Posted: 12/18/2006 - The backlog of cases waiting for DNA testing at the state's crime labs continues to grow. That's despite a new state crime lab, tax dollars for additional analysts and automated testing.
Posted: 12/18/2006 - The Coast Guard is withdrawing plans to periodically close 2,500 square miles of the Great Lakes for live machine-gun firing exercises. That's according to congressmen from Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Posted: 12/18/2006 - One of the six people accused of killing a college student in Michigan in 1979 pleaded guilty to murder today. The 6 charged include 55-year-old Anthony Williams of Boscobel.
Posted: 12/18/2006 - Health care premiums are rising more than 4 times faster than what we're earning in Wisconsin. A nonprofit consumer health care organization released a report today that says from 2000 to 2006, health care premiums rose by 66% in this state.
Posted: 12/18/2006 - Using their savings, a Wisconsin couple hired an expert to create the Web site www.wisconsinmade.com. It began with 50 products and has now grown to 2,500, all of which are Wisconsin made.
Posted: 12/18/2006 - After firing 3 top executives, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is back on track to expand its Scottsdale, Arizona campus following months of delays.
Posted: 12/18/2006 - 2 more members of Governor Doyle's cabinet are leaving before he starts his second term. The secretaries of the Departments of Tourism and of Health and Family Services will depart January 3rd.
Posted: 12/18/2006 - Governor Doyle says he's open to a $1-per-pack increase in the state's cigarette tax. A council convened by Doyle is suggesting adding $1 to the state's 77-cents-per-pack tax as a way to fund programs that reduce the cost of health insurance and the number of uninsured.
Posted: 12/16/2006 - A man faces charges he plotted to take a corrections officer hostage so he could break out of jail. 21-year-old William Ward of Neenah is in jail on multiple robbery and weapons charges.
Posted: 12/16/2006 - A Saukville woman accused of embezzling nearly $1 million from a nature preserve is to stand trial in the case. Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Tom Wolfgram ordered the move yesterday for 52-year-old Cheryl Gaszak, former president of the Blue Heron Nature Preserve.
Posted: 12/16/2006 - The insurance company for the North Lake Fire Department says it paid $67,500 to settle a federal lawsuit over a confrontation by two firefighters with a fisherman last year.
Posted: 12/16/2006 - A judge won't let a strip club outside Madison reopen. Hot Rods originally opened in unincorporated Pine Bluff at the site of Kitt's Korner. The owner of the location, Kitt Kalscheur, sold the site to Bow-Wow Entertainment.
Posted: 12/16/2006 - A Great Lakes historical filmmaker has produced a new documentary about the final icebreaking voyage of the original US Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw before its decommissioning.