Posted: 12/19/2006 - Young whooping cranes being led south on their first migration from central Wisconsin reached their destination today -- a Florida wildlife refuge more than 1,200 miles from their starting point.
Updated: 12/20/2006 - A Marine helicopter pilot from West Bend is dead in Iraq, only weeks after beginning his second deployment there. 27-year-old Captain Kevin Kryst died yesterday from injuries sustained in fighting.
Posted: 12/19/2006 - A state appeals court today refused to revive a lawsuit that claims the Brown County Department of Human Services was negligent in the death of a Green Bay toddler.
Posted: 12/19/2006 - The head of Midwest Air Group says the company has heard from hundreds of people in the week since rival AirTran made public its offer to take the suburban Milwaukee airline for $290 million.
Posted: 12/19/2006 - A Hudson police sergeant accused of using excessive force is fired by the city. The Police and Fire Commission considered accounts of citizen witnesses who said they saw the sergeant pull a woman's hair and throw her onto the hood of a squad when he was called to a tavern in March.
Posted: 12/19/2006 - One of Wisconsin's most notorious child molesters will go free next week. A Milwaukee County judge today agreed to discharge Billy Lee Morford from state supervision.
Posted: 12/19/2006 - A trial date is set for 3 teenagers accused of planning a Columbine-style attack on Green Bay East High School. The 3 teens made an appearance in Brown County Circuit Court today where Judge JD McKay set a jury trial to begin April 30th.
Posted: 12/19/2006 - Police are recommending attempted murder charges against an inmate at Taycheedah Correctional Institution accused of stabbing her cellmate in the neck with a pen.
Posted: 12/19/2006 - An official with the Sichuan Mountaineering Association says there's only a "slim" chance that 2 American climbers are still alive in the peaks of southwest China.
Posted: 12/19/2006 - The Milwaukee company that lost 3 workers in a fatal explosion earlier this month has started shipping a small number of products again.
Posted: 12/19/2006 - Anonymous benefactors have given Marquette University $25 million. The gift comes from an engineering alumnus and his wife. The Reverend Robert Wild says the gift is meant to be a "spark plug" for transforming the College of Engineering.
Posted: 12/19/2006 - A Whitehall teen accused of smashing his car into a house in Independence, injuring a man, is facing felony charges. 18-year-old Mario Velasquez is charged with second-degree reckless endangering safety and causing injury while driving drunk.
Posted: 12/19/2006 - The state Supreme Court said today judges don't have to follow Department of Corrections recommendations on how long to send criminals back to prison when they violate conditions of their extended supervision.
Posted: 12/19/2006 - Affirmative action is front and center at the state Capitol later today. A legislative committee seeking to ban affirmative action in all of state government is expected to hear from the chairman of the American Civil Rights Institute.
Posted: 12/19/2006 - Violent crime in 2 of Wisconsin's bigger cities outpaced an increase nationally. The FBI reported today violent crime nationally increased 3.7% overall in the first half of the year.
Posted: 12/18/2006 - A Madison businessman could end up saving the progressive talk radio network, Air America.