MADISON — The brother of Wisconsin congressional candidate Randy Bryce says it is “unconscionable” that the Bryce campaign released a letter from his elderly mother. Bryce’s mother Nancy Bryce on Wednesday denounced a campaign ad featuring her son James Bryce in which he endorsed the Republican in the race, Bryan Steil. The winner will replace House Speaker Paul Ryan. James Bryce said Thursday on “The Jay Weber Show” that he had spoken with his mom and
MADISON — A federal judge has ordered the state of Wisconsin and its insurers to pay for transgender transition surgery for its employees. U.S. District Judge William Conley says there’s no legal reason to exclude medically necessary care for the employees. University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student Alina Boyden and UW School of Medicine researcher Shannon Andrews filed a lawsuit last year after they were denied treatment their doctors had determined was a necessary part of
OSHKOSH — A Neenah man accused of crashing into a Winnebago County sheriff’s vehicle while driving drunk has been sentenced to nine months in jail and fined $600. WLUK-TV reports that 60-year-old Harold Strozewski on Wednesday pleaded no contest to one count of drunken driving causing injury, and other charges were dismissed. Authorities say Strozewski had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when he hit a sheriff’s SUV parked along Interstate 41 on July 25.
MONONA — Police are looking for a 16-year-old boy who was showing a gun that went off and wounded another teen on a city bus in Monona. Madison police say they received a call just before 4 p.m. Wednesday about someone shot on a Madison Metro bus. Police say the suspect was showing the gun to a 17-year-old boy when it went off, striking the victim in the leg. The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect ran away. WISC-TV reports La Follette High
MADISON — Iowa County District Attorney Larry Nelson was arrested on suspicion of operating while intoxicated Sunday morning after he inadvertently called for help using his OnStar alert system, the Grant County sheriff’s office said. Iowa County deputies, Mineral Point police officers and EMS were called to the town of Mineral Point near the Ludden Lake Golf Course for an unknown emergency around 8:30 a.m., according to a statement from Grant County Sheriff Nathan Dreckman.
MADISON — As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker fights for his political life, some of the most devastating attacks aren’t coming from Democrats. They’re coming from a handful of former top officials from his own administration. Three former Walker Cabinet secretaries have blasted the two-term Republican incumbent publicly — not through anonymous editorials or off-the-record comments. Former Corrections Secretary Ed Wall writes in a tell-all book that he was driven to the
MIDDLETON — A heavily armed man opened fire on his co-workers at a Wisconsin software company Wednesday, seriously wounding three people before being fatally shot by police as employees ran from the building or hid inside, according to investigators. Middleton police Chief Chuck Foulke said officers shot the man within eight minutes of receiving calls about an active shooter at WTS Paradigm. Foulke said the man was armed with a semi-automatic pistol and extra ammunition, and he fired at
MIDDLETON — The lone suspect in a southeast Wisconsin workplace shooting Wednesday morning has died after being shot by responding officers, according to police. Middleton Police Chief Chuck Foulkes said officers were alerted to an active shooter situation at software company WTS Paradigm around 10:25 a.m. Foulkes said the suspect was fatally shot by officers. Foulke didn’t release details about the suspect or how the attack unfolded. He said officers were still interviewing
Flooding and tornado damage estimates in Wisconsin reached almost a quarter-billion dollars from storms that ravaged the state last month, according to figures sent to the federal government as part of the effort to obtain federal disaster aid. Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will begin a preliminary damage assessment Monday in 17 counties hardest hit by flooding and severe weather. Local emergency management assessments were finalized on
MADISON — The mother of a Wisconsin congressional candidate Randy Bryce doesn’t like to see her sons fight. Nancy Bryce, in an open letter Wednesday, called for an attack ad featuring Randy’s brother James to be taken off the air. “My family deserves better than this,” she wrote. “All families deserve better than this.” Randy Bryce, known by the colorful nickname “Iron Stache,” is a Democrat running to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan, who