MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A black teenager whose arrest at a Madison mall sparked protests alleging discrimination has been released from jail under orders from the Dane County district attorney. Eighteen-year-old Genele Laird was freed around 7:45 p.m. Thursday. District ...Read More »
By Todd Richmond Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state employees will face a new world when they show up for work July 1. An overhaul of the state’s 111-year-old civil service system takes effect take that day. It ...Read More »
A federal judge cited the defendant's "sheer greed" and damage to his family on Wednesday as she ordered an eight-year prison sentence for a Kentucky accountant who spent most of six years as a fugitive in an $8.7 million embezzlement case roaming the Appalachian Trail.
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court is about to find itself in the midst of pitched battle between health care providers and personal-injury attorneys over fees charged for access to medical records.Read More »
By Mike Householder and David Eggert Associated Press FLINT, Mich. — Michigan’s attorney general filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against two water engineering companies, saying they caused and exacerbated Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis and demanding hundreds of millions of dollars ...Read More »
Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday that a committee charged with finding a successor to Justice David Prosser on the state's high court has narrowed the list down to three finalists.Read More »
A Wisconsin Supreme Court’s ruling scheduled for release Thursday promises to further define how much control local governments have over their own affairs even when state lawmakers act to strip them of some of that authority.Read More »
Routine use of small drones by real estate agents, farmers, filmmakers and countless other commercial operators was cleared for takeoff by the Obama administration Tuesday, after years of struggling to write rules that would both protect public safety and free the benefits of a new technology.
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A handful of Wisconsin inmates still won't eat in hopes of forcing an end to long-term solitary confinement.Read More »
A furor was incited in California when Judge Aaron Persky sentenced a Stanford student-athlete to probation with six months in jail for sexual assault, reasoning that a longer prison sentence for the three felony convictions would have “a severe impact” on the young man.Read More »