State News
Wisconsin agrees to $1.1 million payment in gay marriage case
The state Department of Justice has agreed to pay attorneys for eight same sex couples who challenged Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban nearly $1.1 million. The agreement announced Friday is intended to cover the legal fees and other costs of the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, which challenged the state’s 2006 constitutional ban on gay […]
03/28/2015 12:05:44am
Wisconsin Supreme Court will not hear arguments in John Doe case
The state Supreme Court will not hear oral arguments in a legal challenge to a John Doe investigation into potential illegal campaign coordination between conservative groups and Governor Scott Walker’s campaign. In a 4-2 decision released late Friday afternoon, the high court said its decision was based on concerns about the impact of a secrecy […]
03/27/2015 11:54:31pm
Wisconsin DOJ completes review of Tony Robinson shooting
A report on the fatal shooting of a biracial man by a Madison police officer is now in the hands of the Dane County District Attorney. The state Department of Justice turned over its findings Friday following a nearly three week long investigation into the shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson. Robinson was shot by […]
03/27/2015 06:52:52pm
Arrest made in 1990 Berit Beck murder
An arrest has been made in a 25-year-old Wisconsin homicide. Fond du Lac County Sheriff Mick Fink said Friday that 61-year-old Dennis Brantner of Kenosha was arrested without incident on an arrest warrant for first-degree murder after making an appearance for an unrelated charge at the Kenosha County courthouse. Brantner was transported to the Fond […]
03/27/2015 05:15:18pm
Wisconsin’s proposed Gogebic mine officially gone for good
A huge – and hugely controversial – open-pit iron mine proposed for northern Wisconsin is officially not happening. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said Friday that Gogebic Taconite has notified the agency that it is withdrawing its pre-application notice related to the proposed iron mine in the ecologically sensitive Penokee Hills in Ashland and […]
03/27/2015 04:01:24pm