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Wild Hit-and-Run Crash Caught on Video

Driver fled the scene, is still being sought in Milwaukee

(Newser) - A dramatic hit-and-run collision was caught on video by a Milwaukee WTMJ-TV news crew that just happened to be filming in the area when it took place Sunday night. The crew was reporting on a shooting in the neighborhood when a vehicle sped by down the street. The driver, who...

20 Years After Missed Court Date, His Skeleton Was Found

Police seek info on Ronnie Joe Kirk, whose remains turned up in Wisconsin store chimney

(Newser) - His name was Ronnie Joe Kirk. How he got to be in the chimney of the Good 'n Loud Music store in Madison, Wisconsin, is anyone's guess. The body of the 5'7" man was discovered at the base of the chimney on Sept. 3, 1989, during the...

Louisiana, You're No. 1 (But You May Not Like Why)

State earns the dubious honor of having the most aggressive drivers, per ConsumerAffairs

(Newser) - "What the heck is making Montana drivers so unnecessarily angry?" That's the question posed by Jalopnik after viewing ConsumerAffairs' latest ranking of states where drivers are, shall we say, a little hot behind the wheel. Montana comes in third on that list, which ConsumerAffairs culled by looking at...

Teen Saves Busload of Kids After Driver Passes Out

'I feel more confident now—and brave,' says hero Acie Holland III

(Newser) - Preparing to get off his school bus last week, Acie Holland III noticed the driver wasn't slowing down for his stop. "She likes to joke with us a lot, and I thought maybe she was fooling with us," the eighth-grader tells the Washington Post . But this was...

Trump Won't Commit to Accept Results in Wisconsin

Former president says he will do so, but only if 'everything's honest' in his view

(Newser) - Donald Trump spoke to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on his swing through crucial Wisconsin this week, and he declined to commit to accept the swing state's election results. "If everything's honest, I'd gladly accept the results," Trump told the newspaper. "If it's not,...

Police Kill Armed Student Outside Middle School

Sources say Wisconsin suspect was 14-year-old boy

(Newser) - Police shot and killed a student outside a Wisconsin middle school Wednesday after receiving a report of someone with a weapon, the state's attorney general said in the first law enforcement briefing on gunshots that sent children fleeing and prompted an hourslong lockdown of local schools. Authorities had previously...

Minnesota Man Guilty of River Tubing Stabbing

Nicolae Miu killed teen, injured 4 other people

(Newser) - A 54-year-old Minnesota man was convicted Thursday in the slaying of a high school student and stabbing of four other people who were tubing on a western Wisconsin river. A Wisconsin circuit court jury found Nicolae Miu guilty of first-degree reckless homicide, four counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, and...

Man Who Firebombed Anti-Abortion Group Gets Prison

Wisconsin man Hridindu Sankar Roychowdhury gets 7.5 years

(Newser) - A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to 7½ years in federal prison for firebombing the office of an anti-abortion group in Madison in 2022, days after the leak of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Hridindu Sankar Roychowdhury, 29, pleaded guilty in November to attempting to...

GOP Candidate Says 2020 Election Wasn't Stolen. But...

Wisconsin's Eric Hovde, running for US Senate seat, says nursing home turnout was exceedingly high

(Newser) - Not even two months ago, Eric Hovde's political campaign was described as "lackluster." Now, the Wisconsin Republican running against incumbent Democrat Tammy Baldwin for her US Senate seat is finally generating some attention, though for statements that may not play well with his state's older demographic....

Wisconsin Voters Approve Ban on Private Election Funding

Ballot measure was part of backlash to 'Zuckerbucks'

(Newser) - Private money to fund elections will be banned in Wisconsin after voters approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday put forward by Republicans. Voters also approved a second question put on the ballot by the Republican-controlled Legislature that amends the constitution to say that only election officials can administer elections, the AP...

Wisconsin Democrats See Changes as Helping Biden

Wisconsin Republican doesn't buy theory that competitive legislative races will boost presidential turnout

(Newser) - Wisconsin's presidential primary Tuesday clears the way for a general election campaign that Democrats see as an opportunity unlike any in recent state history. New legislative districts adopted last month erase Republican advantages that gave the GOP dominance of the Wisconsin Assembly even as Democrats won 14 of the...

Mike Johnson Hoped for an 'End of the Exits.' Now, Another

Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin to resign April 19, leaving House GOP down to a one-vote margin

(Newser) - Earlier this month, when Colorado GOP Rep. Ken Buck announced he was stepping down early from his seat in the US House of Representatives, Speaker Mike Johnson insisted there were no further resignations planned. "I think, I hope and believe that that's the end of the exits for...

Boy, 2, Is Sole Survivor of Wisconsin Crash That Killed 9

Van, semi collide in rural Wisconsin

(Newser) - A devastating crash in Wisconsin's Clark County killed nine people, leaving a 2-year-old boy as the sole survivor. The toddler was among nine occupants of a van that was traveling north on a rural roadway as a semi traveled east on a highway. Both vehicles were approaching the intersection...

In a Place Famous for Winter, 'What If Winter Never Comes?'

Life is currently 'unrecognizable' in Wisconsin's Northwoods, where snow and ice have been sparse

(Newser) - Maple sugaring season has kicked off early in Wisconsin's Northwoods—great news for pancake lovers, but not-so-great news for this area and other parts of the Upper Midwest that are experiencing what the Washington Post calls a "lost winter."
  • What's going on: Warmer-than-usual temps in Wisconsin
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34K+ Big Macs and Counting: Guy Is Still Eating Them

Guinness record holder Don Gorske has consumed an unimaginable quantity of the McDonald's burger

(Newser) - Two years ago, Don Gorske hit a taste bud-teasing milestone: a half-century of scarfing down Big Macs almost every day. Now, the Wisconsin man can claim even more Big Mac bragging rights, extending the record-holding status he first reached with Guinness World Records in 1999 by eating 34,128 of...

One Teen Arrested, 8 Sought After Brazen Theft of Luxury Cars

Authorities say suspects stole 9 luxury vehicles from dealership in Waukesha, Wisconsin

(Newser) - Authorities are looking for a group of car thieves in Wisconsin who broke into a luxury car dealer earlier this month and drove off the lot with nine high-end vehicles. NBC News reports that the incident took place on Feb. 18 at the Jaguar-Land Rover dealership in Waukesha, where the...

Wisconsin Governor Signs 'Fair Maps' Into Law

'We're a purple state, and I believe our maps should reflect that basic fact'

(Newser) - Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers signed new legislative district maps into law on Monday that he proposed and that the Republicans who control the Legislature passed to avoid having the liberal-controlled state Supreme Court draw the lines. Democrats hailed the signing as a major political victory in the swing state...

February Tornadoes, a First, Leave Destruction in Wisconsin
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Winter Tornadoes Stun Wisconsin

Path of destruction remains in southeastern part of state

(Newser) - The first tornadoes ever recorded in Wisconsin in the usually frigid month of February tore through mostly rural areas on a day that broke records for warmth, setting up the perfect scenario for the type of severe weather normally seen in the late spring and summer. The storms left a...

Carjacker Orders Girl Out of Car, but She Wouldn't Leave Her Sister

Wisconsin girl, 8, praised for her quick-thinking

(Newser) - A dad's trip to the car wash with his two young daughters over the weekend could've ended in tragedy, but his 8-year-old's strategic thinking helped keep everyone safe. WISN reports that Adam Jorgenson was at the Kwik Trip in Oak Creek on Sunday morning, with 8-year-old Charley...

Wisconsin's Top Court Tosses GOP Redistricting Map

Justices will accept new legislative plans and have a consultant review them

(Newser) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned Republican-drawn legislative maps on Friday and ordered that new district boundaries be drawn as Democrats had urged in a redistricting case they hope will weaken GOP majorities. The ruling comes less than a year before the 2024 election in a battleground state where four of...

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