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Escaped Wisconsin inmate found hiding in baby crib in Illinois

A minimum-security inmate that escaped from a Milwaukee facility has been found in Illinois, police say. Steger Police located 27-year-old Trezelle Bishop at an acquaintance's home in the village of Steger after being advised by a Will County dispatch center about the ongoing contact.


Basement destroyed in Waupaca County bar fire

TOWNSHIP OF MUKWA (WLUK) -- The New London Fire Department went to a fire at the Log Cabin Bar on Highway 54. They say it happened just before 4:30 Thursday evening. Smoke was coming from the building's basement near the back of the bar. The basement was also destroyed by the fire.


At 19, Wisconsin's youngest lawmaker aiming high

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's youngest lawmaker is much like your typical 19-year-old who binge-watches Netflix, goes out to movies, and eats out with friends. But Democratic Rep. Kalan Haywood doesn't have a lot of free time these days. The Milwaukee teenager's days in the Legislature tend to b


Waupaca County man sentenced to 5 years in prison for fatal crash

WAUPACA COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A Waupaca County man has been sentenced to five years in prison for a hit-and-run crash that killed a young man. Michael Pribbernow, 47, appeared in court April 16 for a sentencing hearing.


Study: Wisconsin's migration patterns threaten workforce

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A new report says Wisconsin has seen a steep decline in net migration of families with children who could help replace the state's aging workforce. The Wisconsin Counties Association's research arm, Forward Analytics, recently released a study that raises concerns about migrati


Dead dogs, other wildlife found dead in northern Wisconsin believed to be poisoned, DNR says

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating after several dogs and wildlife were found dead in northern Wisconsin, possibly from poison. Dead animals, including domestic dogs, coyotes, weasels, raccoons and a wolf, were reported in Bayfield, Marinette and Florence Counties.


Wisconsin woman found with over 300 grams of methamphetamine, sentenced five years in prison

A Wisconsin woman has been sentenced to five years in prison and seven years of extended supervision after being found with over 300 grams of crystal methamphetamine in August of 2017, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.


3 Woodstock home invasion suspects arrested in Wisconsin

Police have arrested three additional suspects wanted in connection with a Woodstock home invasion and battery earlier this month. Woodstock police responded about 3:25 a.m. April 7 to the 1900 block of Sheila Street after a report of a home invasion. When officers arrived, however, the suspects alr


NW Wisconsin tribal leaders accused of embezzling $1.5M from casino

TURTLE LAKE, Wis. — Federal gaming regulators are accusing St. Croix Chippewa tribal leaders of pocketing at least $1.5 million in casino funds with little or no documentation or receipts.


Green Alert issued for 30-year-old Wisconsin woman

A Green Alert has been issued for Aimee Marie McCaughey, who was last seen Monday in Eau Claire. McCaughey, 30, suffers from PTSD/depression, and it is unknown if she is taking her prescribed medication.


Berlin School District issues statement on viral video that shows a student assault

BERLIN, Wis. — The Berlin Police Department said it is investigating an incident at the high school Thursday. Police said in a news release that there was an altercation involving two Berlin High School students at the school at about noon.


Flood Warning issued April 20 at 11:02AM CDT by NWS Green Bay WI

Wisconsin River at Merrill affecting Marathon and Lincoln Counties. …The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in. Wisconsin River below Wausau affecting Marathon County.


Evacuations recommended for Sauk Co. residents along Wisconsin River

BARABOO, Wis. (WMTV) - As water levels are expected to rise 20.5 feet or higher over the next few days, Sauk County Emergency Management is recommending residents seek alternative housing.


Violent attack caught on camera at Wisconsin high school

BERLIN, Wis. -- (WMTV) Disturbing video is making the rounds on social media showing a high school student in Green Lake County violently beating another student. Authorities are now investigating the attack that took place at Berlin High School.


Wisconsin brothers accused of years-long sexual abuse of siblings; father blamed ‘raging hormones’

Three brothers in Milwaukee were charged with the alleged sexual assault of their younger siblings while their father, aware of the abuse, is accused of doing nothing to stop it.


Wisconsin mentioned in Mueller report

WAUSAU (WAOW) — The long awaited Mueller Report was finally released yesterday, and the Badger State makes an appearance. In one part of the report, Wisconsin is identified as a battleground state in a conversation about the Trump Campaign’s messaging and internal polling data.


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Hausers to transfer from Marquette

Sam and Joey Hauser made the shocking announcement Monday, April 15, that they are leaving Marquette. Naturally, the University of Wisconsin men's basketball program quickly became one of the potential landing spots for the talented brothers from Stevens Point.


Local Police Chief Calls it a Career after 44 Years

CLINTONVILLE, Wis (WBAY The longest serving member on the Clintonville police force is calling it a career. Police Chief Jim Beggs is at peace, saying the time is right to take off the badge.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.