A lawsuit filed by a conservative group against Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers alleges his office has excluded the outlet from media events.
The MacIver Institute filed suit in federal court Tuesday. The filing says MacIver staff asked Evers' office to be added to the media contact list when he took office in January. The suit says they never received a response, and have not received advisories on Evers' news conferences or announcements. Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council President Bill Lueders called the allegations "deeply troubling." Evers' office has yet to respond.
Wis. woman charged in dog’s death in vehicle at Lambeau Field
A northeast Wisconsin woman is now charged in the death of her dog inside a hot vehicle outside Lambeau Field.
Fifty-five-year-old Debbie Rohloff of De Pere is facing a felony count of mistreatment of animals and failure to provide proper food and drink to confined animals. Green Bay police found a dog dead in a car July 11 in a parking lot near the Packers Pro Shop. The complaint says Rohloff told officers she had a meeting at the stadium and left Kaylee the golden retriever in her car for a long time. The windows were not rolled down and the vehicle was in direct sunlight. Investigators determined Kaylee had been in the car for three hours.
Chippewa County prosecutors increase charges against child defendant
A girl who was 10 years old when she was accused of killing a baby is now charged with first-degree intentional homicide.
The results of an autopsy which showed at least seven distinct impact injuries to the baby's head led to the increased charge. The suspect's name isn't being released due to her age. Six-month-old Jaxon Hunter died last October and his attacker has been found not competent to stand trial. That determination will be reviewed at a Chippewa County Circuit Court hearing next month.
Class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Wis. Capital One customers
A class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court alleges Capital One violated the Wisconsin Consumer Act.
The financial company is accused of failing to protect the private information of Wisconsin customers who had applied for credit cards. Capital One has reported a data breach exposed the information of 100 million people nationwide during March and April. Social Security numbers, bank account numbers and other types of private information were accessed by a hacker.
Man drowns while wading at Dells-area park
A 40-year-old Wisconsin Dells man was wading in shallow water at a Lake Delton Park when he apparently stepped off a steep underwater ledge.
The victim's name hasn't been released. The Lake Delton Fire Department was able to get a boat into the water quickly and pull him out, but emergency responders weren't able to revive the man. He reportedly had limited swimming ability and bystanders at Newport Park weren't able to reach him when he went under.
Woman recounts frightening experience during vigil
A Richland Center woman described a frightening experience during a Tuesday night vigil held outside the Richland County Courthouse.
Autumn Lent says people gathered to honor the victims of mass shootings across the country. She says it wasn't an anti-gun protest, but a man in a vehicle stopped and started yelling about the Second Amendment, then returned five minutes later with a gun. Lent says she didn't know what the angry, armed man would do. Police determined he wasn't a threat and hadn't broken the law because he didn't point the gun at anyone.
Feds say nationwide sex sting rescued 1 juvenile in Milwaukee
The Federal Bureau of Investigation says 67 suspected sex traffickers were arrested during July.
Operating Independence Day was a nationwide effort to arrest traffickers and recovery their juvenile victims. The month-long targeted sweep reportedly recovered one juvenile sex trafficking victim in the Milwaukee area. Federal prosecutors say they have opened 60 sex trafficking cases nationwide.