Democratic lawmakers have introduced another bill to expand Medicaid in Wisconsin.
The legislation backed by Sen. Jon Erpenbach and Rep. Daniel Riemer would offer free health care to people who make 133 percent of the federal poverty level. A family of four would be eligible with an income of $27,000 or less. Republicans who control the Legislature say the state can't afford the expense, even though the governor maintains it would actually save money for Wisconsin.
Custard sting: Free treat delays suspected drunk driver until cops arrive
Quick-thinking workers at a Culver's restaurant delayed a suspected drunk driver by giving him a free scoop of custard to delay him while calling the police.
Fifty-six-year-old James M. Myshak now faces a charge of operating while intoxicated, seventh offense. Myshak apparently scraped his car against the side of the building while advancing to the drive-thru window. When Madison police arrived, he admitted he'd been drinking beer and was taken into custody last Friday night.
18 young people found with lung problems possibly linked to vaping
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has confirmed 11 cases of young people suffering lung problems related to vaping, but it is investigating seven more.
The teenagers and young adults all experienced shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain and weight loss. Wisconsin scientists are cooperating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in an ongoing investigation. Information is being gathered about the types of vape products used as a common link is sought.
Car dealership licenses revoked for allegedly altering mileage
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles accuses two Columbia County car dealerships of rolling back the odometer on vehicles.
Investigators say Best Motors and Manhattan Motors in Arlington violated state law. The Dealer and Agent Section of WisDOT licenses, regulates and resolves disputes involving dealerships. It also investigates complaints about tampering with odometers, whether it's at a dealership or in a private sale.
Anti-gun groups pushing public to take action after mass shootings
Anti-gun groups like Moms Demand Action and Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort — or WAVE — are urging the public to take action after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.
The Rev. Jerry Hancock with WAVE says "what we don't condemn, we condone." He and his group want to see public pressure applied and mass demonstrations held to influence elected leaders to respond. WAVE and Moms Demand Action will hold a meeting later this month to organize.
Passers-by rescue driver from burning car
Sparta Area Fire Protection District Chief Mike Arnold says passers-by rescued a driver from a burning car Monday afternoon.
The vehicle caught fire after a rollover accident in the town of Sparta. The driver was taken to a La Crosse hospital to be treated for a possible broken arm and some cuts and bruises. His name hasn't been released.
Wis. tourist died of ‘natural causes’ on vacation near Las Vegas
A Nevada coroner has ruled the death of a 52-year-old tourist last June an accident.
The body of Jeffrey James Kalista of Manitowoc was found below a trail in a popular desert hiking area near Las Vegas. The Clark County coroner says Kalista died of heart disease and heat exposure. He was last seen June 10 in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area — and his body was found four days later.