Mississippi isn't expected to drop below 10 feet until Saturday
Happy Oktoberfest! The 56th annual Oktoberfest celebration gets underway today. The theme for this year's fest is Family, Friends, Fun. And if past history is any guide, you'll find all...
Two years ago, an SUV crashed into an apartment building on French Island, and the vehicle's owner was charged with driving drunk for the sixth time.
Nancy Wall's case went to trial, but the charges were dropped after Wall objected to an opening statement which revealed to the jury that she was a repeat offender. The state of Wisconsin appealed the dismissal, and an appeals court agrees that Wall could be brought to trial again in the case. The appeals judges decided the prosecutor did make a mistake by referring to Wall's past record, but was not trying to get the case thrown out so it could go to trial a second time.
A prize of 100-thousand dollars will be awarded in La Crosse tonight...
The money will be presented to one of two groups that came up with plans for fighting hunger in the La Crosse area. The contest, called the Coulee Collaboration, was announced over a year ago by the Franke Charitable Foundation. Its goal is to get many community organizations to pool their talents, and figure out ways to provide food to needy local residents. While only one group could win the grant money, foundation director Mel Hoffman says ideas offered by the losing group could become part of the hunger-fighting project.
The future of senior programs in La Crosse will likely be different than the
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is planning his second trip to Iowa since running as the Republicans' 2012 vice presidential nominee. In a statement Tuesday from the Republican Party of Iowa, state Chairman A.J. Spiker says Ryan plans to headline the party's annual Lincoln Day dinner in Cedar Rapids on April 11.
Ryan campaigned regularly in Iowa in the fall of 2012 before he and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney failed to carry the swing state in their losing bid for the White House. But Ryan, viewed as a 2016 presidential prospect, returned last November to headline a fundraiser for Republican Gov. Terry Branstad.
Iowa is expected to host the first nominating caucuses for the 2016 presidential election. Ryan visited New Hampshire last month, saying he's keeping his 2016 options open.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) A federal judge has asked the American Civil Liberties Union to reconsider its request to temporarily nullify Wisconsin's gay marriage ban. The American Civil Liberties Union wants U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb to issue a preliminary injunction nullifying the ban while she weighs the organization's lawsuit challenging it.
Crabb said Tuesday a number of federal courts have stayed preliminary injunctions in similar lawsuits. She said it would serve little purpose to grant one only to immediately stay it. She said ACLU attorneys have until March 11 to file a brief persuading her that the injunction would be appropriate in light of the other cases and whether an expedited court schedule would serve the same purpose.
ACLU attorney John Knight the organization will file the brief by the deadline.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Democrat Mary Burke's first television ad in the race against Republican Gov. Scott Walker touts her background with bicycle maker Trek while also attacking Walker's record on jobs. Burke's spokesman says the ad will air in multiple markets starting Friday. It comes eight months before the November election and signals that the race is heating up.
Walker's campaign has yet to release an ad but the Republican Governors Association launched a pair of spots last month. Burke is a former Trek Bicycle Corp. executive and former state Commerce Department secretary.
Burke's ad goes after Walker's record on jobs, noting that statewide unemployment was never higher than 4.8 percent when Burke was Commerce secretary but it's never been lower than 6.2 percent under Walker. Walker's campaign spokesman had no immediate comment