State News
Supreme Court decisions expected on Voter ID, Act 10, domestic partnership registry
The State Supreme Court is expected to rule Thursday on three major issues. Opinions are scheduled for release dealing with challenges to portions of Act 10, Governor Scott Walker’s controversial law that stripped most public employee unions of their ability to collectively bargain, a law requiring voters to show a state-issued photo ID card at […]
07/29/2014 12:39:02pm
Plea deal possible in cock fighting case
A plea deal may be in the works for a Weston man charged with running an illegal cock fighting operation. Bee Her, 35, is charged with seven felonies including animal fighting, mistreatment of animals, and multiple counts of running a gambling operation. Police arrested him back in March after an anonymous tip lead to a […]
07/29/2014 10:37:26am
Netting at Capitol, 3 years ago
Three years ago today state workers put what was ultimately short-lived netting across the state Capitol rotunda. The decision to drape the netting just below the dome in Wisconsin’s statehouse came shortly after an altercation over a red heart-shaped balloon. The contraption was installed overnight just above the fourth floor of the historic building — at […]
07/29/2014 08:08:30am
Primary election 2 weeks out, absentee voting under way
Wisconsin’s primary election is scheduled for August 12th, but absentee voting has already begun. “People can go to their municipal clerk’s office and cast an absentee ballot,” says Kevin Kennedy, director and general counsel of the Government Accountability Board. “The hours do vary by municipality, but they can only vary within a window from 8 in […]
07/29/2014 08:03:41am
Brewer bats quiet in loss to Rays
Former Milwaukee prospect Jake Odorizzi worked seven solid innings, holding his former employer to just three hits to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-1 win over the Brewers at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida Monday night. The only Brewer run came on Mark Reynolds solo home run in the third inning.  It’s the only […]
07/29/2014 05:12:49am