Milwaukee Pug Fest, billed by organizers as the largest such event in North America, had its best year yet.
A historic Milwaukee bowling alley and bar almost went without the appropriate support after a city inspector decided dozens of bras hanging from its ceiling were a fire hazard.
It will be one busy weekend for a northeastern Wisconsin family. Triplets Stephanie, Kyle and Ashley Verhasselt, of Freedom, will receive their undergraduate degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in three separate commencement ceremonies.
It may not be unusual for schoolchildren to write to the president or vice president. But one Wisconsin boy got an unexpected response. The 7-year-old wrote a letter to Vice President Joe Biden and other officials a few months ago with a simple idea for making the world safer.
A report of gunshots on the campus of a La Crosse technical college drew an immediate response from heavily-armed police officers who found the sound was nothing more than balloons popping during a class project.
A Durango area couple is giving up their fight to keep a 13-foot escape route for their cats outside their Colorado apartment.
Those scratch-and-sniff cards the energy company sends to customers to teach them to recognize the artificial smell added to natural gas? Turns out they work pretty well.
When given the choice of three new flavors of Lay's potato chips, America voted in favor of Cheesy Garlic Bread, the brainchild of Karen Weber-Mendham of Land O'Lakes, WI.
Obie the formerly obese dachshund is recovering after surgery at an Oregon veterinary clinic that removed 2 1/2 pounds of loose skin.
A man is accused of pretending to be a member of rock band Pink Floyd at a Minnesota hospital -- and racking up as much as $100,000 in unpaid medical bills.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warden Mike Young says he's never seen anything quite like it in his 20 years on the job.
A tiny, grain-sized microchip has helped reunite a cat found on the doorsteps of a central Wisconsin animal shelter with his owner who lives nearly 1,800 miles away.
Anyone lose a giant head made of Styrofoam and fiberglass? That's what officials at an upstate New York college are asking after the men's crew team found the unusual object floating in the Hudson River.
This crime fell right into the laps of authorities in Shawano County.
A northern Indiana man who called 911 and told dispatchers he was driving drunk and needed to be taken off the road got his wish when a sheriff's deputy arrived.
The White House, busy with its annual Easter Egg Roll, also managed to pull off an April Fools' prank.
Austrian police and firefighters have taken on the role of urban cowboys in a two-day round-up of a herd of cattle that broke out of a fenced-off pasture and decided to go into town.
The former live-in caretaker of a southwestern Pennsylvania mansion is denying he drank 52 bottles of well-aged whiskey, saying it wouldn't have been safe to drink and "evaporated" instead.
An Illinois man accused of stealing 21 tons of Wisconsin cheese has been arrested in New Jersey.
They say you can get almost anything at Wal-Mart. But the Pennsylvania Game Commission says one deer hunter took it too far.
A 20-year-old Racine man who's accused of engaging in lewd behavior in a library has been banned from "all the libraries on the face of the earth."
An Estonian man has returned a library book 69 years late, partly blaming a World War II aerial bombing that damaged the library for the late return.
Employees at a Florida health care company are allowed to drink on the company's tab, on company time, thanks to a perk known as "Beer Cart Fridays."
A New York man says he didn't know it was a crime to laugh. Robert Schiavelli of Rockville Centre, on Long Island, was slapped with two summonses for "disturbing the peace."
What looked like a potentially grim mess Thursday on U.S. Interstate 80 in Reno, Nev., was just the aftermath of a wreck involving a semi-trailer truck hauling thousands of bottles of Heinz ketchup.
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