Commission oversees lobbying, campaign finance laws
The first test isn't very encouraging. Wisconsin's newly formed state agency dealing with keeping government honest would like to be able to grease the palms of those they are overseeing....
BROWN DEER, Wis. (AP) An audit in the aftermath of a Brookfield spa shooting last fall that left four dead recommends that Brown Deer police increase their training in how they respond to domestic abuse calls. Radcliffe Haughton killed his estranged wife and two other women before killing himself Oct. 21 at the Azana Salon & Spa.
Brown Deer police had previously responded to domestic abuse problems between the couple, in some cases doing nothing. In one 2011 case officers thought they saw Radcliffe point a gun at his wife from a window at their home. But they eventually retreated because they said they couldn't confirm the object was a gun.
The audit recommends the police department institute more training in responding to domestic abuse calls, and retrain officers to write clearer police reports.
It was a frustrating day for those customers of Centurylink who had problems getting on the internet. Outages across the country effected one million customers in 21 states. Centurylink says the issues are finally resolved.
Customers, including those in Wisconsin and Minnesota, had their internet and phone systems interrupted for about nine hours. The outages started around 3:00 a.m. this morning and lasted until noon.
A statement from the company said the problem with an electronic routing system was to blame.
Ten million dollars in potential development might be hard to pass up...
That's the estimated value of homes being proposed for the vacant Park Plaza property owned by La Crosse County. The county administrator, Steve O'Malley, says both the county and the city will have to approve the new development. O'Malley presented the 800-thousand dollar purchase offer to county supervisors last night. He considers the offer 'very positive,' partly because the prospective buyers are not asking for TIF money or other subsidies from local government.
La Crosse County Administrator Steve O'Malley is hospitalized after having an apparent seizure during a county board meeting on Monday night.
The 55-year-old O'Malley collapsed in his chair shortly after finishing a presentation to the board about an offer on the county's Park Plaza property. Paramedics were called in to take O'Malley to La Crosse's Mayo Medical Center. He was conscious and sitting up as a medical crew took him from the basement board room at the county administration building. The board meeting was adjourned quickly after O'Malley was removed from the room.
One guy stopped for drunk driving several days ago in La Crosse may still be