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New Assembly, Senate session under way

Updated: 01/07/2013 - Republicans control the Assembly 59-39 with one seat vacant in a Republican district. Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser administered the oath collectively to all 98 members on Monday.

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Assembly rules changes could spark fight

Posted: 01/07/2013 - Debate over the rules that govern operation of the state Assembly could trigger the first partisan fight of the legislative session.

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RNC head Priebus attends Wis Assembly session

Posted: 01/07/2013 - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is back in his home state of Wisconsin to watch his friend take over as speaker of the state Assembly.

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Democrats, Republicans spar over who has mandate

Posted: 01/07/2013 - Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson says the only reason Republicans have more seats in the Legislature is because they redraw political boundaries last year to their advantage. He calls it a "gerrymandered mandate."

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Durbin assesses Miss. River rock-removal effort

Posted: 01/07/2013 - Sen. Dick Durbin and newly elected Congressman Bill Enyart were briefed Monday about the work near Thebes by Army Corps of Engineers and Coast Guard officials and toured the site by boat.

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Obama taps Hagel for Pentagon, Brennan for CIA

Posted: 01/07/2013 - President Barack Obama announced Monday he will nominate former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, calling him "the leader our troops deserve." He also said he had chosen White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Truck boom or lift catches, downs power lines

Updated: 01/07/2013 - It happened around 10:30 a.m. Monday. Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk says the truck has left a trail of downed lines from the Village of Cadott, to the north, ending near County Road O.

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Legislative session begins with new faces

Posted: 01/07/2013 - There are 14 new Democrats and 11 new Republicans in the Assembly. There are two new Republicans and one new Democrat in the Senate.

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Male struck by semi near town of Peru

Posted: 01/06/2013 - A male was struck by a semi near the town of Peru Friday.Officials say male was walking on the edge of the road with flow of traffic on the State Highway 85.

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Gov. Walker promising more moderate agenda

Posted: 01/06/2013 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- With Wisconsin bitterly divided, Republican Gov. Scott Walker is promising a more moderate agenda in the second half of his term.

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NHL, Union Reach Tentative Agreement

Posted: 01/06/2013 - With the season on the line, the NHL and the players' association agreed on a tentative pact to end a 113-day lockout and save what was left of a fractured schedule.

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