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Wausau Man Celebrating 84th Birthday Fatally Chokes on Piece of Steak

Posted: 03/27/2008 - Police say an elderly man celebrating his 84th birthday at a restaurant died after he choked on a piece of steak. The Marathon County Sheriff's Department says Donald Builer of Wausau was celebrating at The Loading Zone in the town of Wausau with family members on Wednesday night when the incident occurred.

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Wis. Governor Signs Heated Sidewalks Bill Into Law

Posted: 03/26/2008 - Just as winter begins to loosen its grip in Wisconsin, the state's unique ban on heated sidewalks is no more. Gov. Jim Doyle signed a bill Wednesday that abolishes a state law prohibiting heated sidewalks, stairs, entrance ways and pedestrian walkways.

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More Than $2 Million Spent on TV Ads in Supreme Court Race So Far

Posted: 03/26/2008 - More than $2.1 million has been spent on television advertising in the state Supreme Court race that will be decided Tuesday. A new study shows that outside groups that don't have to report who supports them have spent nine times as much on ads as the two candidates.

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Monitoring Group Blasts Ad Attacking Gableman on Sex Offenders

Posted: 03/26/2008 - A group monitoring the Supreme Court race says a television ad attacking Judge Michael Gableman as soft on sex offenders is misleading. The political arm of the Wisconsin Education Association Council, the state's largest teacher's union, started airing the ad on Monday night.

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Natural Resources Board Approves VHS Rule Change

Posted: 03/26/2008 - The state Natural Resources Board has approved a plan that would allow anglers to re-use bait minnows. The board had adopted rules to stop the spread of viral hemorrhagic septicemia that prevent the movement of any fish off any Wisconsin waters.

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NEW INFO: Online Ministry Speaks Against Modern Medicine

Updated: 04/29/2008 - The mother of the 11-year-old Weston girl who died of an untreated diabetic condition apparently was active on an online religious site that appears to condemn the use of modern medicine.

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Former Sen. George, a Felon, to Get His Law License Back

Posted: 03/26/2008 - A former state senator and convicted felon will soon be able to practice law again in Wisconsin. The state Supreme Court has declined a recommendation to revoke Gary George's law license for misconduct.

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NEW INFO: Lac du Flambeau Standoff Ends Peacefully

Updated: 03/26/2008 - 10 people occupying the William Wildcat Tribal Center in Lac du Flambeau are now in police custody following a standoff lasting more than 14 hours Wednesday. The Vilas County Sheriff's Department says everyone involved appears to be in good health.

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Complaint Over Campaign Ad Marks Butler-Gableman Debate

Updated: 03/26/2008 - In the latest debate between candidates for state Supreme Court in Tuesday's election, Justice Louis Butler called an attack ad run by his opponent "disgusting and embarrassing." Butler says the ad made it sound like he did something that led to a man being freed from prison and allowed to commit another crime.

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NEW INFO: Wisconsin Senate Passes its Budget Plan

Posted: 03/25/2008 - The Wisconsin Senate passed its plan Tuesday to solve the state's $527 million budget shortfall, but it's a lot different from the plan passed earlier by the Assembly. The bill passed on an 18-14 vote and includes a tax on hospitals that is opposed by Republicans who control the Assembly.

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When Can You Expect Your Economic Stimulus Check?

Updated: 03/26/2008 - April 15th is just three weeks away, meaning most of you have just a few weeks to file your Federal tax returns. But this year there's another reason to get that 1040 filed.

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