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Billions spent in improper social security checks

Updated: 05/20/2015 - The federal government has spent nearly $125 billion on improper payments to people who have passed away. Right now, 6.5 million people are receiving social security checks.

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Democrats demand GOP end hearing on Milwaukee police videos

Posted: 05/20/2015 - Minority Democrats are demanding Republicans who run the Legislature's criminal justice committees end a hearing looking into why Milwaukee Police video interrogations are inaccessible due to a major computer malfunction.

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Beaver Creek Reserve kicks off nature center make over

Updated: 05/20/2015 - Beaver Creek Reserve announced Wednesday that Scheels All Sports of Eau Claire, WI is providing a $200,000 matching grant to renovate the Wise Nature Center’s Discovery Room exhibits.

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Major road construction will be suspended during Memorial Day weekend

Posted: 05/20/2015 - To help an anticipated surge of holiday travelers reach their destination safely and efficiently, construction work on most major highway projects around the state will be suspended during the three-day Memorial Day weekend, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

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Governor signs bill to keep Badger Exam off school reports

Posted: 05/20/2015 - Gov. Scott Walker has signed a Republican-authored bill that would ensure scores on the statewide Badger Exam public school children are taking this spring aren't used against teachers or put on report cards measuring school performance.

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Milwaukee, other large school districts face takeover

Posted: 05/20/2015 - A sweeping proposal giving control of the lowest-performing schools in Milwaukee to a commissioner who could fire all the teachers and administrators also applies to other large, racially diverse school districts in Wisconsin.

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Kenmore recalls some ranges

Posted: 05/20/2015 - A laceration hazard has prompted Electrolux to recall some Kenmore Elite Ranges.

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Guilty plea in Janesville homicide

Posted: 05/20/2015 - A man charged with killing his girlfriend in Janesville a year ago has pleaded guilty to the homicide in an agreement with prosecutors.

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Fitzgerald says prevailing wage repeal is unlikely

Posted: 05/20/2015 - Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he doesn't have the votes to repeal the state's prevailing wage law, but he hopes to reform the statutes through the state budget.

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