A 68-year-old substitute teacher at Whitman Middle School in Wauwatosa is accused of putting a student in a headlock.

That has led to the filing of a charge of physical abuse of a child against Glen Fink. A second teacher who was a witness told police Fink told the 12-year-old student, "There is no one here to see it." Fink has denied putting his arms around the student's neck. He's also been accused of twisting the boy's arm.



Dog-breeding question to go before Spring Green voters

The Village Board of Spring Green will leave it up to voters to decide whether the breeding of dogs for medical research should be banned.

The board will put an ordinance on the ballot next April. Jill and Clinton Kane are breeding the dogs at a facility in Spring Green right now, based on approval from the Sauk County Land Resources and Environment Committee. The Spring Green Plan Commission denied a permit application. Protesters have spoken against the plans, but deny being responsible for social media threats made against the couple.



Wis. tops nation in cranberry production for 25th straight year

The USDA National Agricultural Statistic Service reports Wisconsin's cranberry harvest tops the nation for the 25th year in a row.

The estimated 5.6 barrels of fruit generate about $1 billion in economic impact, providing thousands of Wisconsin jobs. National production is expected to be a little over 9 billion barrels. Cranberries are grown on 21,000 in 20 counties in central and northern reaches of the state.



Man seeking radioactive material pleading guilty to charges

A Janesville man caught trying to buy radioactive material online will enter a guilty plea to federal charges.

Jeremy Ryan once ran for Congress against Republican Paul Ryan, who was Speaker of the House at the time. Jeremy Ryan's attorney says his client intended to use the material to kill himself. Under the terms of his plea deal, he will avoid serving any prison time with a sentence of "time served." He will enter his plea and be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Madison Friday.



Foxconn executives meet with Wis. officials, give update on plans

Executives with the Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group have been meeting with Wisconsin government officials.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos met with Foxconn chairman Young Liu and two other officials Wednesday. Gov. Tony Evers was also among state officials getting an update on Foxconn's plans its massive project in southeastern Wisconsin. Work is moving ahead on the flat-screen manufacturing plant, but details of Wednesday's meetings weren't revealed.



Wis. opioid deaths at lowest level since 2015

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports there were 838 opioid-related deaths in the state in 2018, down 10 percent from the year before.

DHS says it is using a new online tool to track those fatalities. Information is tracked by the year, the drug type, the age of the victim, sex and race. State officials say opioid deaths are currently at their lowest level since 2015, but still a major problem.