Former Wisconsin GOP Attorney General Brad Schimel Is Running for the State Supreme Court

[ad_1] MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Thursday that he is running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court against incumbent Justice Ann Walsh Bradley in a 2025, casting the race as a chance for conservatives to win back a majority and serve as a check on liberals. Bradley is part of … Read more

Judge Dismisses Liberal Watchdog’s Claims That Wisconsin Impeachment Panel Violated Open Meeting Law

[ad_1] MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge dismissed on Tuesday a liberal watchdog group’s claims that a panel researching the possible impeachment of a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice violated the state’s open meeting laws. Dane County Circuit Judge Frank Remington wrote in his ruling that American Oversight filed its claims prematurely and should have given … Read more

Kenosha Man Gets Life in Prison for Fatally Stabbing His Father, Stepmother With a Machete in 2021

[ad_1] KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Kenosha man has been sentenced to life in prison after admitting to fatally stabbing his father and stepmother with a machete after they stopped him from sexually assaulting a teenager. A Kenosha County Circuit Court judge sentenced Jesus Medrano III on Monday to life in prison without the possibility … Read more

Oshkosh and Dutch Firms Awarded a $342 Million Contract to Produce Equipment Trailers for US Army

[ad_1] OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — An Oshkosh-based company and a Dutch firm have been awarded a $342 million contract to produce equipment trailers for the U.S. Army. Oshkosh Defense announced Monday that it will partner with Broshuis, B.V., to produce an estimated 557 Medium Equipment Trailers. The six-axle trailer and its tractor can transport military … Read more

In the US, Hmong ‘New Year’ Recalls Ancestral Spirits While Teaching Traditions to New Generations

[ad_1] ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — For the annual fall renewal of her shaman spirit, Mee Vang Yang will soon ritually redecorate the tall altar in her living room where she keeps her father’s ring-shaped shaman bells. She carried them across the Mekong River as the family fled the Communist takeover of her native Laos … Read more

Bird Flu Still Taking Toll on Industry as 1.35 Million Chickens Are Being Killed on an Ohio Egg Farm

[ad_1] More than 1.3 million chickens are being slaughtered on an Ohio egg farm as the bird flu continues to take a toll on the industry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said all 1.35 million chickens on the farm in Ohio’s Union County will be slaughtered to help limit the spread of the highly contagious … Read more

Animal Welfare Advocates File Lawsuit Challenging Wisconsin’s New Wolf Management Plan

[ad_1] MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Animal welfare advocates filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to invalidate Wisconsin‘s new wolf management plan, accusing state wildlife officials of violating the state’s open meetings law and disregarding comments from wolf researchers and supporters. The lawsuit reflects how contentious the debate over wolf management has become in Wisconsin. Farmers in … Read more

Man Pleads Guilty to Firebombing Wisconsin Anti-Abortion Group Office in 2022

[ad_1] Online court records show Hridindu Roychowdhury, of Madison, entered the plea Monday in the Western District of Wisconsin. He will face up to 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced on Dec. 1, but prosecutors have agreed to recommend the judge reduce his sentence because he has accepted responsibility for the crime. According to … Read more

Wisconsin Supreme Court Hearing Arguments on Redistricting That Could Result in New Maps for 2024

[ad_1] MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The liberal-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in a redistricting case that Democrats hope will result in new, more favorable legislative maps for elections in 2024 that will help them chip away at the large Republican majority. The case is being closely watched in battleground Wisconsin, … Read more

Do Snitches Net Fishes? Scientists Turn Invasive Carp Into Traitors to Slow Their Great Lakes Push

[ad_1] LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Wildlife officials across the Great Lakes are looking for spies to take on an almost impossible mission: stop the spread of invasive carp. Over the last five years, agencies such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have employed a new seek-and-destroy strategy … Read more