorities say officers from Neenah and Menasha were serving a search warrant in an Internet Crimes Against Children investigation on Tuesday afternoon. Police say the subject of the investigation confronted officers with a knife and was shot by Neenah officer and taken to the hospital where the suspect died.

Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in lame-duck case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court was set to hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging restrictions Republican lawmakers placed on Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul's powers during a lame-duck legislative session last year.

Doolan drops out of Democratic race for Wisconsin governor

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Wisconsin's Democratic race for governor has gotten a little less crowded.Political newcomer Michele Doolan announced on Facebook this weekend that she is ending her campaign for governor. She cited problems raising money but said, "this will not be the last you hear of me."Doolan was part of a crowded Democratic field vying to challenge Republican Gov. Scott Walker this year.

Insurers, medical community support Walker idea

Gov. Scott Walker's $200 million plan to reduce health care costs for people purchasing insurance through the private marketplace is winning support from Wisconsin's health insurance providers, doctors and medical community.  

Vos: Wetlands bill should pass but could look different

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says a bill that would allow developers to fill state wetlands without a permit should pass the chamber but the proposal could look different than what lawmakers have presented so far.Vos said Thursday that the bill's chief sponsor, Majority Leader Jim Steineke, is working on changes to assuage concerns raised at a public hearing last month.

Most Wisconsin appeals for FEMA aid later filled

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - An Associated Press review shows that the vast majority of appeals by Wisconsin governments after federal aid was rejected were later fulfilled.The AP reviewed Federal Emergency Management Agency grant appeals since 2007. Of 24 appeals in Wisconsin, 18 for $185.3 million were later granted.Only $1.1 million from six requesters were rejected. That's less than 1 percent of the total amount appealed.

Deteriorating 9/11 memorial dismantled in Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The city of Green Bay has dismantled a deteriorating 9/11 memorial on the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.Law officers, firefighters and community members attended a "decommissioning" ceremony in front of the memorial on Monday.The memorial includes a steel beam from one of the fallen twin towers. The monument was dedicated in 2005 but has been falling apart and some of the information about flights involved in the attacks is inaccurate.

Wisconsin has long history of devastating floods

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Though this summer's rains have caused extensive flooding in parts of Wisconsin, flooding has always been a part of life in the state because of its many rivers and lakes.Wisconsin Public Radio (http://bit.ly/2tx6KNs ) reports that French settlers in Prairie du Chien made one of the first written records of flooding in the state in 1785, calling it "the year of great waters." Several towns along the Mississippi River were completely submerged underwater.

Agency's reluctance on records worries openness advocates

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Open records advocates say the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is wrong to keep secret the names of some people who publicly commented about a Gov. Scott Walker proposal to drug-test Medicaid applicants.The department says it has to withhold information to protect private health information as required by state and federal law.

Authorities: Fatal officer-involved shooting in Eau Claire

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) - Eau Claire police say an officer has fatally shot a 59-year-old man after he fired a shotgun at authorities.Police chief Jerry Staniszewski said Sunday that the department received a request the night before to check the welfare of the man, who made "homicidal and suicidal" comments to an acquaintance. Staniszewski says officers found the man standing outside with a handgun when they arrived at his residence.

Milwaukee police investigating fatal shooting of 6-year-old

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy.The department says the boy was shot Saturday evening outside of a residence on the 3600 block of North 23rd Street. Authorities are attempting to identify suspects in the case.Police didn't immediately identify the victim of the shooting.

Work begins on film about Wisconsin lumber industry

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) - Work has begun on a historical fiction film about the lumber industry in western Wisconsin.The Leader-Telegram (http://bit.ly/2tKyEkp ) reports that filming began in Eau Claire on "The Lumber Baron" on July 17. The movie is set in 1910 Chippewa Valley and tells the story of a family lumber business.

Wisconsin county divided over waterfront development plan

STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) - An eastern Wisconsin community remains divided on what to do with a key piece of waterfront land.Milwaukee Public Radio (http://bit.ly/2uEMwkX ) reports that Sturgeon Bay officials want to move forward with development of the land but a dispute over how much of the land and water the city owns has slowed the project.