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Johnson: Beheading video calls for intervention

Posted: 5:33 PM - PLYMOUTH, Minn. (AP) -- Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson says the Islamic State extremists reported to have beheaded a second American journalist are evil barbarians who must be defeated.

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Group accuses Happ of going easy on child molester

Posted: 5:28 PM - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A conservative investigative group is accusing Democratic attorney general hopeful Susan Happ of letting a child molester off easy because he was in a contract to purchase her house.

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Walker says 'right to work' not on agenda

Posted: 5:24 PM - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says making Wisconsin a "right to work" state is not a part of his agenda, but he refused to say if he would veto such a bill.

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Ryan: Purported beheading reflects Obama weakness

Posted: 5:17 PM - MILWAUKEE (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says the circumstances that led to the purported beheading of a second U.S. journalist by the Islamic State group reflect a weakness of President Barack Obama's foreign policy.

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Former Madison Police Captain named chief in Pittsburgh

Posted: 5:05 PM - PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh officials have announced the hiring of a new police chief. He is Cameron McLay, a former Madison, Wisconsin, police captain who has been working as a consultant for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

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Annual fence slogan nod to Ha-Ha

Posted: 4:50 PM - GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- One of the traditions connecting the Green Bay Packers and their fans is an annual slogan painted on a fence across from Lambeau Field.

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Wisconsin looks to past resolution for Northwoods

Posted: 4:34 PM - APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- Environmental activists say they plan to work with pro-business factions to resolve a longtime dispute over timber management in Wisconsin's Northwoods.

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Former Walker aide who spurred investigation dies

Posted: 3:50 PM - MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A former aide whose report of possible embezzlement led to a secret investigation of Gov. Scott Walker's Milwaukee County executive staff has died.

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Wisconsin police investigate soccer brawl

Posted: 3:45 PM - FRANKLIN, Wis. (AP) -- Police are searching for an adult soccer player who they say kicked an opponent unconscious during a brawl near Milwaukee.

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Lakeshore communities could be marine sanctuaries

Posted: 09/01/2014 - MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- Lakeshore communities from Two Rivers to Port Washington will able to apply for marine-sanctuary status, which could lead to protections for natural resources and improved research on shipwrecks.

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President Obama in Milwaukee today

Posted: 09/01/2014 - President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish these days about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession. And the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections.

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Oshkosh finds little demand for 3 liquor licenses

Posted: 08/31/2014 - OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Liquor licenses in Oshkosh have been in high demand for the last 40 years, so city officials are a little surprised that no one is applying for three licenses that have been available for a while.

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Chefs, breeders pair up to produce tastier veggies

Posted: 08/31/2014 - VERONA, Wis. (AP) -- There's a good chance that many of the trendy vegetables foodies latch on to in the next decade will come from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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DNR: Pipeline work could kill rare species

Posted: 08/31/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin wildlife officials say a pipeline construction project could kill members of several threatened and endangered species.

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Medford football game locked down after shooting

Updated: 08/30/2014 - Police say a high school football game in northern Wisconsin was suspended for about two hours and players and fans were sent to a gymnasium on lockdown due to shots fired nearby.

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