The state revenue department has retrieved about 54,500 undelivered tax booklets from post offices in Portage, Madison and Oshkosh because the labels inadvertently include the taxpayer's Social Security.
Wisconsin has a new top cop. Republican J.B. Van Hollen took the oath of office Wednesday at the capitol. As Attorney General, Van Hollen heads up the state Justice Department--which oversees the state crime lab. As we've reported, DNA evidence is piling up at the lab, creating a backlog in the system. Van Hollen says that's not acceptable, but admits there's no quick fix.
Former congressman Mark Green will rejoin the law firm where he worked before his election to Congress. Green will join the Green Bay office of Godfrey and Kahn. He'll help businesses with administrative and regulatory matters, as well as assist them in international markets.
John Stocco threw two first-half touchdown passes and Wisconsin held on through a tense second half to beat Arkansas 17-14 in the Capital One Bowl today.
Milwaukee authorities say a 31-year-old pregnant woman was killed when a semi truck backed into her.
Homicides are down in Wisconsin's largest city. Milwaukee police say homicides decreased by 16 percent in 2006 over 2005.