State News
Possible cougar sighting in Beloit
Rock County officials are on alert, following a possible cougar sighting in a Beloit park. Beloit Parks Director Brian Ramsey says staff spotted what they believed to be a large cat last week while working in Big Hill Park. The parks department had posted caution signs to alert visitors, although no further sightings of the […]
08/04/2015 04:48:12pm
Milwaukee archdiocese settles with abuse victims for $21 million
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has reached a collective settlement with survivors of clergy sexual abuse. The $21 million settlement with┬ámore than 300 victims sets the stage to close a Chapter 11 proceeding which was filed in 2011. The proposed settlement agreement will be filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court this month, and reviewed at a hearing […]
08/04/2015 04:36:10pm
Mistaken identity brings wrath of animal lovers down on Janesville dentist
A Janesville dentist says he has been inundated with messages, after being mistaken for the Minnesota dentist who killed “Cecil” the lion in Zimbabwe. Dentist Walter Palmer drew international criticism last week, after he was identified as a big game hunter who paid thousands of dollars to hunt a lion. Palmer ended up killing Cecil, […]
08/04/2015 03:01:45pm
Audio contradicts Cindy Archer claims
Newly released audio paints a much different picture of a raid at the home of a former Milwaukee County employee than what was earlier claimed. Cindy Archer told the National Review earlier this year that investigators threatened her when they raided her Madison home in 2011 as part of a John Doe investigation – refusing […]
08/04/2015 02:46:49pm
Democrats critical of plan to change WEDC board
The two Republican members of the board overseeing the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation want to remove legislators from the panel. Legislation being circulated at the Capitol would eliminate the four legislative positions on the 12 member board, replacing them with representative from the private sector. State Sen. Rick Gudex (R-Fond du Lac), who holds one […]
08/04/2015 12:55:28pm