PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — The death of an inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution is under investigation, according to sheriff's officials.
PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — State officials say the maximum-security Columbia Correctional Institution remains locked down following another assault on a staff member.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Energizer says the closing and move to Wisconsin of its Vermont manufacturing plant will occur in phases and is expected to be completed at the beginning of...
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Energizer says it is closing a manufacturing facility in Vermont and moving it to Wisconsin.
In a two-paragraph note sent Thursday to local officials, Energizer Brands...
PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — For Lodi Police Officer Caleb Hartmann, working night patrols alone in a small city means more freedom to explore — and learning to be proactive.
PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of killing a woman's puppy with a hammer has been sentenced to nine months in jail.
Thirty-two-year-old Brandon Shearer, of Portage, learned his...
PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — A semi driver accused of taking too many prescription pills before his rig slammed into a disabled school bus and injured 33 people in Columbia County has been found guilty of...
PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — Peter Warning pointed to the "156-L" written above his office door to illustrate what's different about school safety in Portage.
PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate who was found in his jail cell in Columbia County.
The sheriff's office says jail staff members were completing...
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — The man convicted along with his uncle in a Wisconsin slaying that was featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" has been moved to a less secure prison.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Some county jails in Wisconsin are charging well over the national average for prisoners to make phone calls to family members and lawyers, according to a new study.
PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — A southern Wisconsin man is accused of killing a woman's dog because he was upset the animal was urinating and defecating in the house.
PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in southern Wisconsin say a 56-year-old Cambria man arrested on suspicion of his 8th OWI offense tried to drink in front of a deputy.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police have arrested a man wanted in a fatal stabbing outside a casino near Wisconsin Dells.
Authorities say the 68-year-old suspect was arrested about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday outside an eastside business in Madison. A plow driver saw the man being dropped off near the business and called police since it seemed suspicious.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Schools closed early as a major winter storm approached Wisconsin with projections of up to a foot of snow in some areas followed by a plunge into single-digit high temperatures.
While some districts sent students home for the afternoon, others canceled classes altogether Tuesday, including Platteville, Portage, Baraboo, Prairie du Chien and Wisconsin Dells.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin authorities say a white-tailed deer harvested from a hunt ranch in Portage County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Thursday the hunt ranch had purchased the 3-year-old buck from a Portage County breeding farm. The department has quarantined both the breeding farm and the hunt ranch. That means no animals may move in or out of the farm and further restricts movement of carcasses.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — School districts across Wisconsin are banning cellphones in the classroom in an effort to reduce distractions during class time.
The Portage Community School District approved adopting such a policy last year, Wisconsin Public Radio reported .
PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — A semi-truck driver from Indianapolis has pleaded not guilty to felony charges for crashing into a Wisconsin school bus filled with students on a field trip last May.
Forty-two-year-old Wayne Murphy entered his plea Wednesday to five counts of injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle and five counts of second-degree reckless injury.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Residents in the northern half of Minnesota are being warned about poor air quality due to smoke from Canadian wildfires.
The state Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for the region through midday Sunday. Officials say the smoke is expected to reach levels considered unhealthy for sensitive people.
PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors in Wisconsin have charged a semi-truck driver from Indianapolis who crashed into a school bus and injured at least 20 people, including five critically.
Forty-two-year-old Wayne Murphy was charged Wednesday with five counts of injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle and five counts of second-degree reckless injury.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Department of Natural Resources' board has approved a public hearing on Gov. Scott Walker's new chronic wasting disease regulations.
The board voted unanimously Wednesday to set the hearing for June 11 in Portage. The hearing will center on a potential scope statement summarizing the rules. The statement is the first step in promulgating the regulations.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials are asking their board for permission to hold a public hearing on Gov. Scott Walker's new chronic wasting disease regulations.
The agency plans to ask the board to approve a hearing on a potential scope statement summarizing the rules on June 11 in Portage. The scope statement is the first step in promulgating the rules.