VP Pence trip to Wisconsin rescheduled with 2 stops
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will make two stops in Wisconsin during his rescheduled trip to the state.
Pence will speak at shipbuilder Fincantieri Marine Group in...
Daughter of state lawmaker faces drug charges in prison
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The daughter of one of the Legislature's most powerful lawmakers is facing new drug charges from prison where she is awaiting trial on charges she supplied drugs that killed...
Wisconsin state forest renamed after former Gov. Tony Earl
MISHICOT, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin state forest in Peshtigo has been renamed after former Gov. Tony Earl.
The state Department of Natural Resources voted Wednesday to make the name change...
Maine shipyard bid improves with Lockheed Martin withdrawal
BATH, Maine (AP) — A Maine shipyard has a better chance of securing a contract to design and build frigates for the U.S. Navy because one of its competitors is dropping out of the...
Charges: Wisconsin woman hid mom’s corpse, collected income
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — A 60-year-old Wisconsin woman has been charged with hiding her mother's corpse after authorities say she didn't report the death for up to four months while living off her...
DNR wants to rename Peshtigo River State Forest
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources wants to rename a state forest after a former Democratic governor.
DNR officials have proposed renaming the Peshtigo River...
Johnson Controls sets aside $140m to clean up PFAS
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Johnson Controls International is devoting $140 million to address pollutants from firefighting foam in northeastern Wisconsin.
BURNS HARBOR, Ind. (AP) — The Navy is planning to commission its new USS Indianapolis combat vessel at a northwestern Indiana port this fall.
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — An 82-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a couple at a Wisconsin park 43 years ago.
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — An 82-year-old man will face trial on two counts of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a couple at a Wisconsin park 43 years ago.
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — A shipyard on the border between Wisconsin and Michigan was for one day crowded with Minnesotans who showed up Saturday to watch the launch of the U.S. Navy's newest combat...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin company failed to report the release of hazardous materials at a property in Marinette that resulted in some residents unknowingly drinking contaminated water for...
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A southern Wisconsin-based communications company plans to sell its newspapers and radio stations.
Bliss Communications announced Monday it intends to sell its...
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — An 82-year-old Wisconsin man has been charged in a 1976 double slaying after a genealogist used DNA evidence to narrow the list of possible suspects in the cold...
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Records: Tyco knew of contamination 4 years before reporting
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin company that makes firefighting foam knew its toxic products were contaminating groundwater at least four years before notifying residents, according to state records.
Evers to commit $31M in budget plan for Marinette Marine
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday he plans to commit $31 million in his budget plan to help shipbuilder Marinette Marine.
Evers went to Marinette in northeastern Wisconsin to announce his proposal to help the shipbuilder expand its shipyard and infrastructure. The expansion will help Marinette Marine compete for a $10 billion federal shipbuilding contract, he said.
Navy commissions USS Sioux City into service
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Navy says it has commissioned the USS Sioux City into service.
The Navy said in a news release that the combat ship was placed into active service on Saturday at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
It's the nation's sixth littoral combat Ship. The vessel has an aluminum skin, high-tech computer capabilities and can reach a speed of 40 knots.
UW System regents change two-year school names
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System regents have changed the name of another 10 two-year schools as the campuses merge with nearby four-year institutions.
The regents on Friday approved renaming UW-Marathon County as UW-Stevens Point at Wausau; UW-Marshfield/Wood County as UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield; and UW-Rock County as UW-Whitewater at Rock County.
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — DNA samples from four people have been collected as new tips pour in on a 1976 double homicide case in Wisconsin, according authorities.
David Schudles, 25, and Ellen Matheys, 24, of Green Bay were killed while camping in McClintock Park on the Peshtigo River in western Marinette County. Matheys was also sexually assaulted.
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — A manufacturer in northeastern Wisconsin has discovered new evidence of groundwater pollution near Lake Michigan involving a chemical that has raised national health concerns.
Tyco Fire Products said this month that it discovered perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, in well samples at its manufacturing plant in Marinette. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had directed Tyco to test for PFCs at the wells, which are part of a separate cleanup of arsenic.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System regents are set to approve a new budget that would increase student fees as well as room and board costs.
The regents are scheduled to approve the 2018-19 budget Friday at UW-Milwaukee. The spending plan calls for raising student fees at four-year schools an average of $33 per student. Room and board would increase an average of $118.
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is ready to christen a combat ship that will become the nation's fourth military vessel named the USS Indianapolis.
The wife of U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, Jill Donnelly, is scheduled to christen the ship during Saturday's ceremony at a Marinette, Wisconsin, shipyard by smashing a bottle of sparkling wine across its bow.
Green Bay man dies after truck submerges into lake
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a 79-year-old Green Bay man is dead after the truck he was driving fell through the ice on Lake Noquebay.
The Marinette County Sheriff's Office says its dive team found the man inside the truck Saturday morning at the bottom of the lake. WBAY-TV reports the man was identified as Herbert C. Lax Jr.
Billboard connects Wisconsin man to Oklahoma kidney donor
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A billboard along a northern Wisconsin highway was a dramatic gesture to try to find a long-sought kidney donor for Terrence Rice.
The 36-year-old from Marinette had faced failing kidney function for years. Three days a week, for more than three years, he spent hours at a clinic for kidney dialysis.
City sues firefighter foam makers over water contamination
WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city is suing the makers of firefighting foam blamed for water contamination.
Westfield's Democratic Mayor Brian Sullivan announced the federal lawsuit against the 3M Co., Chemguard Inc. and Tyco Fire Protection Products on Thursday.
The manufacturers produce foam used for years at the Barnes Air National Guard Base and the Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport for firefighter training.
Former Knitting Mills destroyed by fire in Marinette
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — The former Knitting Mills building in Marinette has been destroyed by fire.
A worker in the building now used for cold storage tried to put out the fire as it began Thursday, but then called for help. About 700,000 gallons of water was used to put out the flames.
An excavator was brought in once the roof collapsed to help firefighters get at the fire underneath. Officials say the building is a total loss.
Man killed by officers in Marinette County identified
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — Officials in northeastern Wisconsin have identified the man fatally shot by officers as a convicted felon from Virginia.
Marinette County officials say 35-year-old Jesse Cole Shuping of Portsmouth, Virginia had been in the Marinette area for about six weeks and spent some time at a local shelter. They say he recently befriended a local person who allowed him to stay at her home.
Officers fatally shoot man in Marinette County
TOWN OF PESHTIGO, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say officers have fatally shot a man during a confrontation along a road in northeastern Wisconsin.
Marinette County sheriff's officials say there was some type of incident involving a male suspect and a handgun at a motel in Marinette shortly after midnight Thursday.
Officers determined the man was possibly at a residence in the Town of Peshtigo. That's where they found the man getting into a vehicle and driving away on Highway 64.
Marinette Marine will build 14th littoral combat ship
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — Lockheed Martin says Fincantieri Marinette Marine will build another littoral combat ship for the Navy.
It will be the 14th LCS ship built by the Midwest's only naval shipyard. Lockheed Martin, the general contractor, says the value of the contract is under the 2017 congressional cost cap of $584 million per ship.
Marinette Marine has built half the fleet of littoral combat ships. The other half are built at a shipyard in Alabama.
Emerald ash borer found in 5 more counties; two-thirds of state now has the bug
The tree-destroying emerald ash borer has been discovered in five new Wisconsin counties, with the insect now in the southern two-thirds of the state.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said on Tuesday the bug is now in Chippewa, Green Lake, Marinette, Waupaca and Waushara counties.
ATV crash in Silver Cliff kills 2 Milwaukee-area men
SILVER CLIFF, Wis. (AP) — Two men from the Milwaukee area are dead after an all-terrain vehicle crash in Silver Cliff.
The Marinette County Sheriff's Office says the ATV crashed into a tree shortly before 1 a.m. Friday.
A 35-year-old passenger, identified as Matthew Nitecki, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 37-year-old driver, Tristan Gilgenbach, was taken to a Marinette hospital, where he died.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Navy has christened and launched a new ship named for Billings, Montana's largest city.
The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2uwymyd ) the USS Billings was christened Saturday at a shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin.
Sharla Tester, who is married to Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, broke the ceremonial bottle of champagne over the ship's bow before it slid into Lake Michigan.
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin attorney has decided to resign, saying an unmanageable workload and a lack of resources is driving him away.
WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/2rY8eMq ) reported that Marinette County District Attorney Allen Brey is resigning next month. He and other Wisconsin prosecutors have been asking for more resources for years.
Leslie Leo Louis Kehl was born in Columbus, Wisconsin, May 16, 1923. His father was Bernhard J. Kehl and his mother was Anna (Wolff) Kehl. Les taught in the Lutheran schools for 44 years. He married Mabel Kern of Adrian, Michigan, in 1947. They have four sons, a foster son, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mabel passed away Feb. 2, 2007, after 59 wonderful years together. After retirement Les and Mabel became snow birds traveling to Florida in a travel trailer. They spent many years helping build churches with Builders for Christ. Les continued to play organ at Trinity Lutheran Church, Marinette, for about 25 years until his death at 93.
Man walking dog struck, killed by train in NE Wisconsin
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — Police say a 46-year-old man was struck and killed by a freight train as he was walking his dog in Marinette.
Forty-six-year-old Jeffrey Lewis Clark of Marinette was walking his dog at the railroad crossing at about 1:45 a.m. Friday when the crash happened.
Investigators say train operators saw Clark between the crossing gates, but could not stop.
Wisconsin Democrats: County websites were hacked
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Democratic leaders in northeastern Wisconsin say their county websites have been hacked.
Wisconsin lottery winner avoids prison in stalking case
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who became an instant millionaire with a winning lottery ticket has been sentenced for stalking and other charges related to his obsession with a young woman who rejected his advances.
Douglas P. Miron, 50, was sentenced on Tuesday to a year in jail with work-release privileges starting in April, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2j6iMH3 ) reported. He'll also have to pay $55,000 in fines and serve four years of probation.
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Co-chairs of Wisconsin’s budget committee unchanged
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — There will be no changes at the head of the Wisconsin Legislature's powerful budget committee.
Republican Rep. John Nygren, of Marinette, and Sen. Alberta Darling, of River Hills, will both return as leaders of the Joint Finance Committee. Nygren's re-appointment to the post was announced Tuesday by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald announced Darling's pick last week.
Marinette County man pleads no contest in stalking case
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — A Marinette County man has opted for a plea deal on several felonies he faced in the wake of winning a $31.4 million Powerball jackpot in 2009.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2fvXyRB ) reports that the charges against 50-year-old Douglas Miron grew out of his alleged obsession with a teenage girl he hired to clean the house he bought with his prize money.
USS Detroit commissioned in its namesake city
DETROIT (AP) — Officials commissioned the USS Detroit naval vessel on Saturday, after it spent more than a week in its namesake city.
The ceremony included speeches and appearances by military officers as well as Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, Mayor Mike Duggan and U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters. They were alongside the $440 million Freedom-class ship, which was docked on the Detroit River in front of the GM Renaissance Center since Oct. 14 and opened for festivities and tours.
New $440M Navy vessel to arrive in Detroit
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — The city of Detroit will soon welcome a new $440 million naval vessel that will be commissioned during a ceremony after a week of festivities and tours.
The USS Detroit is scheduled to arrive in its namesake city by Friday and to be commissioned Oct. 22, The Detroit News (http://detne.ws/2dacjZZ ) reported.
Navy launches new littoral combat ship in Wisconsin
MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Navy has launched a new littoral combat ship in Wisconsin.
The future USS Wichita was christened Saturday at the shipyard in Marinette, where it was built. The ship's sponsor, novelist Kate Lehrer, wife of former "PBS NewsHour" anchor Jim Leher, broke a champagne bottle across the ship's bow just before launch. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin was keynote speaker.
Plans set for USS Detroit commissioning events in October
DETROIT (AP) — Plans are set for a commissioning ceremony for a U.S. Navy warship named after Michigan's largest city.
The USS Detroit Commissioning Committee says Oct. 22 is confirmed as the date for the ceremony. The ship is scheduled to arrive in Detroit on Oct. 14 and tours, VIP visits, celebrations and other events are planned in the week leading up to the ceremony.